Our Experienced Fairfax, VA Tax Attorneys
We Can Help With IRS Criminal Investigations
Tax laws can be complicated and challenging to discern – as anyone who has ever dealt with an audit can tell you. Burton J. Haynes, P.C. Attorneys at Law is a reputable and highly-experienced tax attorney law firm based in Fairfax, VA. We have over 30 years of experience working with clients in a broad spectrum of areas, including payroll and property taxes, criminal complaints, and employment taxes. Our legal team works tirelessly on your behalf, ensuring you get the best possible outcome regarding your case.
When Do I Need a Tax Attorney?
There are many reasons to hire Burton J. Haynes, P.C. Attorneys at Law’s tax attorneys. In some cases, you might require our assistance during a criminal complaint. In other cases, we can help you navigate the complicated tax structure to ensure you get the best returns on your income. There are several common reasons for seeking an experienced tax attorney, including:
- Federal authorities have charged you with tax fraud – or tax evasion.
- The IRS issued a summons on your bank for official tax records and additional documents.
- You’re facing an official tax audit.
- You owe a considerable sum to the IRS and require assistance in acquiring debt relief.
- You have unreported offshore bank accounts or accounts located globally.
- You haven’t filed a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) with the IRS.
- The IRS classifies workers as employees, but you pay them as independent contractors.
I Received an Audit Letter from the IRS. What now?
First, don’t panic. Second, contact Burton J. Haynes, P.C. Attorneys at Law immediately. We’ll meet with you and let you know the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Make sure to pay attention to the deadlines laid out in the letter. Audits aren’t as scary as you think, but they do require your undivided and urgent attention. Most importantly, do not, under any circumstances, contact the IRS. They can treat anything you say as an admission in your case. Talking to our tax attorneys is your best bet.
I Want to Avoid an Audit. How Do I Pay Back Taxes?
We highly recommend swift action when looking to avoid a tax audit. The IRS can instigate an audit at any time. At this point, the stakes rise dramatically. Instead, pay as much of your back taxes as you can. We can help. It can be challenging to complete the process when you’re filing several years of returns at once, and our attorneys can help simplify the process. Paying your back taxes is a responsible choice that can avoid considerable headaches down the road. We want to help you do so.
Why Should I Hire a Lawyer Over an Accountant?
There are several advantages associated with opting for one of our tax attorneys when involved with a legal issue surrounding your taxes. For instance, any statement you give to us is protected by the attorney-client privilege. The same can’t be said for an accountant. We offer additional benefits, as well. Our team is well-versed in tax law and knows all the loopholes and how to use them to our clients’ advantage. And most importantly, we can defend you vigorously during criminal complaints because of our experienced criminal tax attorneys. Accountants are great for planning for retirement, but you should never trust one with your legal issues.
Won’t the IRS Be Defensive If I Hire Attorney?
Not usually. In many cases, IRS agents prefer situations where the subject of the complaint or audit has hired an attorney. Why? Agents often spend too much of their time explaining the nuts and bolts of tax law to un-represented individuals – something they don’t have to do with us. However, if you have spoken with an agent and they said, implied, or intimated things would be worse if you hire an agent, we cannot emphasize enough how essential our services are in this scenario. Tax law states that IRS agents must stop communicating with you if you hire a tax attorney, and talking you out of hiring one is against the law.
Can the IRS Garnish My Wages to Secure Payment?
They can. All the IRS has to do to begin garnishing wages – taking them straight from your account – is file a levy on your bank. Once they do so, they can seize the entire account up to the amount you owe in unpaid taxes. In this case, you would have up to 21 days to obtain a release of levy. That’s why it’s essential to find a way out of tax troubles before the IRS feels the need to garnish wages. But if they do, we can help secure the release of levy and design a plan out of your trouble.
Contact Us Today to Schedule a Consultation
At Burton J. Haynes, P.C. Attorneys at Law, we have the experience required to help our clients out of a variety of tax-related problems. When you’re looking to proactively pay years of back taxes or you’re under investigation for failure to pay, our team can help. We have years of experience using our legal knowledge to protect our clients and bring their cases to satisfactory conclusions. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Why Choose Us?
- Our experience. We have represented hundreds of clients since 1981.
- We're local, in Northern Virginia and licensed in MD, VA and DC.
- B.J. Haynes' unique background as IRS Special Agent.