What to Do When in a Dispute with the IRS

As a citizen of the United States, you know that paying taxes is a serious responsibility. Of course, no one wants to pay more than what he has to. For this reason, taxpayers often get in disagreement with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Tax disputes mostly arise when the IRS notifies a taxpayer of an audit of at least one past tax return. Be aware that audits aren’t the only ones you can appeal. You can also do so for penalties and interests, collection actions, and rejected offers in compromise.

If you ever get into a dispute, your first move should be to hire a tax attorney. Expert legal counsel is essential in a tax dispute because without it, you will be prone to mistakes. A slight mistake could lead to repercussions – at the very least, the appeal won’t have any effect and the time, money, and other resources you spent would be wasted.

With a tax lawyer, you don’t only get a knowledgeable guide in the appeals process. The attorney can also save you time by communicating with the IRS as your representative. He can also assure you won’t be overpaying because of the audit by accompanying you and providing supervision when the audit happens. In case a settlement is needed, he can present you with the most viable settlement option and negotiate it.

 

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