There are as many different tax issues as there are occupations. Here are some common problems seen by our tax attorney:
How do I respond to an IRS Notice or Letter?
Each Notice or Letter from the IRS requires a different response. Please click here.
I would like to make an Offer to settle with the IRS.
Making an Offer in Compromise to the IRS is not always the wisest course to take. Offers can have severe disadvantages and place limitations on other, more effective remedies. When used correctly, offers can be great but working with the IRS requires the patience of a Tax Attorney and the power to use all avenues of relief, including the Courts. If you are thinking about an Offer, you need a direct Consultation, click here.
Self-Employed: Construction Workers, Insurance, Real Estate, etc.
The sad truth is that Self-Employed people get audited and have more of their property seized than anyone else. They are a target for the IRS because they notoriously keep poor records and don't have the knowledge to fight the IRS. But, even if your case seems hopeless a tax attorney can make a big difference. Depending on your problem with the IRS, you should perform the Prep Steps before you meet with Mr. Hopkins so your consultation will be more productive.
If the IRS is auditing you click here.
If the IRS is collecting from you, click here.
For other problems click here to get a direct consultation.
The IRS did my returns for me and they say I owe.
Very often, the first notice you receive from the IRS is a collection against you. This is because their prior notifications to you were lost, mis-mailed or misplaced. In this situation, the tax attorney can untangle the conflict, discover what documents the IRS has about you and what you should do to solve your problem. If you've received collection letters from the IRS or if an IRS Officer has contacted you click here.
Case Studies - Preparation
Your most urgent necessity when dealing with the IRS is preparation. In many cases, taxpayers do not know how to prepare for the IRS and they depend upon the IRS for advice and direction. The IRS is not allowed to help you with your case. You will not get any valuable truth or real direction for your benefit. If you handle the case by yourself, you must know all the law, procedure and facts to fully substantiate your case. That's where the tax attorney can help you as your legal expert.
We work together with you to get your case in its best posture. The extent to which you need the assistance of a tax lawyer depends on the difficulty of your case. That's why after your first Consultation Mr. Hopkins will create an Action Plan for you, which will give you the options, strategies and relative costs of each choice of action. This will be your guide for what you can afford, how to use the tax attorney and what you can do to lessen the costs. And, you'll be prepared.