Modern tax law can be extremely complicated. Mistakes with taxes can have serious consequences. In addition to expensive fines, individuals can also face criminal prosecution. Luckily, there are attorneys that specialize in providing individuals with guidance on tax laws and issues. In particular, there are a few instances where a tax attorney's services can be invaluable.
Assistance When Starting A Business
Starting a business can be a dream come true for many individuals. However, it will create a number of logistical and financial responsibilities that will have to be managed. While a business can be highly lucrative, the tax law concerning it can be extremely complicated. The fines that can result from tax errors can be devastating to a small business. A tax attorney will be able to help you take steps to ensure your business is complying with the relevant tax laws so that these issues can be avoided.
Representation During An Audit
A tax audit can be one of the more stressful experiences to go through. During one of these audits, you may find that you owe substantially more to the government than you have previously paid. When fines and penalties are added to this debt, you can find yourself facing a very large amount of money. An attorney can provide invaluable guidance and representation throughout the audit process. In addition to helping you to make smart decisions, this can also help with protecting your rights against overzealous tax collectors. Unfortunately, individuals that are audited an initial time may be more likely to face an audit again in the following years. As a result, obtaining representation for the initial audit can be useful as you may have an attorney that is familiar with your financial and tax situation if you are audited against in the future.
Guidance On Major Life Changes And Transactions
Individuals will often fail to consider the types of tax implications that major life changes or transactions can involve. For example, some individuals may fail to consider the additional tax burden of buying a business, large plot of real estate or other assets that can face regular taxation. Before you are able to make a decision in these matters, it can be useful to discuss the potential tax implications with a tax attorney. They will be able to help you understand the particular faces that you may face as well as common legal strategies for making them easier to manage. For example, some tax rates can be lower for businesses, which may make using an LLC for the purchase the more efficient option.