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help people with IRS tax problems
Should I Hire an Attorney to Represent Me?
If you have a desire to pay more money, by all means hire an attorney to represent you before the Internal Revenue Service. However, EA's and CPA's have the exact same practice rights before the IRS. Some attorneys attempt to scare clients into believing that only an attorney can protect their rights.
You may hear advertisements on TV or radio that attorneys have special privilege that EA's and CPA's do not have. That is largely false. NO TAX PROFESSIONALS; NOT ATTORNEYS, NOR EA'S, NOR CPA'S have attorney-client privilege with respect to the preparation of tax returns.
Attorney-client privilege was extended to EAs and CPAs in the IRS Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998. Except for criminal cases, EA's and CPA's now stand on equal footing with attorneys. By all means, if you are involved in a criminal matter, you should see an attorney first to protect your legal rights. We do consult on criminal tax cases and have done so. Your attorney may contact us directly. However, 99.99% of all taxpayers do NOT fall into that very small category.
My position is that any tax professional that has to scare you into believing that only they can give you adequate representation is not worthy of your business. EA's and CPA's can do everything that an attorney can within the administrative functions of the IRS including Offers in Compromise, payment agreements, trust fund cases, penalty abatements, etc.
More important than the
professional designation is the job that professional can do. Ask yourself if
you want someone representing you that has testified on Capitol Hill and that
media regularly asks to comment on the IRS.
eTaxes.com specializes in Personal & Business IRS Tax Negotiation, IRS Offers In Compromise or "OIC", IRS Installment Agreements, as well as IRS Delinquent Tax, IRS Bankruptcy & IRS Collections Issues, IRS Payroll Taxes, IRS Tax Liens, IRS Wage Levy Release, IRS Bank Levies & IRS Seizures.