Your guide to tax attorneys

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6 Reasons to Hire a Tax Attorney
  1. 1. You are running your own business

    Business income and deductions can be tricky to understand, and running a business is already hectic. A tax attorney can simplify the process.

  2. 2. You are being audited

    No one wants to be audited by the IRS, but if it does happen, you don't want to go at it alone. If the IRS finds that you owe more money than you claim, your attorney can help you negotiate.

  3. 3. You are charged with tax evasion

    If you didn't pay your taxes or the IRS claims you didn't, you could end up in jail and paying some major fines. An attorney can prove your innocence or help ensure you receive a lesser penalty.

  4. 4. You have missing tax returns

    If the IRS wants to know why failed to file your taxes during a specific year, a tax attorney can communicate on your behalf.

  5. 5. You have to deal with an estate

    When a loved one dies and you inherit money or other property, you must work with the IRS to ensure all taxes are paid.

  6. 6. You seek client-attorney confidentiality

    There are many professionals who can help you with your taxes and communication with the IRS, but only a tax attorney has client-attorney confidentiality.

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