Previously, we noted that someday you may need to hire a tax attorney. When that day comes, you will want a tax attorney with the skills and experience to help you deal successfully with your specific IRS problem. How will you know if this is the right tax attorney for you? Here are a few questions you can ask.
Does Your Tax Attorney have Proper IRS Credentials?
Is this tax lawyer an IRS Licensed Practitioner? Are they authorized to represent you in IRS tax matters like audits, payment/collection issues, and appeals? Check the official IRS Directory of properly credentialed tax lawyers and other tax professionals in your area.
Also, look for professional societies that your tax lawyer belongs to. Many professional societies, such as the American Society of IRS Problem Solvers, have rigorous ethical standards and ongoing educational requirements for their tax lawyers.
How Much Experience does Your Tax Attorney Have?
How many years has this tax lawyer been in practice? What kind of experience do they have dealing with YOUR specific tax problem? How successfully has this tax lawyer represented clients with income tax problems like yours?
Does Your Tax Attorney Concentrate on Tax Law?
Professional focus should be a major consideration in selecting a tax lawyer. There is a difference between a Tax Attorney, and a lawyer who does tax law in addition to family law, real estate law, etc. Whatever your IRS tax problem, hire a lawyer who:
- Works in income tax law consistently
- Negotiates with the IRS on a regular basis, and
- Has a firm command of the tax code, tax law changes, loopholes, and legal tools and remedies.
Contact a Tax Attorney at IRS Away Today
IRS Away is here to answer questions like these, and others. We have the credentials, the experience, and the track record of success to handle IRS tax problems like yours, AND give you peace of mind! If you live in or around Columbia SC and are experiencing income tax problems, help is nearby. Contact tax lawyer Joseph M. Arndt III at (803) 771-4037 for a free consultation.