CPAs are a great resource for ensuring that you’re properly and accurately reporting all of your necessary tax information, as well as simplifying the filing process for you.
However, when it comes to serious tax issues, a CPA may not be the best choice. While CPAs are knowledgeable on tax law and can be a great resource during an IRS audit, they’re not prepared to handle serious tax litigation issues. As such, the decision of who you’ll need to work with to resolve your tax issues may be unclear. These guidelines should help clear up which professional you’ll need to bring in to protect yourself from the IRS.
When Hiring a CPA is the Right Choice
When Hiring a Tax Attorney is the Right Choice
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Tax attorneys are also preferable as they can handle many kinds of difficult Tax Matters, including:
- IRS Tax Audits
- Back Taxes
- Unfiled Tax Returns
- Wage Garnishment
- Account Levies
- Property Liens
- Negotiating with the IRS
- Representation in Tax Court
- Representation in Court of Claims for Refunds
- Report previously Undeclared Income both Domestically & Offshore
- Voluntary Disclosure of Tax Fraud
- Criminal Tax Evasion
Tax lawyers often specialize even further, since tax laws in the U.S. vary greatly. For example, if you need to deal with an estate or trust, there are tax lawyers who only take on cases dealing with taxes in estates and trusts or if you need to deal with an International Tax issue, there are tax lawyers who only take on international tax cases.
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