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Why You Need a Tax Preparation Lawyer
Most people don’t try to treat illnesses on their own. They visit a doctor. So why would you try to handle legal matters by yourself?
Like medicine, tax law is complex and frequently changing. Maximizing the tax code to your benefit often requires the expertise and guidance of a tax attorney.
Robinson & Henry’s tax lawyers know the intricacies of our dynamic tax code. When you work with our tax team, you can rest assured you have an advocate who stays abreast of new tax laws and changes to existing ones.
Having a tax lawyer at your fingertips is an invaluable resource for your small business or personal taxes.
The internet has increased access basic legal information and tax preparation services. But these online resources are no substitute for the expert tax advice of a local attorney, especially when it comes to dealing with the IRS.
When you work with our tax prep lawyers, you can rest assured you have legal representation if you ever have an IRS issue. Most internet services do not promise a local attorney for audit matters.
While self-representation in tax-related legal matters may work for some, studies show that representing yourself can result in costly mistakes and unfavorable outcomes.
Consider these findings:
- In a study of tax deficiency cases in U.S. Tax Court, researchers found taxpayers who had legal representation paid 35 percent less than individuals who did not have a lawyer.
- Another study revealed that taxpayers who had legal counsel went to trial less frequently and settled their cases at the district or appellate levels more often.
- Research shows that Americans who fight the IRS on their own win their cases 10 percent of the time. Taxpayers who face the IRS with legal representation are two-and-a-half times more likely to have a favorable outcome.