Why Use A Tax Attorney and Not A CPA

Why should you consult with a tax attorney at Law Offices of Christy Lee, P.C., rather than a CPA when it comes to your taxes and other financial issues?  That’s a common question, especially since many taxpayers associate taxes with accounting and bookkeeping.  If you’re facing complicated issues with business- or tax-related matters, consider these reasons to contact us:

  • Attorney-client privilege.  A CPA could be compelled to disclose everything to the IRS, other tax agencies, or a court.  As your tax attorney, however, we can claim attorney-client privilege. This means that we disclose information that we deem relevant, not what the IRS demands. This protects unnecessary and potentially harmful information from being revealed to the IRS.
  • Negotiations.  Most business- and tax-related matters require at least a little negotiating to achieve results acceptable to all parties involved. Few CPAs have received dedicated instruction in the necessary tactics to arrive at resolution.  As your attorney, we are specially educated in hammering out agreements and resolving conflicts.
  • Law.  Your CPA is educated about accounting techniques, not tax law, and thus may not be able to provide you with complete and knowledgeable advice about complex legal matters, such as what the IRS might deem criminal or how you might best legally achieve resolution of your problem.  It is highly likely your CPA may not be thoroughly informed concerning trusts and estate planning, state compliance regulations, or the impact of your business structure upon your profits and taxes.Christy and her tax team can counsel you, ensuring that you take advantage of your rights and privileges as a private citizen, business owner, or taxpayer, while observing your obligations to state and federal law. And if it does become necessary, Christy will fight hard for you in court. It is vital that you have safety measures in place when dealing with the IRS.  Law Offices of Christy Lee, P.C., acts as a barrier between you and the IRS, assuming responsibility for communicating with agents and officers and therefore eliminating much of the stress accompanying audits and collections.
  • One-stop “shopping.”  A CPA will be able to provide only CPA-type services, meaning financial advice, audits, bookkeeping, the preparation of tax returns, and the like.  On the other hand, a tax boutique such as Law Offices of Christy Lee, P.C., offers those services and much more, including estate, probate, and trust guidance; legal counseling concerning business formation and compliance; and informed assistance with tax issues and filings, both personal and business.

If your financial status concerns you, it may be time to hire a tax boutique.  Law Offices of Christy Lee, P.C., offers you the benefits of legal knowledge, guaranteed discretion, and multi-level services within the convenience and privacy of a single office.