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Tax Attorney — Denver, Colorado

Do I need a Denver tax attorney when dealing with IRS problems

You have a choice when it comes to choosing who will represent you before the IRS if you become delinquent in paying taxes on a Denver-area business or you’ve been fined for filing an incorrect tax return. That’s why one of the most common questions our clients ask is if they need a tax attorney when dealing with their issues with the IRS. The answer to this question lies in the definition of a tax attorney and an Enrolled Agent (EA).

What is a Tax Attorney?

Tax attorneys are licensed lawyers who have passed your state’s bar exam and earned the right to practice law. They’re also specialists in federal, state, and municipal rules and policies that pertain to tax liability and processes of taxation, such as estate transfers, material and intellectual property acquisitions, all sources of income, and all kinds of business transactions.

Tax attorneys can also represent you or your Denver-area business in criminal cases such as tax evasion. Most tax attorneys are retained in a consulting capacity; however, they can and should be hired when dealing with a dispute that cannot be resolved outside the tax court.

What is an Enrolled Agent?

An Enrolled Agent is a federally authorized tax practitioner who has been granted representation rights by the U.S. Department of Treasury (IRS). EAs represent taxpayers before the IRS for tax issues including audits, collections, and appeals but not litigation.

Which one do I need—a tax attorney or an EA?

“Tax law is a funny thing. I think it fair to say that most (EAs) know something about the federal income tax; many if not most lawyers do not.” ~ Bernard Wolfman

Dealing with the IRS is intimidating, but what can be even more daunting is not knowing if you are hiring the right company or individual to help with your tax debt.

When a taxpayer is deciding whom to hire, there are few occasions when the need for and the cost of hiring a tax attorney are going to be beneficial, such as IRS problems with an anticipated court appearance against the IRS.

The majority of cases with the IRS are handled at an administrative level. The the majority of cases never make it to litigation in tax court, which would require a tax attorney, and are easily handled by an Enrolled Agent.

When looking at the investment you will make to handle your tax debt, a conversation with an Enrolled Agent will help you understand what you are dealing with and if you will need a tax attorney to  help you deal with IRS problems.

Using our IRS Tax Investigation Program, True Resolve Tax Professionals can quickly tell you what you are facing, the steps needed to resolve your tax bill, and whether a tax attorney is a necessary expense.

Contact True Resolve Tax Professionals to start addressing your tax issues today. Our IRS Tax Investigation Program free of charge for new clients and will help us determine the next steps for resolving your tax problems.