Tuesday, September 15, 2015

How to Find a Good Tax Attorney

Are you a business owner with an extremely complicated tax situation with the IRS? Your next move should probably be to hire a competent tax attorney. Here’s what you need to do to find the right attorney for your needs:

What are his qualifications?

At the bare minimum, a tax attorney must have a Juris Doctor (a degree required to practice law in the United States) and a license to practice. Both credentials can be confirmed with your state bar. Apart from these, you might also want your lawyer to have a Master of Laws in taxation, as this means that the lawyer has undergone special tax training, education, and experience. It will also help if the lawyer is a certified public accountant as well.

Is he knowledgeable?

With your initial consultation, you need to confirm that the lawyer knows your market and hands out expert advice. When he discusses local and federal tax laws with you, look them up afterwards to confirm their accuracy.

Is he easy to work with?

You’re going to disclose some very personal information with your lawyer, so you need to feel at ease with the one you plan on working with. Look for a lawyer who knows how to listen and isn’t quick to tell you what you need to do without knowing more about you and your situation first. Keep an eye on how well he explains his solutions to you.

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