Business tax is tax paid by individuals who run businesses and business organizations. Business tax attorneys guide businesses through the intricacies of tax planning and act as advisors and negotiators in case the government contests taxation claims. Their guidance will help minimize tax liabilities, helps maximize profits through the business, avoid possible tax avoidance investigation by the government, and make expert counsel available in case of litigation.
US tax laws are extremely complicated due to a bewildering range of tax laws relating to sales tax, employment tax, property tax, international business tax, and local and federal tax laws. It is in the interests of those starting a business to retain a competent tax attorney who will advise on the best way to structure the business in order to take advantage of exemptions and rebates under tax laws without getting into legal hassles with tax departments. Even established businesses need to consult business tax attorneys in order to restructure their businesses in a way that maximizes business and minimizes tax.
Business tax attorneys will guide you or your organization through the nitty-gritty of tax planning for business contracts, acquisitions, mergers, ownership, joint ventures, overseas investment, divestiture, and lease agreements.
In the case of audits by the IRS, business tax attorneys are able to reach out of court settlements with the authorities on behalf of their clients. If the tax authorities decide to go ahead and take proceedings, then a business tax attorney will represent her client in these cases. A competent attorney can get a beneficial arrangement for her client.
Business tax attorneys should be selected on the basis of their areas of expertise. The attorney should have experience in representing businesses and should be able to interact with company management, employees, and financial planners, and have sound knowledge of federal and local tax laws.