Tax Demand? A Tax Attorney Could Reduce It
Do you dread seeing those brown envelopes with the IRS or Inland Renenue address on them? Do you put them on one side until you have summoned the courage to read their latest demand for money? Does the thought of filing your tax return stress you out unbearably?
Tax laws in most countries are exceedingly complex and open to interpretation by the courts. Every taxpayer wants to legally reduce the taxes he or she pays to the minimum. Even in these days of more easily understood forms there is still lots of scope for interpretation of tax laws.
Government tax raising departments like the IRS employ highly paid attorneys to persuade the courts in favor of the government’s interpretation of tax laws. The more persuasive an attorney has proved to be the more they can charge. The IRS attorneys are paid from the bottomless pocket of the taxpayer, so they only employ the best and most persuasive people.
The individual or company taxpayer has only one option – to employ a tax attorney themselves.
Your attorney will mediate between you and the IRS and help you to reach a negotiated settlement. Where disputed amounts are large, it is usual for the taxpayer to reach a negotiated settlement for a much smaller amount than the original claim. This is why people employ tax attorneys. If the case goes to court then you will be represented and have the best advice available, a much better position to be in than facing the might of government alone.
There are so many complexities to every tax system because of the cumulative effect of thousands of pressure groups over the past 200 years. Each group manages to persuade the government of the day that they will get more votes if they accede to the group’s demands. The government acquiesces and another complexity is added to the tax regime.
Many of these pressure groups’ demands could be reversed, but that would require immense political courage, which is not present in most democratically elected politicians.