Benjamin Franklin once wrote that nothing is certain except for death and taxes. That never seems more true than when the IRS or the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) investigates you. When that happens, you may fear for your livelihood or even worry about jail time. I am a Sanford tax attorney who understands the anxiety of being investigated by tax authorities. I can help lessen the burden of an investigation and help you avoid painful penalties.
The penalties from a tax investigation can be severe. When facing an investigation, you need the help of an experienced Sanford tax attorney. My law firm will help you understand your legal options and will fight to protect your rights. Contact me at (407) 749-0080 to schedule an appointment immediately.
How a Sanford Tax Attorney Can Help
My Years of Experience Will Help You Avoid Penalties
Typically, when a tax authority investigates you, it believes that you have failed to pay the taxes that you owe. A Sanford tax attorney can help you, regardless of whether the tax authority’s belief is correct or not. When I take your case, the first step I will take is to discuss your situation with you. I need to understand your:
- Specific tax issues.
I can use this information to determine an approach to your problem that is ideal for your situation. This ensures that you get personalized support for your problem. Furthermore, I can save you time. Federal and state law both allow Sanford tax attorneys to:
- Communicate on your behalf with tax authorities
- File paperwork on your behalf
- Represent you in court and pre-trial proceedings
- Negotiate with tax authorities for payment plans or reduced penalties
- Investigate the details of your case and the claims being made by tax authorities.
Tax law is extremely complicated, and tax authorities have an army of people working for them. However, when you are represented by a Sanford tax attorney like me, you have the support you need to potentially get out of debt with minimal consequences.
Why Choose Me?
I Am an Experienced Sanford Tax Attorney
I created Lewis Roberts, PA because I understand the anxiety that comes with financial difficulty. When you are in debt, it can be hard to see any way out of it. I am focused on finding solutions to help you get financially stable. My law firm helps people with tax investigations, bankruptcy filing, student loan relief, and other types of debt.
I also understand that when someone is in financial straits, they can’t afford to spend large amounts of money on a Sanford tax attorney to resolve that problem. I have always strived to keep my rates affordable so that you can afford to get the help you need to lessen your tax burdens. If you aren’t sure whether you can afford my help, I am happy to discuss payment options with you. My goal isn’t only to prevent you from suffering jail time. I also seek to save you as much money or more than I charge in legal fees.
When you need a Sanford tax attorney, you want one who understands the hardship you are facing and who will provide individualized attention. That is the type of support I provide for every client. Contact my law firm today at (407) 749-0080 to schedule a consultation.
Resolving Tax Audits
What a Sanford Tax Attorney Can Do for You
If you have been selected for a tax audit, it can be a harrowing experience. Suddenly, a faceless and pitiless government organization is requesting years of financial documents and threatening penalties like prison time and massive fines. I can help you enact a plan to resolve a tax audit.
Just because the IRS chooses to audit you doesn’t mean you committed tax fraud. Many audits are the result of a computer choosing a random name out of a hat. If this is what happened to you, all you need to do is provide the IRS with the right paperwork. I will help you gather important documents and present them in a way that resolves the situation quickly.
Suspected Tax Fraud
If you owe money, the IRS will likely suspect you of tax fraud, even if you didn’t intentionally underpay. Typically, though, it is difficult for the IRS to prove intent. Usually, it won’t push for tax fraud penalties if you cooperate. I can help you determine what you owe and negotiate resolutions like payment plans or reduced penalties.
Frequently Asked Questions
As a tax lawyer, I often get questions about tax law. The following are answers to some of the most common questions.
Since Florida doesn’t have an income tax, can I get audited by the state?
Yes, but typically only if you own property. The DOR will investigate if it believes you have skipped or underpaid your property taxes.
How will the IRS collect money owed for taxes?
If you refuse to pay your taxes, the IRS can place liens on your property, garnish your wages, or levy your bank accounts. It will typically only take these actions if you wilfully refuse to pay.
Can I be jailed for not paying taxes?
That depends on whether you can afford to pay them and whether you intentionally committed fraud. If you didn’t intend to defraud and you can’t afford taxes, the Constitution protects you from being jailed for debt.
Will I save money hiring a tax attorney?
Hopefully. We will discuss my fees and how much I can likely save you during our first meeting.
Can you help me with employment taxes?
Yes. If you are a business owner facing a tax audit, I can help determine what is wrong and work to find a solution to your problem.
If you have additional questions, I am always happy to answer them.
Contact Lewis Roberts, PA Today
No one wants to pay taxes, but the penalties for not paying them are onerous. If you have problems with a tax authority, I can help.
Facing a tax audit or investigation? Don’t handle it alone. Contact my law firm at (407) 749-0080 to get help as soon as possible.