Small business owners are targets for a record year of increasing IRS tax audits.If you are an Atlanta small business owner, you probably have an accountant and an attorney on speed dial. But if you don’t have an Atlanta tax attorney who specializes in business taxes, you could get eaten alive by the IRS.
Are you filing as the right business entity?
I see it happen every year: a small business owner with LLC status files business taxes as an S-corporation. To file as an S-corporation, a business owner must first elect to be taxed as an S-corporation, and some accountants and attorneys can overlook this tax law detail. If you don’t file this election, you will inadvertently set yourself up for IRS tax problems like back taxes. As a last attempt at tax relief, your tax attorney might work with the IRS to recognize S-corporation status retroactively.
Whether you are facing IRS collection efforts of business back taxes, or you’re questioning whether you’ve filed income taxes correctly, an experienced tax attorney and CPA can help you by:
- Filing or reviewing your state and IRS income taxes correctly
- Interfacing with the IRS collection agents, auditors, or IRS attorneys so you don’t have to
- Taking control of an IRS collection effort or IRS tax audit and guiding you through the process efficiently
- Explaining the options and opportunities you have for business tax relief – that you might not be aware of or capable of pursuing without tax representation
Small business owners need tax law specialists
Your small business is your entire financial foundation. Dealing with back taxes, IRS collection efforts, or an IRS audit without a tax attorney may be like trying to ride out a hurricane without shelter. Learn more about what to expect during an IRS tax audit in my post on How to Survive an IRS Tax Audit.
Accountants are specialists who work hard to bring order to your finances and present your business bottom line. But if your accountant is your only source of tax information, hire a tax attorney for tax law expertise and to negotiate on your behalf with the IRS. It’s your job to focus on your business, and a tax attorney and CPA will handle business tax returns or IRS audits the right way to minimize impact to your operations.
An Atlanta tax attorney can provide tax help to small business owners to meet IRS deadlines, make sure you don’t miss opportunities for a tax appeal, and to try to waive penalties or decrease the amount of penalties and interest that could break the bank.
With combined expertise as an Atlanta tax attorney and CPA, Jeffrey S. Gartzman offers Atlanta small business clients the legal counsel and sound financial advice they need to survive IRS tax problems. If you need small business tax help, contact the Gartzman Law Firm today at (770) 939-7710.