I have had people come up to me and ask whether my firm offers tax representation services. I always wind up explaining the difference between what we do and tax representation.
A tax representation company works with international organizations based in a tax jurisdiction different from the country of domicile. Say your U.S.-based company sets up an office in the Netherlands. The authorities in your new abode will need you to follow their VAT regulations. A tax representative is there to ensure compliance.
Roles of A Tax Representative
The representative is the primary link between your foreign company and the country’s tax administration. They will:
Register the company for VAT.
Process all supporting documents required by the tax authorities.
Handle the company’s VAT refund claims.
Advise the company during tax audits.
Roles Of A Tax Law Firm
A tax attorney comes in when you encounter a tax problem, from failing to file your returns to tax fraud investigation. In some instances, a tax attorney will help you file your returns especially if you are unsure of how to itemize your deductions.
Say you omitted some information when filing your taxes, and now the IRS has informed you of a tax audit. You will need a tax relief lawyer such as myself who understands the complicated tax code used by the IRS.
In the event of tax fraud investigation, I will interrogate the IRS’s evidence to see whether you are in the wrong. Other tax problems that we solve include tax debt in the form of accumulated interest and penalties.
The roles of a tax law firm include:
Communication with the IRS on behalf of your company.
Filing tax-related appeals.
Identifying tax credits beneficial to your company.
Representing your organization in tax-related hearings.
If you are in Tampa and struggling with any tax problem, do not hesitate to talk to us.