What Should I Look For When Researching Tax Attorneys To Help Me?
When looking for a tax attorney, you must pay attention to their qualifications. One of the most important qualifications is that he or she is an enrolled agent through the Internal Revenue Service. There are two ways to obtain this certification – by passing a very difficult 3-part examination, or by working as a revenue officer in the IRS for at least five years and then passing an examination.
Most tax attorneys do not have a significant background in, or understanding of, tax law. They only have work experience. While work experience can be helpful, without the qualifications mentioned above, one cannot know if the attorney has sufficient knowledge to successfully handle a tax resolution matter.
Another thing I recommend is looking for somebody who is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) or the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP). Both of these are organizations that consist of tax professionals. Tax laws and procedures are constantly changing, and without being a member of organizations like these, one really cannot keep their knowledge up to date. You need an attorney who is not only knowledgeable but continues to learn and keep themselves informed on relevant tax changes.
Do I Have To Have Further Communication With The IRS Once I Hire Your Firm?
It depends. Almost all communication will be handled through our firm or through enrolled agents that we hire on your behalf. However, there are limited times when the IRS may need to communicate with you directly. For example, they may need to conduct a field service visit to your property to inventory certain assets or take certain audits at your place of business. You will always have the option to have your representative there with you to help answer the questions the IRS may ask.
Can We Stop Additional Penalties And Interest From Accruing While Working To Resolve My Case?
There is always a chance to stop additional penalties and interest from accruing while working to resolve your case. This is typically done through penalty abatements or interest abatements that are specific to each case. If a taxpayer displays good faith, revenue officers are typically able to waive certain penalties and interest amounts. We will always try to lower interests and penalties as much as possible.
Unfortunately, the tax business is a tough business to be in, and there are never guarantees of results. We will try to reach the best agreement possible with the IRS and aim to get you the lowest tax legally allowed, including reductions of interests and penalties.
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