Miami Tax & IRS Attorney
Many tax-related issues have important legal implications. Failing to file taxes, for instance, can result in criminal penalties, while neglecting to pay a tax debt can have serious economic repercussions. For these reasons, taxpayers who are being investigated by the IRS or have questions about their own legal obligations should strongly consider contacting an experienced Miami tax & IRS attorney who can advise them.
IRS Tax Disputes
Many taxpayers dread hearing from the IRS, especially if they are going to be subject to an impending audit. However, taxpayers who find themselves involved in tax disputes with the IRS don’t have to face their legal challenges alone. In fact, most taxpayers in this position are actually encouraged to speak with an attorney who can:
- Represent their legal interests during the audit;
- Negotiate with the IRS on their behalf;
- Defend them against allegations of tax evasion or fraud; and
- Help taxpayers file delinquent tax returns and pay off any tax debt.
If necessary, a tax lawyer can also represent a person in court, negotiating and arguing on his or her behalf, which can save that individual both time and money.
Paying Off Tax Debt
Paying off tax debt can be particularly difficult for some taxpayers, many of whom are simply unable to meet the financial burden asked of them. In these cases, an experienced tax attorney can help their clients evaluate a number of different options, including:
- Installment agreements, which allow a taxpayer to pay off a tax debt in a series of installments rather than in a single lump sum;
- Offer in Compromise agreements, which allow taxpayers to negotiate the terms of a new settlement agreement, allowing taxpayers to pay off their debt for less than they owe; and
- Currently Not Collectible Status agreements, which can stop the IRS from trying to collect a tax debt from a person who cannot pay both his or her taxes and basic living expenses.
Taxpayers who fail to take advantage of these options could end up being the subject of a tax levy, which allows the IRS to claim their property or bank accounts. The IRS can also place a tax lien against a taxpayer’s property, selling that individual’s assets, and can even begin garnishing a taxpayer’s wages. Fortunately, it is possible to remove levies, liens, and wage garnishment orders by providing proof of economic hardship or negotiating an installment agreement. In some cases, taxpayers even qualify for penalty relief to cover the cost of extra fees and interest that accrue on their tax debt.
Get Help from an Experienced Miami Tax & IRS Lawyer
Tax attorneys can also play a crucial role in helping taxpayers and businesses avoid disputes with the IRS altogether by assisting them with matters like tax return preparation and payroll taxes. For help with these types of issues, please call dedicated tax attorney Ronald Cutler, P.A. Initial consultations are offered free of charge, so don’t hesitate to contact our office by calling 386-490-9949 or by sending us an online message.