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Doing your taxes can be confusing and frustrating even under the best of circumstances. With so much information to compress into a relatively short document, it is a stressful yearly occurrence to say the least. Here at Bennett Guthrie PLLC, we want to make sure that you are fully covered when it comes to your taxes, which is just one of the reasons why our tax attorneys are here to help you. You might be wondering when you need to call a tax attorney if you have an accountant, but here are a few instances for your consideration.

you might need a tax attorney

  • Any time you need to deal with the IRS. Most of us know the IRS from a distance- they are the entity that we send our taxes to! Should you be audited, have past-due taxes or need to go to court, a tax attorney can help with negotiations in your best interest.
  • When you are leaving an inheritance to your heirs. Single or married, if you plan on leaving money or assets to your heirs, a tax attorney can help ensure that their inheritance is kept intact as much as possible.
  • For business-related tax matters. If you are thinking of starting a business, buying into a business or selling your existing business (or all three at once!) you need a tax attorney to help you with the right legal paperwork — both for your protection and the other party’s.
  • If there is a court case that relates to taxes. Should you need to go to court for a tax-related matter that hasn’t been settled previously, a tax attorney is going to be your best bet for a legal advocate.

For more information on when you might need a tax attorney, be sure to contact us today at Bennett Guthrie PLLC.