When you receive a letter from the IRS, it is best to handle it right away. Here are some of the signs that you need help from a Miami tax defense attorney.
Tax laws are complicated, and filing tax returns can be difficult. If you fail to follow the letter of the law, the IRS can flag your return and may start an investigation. If you are overwhelmed by your challenges with the IRS it is time to bring in the professionals at Casias & Prias. Our team of Miami tax defense attorneys can help you with a variety of challenging tax scenarios. If you find yourself in any of these situations, contact us.
You Are Behind On Filing Your Tax Returns
Tax day comes around every year, but we know that letting a year, or several, slip by without filing a tax return can happen. Failure to file your tax return on time (or at your extension deadline) can result in a failure-to-pay penalty.
If the IRS determines that you have not filed a return, they will contact you. If you do not respond to their communication, they can file a return for you based on information reported to them. This is called a substitute return.
Even if you are unable to pay, you need to file your tax return as soon as possible. Our team of Miami tax defense attorneys can help you communicate with the IRS to get your tax documents filed and get you caught up on your returns.
You Are Unable To Pay
If you are unable to pay the total amount of taxes that you owe, you can set up a payment plan with the IRS. This plan allows you to pay small amounts over time until your full payment is made. If you default on your installment agreement, the IRS can choose to terminate your agreement, making the full amount you owe due immediately.
If you find yourself in this situation, it is best to get help from a skilled Miami tax defense attorney. At Casais & Prias, we can use our knowledge to help you come to an agreement with the IRS.
You Have Been Notified You Are Going To Be Audited
Before an IRS audit begins, you will receive notification from an IRS agent letting you know that your tax return has been selected for examination. The IRS calls an audit an “exam” or “examination” of your tax return.
As soon as you see the word exam on an IRS notice or letter, it is recommended that you seek legal counsel. Our Miami tax defense attorneys can guide you through the audit/exam process, and we will fight to defend your rights.
Here are some of the reasons you should contact a Miami tax defense attorney if you are facing an audit:
We will research your case.
We know what documents are needed, and we will help you gather everything you should bring to defend yourself against the IRS.
We will communicate with the IRS.
Our experience gives us an advantage when communicating with the IRS. We know what to say and, perhaps more importantly, what not to say.
We can represent you in court.
If your case goes to court, we can represent you fairly, and we will fight for your rights.
Contact our Miami tax defense attorneys today to schedule a free case evaluation. Our team at Casais & Prias cares about your situation, and we will fight for you.