What Tax Areas And Issues Do You Typically Handle As An Attorney?
I am not only an attorney, but also an enrolled agent. Unlike most attorneys who claim to be experts in the United States Tax Code, I am qualified by the IRS as an expert in the tax code. An enrolled agent has to go through a rigorous three-part examination that covers the individual section of the tax code, the business section of the tax code, and the ethical and procedural section of the tax code. You have to pass all three of these sections in order to become an enrolled agent. I understand the nuances of the tax code that most attorneys simply do not.
I handle all forms of issues for my tax clients in front of the IRS and the Florida Department of Revenue. In terms of the IRS, I handle everything from audit representation, to advisory opinions on the treatment of different aspects of the tax code.
I always advise clients to make sure that we are maximizing their deductions. The worst case scenario is the IRS comes back later and says no. At that point, we can simply pay the IRA without fighting or going through the tax court process to try to prove that our position is right. Does it always work out? No. However, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. When the law is grey, it is very difficult for the IRS to assess penalties against you. We can use that to our benefit. As long as we have a justifiable position, we can move forward.
We also deal with numerous issues with the Florida Department of Revenue. The most detrimental issue most of our business clients deal with is sales tax problems. The Florida Department of Revenue does not play around when it comes to sales tax. If you fail to remit sales tax that you’ve collected, that is considered felony theft of sales tax. The Department’s attitude when a business fails to remit sales tax is not “let’s negotiate,” it’s “let’s arrest you, put an ankle monitor on you, and then we’ll start to negotiate to get the money.”
With most tax problems, whether it is with the IRS or the Florida Department of Revenue, how fast we can get between you and the revenue agent has a large effect on how much we can actually help you. Once an item has been audited and sent up to the next level, where the supervisor is dealing with it, it becomes much more difficult to get people to make considerations.
Don’t be afraid of pieces of mail from the IRS or the Florida Department of Revenue. Make sure you open them and deal with your problems right away. Ignoring them is not going to make them go away and they’ll quickly become much worse.
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