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When do I need a tax lawyer?

When do I need a tax lawyer?

When do I need a tax lawyer?

Tax lawyers are the attorneys who handle matters having to do with taxes. They are trained and experienced in tax law and know the current rules and regulations. Most normal people don’t need a tax lawyer on a daily basis, and may never need one in their lifetime. However, there are a few cases in which you will need a tax lawyer.

You’re Starting or Selling a Business

If you are starting or selling a business, it’s smart to have a tax lawyer on your side. There are all sorts of tax laws, rules and regulations that the average person doesn’t know about. Having a tax lawyer will allow you to ensure everything goes smoothly, your questions get answered and you don’t end up in hot water later on down the road.

You Have a Sizeable Estate

If you have an estate large enough, you may need a tax attorney. They will be able to help you navigate the tax system as well as work within the IRS guidelines to ensure that your estate is properly taxed, and that funds are distributed properly so that none of your heirs get saddled with taxes that they aren’t prepared to pay.

You’re in Legal Trouble with Your Taxes

If you’ve messed up your taxes, skipped paying your taxes or something more serious regarding taxes and income and are under investigation by the IRS, you will most likely need a tax attorney. Not only will you want someone familiar with taxes and tax laws, but you will need someone familiar with tax trials and courts to potentially represent you at trial should it come to that.

You’re Facing an Audit

Being audited by the IRS can be a long and painful process, so if you or your business are facing an audit, it can be smart to have a tax lawyer to help you through it. A tax lawyer will be able to make sure it all goes as smoothly as possible and protect your interests. They may also be able to represent you should you find yourself in a court case from the findings.

You Owe the IRS

Another time it may be in your best interest to have a tax lawyer is if you owe a large sum of money to the IRS. Dealing with the IRS can be complicated and confusing enough on its own. The moment you add in a large sum of money, it gets way more complicated. Ease the stress with an experienced and knowledgeable tax lawyer to help you through it.

Have other questions about tax lawyer services or a specific scenario you want to run through? Call Mestayer Law Firm. today at (228) 762-1193! We are waiting and ready to help you with all your estate planning needs in Pascagoula, MS and the surrounding area.

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This article does not create an attorney-client relationship. I am licensed to practice law in Mississippi and have based the information presented on US laws. This article is legal information and is for entertainment and informational purposes only and should not be seen as legal advice. You should consult with an attorney before you rely on this information. Any information provided in this blog is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge, but that there may be omissions, errors or mistakes.

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