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What Does a Tax Attorney Do?

Tax attorneys deal with a variety of tax-related issues, including estate planning, domestic and international business, the IRS, and more. Tax attorneys can also assist you with litigation and settlement negotiations.

How Do I Know If I Need a Tax Attorney?

You may want to get in touch with a tax attorney if you:

  • Are estate planning for a complex estate

  • Are starting a new business and want tax advice

  • Own a business that’s undergoing an audit by the IRS

  • Want to file an audit appeal

  • Want to negotiate the amount of taxes you’re paying back

  • Want to file a wrongful levy or wrongful disclosure

  • Have a hearing in US Tax Court


How Much Does a Tax Attorney Cost?

Attorneys take different approaches to billing, but many tax attorneys charge an hourly rate with a retainer. A retainer is lump sum paid up front by the client. It can either be used to ensure future availability from the attorney, or as a down payment deductible from the attorney’s ordinary hourly cost. A retainer may be non-refundable so make sure you’re happy with your attorney before getting into this relationship. Discuss rates with your attorney ahead of time so you know what to expect.

What Should I Expect When Working with a Tax Attorney?

Tax Attorneys are there to guide you through tax problems. Expect professional expertise in areas of finance, estate planning, real estate management and more.

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This article contains general legal information and does not contain legal advice. Rocket Lawyer is not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. The law is complex and changes often. For legal advice, please ask a lawyer.

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