1. Why Would I Need a Tax Attorney?
This is a good question, and the best answer is; to represent you if you get into trouble on your taxes. An audit is most likely the only time you will need a tax attorney. Since they are under the same oath that a general attorney would be, they are exempt from testifying against you in trial. This means that if your trial should go to court your attorney does not have to testify against you. However, if you were to use a tax preparer to help you they are liable to testify against you in a court of law. Another reason you would want a tax attorney is because they have experience dealing with various tax related settlements. They will help you make the right decisions in order to get you the best settlement possible and keep you out of jail. The designated tax attorney will also know about the different programs available to help settle and reduce some of the amount of the tax liability you owe. These programs usually can only be accessed by a professional tax attorney. They can also give the best recommended plan for your needs. Lastly, tax attorneys aren’t just needed for court appearances, but they can also be great consultants so you avoid any tax related problems in the future. With that being said, here are some of the main things to know about tax attorneys.