Need a Tax Attorney?
When you receive a threatening letter or phone call from the IRS, what should you do? Most people think they have to contact a tax attorney to represent them! Should you hire a tax lawyer or a team of tax professionals, who all will be working together to solve your IRS problem?
Your first thought should be who might be best qualified to solve your IRS problems. After all, don’t you really want to hire the BEST TEAM for the job? Of course, but would you really hire someone to represent you based on a title, such as “individual tax attorney.”
Here are some qualifications and experiences you should look for while choosing the best tax professionals to solve your IRS problem:
- Professional Certification
- Full service tax firm (tax preparation, bookkeeping, and tax problem resolution)
- “A+” rating by the Better Business Bureau
Attorney, CPA, or Enrolled Agent
Attorneys, CPA’s and Enrolled Agents can all represent you before the IRS. The IRS grants these tax professionals the same authority to represent you. They all have equal access to the IRS and can resolve your tax controversies.
Full Service Tax Firm
Not all tax professionals operate full service tax firms. A full service tax firm will provide bookkeeping, tax preparation, tax planning, and tax resolution services. You might not know that the IRS will not resolve your tax problem. If you have unfiled tax returns, this could be a problem for you. If you hire a tax attorney to represent you, you’ll probably need to have someone else prepare your unfiled tax returns. Attorneys specialize in litigating legal issues and not in preparing tax returns. It then becomes your responsibility to make sure that both the attorney and tax preparer are aware of your unique circumstances, so that your tax returns and IRS defense are consistent.
Better Business Bureau Ratings
One of the ways you can check out the credentials and worthiness of a company is to review their Better Business Bureau rating. There are many tax professionals in the tax resolution industry, however very few of these companies are given the best rating (A rating). You may have seen advertisements from some companies that claim they will settle your tax dispute for pennies on the dollar. Beware of these claims! We suggest that you save yourself time and money by reviewing the Better Business Bureau for those tax professionals with whom you’re considering hiring as your representative.
Is Total Tax Solutions the RIGHT FIRM for you?
Total Tax Solutions provides a full array of tax related services. If you need to have your prior years’ tax returns prepared before you can get your IRS problem solved, we’re there for you and can complete tax returns, sometimes within 1 business day after we’ve received your tax information.
Our services include:
- Resolving IRS problems – unfiled tax returns, back taxes, wage garnishment, and more.
- Preparing tax returns – can complete returns in one day, if needed.
- Audit support – IRS audit defense
- Appeals defense – Offer in Compromise, Forms 941 (employment taxes), innocent spouse, and more.
- Bookkeeping services – full service offered to get your books in order
- Tax planning – avoid future IRS tax problems (no more back tax and unfiled return problems)
Total Tax Solutions has an “A+” rating by the Better Business Bureau
. We actually do what we say we’ll do. That’s not the case with some of our competitors. Don’t take our word for it. Check out our rating on the BBB website.