Do I Need a Tax Attorney?

In most cases, no. Tax attorneys are just one of 3 professionals who may represent taxpayers before the IRS. The other two being CPAs and Enrolled Agents. While attorneys and CPAs are licensed by individual states and may practice in areas other than taxation, Enrolled Agents are licensed by the US Treasury, and have demonstrated their competence in taxation.

In most cases, however, taxpayers who owe the IRS and are trying to resolve their tax debt through an Installment Agreement, Offer in Compromise or Currently Not Collectible status, do not need a tax attorney. In fact, most delinquent taxpayers seeking a resolution to a tax liability owed to the IRS can secure their own resolution. Some just need guidance to resolve their own tax debt.

If you do need help getting started, Fresh Start Tax Relief will investigate your IRS tax debt case and provide you with the knowledge, tools and guidance necessary to resolve it yourself. We'll make it easy for you to resolve your own tax debt! But if you'd prefer full-service representation of your tax liabilities, we can discuss that too, just contact us using the form to the right.

Why Should I Get Help From Fresh Start Before Hiring an IRS Power of Attorney?

Fresh Start provides you with the know how to make informed decisions about your IRS tax debt and the guidance to resolve it. Our $499, 3-Step System to Tax Debt Relief allows Fresh Start's customers to determine the following:
  • Compliance Check: Fresh Start's Investigation and Compliance Check will give you the complete picture of how much you owe the IRS in tax, penalties and interest. We'll provide you with a list of missing returns, including an IRS transcript, which will show a line-by-line transaction history for each period you owe.
  • Resolution Options: During your Consultation with a Fresh Start Tax Relief Expert, we'll use the information we gathered during your Investigation and Compliance Check (along with any information you provide us along the way), to help you determine which IRS resolution makes the most sense for you.
  • Take Control, and Make an Educated Decision: In most tax liability cases, taxpayers are able to resolve, and possibly reduce their tax debt without professional representation. At Fresh Start we'll make you a believer in the do-it-yourself approach, by outlining an easy-to-follow, comprehensive plan to resolve your tax liability. We'll even let you know how much you could expect to pay a tax professional to resolve your case. Fresh Start will arm you with the know-how you'll need to find an honest, experienced firm, if you feel you need representation.

When Might I Need a Tax Attorney?

If you have unfiled returns, have submitted fraudulent tax returns, have been accused of tax evasion or are under IRS Criminal Investigation, seek the advice of a tax attorney immediately.


Our Specialties

  • Tax Debt Resolution / Tax Relief
  • Offer in Compromise / IRS Settlement
  • IRS Penalty Abatement and Relief
  • Installment Agreement / Monthly Payment Plan
  • Tax Lien, Levy and Garnishment Removal
  • IRS Lien Subordination, Withdrawal, Discharge
  • Enrolled Agents / Tax Debt Specialists

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