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Why You Should Have a Lawyer on Your Side When Negotiating Tax Debt

Last updated 2 years ago

In today’s trying economic times, falling behind on taxes and other payments is increasingly common. If you owe the IRS or your state a certain amount of taxes, you may be able to negotiate your debt into manageable, easy payments. Do not go into this negotiation alone, however. Here is why you should have a lawyer by your side when negotiating any type of tax debt with the government:

Lawyers Know State and Federal Laws One of the main reasons to use an attorney’s services during tax debt negotiation is that these professionals know the ins and outs of the laws that pertain to your situation. A lawyer knows the specifics of fines, interest, and other financial burdens that the IRS levies to make you pay. Your attorney will give you a well-informed and robust position from which to negotiate down your debt.

Lawyers Are Trained Negotiators Attorneys are skilled at arguing for their clients’ position. He or she will not rest until the State or IRS has created an agreement that is favorable to you. Entering any type of financial negotiation with a lawyer on your side ensures that the other side plays by the rules and does not take advantage of your situation.

Lawyers Bring Years of Relevant Experience This may be your first tax debt negotiation, but your attorney has helped out with many before. Attorneys know precedent, likely outcomes, and goals of the collection agencies. As a result, your attorney can determine the exact procedure and options available to you and the other side. All of this helps you reach a favorable outcome in the shortest amount of time.

Tax debt accrues harsh fines and interest if not paid in a timely manner. The Golden State Law Group in San Diego can help California residents break free from their IRS burdens by helping with tax debt negotiations. If you are interested in consolidating and paying off your tax debt once and for all, call our office at (619) 234-3333 today.


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