What do giving birth, paying taxes, and driving a tour bus have in common? They’re all made a lot easier when you have an expert. Sure, you might be able to get a bus from point A to point B in one piece, and you might be able to deliver without an obstetrician, but when it comes down to it, you want to have an expert for these things. The debt negotiation process with the IRS is no different.
How a Tax Attorney Helps
No matter how much you read on your own, you simply can’t know as much as a tax attorney without the proper education. In addition to all of the book learning a good tax attorney brings to the table is experience. The IRS has enough rules and regulations to present unique situations time and time again. While your situation might be completely unique, there’s almost certainly some precedent.
If you’re going through debt negotiation, then you definitely can benefit from a tax attorney. Even though you might be able to fill out forms that meet certain IRS program qualifications (e.g. offer-in-compromise or installment plans), a tax attorney can help you provide the most strategically advantageous information.
Like anything complicated (and the IRS can definitely be complicated), having an expert makes the experience a much smoother one. Don’t try to go through debt negotiation without a professional!