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Small Businesses Are Particularly Vulnerable To Having Tax Debt Problems

Small business owners with their myriad of jobs they must do every day to keep their business running are often the most likely to get themselves into tax debt problems. Three of the biggest culprits leading to tax problems are a volatile income stream, disorganization and procrastination. All of these reasons are understandably present when often the busy pace of running a businesses where you have to wear many different hats to keep things running.

Volatile income is one of the biggest challenges that can face many types of small businesses, and really make taxes a difficult time. A few industries can really be feast or famine that not makes every day life more difficult, without a highly disciplined approach it can open the door to serious tax problems. For example real estate agents may have an exceptional year, closing on an unusually busy year with high-dollar home sales followed by a lengthy drought.  Without proper planning this can leave the business owner a high tax bill at a time when the money to pay is not available. This can lead to a backlog of large tax debt or more problems if the business owner gets a little too “creative” with their accounting.

The second big challenge form many busy small businesses can be disorganization. In business with just a handful of employees, there is often very little time for the owners to sit down and plan create an effective tax plan that will stay on top of things. Often when tax... ...read full post


Watch Out For Fly-By-Night Tax Relief Companies

Many people look for quick solutions when Uncle Sam is breathing down their neck. However, experts recommend that you do your due diligence before you seek the help of a company.

There are several reputable firms with tax attorneys, enrolled agents and certified public accountants that can help you settle your tax debt. However, there are some companies that say they can help you solve your tax problems for a couple of pennies. These companies are usually scams.

You have probably seen or heard the advertisements on radio and television that claim they can help you save 90 cents on the dollar if you allow them to resolve the tax liabilities. David Moise, who works for WeiserMazars, has stated that those claims are most likely too good to be true.

He also states that there are some companies that allow you to resolve your tax problems for a small amount of money. However, the advertisements that you have seen suggest that you will be able to negotiate a resolution with the Internal Revenue Service without taking into account your ability to pay. That is not true.

Advertisements are not the only things that are giving people misleading tax advice. Many companies are reaching out to people who are desperate to settle their tax debts. They promise their clients if they pay a fee upfront, then they will be able to get their outstanding debt settled.

If you hear a company say that they will be able to cut your tax debt by 60, 70, 80... ...read full post


IRS Filing Problems And Solutions From An Experienced Florida Tax Attorney - 3rd Installment.

I cannot afford to pay my taxes and an extension will not help!

Ok so after preparing your return, and double checking you have been able to claim all legal deductions you find that the amount you owe is so large that even a payment extension will not allow you enough time to pay the amount. Not a pleasant situation to be in, but you certainly are not the only one to be there.

Many in this situation may put of actually filing the return because they feel there is no possible way they can deal with the tax burden they owe. As a consequence they make the situation worse by delaying any proactive action and accumulating additional interest and penalties. Or they chose the to file, and fail to pay anything because they cannot pay the full amount. In time the IRS begins collection activities including harassing phone calls, letters which can lead to a slew of problems including liens on your property, bank account levies and wage garnishment.

Fortunately again there is a way to resolve this situation without getting into further trouble with the IRS, and it has a name – the Installment Agreement.

The Installment Agreement allows a taxpayer to pay the amount they owe over time with a predetermined monthly payment or Installment. Of course the IRS always prefers to get their money as fast as possible and as such IRS agents can be less than forthcoming about programs such as the installment agreement. Also the IRS does not... ...read full post


IRS Filing Problems And Solutions From An Experienced Florida Tax Attorney - 2nd Installment.

For the second installment in the series we will be addressing another common issue that can cause taxpayers to get themselves into trouble with the IRS.

Being Afraid Of An Audit.

Problems from fear of being audited usually result in two things; either the taxpayer is afraid of being audited so they over pay on taxes they do not actually owe or worse, they are paralysed and rather than risk being audited they put off filing until it becomes a real problem to deal with.

Both problems have costly consequences, but they also both have the same solution:

Make your returns audit-proof.


This may sound like perhaps not taking all of the tax exemptions you may qualify to better “fly under the radar” but that is not the case.

While you certainly should not be accepting tax deductions that are false, legal tax deductions will save you quite a bit of money and not accepting them is no guarantee that you will not be audited anyway.

The other reaction of fear of an audit is often freezing up and putting off even filing your returns, will create far worse problems. If you are concerned that your taxes may be too high, or that you do not have all of the records to back up your claims, a better course of action is to file for an extension and then seek the help of a tax professional to straighten out your return. However if later becomes never then your IRS problems will be far worse than... ...read full post


When To Hire And Accountant And When To Hire An Attorney

A responsibility that is shared by all wage earners and businesses in this country is the requirement to pay income taxes at the state and federal level. While paying taxes and filling out tax forms is something that is done on an annual basis, the tax code has become very complex and has made filling out taxes correctly a challenge for many. For those that need help in preparing their taxes, hiring an accountant could be a great option. An accountant can provide a number of services.

Often individuals and business owners need help with a host of tax issues, but for some issues like substantial delinquent tax debts, only an experienced attorney would be recommended. Accountants and other tax professionals are more suited for day to day operations and none-distresses tax filing.

The first service that comes with hiring an accountant is that they will be able to prepare your taxes for your and will be able to reduce your tax liability as much as legally possible. Tax accountants are well aware in recent changes to the tax code, which could have an impact on your final tax bill. These changes could include new deductions and credits that could apply to your personal situation. If an accountant does find some tax deductions or credits, it could ultimately save you thousands of dollars.

An accountant can also help you by amending prior year tax returns. If you have just hired an accountant, it would be a good idea to have them review your... ...read full post


The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Is Still Open, However The IRS Could Cancel It Any Time

If you have any offshore or international accounts or income with banks or other financial institutions and to date have not yet reported them to the IRS for fear of being prosecuted, then the voluntary disclosure program will give you the opportunity to be compliant without criminal tax evasion implications.

The current program is similar to the 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (OVDI) but does have some key differences. The penalty structure of the current program is nearly the same as the OVID program with the exception for those who fall into the highest penalty category.

The biggest difference is that unlike OVID there is not a set deadline. That's both good and bad – while there is no set deadline it also means the IRS can choose to cancel at any time.

The new program the penalty for the highest aggregate balance in foreign bank accounts/entities or value of foreign assets during the eight full tax years prior to the disclosure has risen a steep 25% higher from the previous penalty in the 2011 OVID program to 27.5%. Other penalties may be less though and some taxpayers may only be faced with a 12.5% or even a 5% penalty depending on the individuals situation.

While helpful and a great opportunity, the IRS is not making it easy and taxpayers who want to come clean should hire an attorney to guide them through the process to costly mistakes. All original and amended returns must filed and the returns must include the... ...read full post


Don't Get Taken For A Ride - Choose An Experienced Tax Lawyer Over A Large Tax Service

When it comes to facing the Internal Revenue Service, nobody should go at it alone. There are intricacies that can only be properly handled by someone well-versed in tax law to ensure the best outcome is reached. However, there are some things that should be avoided. You may have seen TV commercials advertising large tax resolution firms that portray their clients has all getting free from the IRS for only "pennies on the dollar". While this is possible in some circumstances, it is often not the norm,  like the old adage - if it's too good to be true, it probably is.

Spend some time choosing who will become your advocate, but I can say look for an experienced Florida tax attorney who specializes in IRS resolution that will personally handle your case. Below are some tips to help anyone going through tax problems find the best IRS resolution.

Look for Complete Representation

Whether dealing with wage garnishments, bank levies, tax liens or audits, there will be a lot of paperwork to deal with. While a tax defense lawyer will file the appropriate paperwork to the corresponding agencies on your behalf, many are not qualified and authorized to represent their clients in the U.S. tax court. While all of your paperwork may be in order, that does not mean you will be prepared to address the complicated questions and concerns when... ...read full post


Identity Theft And How To Prevent Identity Theft

How to indicate if your identity was stolen and ways to safeguard your identity from theft.

Your identity may have been stolen if you have filed your tax return and have found that someone has already filed your tax return using your information. Also, if you have a tax balance due to the IRS and refund or collection actions have been taken against you for a year that you did not file your taxes.

If you receive a letter from the IRS and you feel that your identity may have been stolen, you should respond immediately to the name, address, phone number that is listed on the IRS letter please contact the IRS and your tax lawyer as soon as possible to resolve this matter.

There is also a unit of the IRS that responds to identity theft outside of the US and if you feel that you have been at risk due to a lost purse or wallet, questionable credit card activity, you should call the Identity Protection Specialized Unit so further steps can be taken to secure your account.

More on identity theft tax related issues... ...read full post


IRS Problems? Get A Knowledgeable And Experienced Tax Relief Lawyer

freedom from tax debtThe tax relief field has undergone many changes over the years. More people and businesses have been facing increased financial pressures due to a worsening economy. This has led many to seek relief of owed taxes in a number of ways. The result has been a recent unprecedented demand for qualified legal professionals that can help manage taxpayer debt.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties caused by a significant tax issue, the time to employ a tax attorney for assistance is now. With overwhelming paperwork and extensive laws that tend to be complex it is vital to retain proper legal representation to protect you. Through acquired knowledge and past experience dealing with various tax authorities we are able to help clients obtain peace of mind with successful relief negotiation.

Taxpayers that are facing wage levies and other collection actions have certain options and rights they might not be aware of. If you are experiencing tax issues, an experienced lawyer can help you to understand these rights while pursuing the best resolution. Our tax relief firm relies on insight and experience to represent clients that desire effective strategies to resolve tax problems. Each case is unique. We will carefully evaluate the details of your situation before providing advice on available alternatives.

Anyone that faces employment tax collection or a growing tax debt or dispute can rely on our tax... ...read full post


Tax Attorneys Guide Individuals Through A Variety Of Legal Challenges And Professional Planning

IRS Taxation Lawyers Help You Through The Maze Of Tax LawsAn experienced tax attorney can help you with a variety of complex legal matters related to tax issues. Their specialized training includes not just resolving back IRS tax debt but also personal estate and corporate tax planning allowing individuals and corporations to keep more of their income. A taxation specialist lawyer can guide you through the technical issues related to estate planning or offer assistance with filing a tax return for an estate.

A lawyer that specializes in tax law can also offer you legal advice if you are a business owner and if needed legal representation in US Tax Court. Having a knowledgeble tax lawyer when you are starting a new business can prevent you from making costly mistakes that must be corrected down the road. This way you can learn about tax issues pertaining to your company and how to handle them. You can also get counsel on legal agreements such as buying or selling a business, as well as handling the taxes related to those transactions.

Managing business expenses, deductions, bankruptcy, and depreciation in value are also areas that are covered under tax law. Some companies even keep a tax lawyer on retainer just in case any unexpected business related issues arise.

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Don't Be Bullied By The IRS - Work With A Tax Attorney

Tax Court AttorneyIf you owe money for your past tax debts, you should make sure you take the steps you need to take in order to come out on top. Don’t try to handle these issues on your own. You should find a lawyer who knows the relevant tax laws that can be used to your benefit. You should find a real attorney who can help protect your assets and your rights.

There are so many issues that can result from having tax problems. Tax authorities have the right to seize your assets based on what that they have calculated. If they seize your assets, they will sell them for just a fraction of what they are worth and your tax debt still probably won’t be settled. Contact an attorney who can help you to manage tax debts, stop wage levies and remove liens from your property.

Find a tax attorney who can help clarify your tax issues or even help you amend previous tax filings. Clarifying your current financial standing for the tax authorities can help you reduce your tax liability. Amending tax filings can substantially reduce your tax liability. There are forms that need to be completed for reduction in payments and there are... ...read full post


Working Together With A Florida Tax Lawyer

If you live in Florida and you are experiencing issues and trouble with the IRS due to tax debt you may or may not owe, it is important to attempt to solve your tax problems as quickly as possible to relieve your debt and reduce any interest you may end up owing as well. When you are interested in working together with a Florida tax lawyer, there are a few ways to do so depending on the type of services you are seeking out.

What Can a Tax Lawyer Help With?

When you choose to work with a tax lawyer in Florida for the tax issues you are experiencing, it is possible to do so whether you are dealing with personal income tax problems, business tax-related inquiries or even an innocent spouse relief case to help with relieving your spouse of any debt or tax-related trouble you may have found yourself in. Whether you are behind on filing your tax returns, or if you believe you do not owe the money that is stated from the IRS, getting the help you need from a Florida tax lawyer is recommended.

Working together with a tax lawyer allows you to continue to focus on work and building your business while the financial aspect of your life is worked on by the attorney. There are various routes available to help you with your case that differ with each case on an individual basis and also based on your current employment and income status as... ...read full post


Why Should You Hire A Tax Attorney?

A experienced tax attorney can help for a variety of tax and business issues. In addition to the obvious need of legal help when facing IRS collections, a tax lawyer can also help companies structure themselves to best tax advantage allowing for the minimum taxes and greatest legal protections of any possible future tax dispute with the IRS or state government.

However the most urgent time to hire an experienced IRS tax lawyer is when an taxpayer or business is facing a large delinquent tax problem or a dispute over the amount of taxes owed.

Other than professional and technical benefits, working with a skilled tax attorney can offer the troubled taxpayer some peace of mind. An experienced tax lawyer will know the steps to take to halt intrusive IRS collections efforts during negotiation of the tax liability and may even reduce the amount owed to the IRS. It can be a big relief to know steps have been taken to bring the tax debt problems back under control.

Retaining An IRS Tax Lawyer Entitles You To The Attorney Client Privilege.


The single most compelling reason to use a tax attorney may be the attorney client privilege. Many are unaware of this but the only person exempt from testifying against you in a tax case is your attorney.

To put it in another light – if you chose to have a CPA help you during a tax problem the court can have your CPA and accounting firm testify against you! Obviously they would be... ...read full post


IRS Tax Lawyers Solve Your Tax Problems

Many people from all walks of life can end up with unwanted attention from the Internal Revenue Service. From the average Joe to self employed professionals to officers in large corporations. Even the odd politcian here and there ends up in the spotlight for serious tax problems.Further more tax problems also come in all shapes and sizes with many causes – everything from not filling, filling incorrectly, owing back taxes, payroll tax problems or even criminal tax evasion.

The one thing troubled taxpayers have in common is not their problems but the solution. IRS Tax Lawyers. IRS tax lawyers have the knowledge and experience to get federal tax problems back under control.

It’s important to note not every tax problem is the same, not every resolution will be the same, but overall there are a few main programs tax lawyers will relay on for many cases and they include most notably the offer in compromise, innocent spouse relief, installment agreements, currently not collectable or hardship status, penalty abatement, bankruptcy protection and reasonable cause.

A skilled IRS tax attorney will know which of these programs will be the correct choice depending on the circumstances the taxpayer is in. Many people have seen TV commercials advertising settling huge tax debts for “pennies on the dollar” however in most cases the tax payer will not qualify for such a program. However an attorney will be able to negotiate to either reduce the debt down or break the amount into payments, or delay the collection... ...read full post


Florida Business Payroll Tax Problems Hire A Local Tax Lawyer

If your Florida business has been drawing from the payroll trust fund to keep your lights on you will need help from a local payroll tax lawyer.

Few tax problems get the IRS’s attention like payroll tax issues. The IRS will pursue any laps in the payroll trust fund payments aggressively and the consequences of failing to either satisfy the amount owed or respond with legal representation will be severe.

If you are using the payroll trust fund money from your employee’s paychecks, it may seem to you a convenient way to get by in a tight spot, but the IRS will look at this as stealing from both your employees and the Internal Revenue Service at the same time!

Further more the collections efforts the IRS will employ to settle the tax debt are ruthless. They simply do not care if your Florida business survives or not – they want their money at all costs and will put a padlock on the doors and auction off all of the businesses assets to get it.

There is hope however! If you act before it’s too late a skilled Florida payroll tax attorney can put the collections efforts on hold while your tax settlement case is negotiated for your behalf. It’s important to get qualified legal help from a local Sarasota Tax Attorney and not from a large tax service. Only a local tax attorney will have the knowledge, skills and commitment to successfully represent a Florida business owner during a payroll trust... ...read full post


Reasons To Hire A Tax Attorney And Not A CPA For IRS Problems

While there are many reasons to hire a local Sarasota tax attorney for tax problem resolution there are two major reasons above all others


Reason One – Confidentiality During Your Tax Case.


If you are in trouble with the IRS only an attorney can give you the attorney-client privilege. Why is the attorney-client privilege important for tax law cases? Easy - your attorney is exempt from testifying against you. That’s right, should your tax liability case go to trial, and you have chosen to work with a CPA or tax preparer for help, your CPA could actually be made to testify against you!

The very people most familiar with your tax and financial situation would be forced to spill the beans on any damaging information they may have during your trial. Don’t take this risk, only work with a certified tax attorney if the IRS is taking actions against you.

Reason Two – Expertise To Make the Right Decisions


Only a Tax lawyer will have the experience in achieving tax settlements. While a CPA may be familiar with some tax settlement programs, they will not have a full understanding of the and ins and outs of the various programs. Tax laws and codes are complex and many times change yearly. In addition there are many programs available a troubled taxpayer can use to settle or reduce the amount of tax liability owed but only an experienced tax attorney will know how to qualify you and to determine both the best program to... ...read full post


Offer In Compromise - Is Pennies On The Dollar For Real?

Learn The Truth About The OIC Program


By now, most troubled taxpayers looking for a way to resolve their IRS debt have seen commercials from large tax debt relief services claiming taxpayers paid tens of thousands of dollars by paying only pennies on the dollar. Reactions to these commercials by taxpayers vary from "Wow I wont have to pay all this tax debt" to "It's scam no one really gets out of paying that much money to the IRS".

The actual truth about the "Pennies on the dollar" is somewhere in the middle.

While it is true some taxpayers can negotiate their tax debt by paying only pennies on the dollar with the offer in compromise program, the IRS has a very strict set of rules and a small percentage of taxpayers will actually qualify for the OIC program.

To help understand the Internal Revenue's reasoning and motivation behind the OIC program it's important to remember the IRS is not allowing a negotiated settlement because they want to be nice. The IRS is accepting debt settlement offers for less than the amount owed because they feel they will either they will get their money faster, or that they would not otherwise be able to collect any funds at all.

To Qualify for an Offer In Compromise the taxpayer (or their tax attorney) must show either of the following:

Doubt of Collectability

- Doubt of collectability means the amount of tax liability is correct but the taxpayer will be unable to ever pay the full amount... ...read full post


Florida Tax Attorney Mary King Can Help Call Her Today

The word attorney signifies someone who knows the legality of things. In fact, when things go wrong in the hands of law, people are likely to run to the midst of attorneys. In the field of legality and law, these attorneys are the experts who can provide you with the ample insights you need and the advices that will possible let you be rid of the troubles.

More and more people are also aware that being attorneys who are able to play with the ups and downs of the law, they do earn handsome pays. Half of it is true. Why not? Their services often require a high payment.

More so, there are several people who desire to become attorneys. They think that their financial satisfaction can be achieved through being in the field of law. Indeed, in several states, there are lots of vacancies for several sorts of attorneys whether they are experts in the areas of business, estate, income, international taxes, or with properties.

The aspiring attorneys usually seek to have strong foundations and background from the finest law schools. They even prefer to get their degrees from stable and famous universities. They believe that their luck in landing a job will depend on the school of theirs which they will get affiliated with.

After graduating from the law school and passing the licensure exams, attorneys have the option to either work for the... ...read full post


Tips On Finding A Florida Tax Attorney

The internet connects people to a lot of information. Through the internet, a person can find and access information regarding Florida tax attorneys any time of the day and from any type of location. However, the internet can also be a pretty confusing resource. A person can have some difficulty trying to find the kind of information about Florida attorneys that he or she wants.

Here are some tips to help you out:

1) Know your purpose: Why are you looking for information about Florida tax attorneys? Is it mainly for research purposes or are you looking to consult with a lawyer? This will tell you what kind of information you need. There are two types of information that you can be looking for: contact information or comprehensive information. If you are doing research on Florida tax attorneys, then the second one would be the type of information you need. You should be looking at websites that offer explanations of how Florida tax attorneys can help you with various tax problems.

If, on the other hand, you want to avail of the services of a Florida tax attorney, then you should be looking for contact details. You won't need to visit websites with complicated explanations regarding tax laws and IRS techniques, you only need a brief description of a certain Florida tax attorney's services and contact details and you'll be done with your... ...read full post


What To Do If You Did Not File Your Returns

So you did not file your income tax returns for at least ten years, and here you come back into the country finding out that the IRS had been contacting you through your old good address but to no avail. Until such time that they find out of your quiet return to the country, they will automatically send for you to pay your dues for those ten years of being unable to file your income tax returns.

So what you need to do is to get your documents ready and be ready as well to hear the shock of your life. The tax you owe them may be really high enough to let your eyes roll. But you've got no choice. It is either you pay your dues or you get convicted. Which choice would you then go for?

Having failed to file your personal income tax returns can put you in real hot water with the Internal Revenue Service. If you are placed in this kind of situation, it will be best for you to hire a tax attorney. Living in Florida never deprives you of the best legal services.

Being the busiest city, Florida has a wide range of tax attorneys who are experts in dealing with these sorts of cases. Once you approach any Florida tax attorney, you can feel assured and confident that your case will be suitably handled. Your Florida tax attorney will... ...read full post


Locating The Most Trusted Attorney In Florida Mary King

Locating a good tax attorney in Florida requires a little bit of finesse and a large portion of resourcefulness. Here are some tips you can use:

1) Never underestimate a resource. Most people today are so caught up with the developments of technology that they rarely pay attention to existing sources of information. What you should learn about information is that it can be found everywhere. You should try to consider every type of source that you have at hand and search. If you really want to find a good Florida tax attorney, you should not just try to look for one but actually look for one!

The key to finding any type of information is to tear down any limits. You cannot just limit your search to the internet; you should try to use other sources too. Never underestimate any resource in your search for a great Florida tax attorney.

2) Know what you want. This translates to "be specific" when you are looking for a good Florida tax attorney, be sure that you know exactly what you are looking for. There are many tax attorneys out there and they all have different areas of specialization. In your searches, specificity will help you narrow down your list of prospects and actually get you results much faster.

A Florida tax attorney can be quite easy to find. However, finding a great Florida tax attorney can prove to... ...read full post


How To Invest In Tax Lien Properties In Florida Ask Your Tax Attorney

The procedures for the foreclosure of the tax liens vary from one state to another. There are some states which do not impose too much requirements from you as the taxpayer so everything will go on quite easy. You just have to petition your country court or go through all of the application processes with the aid of a Florida tax attorney.

The proceedings really eat up too much time and too much money. But such case can be more handled with a Florida tax attorney. There are states which make things harder. Once your property is held up for foreclosure sale, there is a possibility that you will be relieved of the property since it will be awarded to the highest bidder. But of course you will receive your lien.

If you are wondering as to how much percentage of the tax liens of your property will go straight to your pocket, it is important that you consult a Florida tax attorney who knows these things.

Being equipped with the necessary knowledge and skill on liens on the tax, your Florida tax attorney can provide you with the answers to your queries. Other states offer only up to ten percent of the tax liens. There are a number of states which impose the rule of having higher percentage amounts for property tax liens.

The foreclosure of any property does not come as a piece of cake. Investing... ...read full post


Hire The Best Florida Tax Attorney

Tax is a very complicated matter, especially if you are facing the IRS. At first, it would seem like the IRS cannot be reasoned with. There are people who are so intimidated by the thought of the IRS that they are unable to even question the demands that the agency makes of them. Well, if you have experienced the various intimidation tactics used by the IRS, then what you need is a good tax attorney. If you so happen to live in Florida, then here are some good reasons to hire a Florida tax attorney:

1) Taxes are based on laws Many people think that accountants have something more to do with taxes than lawyers. Not many people realize the fact that since taxes are based on laws, then lawyers can help them more than accountants can. Hiring an accountant can help you with the computation of your taxes and in the rectifying of any error that you have made. However, there's not much help that a CPA can give you beyond that. A good Florida tax attorney will be able to help you with the different laws surrounding taxes and thus, can help you find a solution to your problem that's much more effective than correcting some entries.

2) Locality: One of the main reasons you should hire a Florida tax attorney is the locality. By getting a Florida tax attorney, you will be... ...read full post


Tips On Finding The Best Tax Attorney In Florida Today

Locating a good tax attorney in Florida requires a little bit of finesse and a large portion of resourcefulness. Here are some tips you can use:

1) Never underestimate a resource. Most people today are so caught up with the developments of technology that they rarely pay attention to existing sources of information. What you should learn about information is that it can be found everywhere. You should try to consider every type of source that you have at hand and search. If you really want to find a good Florida tax attorney, you should not just try to look for one but actually look for one!

The key to finding any type of information is to tear down any limits. You cannot just limit your search to the internet; you should try to use other sources too. Never underestimate any resource in your search for a great Florida tax attorney.

2) Know what you want: This translates to "be specific" when you are looking for a good Florida tax attorney, be sure that you know exactly what you are looking for. There are many tax attorneys out there and they all have different areas of specialization. In your searches, specificity will help you narrow down your list of prospects and actually get you results much faster.

A Florida tax attorney can be quite easy to find. However, finding a great Florida tax attorney can prove... ...read full post


Do You Owe The Government Taxes?

Do you owe the government taxes? Are you being audited by the Internal Revenue Services? Are you being accused of committing tax crime? If you answer affirmatively in one or more of the aforementioned queries, then you certainly needed the services of a tax attorney. How can you be certain that you need tax attorney's services? Well, you have to consider several things. First, if you think that the tax problem will not complicate things if ignored then; the answer is on the negative. However, if it will worsen when ignored, better get yourself an attorney before it's too late to do so. You might be subject to penalties or worst imprisonment. Tax penalties include fines, liens, levies, interests, and other penalties. Moreover, in criminal cases failure to pay tax or employing tax fraud can put the taxpayer to jail.

So, you have decided to hire the services of a tax attorney. How are you to choose the right one?

Remember that attorneys may either have a field of specialization or opt to become a general practitioner. Moreover, in choosing a tax attorney, be sure that he is an expert on taxation. However, it should not end there. Also consider his reputation and past records in defending his clients. Be sure that he is of good standing in that particular field of law.

Also consider the attorney's fees. As you know, legal services are not cheap. In... ...read full post


Florida Tax Attorney Mary King Will Help You Get Over Your Fear Of The IRS

Many people are wondering why there are so many lawyers running around in the country. Some share the opinion that there is entirely too much law. Whenever they encounter people such as Florida tax attorneys, they often ask themselves, "What do we need another one of those for?" To some people, a lawyer is a lawyer. In order to understand our need for Florida tax attorneys, why don't we try to see what they can do?

1) Help us with our fear Let's face it: for some people, the prospect of facing the IRS is even scarier than facing the FBI. This is because of the fact that the IRS is very good at intimidation tactics. This, after all, helps speed along a person's payment. A good Florida tax attorney can help you overcome this intimidation simply by letting you know exactly where you stand in the law.

Once a Florida tax attorney has helped you get over your fear of the IRS, you can begin to truly fix your problems. You can begin by questioning exactly why you have to pay what the IRS wants you to pay.

2) Research: A good Florida tax attorney does excellent research work. This is necessary if you intend to handle your problems wisely. Information is the key to reaching a viable solution to any problem. By researching on the problem that you are facing, a Florida tax attorney ... ...read full post


Mary King Can Help You File Innocent Spouce Relief In Florida

Most Florida couples file their joint income tax returns. Meaning, both of them are legally held to be individually and jointly responsible for the payment of the rightful sum of taxes. The spouse who has a limited source of income is made to be held responsible in the event that the other spouse fails to pay the correct total of the due taxes. The innocent spouse is by and large the one who usually gets into default with the seizures, audits, and tax levies.

Such situation will only be averted if the married couple files a separation or a divorce. It is during these occurrences when both parties get devoid of the fact regarding the exact amount of the taxes owed by one another.

During the time of the separation or divorce, the couple is advised to file their income tax returns jointly while this results to the payment of lower amounts of taxes. The situation becomes a medium for tax indemnification. This means that neither of them is to be held up responsible for the liabilities of each other with their own tax dues. The bad part to this is that the IRS will get its hand to the innocent spouse when one party fails to pay his or her dues regardless of their being divorced, separated, or being still together.

Isn't it such a stressful condition? This can be alleviated though. All you need... ...read full post


Two Ways You Should NEVER Deal With IRS Problems

Two Ways You Should NEVER Deal with IRS Problems


If you had cancer, who would you want to see first?
a) Nobody. I’ll go it alone.
b) a Nurse
c) a Doctor
d) an Oncologist

An Oncologist, right? Why? Because an Oncologist is a physician that specializes in the treatment of cancer. Along that same line of thinking, if you had a problem with the IRS, would you go it alone? Don’t believe for a second that reading a couple books, a website or a couple emails about “how to deal with the IRS” will prepare you to deal with the IRS if you owe them money.

The IRS has employees who make a career out of extracting money from people who owe taxes. They deal with it every day. They’re good at it. This is something you deal with once in a lifetime (hopefully). Face it – you’re not good at it.
These people are trained to act like your friend and make you comfortable…and then use it to get you to say something you’ll regret.

You wouldn’t “go it alone” with a deadly disease – don’t go it alone with the IRS.

What about an accountant?
Most accountants spend 3 months out of the year dealing with taxes. They spend the rest of the time balancing books and preparing financial statements.
Just like having a good nurse can be a huge help to a cancer... ...read full post


Why Should You Hire A Tax Law Attorney?

First of all, facing the IRS means that you either haven't hired an accountant, or your current accountant has done a pretty bad job of managing your finances. This means that it is already too late to hire another CPA to fix your problem. The IRS has already done the math, so you will be wasting resources if you hire another person to do it all over again. You need to focus on areas that you still need to prepare for. What you need is a competent Sarasota, Florida tax law attorney to help you with the legalities that you will be facing.

There is also the issue of client-attorney confidentiality. While a CPA can be forced to divulge any information concerning your accounts to a court, a tax law attorney is legally exempted from doing so. Remember that this confidentiality can be extremely important during trials.

Another advantage that tax attorneys have over CPAs is a deep understanding of the ambiguity of tax law. CPAs are trained to recognize something as either black or white. They are trained to categorize things very specifically and may not recognize the various gray areas of tax law. A good tax law attorney knows that the law can have a thousand different interpretations and uses this fact to your advantage.

A tax law attorney can also help you by giving you truly complete advice. This is because of the... ...read full post


Hire A Business Tax Attorney

Running a company or just running the personal finances is not always going to be so easy. In fact, those who do not follow the law and pay their taxes might run into a lot of trouble with the IRS. There are many out there who will turn to a tax attorney for the right amount of help. There are numerous tips to look into before hiring an individual for the much needed job. Those are in need of various services including strategic tax planning will need to make sure that they use this guide right now. This is the best way to seek a tax attorney - hire a business tax attorney within the shortest amount of time possible. Take note of the services that are offered to individuals and how the professional will be able to help. The sooner the search begins, the sooner the taxes can be taken care of so get started.

It is important to sit down and assess the current needs. Those who are thinking of opening their own business do need to ensure that everything is put in order, before the doors even open. This is going to include hiring the right people to guide the individual through the process so that they do not run into any trouble. The business owner needs... ...read full post


Check The Details When Preparing Taxes

Warning by Florida Tax Attorney Highlights Importance of Checking Details When Preparing Taxes


Taxpayers should pay attention to every detail of their tax returns, according to Florida tax attorney Mary E. King.

That's because attorney Mary E. King said a variety of simple mistakes — including math errors, absentmindedness, inaccuracies as a result of rushing to complete returns, etc. — can all lead to nightmare scenarios if the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targets them for an audit.

"Taxpayers should prepare their returns as if they were interviewing for a job,"Mary E. King said. "Like a job applicant wanting to make a favorable impression and be honest about their background, taxpayers should prepare returns that are complete and that they know are correct."

Attorney Mary E. King suggested several tips that taxpayers should remember to assure their returns are free of mistakes that include:

  • Always using a calculator when preparing returns. This is important even for the simplest of additions or subtractions because a minor mistake can snowball into a larger one in terms of the final amount reported on a return.

  • Taxpayers should never complete returns when they are tired or rushed. Attorney Mary E. King said that doing so can result in mistakes that may be minor but, as with math problems, IRS tax problems can worsen later as a result... ...read full post


Can You Really Pay The IRS Pennies On The Dollar?

Is it really possible to pay the IRS “pennies on the dollar” and have the rest of your tax bill forgiven? Yes – it is possible…but it’s not very likely. It’s called an Offer-In-Compromise - and it used to be the only legitimate way to negotiate an actual lowering of the amount of taxes owed to the IRS by a taxpayer…sometimes far less.

However, since the IRS has seen so much “abuse” of this particular method of tax relief in recent years, they have shown by their actions that they are less and less apt to accept an Offer-In-Compromise.
In a press release dated October 2004, the IRS stated “This program serves an important purpose. But we do warn taxpayers to watch out for unscrupulous promoters charging excessive fees to taxpayers who have no chance of meeting the program’s requirements,” said IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson. “Taxpayers should not be duped by high-priced promises.” In fact, as of 2006, the IRS now rejects 85% of all Offers-in-Compromise.

Although an Offer-In-Compromise is one option for paying off IRS debt, it may not be the right option for you. There’s no sense in pursuing this payment option with 15% success rate if there’s little hope that it will be accepted.

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Prepare For Back Taxes By Using An Expert

Paying back IRS taxes may cost Florida federal taxpayers more than they realize as a result of IRS fees and tax penalties, interest and other factors, according to Sarasota Florida tax attorney Mary E. King. It’s important taxpayers not only realize that improperly dealing with their IRS tax burdens can cause them more than they might have initially paid the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), but also understand how tax attorneys can help ease their tax burden.

A taxpayer who thinks they can escape the wrath of the IRS by simply paying taxes on a few items they neglected is likely to be in for a very unpleasant surprise. That’s because there are a series of items the IRS can go after that can create a nightmare scenario where taxpayers are concerned.

Taxpayers who do not know the best solutions in dealing with the IRS can be putting themselves at further risk. She said paying all taxes due to the IRS on time is the best way to prevent the accumulation of tax penalties and interests, thus avoiding IRS tax problems in the first place.

But she adds that a skilled IRS tax attorney is invaluable when it comes to sharing their expertise about other issues that include:

  • The inability to pay taxes by April 15th, with attorneys available to provide information about how to deal... ...read full post






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