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Whether you’re filing as an individual or as a business, as long as you’re earning income, you will always have to file taxes at the end of the year. But keeping up with constantly changing tax laws and understanding which forms to fill out (as well as how to fill them out correctly) can be difficult, especially if you have a unique tax situation. Unfortunately, misfiling taxes or forgetting to file them all together can lead to serious consequences from the IRS and your state government.

Here at The Law Firm of Lance R. Drury, P.C., our team is experienced in tax law and handling tax disputes. Whether you’d like assistance filing your taxes, ensuring compliance, or negotiating with government entities, we are here to help. Don’t let tax problems uproot your life or your business. Call us today for a free consultation: Ste. Genevieve, (573)-883-3056; St. Louis, (314)-260-6120; Nashville, (615)-733-8168; and San Antonio, (726)-202-1300.

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How Do Tax Lawyers Help Resolve Tax Situations?

Tax attorneys have experience in many different areas of tax law. If you run a small business and need help filing taxes, our team’s lawyers and enrolled agents will ensure you are in compliance and filling out all the necessary tax forms. If you’re an individual who owes back taxes, our team can help negotiate with the IRS to sign up for a payment plan or installment agreement. And if you’re being audited by the state or federal government, our lawyers and enrolled agents can take over communication with the government agent.

Our tax lawyers can also help you with estate planning, writing wills and trusts, or innocent spouse relief. Or, if you’re trying to reach financial goals, we can assist you with tax planning. No matter what tax issue you’re dealing with, our team is here to help. Having a professional on your side is the best way to ensure compliance and avoid fines and penalties.

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Why is Tax Law So Important?

Tax law is a complex field that constantly changes. Since everyone who earns an income is required to file taxes, law firms that focus on tax law are in high demand. Underpaying taxes, missing deadlines, or not paying any taxes can have serious consequences, including fines, penalties, and losing your business license, if applicable. Having a professional on your side to handle any legal matters that may arise is the best way to protect your rights as a taxpayer.

Plus, tax-related issues can become complex very quickly. If you don’t have experience in tax law, it’s understandable that you may be confused or overwhelmed when dealing with the tax authorities. Many government agents will be hesitant to negotiate with individuals, preferring to speak to legal representation instead. With legal assistance from our team, you can rest assured that your tax matters are being taken care of correctly and on time.

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What Qualities Should I Look for in a Tax Lawyer or Enrolled Agent?

Most tax lawyers have experience in many areas of tax law. However, when hiring a tax attorney or an enrolled agent, it’s important to look for qualities like past experience, results, and the services that they provide. Suppose a tax lawyer does not have experience in your particular area of law. In that case, they may not understand how to negotiate with government entities or get you the best deal possible.

At our firm, we can review your case and develop a unique legal plan of action that works for your situation. We have experience negotiating with the IRS and protecting our clients’ assets so they aren’t financially devastated. Plus, we know how to deal with both federal and state tax laws so that you’re always up to date on your tax returns.

Our skills have been refined by many unique cases throughout the years. We know how to implement our knowledge to represent clients to the best of our abilities.

Why Choose Us?
Constant Communication

Our law firm believes that every client should be able to get in touch with their lawyer or agent and have their questions answered. If you work with one of our attorneys or enrolled agents, you will constantly be updated on your tax plan and your next steps as they evolve and change over time.

Representation to the IRS

Dealing with IRS agents can be challenging to do on your own. Our experienced tax attorneys and enrolled agents can take over communication and represent you or your business in negotiations with the IRS. We can handle any federal tax disputes, including audits, discrepancies, default taxes, litigation, and back taxes.

Unique Problem Solving

No two tax matters are the same, which means our strategies aren’t, either. When you hire one of our attorneys or enrolled agents, you can rest assured that your unique situation will be taken into consideration. We work closely with our clients to understand their tax issues and their financial goals.

Free Consultations

Our law firm offers free case evaluations for potential clients. When you give us a call, you can relax knowing that we won’t charge you to review your case or give you any legal advice upfront. Our experienced lawyers will discuss your case and decide on your legal path forward before you pay us.

Experienced Negotiation Tactics

Negotiating with government agencies can be difficult and time-consuming. Our attorneys are experienced in negotiation tactics and can work with the IRS or state agencies to get you the best deal possible. We will work hard to protect your assets and get your life back after tax disputes or an audit.

Experience and Reliability

Our law firm has decades of experience in the tax law area. We have honed our knowledge and skills by covering many diverse cases throughout the years. We are confident that no matter what your tax situation is, our team can tackle it head-on and with confidence.

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Does Experience Matter When Hiring a Tax Lawyer?

Tax problems can become very complicated very quickly. Most tax lawyers are experienced in tax law, but if you’re facing fines and penalties or even more serious consequences, hiring an attorney or an enrolled agent who knows how to deal with your case is of the utmost importance. Only a lawyer with deep knowledge of regulations, deductions, and tax laws will be able to represent you accurately and to the best of their ability. Plus, a lawyer with tax law knowledge will be able to stop tax discrepancies before they happen.

Since the government uses taxes to fund social programs and pay for programs that benefit taxpayers, the consequences of tax disputes can be severe. At our law firm, our lawyers and enrolled agents know exactly how to negotiate with the IRS and other government agents on your behalf to get you the best deal possible. We can also represent you in court if the need arises to protect your assets and businesses.

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What Makes The Law Firm of Lance R. Drury, P.C. Different?

At our firm, we are service-oriented, meaning that the needs of our clients are more important than anything else. When you hire us, we stay in constant communication with you, leaving no questions unanswered. We will create a unique strategy for your tax situation, whether it involves representing you in court, helping you file tax returns, or negotiating with government agencies.

Our team also has years of experience negotiating with the IRS to get you the best deal possible. We know how to get you a settlement. You can afford to close this chapter and get a part of your life back. Don’t feel like you have to deal with tax discrepancies or questions on your own. Call The Law Firm of Lance R. Drury, P.C. today for a free consultation and to learn more about our services — Ste. Genevieve, (573)-883-3056; St. Louis, (314)-260-6120; Nashville, (615)-733-8168; and San Antonio, (726)-202-1300.

Frequently Asked Questions?
Do I Need a Tax Lawyer if I’m Being Audited?

Being audited by the IRS or your state Department of Revenue can be a stressful experience. Collecting records, filing paperwork, and communicating with government agents can be difficult, especially if you aren’t experienced in tax law. While it is technically possible to handle an audit on your own, it’s not the recommended way to go about things. If you are being audited, hiring a tax attorney to help you is the best way to prove compliance with your taxes or negotiate a settlement for repayment. Plus, a tax lawyer can help you with future tax planning to potentially avoid further audits.

Can a Tax Lawyer Negotiate With the IRS?

Tax lawyers are adept at negotiating with government agencies, including the IRS. Our team can assist in communication, ensuring that the IRS agent is following the correct policy for the entirety of the audit. If we find that the IRS agent is not following the correct procedure, we can submit an appeal to stop the audit before it happens. Our lawyers can also enter negotiations to reduce or even remove any penalties that may accrue after an audit. By hiring an attorney, you can let a professional take over difficult and time-consuming negotiations on your behalf to get the best deal possible.

Can a Tax Lawyer Help With Back Taxes?

Back taxes or unpaid taxes can accrue penalties and interest very quickly. The IRS may attempt to impose fines and interest that can cost more than the debt you originally owe. Our team can negotiate with the IRS to enter into a payment plan or installment agreement that works for your financial situation. We can also advocate on your behalf to reduce or even remove fines and penalties, especially if they would cause undue hardship for you or your family. If you owe back taxes or have delinquent taxes, call our team today to protect your rights as a taxpayer.

Will the IRS Accept a Settlement?

It can be overwhelming to owe the IRS money, especially if there are fees and penalties on top of the debt that you already owe. Fortunately, there are a few avenues you can take with the help of a tax attorney on your side to settle with the IRS. If paying your debt would be an extreme hardship financially, you can apply for “currently not collectible” status. Or, if you can pay back some but not all of your debt, you can submit an offer in compromise to settle for less than you owe. You can also sign up for an installment agreement to pay your debt back slowly over time.

What Areas Does Tax Law Cover?

Tax law is a broad area of law that covers many different issues. Tax law can touch on estate planning, corporate taxes, individual taxes, state and federal taxes, international taxes, tax litigation, and representation in tax court. If you own a small business, a tax lawyer can assist with tax planning and compliance as well as record-keeping and reporting in the case of an audit. Or, if you own a business with tax-exempt status, a tax lawyer can help you stay above board to avoid defaulting. Typically, any situation in which taxes are involved is something that a tax lawyer can help with.

Should I Hire a Tax Lawyer if I Run My Own Business?

Running a business is difficult and can leave you feeling pulled in many different directions. Sometimes, small business taxes fall through the cracks or get missed because business owners are so busy. If you run your own business and are having trouble staying on top of your taxes, you’re not alone. A tax attorney can assist you by helping you with tax planning and preparation so you’re up to date on your tax returns. Since businesses are more likely to get audited than individuals, a tax attorney can also help communicate with government agents on your behalf.

What’s the Difference Between a Tax Attorney and a CPA?

Tax attorneys and certified public accountants (CPAs) share some similarities, so they are often conflated. CPAs are financial advisors that help businesses or individuals reach their financial goals. To become a CPA, professionals must pass a rigorous exam called the Uniform CPA Exam before they start working. On the other hand, tax attorneys have gone through law school and are more experienced with tax litigation and negotiation. While a tax attorney can help individuals and businesses reach financial goals, their focus is mainly on tax law and tax compliance to avoid fines and penalties.

How Do I Know When to Hire a Tax Lawyer?

Sometimes, deciding whether you need to hire a tax lawyer can be difficult. If you are having difficulties with the IRS or other government bodies, you need an experienced tax attorney on your side. Attorneys can draft letters to the IRS, negotiate with government agents, and help bridge communication gaps about your taxes. Tax attorneys can also find potential tax discrepancies before they happen. If the IRS or your state Department of Revenue is filing a suit against you or auditing you, an experienced tax lawyer on our team will help you navigate the situation and get the best deal possible.

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