Navigating the difficult bureaucracy of taxation in the United States can seem like an almost impossible task. If you find yourself suddenly facing a tax situation with potential legal consequences, it's vital that you seek assistance rather than dealing with it on your own. However, many people don't even know the right questions to ask to put themselves in a position to succeed.
Below, you'll find a guide to some questions you should be sure to ask your tax attorney. Having these answers and this information can allow you to begin lifting the veil of confusion, and can put you in a position to truly succeed in finding the path out of potentially serious tax trouble.
Ask About Overlap
Tax situations often create overlapping concerns with other parts of your life, and having one attorney who is able to handle all aspects of your case will provide you with a significant cost savings. It's not uncommon to find tax situations that can affect commercial practice, probate, and unfortunately, even criminal cases.
You should ask your lawyer about other areas of his or her practice and how often they deal with these situations when litigating tax cases. This will provide you with an idea of what to expect from the process as well as grant you the peace of mind of knowing your attorney is prepared to handle all eventualities.
Ask About Red Flags
As mentioned above, the tax code in the United States is extremely complex, and it can be easy to get yourself into a delicate situation without realizing that you've done so. There may be obvious flaws in your tax strategy that are invisible to your eye but immediately apparent to a trained attorney.
Asking your lawyer about obvious red flags right off the bat will allow you to develop a realistic expectation for the development of the case. This will also guarantee that you avoid unpleasant surprises and will put you in a position to find quick and complete solutions.
Ask About Communication
It's likely that your attorney will be handling several complicated legal matters at once, so while your tax situation may feel like the end of the world to you, he or she will likely be wrapped up in several other pressing responsibilities. Rather than allowing yourself to be frustrated by this disconnect, establishing a consistent communication plan will allow you to feel cared for and listened to while also guaranteeing that you stay up to date with major developments in your proceedings.
For more information, contact LaSpada, Anthony J. PA or a similar legal professional.