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What to Ask When Hiring a Tax Attorney (Part 3)

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Ayar Law back again.  Here for our third installment of “What to Ask When Hiring a Tax Attorney.”

In our last installment of the series we looked at questions to ask your prospective IRS tax attorney regarding their working and billing style.  In this installment, we will look at the questions to ask regarding his or her validation.

The information you gather from asking these questions will go a long way to ensuring that you are hiring the right representative to handle your case.  So let’s jump right in.

(This list of questions is in no particular order).

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Key Insights We Will Discuss

Q’s to ask prospective tax attorneys before you hire them (validation)

(1.)  Besides your Juris Doctor (JD), do you have any other accreditations?  Specialized training?  Any that pertain to tax law?

(2.)  Are you admitted to the State Bar?

(3.)  What is your Better Business Bureau rating?

(4.)  Do you have any reviews or testimonials I can check out?

  • Asking the above questions should give you invaluable information about the attorney you are questioning.
  • Your tax matter is not to be taken lightly and neither should the task of hiring good representation.
  • Get free, no-obligation tax advice by contacting the attorneys at Ayar Law 800.571.7175

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1.)  Besides your Juris Doctor (JD), do you have any other accreditations? Specialized training? Any that pertain to tax law?

In addition to having their Juris Doctor (JD) degree, many tax attorneys also have an LLM or Master of Laws degree in taxation.  This is the highest degree of its kind.  Additionally, some tax attorneys may also have a background in accounting or even a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.

2.)  Are you admitted to the State Bar?

Licensed attorneys must have a JD degree from an accredited law school.  They must also be admitted to the State Bar.  This is especially important in the event that they need to represent you in a legal or criminal matter between you and the IRS.  As a side note, you, you may also want to check their standing with the State Bar Association on its website.

3.)  What is your Better Business Bureau rating?

This is one you should probably research on your own before even going to a consultation as it may save you time and energy.  But in the event that you forget to check, make sure to ask this question.  Any one with a good rating will be proud to tell you about it when you ask.  (Be sure to confirm what they say by checking online as well).  If they get shifty or evasive, take that as a glaring red flag.  You are trusting this person not only with your money and financial future, but also with sensitive information and your sense of peace.  You should settle for nothing less than the best.

4.)  Do you have any reviews or testimonials I can check out?

Again, this may be something you will want to research on your own prior to the initial consult.  Check Google reviews, Yelp, Facebook, the company website, etc.  This is one area where the more information you can glean, the better.  So it never hurts to ask to see some of their reviews and testimonials from past clients.

Conclusion

This final list of questions is aimed toward learning about your potential attorney’s validation(s).  Tax matters can be pretty severe – at the very least they are emotionally and financially draining – and you should not task just anyone with resolving them for you.  You should take great care to shop around and interview tax attorneys until you have found the one that makes you feel the most secure about your current state and financial future.

Contact an Attorney

If you are facing tax issues that need effective and creative solutions, contact the attorneys at Ayar Law.  We offer FREE, no-obligation tax advice.  We’d love to fight for you! 800.571.7175

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Executive Summary

  • Dealing with your tax issue(s) is stressful enough as it is.  The task of finding the right representation, however, doesn’t have to be.  Ask the following questions to better guide you on your quest to find the right tax resolution attorney.

Qs to ask prospective tax attorneys regarding their validation as attorneys:

1.)  Besides your Juris Doctor (JD), do you have any other accreditations? Specialized training? Any that pertain to tax law?

2.)  Are you admitted to the State Bar?

3.)  What is your Better Business Bureau rating?

4.)  Do you have any reviews or testimonials I can check out?

  • Contact the attorneys at Ayar Law for FREE, no-obligation tax advice at 800.571.7175

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Venar Ayar, Esq.

Venar Ayar, Esq.

Attorney-at-Law, Master of Laws in Taxation
Principal and founder, Ayar Law

Venar is an award-winning tax attorney ranked as a Top Lawyer in the field of Tax Law. Mr. Ayar has a Master of Laws in Taxation – the highest degree available in tax, held by only a small number of the country’s attorneys.