An accountant is not the only professional who can help you with your taxes. A tax lawyer can provide you with a variety of different types of assistance when it comes to your taxes and tax-related matters.
#1. Help You File Your Taxes
A tax attorney can help you file your taxes. They can sit down with you and go over your specific tax situation and setup. A tax attorney can help you determine which papers you need to file with your taxes. There are thousands of official tax forms that you can use fill out and attach to your taxes in order to depict your exact tax situation. A tax attorney can help you fill out the right forms for your specific tax situation and ensure that you are not overlooking any deductions that could benefit you.
#2 Make Sure You Did Your Taxes Correctly
The government puts the burden of filing out your taxes correctly on you. Despite having literally thousands of forms that one can file out in regards to their taxes, the government does not provide personal assistance with the tax filing process. It is up to individuals to correctly fill out the forms and file their taxes with the government. If you fail to file out the forms correctly, you risk facing steep fines as well criminal charges if the government determines that you tried to commit fraud with your taxes. A tax advisory attorney can make sure that you are on the right side of the law when it comes to filing your taxes.
#2 Help You Respond to IRS Audits & Collection Notices
The IRS may reach out to you. The IRS may reach out to you if you owe them money by serving you with a collection notice. The IRS may reach out to you to audit your taxes; auditing taxes is a way that the government spot-checks the taxes that everyone submits each year and ensures that those taxes are filled out correctly.
If you are audited, a tax attorney can help you gather up all of the documents that the IRS is going to need to conduct an audit. They can help guide you through the audit process and assist you with any questions that the IRS asks of you along the way.
If you get a collection notice, a tax attorney can review all of your documents and figure out if you really did make a mistake on your taxes and if you actually owe the IRS money. If you do owe the IRS money, a tax attorney can help you set up a payment plan. If you don't owe the IRS money, a tax attorney help you show the IRS that their calculations are wrong.
A tax attorney can help you out with all sorts of tax issues, from filing your taxes to reviewing your taxes to helping you out with more complex matters involving the IRS. Tax attorneys know the tax code inside and out. They keep up with all the yearly changes and use their knowledge to help you out.