Tax issues, whether with the City of Indianapolis, State of Indiana, or the IRS, can be complicated and not something to handle without a tax attorney. Tax codes frequently change, but one thing remains the same. Jerry E. Smith will help you understand the tax laws and rules so together we can find the best solution for you.
It’s best to be proactive and prevent problems from happening, but we can address any tax issues you or your business face. Because of Jerry E. Smith’s experience as a CPA and tax attorney, he can provide you with confidential legal counsel and representation that may make all the difference with the challenges you face.
Jerry E. Smith has the unique background of being both a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and a lawyer, so he understands the intricacies of the tax environment better than many who are CPAs or lawyers. For more than a decade Jerry E. Smith has worked with individuals and businesses to help them improve their financial situations, and he can help you, too.
Contact him to evaluate your options and choose the right path forward that meets your needs and goals.
Most CPAs focus on providing tax preparation or consulting services. They help you plan before tax issues arise. A CPA is also great at helping those with specific needs that are unlikely to develop any complicated tax issues.
A tax lawyer helps with more complex issues and can be hired before problems arise or after. Tax attorneys provide legal representation before taxing authorities and agencies and in court and other legal processes. Indianapolis tax attorney Jerry E. Smith can also negotiate tax disputes for you and your business so they can be resolved faster and with acceptable outcomes.
There is no client-CPA privilege in court, but there is an attorney-client privilege. When you work with a CPA, they could potentially testify against you. Whatever you said or discussed with your CPA may be fair game in a courtroom and might be used as evidence against you.
That’s not the case when an Indianapolis tax attorney represents you. Communications with your attorney covering your case, even before you retain their services, are not admissible as evidence.
Taxes are Complicated. Working With a CPA Tax Attorney Is Not.
You may have many questions about tax attorneys. If you don’t find answers, call our office and we’ll be happy to discuss any issue.
Jerry E. Smith, because he’s a CPA and an attorney, has special skills. He can negotiate with tax authorities, but he can also fight for your rights in court and when dealing with bureaucracies if a solution can’t be reached. Since he knows the law, others can’t bluff him into retreating.
While CPAs rely on books about tax law, tax lawyers use those books and the tax code, regulations, and rules. Jerry E. Smith can read and understand these primary sources as well as court decisions that interpret them. Your situation may not fit neatly into a tax rule, statute, or prior court ruling. Thanks to his education and experience, Jerry E. Smith can analyze your facts and argue how a tax applies in your circumstances.
Tax lawyers are ethically obligated to advocate zealously, professionally, and intelligently for their clients, whether that’s in court or on the telephone negotiating a resolution. We will disagree and argue why the tax agency is wrong and that it should see things your way.
CPA tax attorney Jerry E. Smith knows the law and the process and procedures at tax agencies and in court. Without following these rules, you may be unable to present your case, no matter how right you are.
Critically important parts of tax law include knowing what can and cannot be used as evidence against you and the process needed to introduce it in court. A tax attorney also must know when and why to object to and possibly prevent the use of evidence against you.
Are You Facing Serious Issues You Shouldn’t Handle By Yourself?
In everyday matters, you should be able to get by relying on your tax professional. But you should get our help if it appears these issues will be a problem or you’re facing them right now:
We can meet for a free consultation to talk about the issue and provide you with a cost estimate. Don’t let cost deter you from contacting us. Many factors determine how much we’ll charge to resolve the challenge you face, so it may be less costly than you think.
Jerry E. Smith can help you and your business with a wide range of issues. The more complex, the more time it will take and the more expensive our services will be. Crafting a simple payment plan will likely be less expensive than a full audit defense. Some issues may take only a few days or weeks, while others could take substantially longer.
A better question may be, what’s the cost of not hiring tax debt lawyer Jerry E. Smith? Without effectively handling the issue and without an experienced attorney protecting your rights and interests, what will the outcome cost you? How much in interest and penalties may you pay? How much time and effort will you need to spend resolving this? Depending on the tax issue, you may face criminal penalties. What’s it worth to avoid criminal prosecution and conviction?
While failure to pay taxes is a common problem, it is not the only one taxpayers face. Here are some other issues a tax attorney can help you with:
Tax debt lawyer Jerry E. Smith will help you find the best solution possible to the tax problem facing you or your business.
Jerry E. Smith can help ensure you understand your rights and that they’re not infringed upon. Whatever the issue, he will work with you so the outcome is fair. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights outlines what you should expect from the IRS. Jerry E. Smith will ensure your rights are not ignored or infringed upon. This includes the right to:
Although each client and their situation is unique, we take the same approach to help all those who retain our services:
This is the system we use to make sure our clients’ needs are met.
We offer services to help both individuals and businesses. Businesses can face many tax problems, including payroll taxes, sales taxes, and income taxes. Tax debt lawyer Jerry E. Smith can help your business gain control over its tax problems by analyzing your unique situation and developing a plan of action.
Only the most severe tax matters could lead to criminal charges. If the IRS is investigating you, then you need an attorney. If you have done something that could lead to criminal charges, you also need to hire an attorney even if there’s no investigation yet. Don’t take tax fraud lightly. Criminal charges can have serious consequences that can lead to fines and incarceration.
The most common types of tax fraud are:
Contact us today to learn about your options and how we can help. You can have a free consultation so we can talk about what’s going on and discuss your concerns and goals; then you can decide if hiring us is right for you. Take the first step and call Jerry E. Smith at (317) 917-8680 today.
Contact us today to learn about your options and how we can help you. We offer a free consultation to help alleviate any concerns up front and determine if hiring us is right for you. Take the first step and call us today.