Cost of Hiring a Tax Attorney for Representation Before the IRS and State Taxing Authorities | Genesis Tax Consultants, LLC
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Cost of Representation before the IRS and State taxing authorities | Genesis Tax Consultants, LLC 

 

Representation Before the Internal Revenue Service & State

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cost of representation before the irs & state

 

 

Types of irs represenation Fees:

Licensed tax professionals generally charge either an hourly rate or a flat fee for their services.

  • Hourly Rate: The majority of power of attorney's charge by the hour. Every power of attorney will charge a different hourly rate, but most rates are between $200 to $400 per hour. Highly experienced attorneys or attorneys working in big firms in large cities can charge more than $1,000 per hour. We charge $150, a very fair price.
  • Flat Fees: The other options is a“flat fee,” which is a one-time charge regardless of how many hours the representative spends on your case.  Flat fees are generally only used on simple or routine matters.

Which one is better? There are benefits and drawbacks to both of these fee types. An hourly rate is attractive because you don’t run the risk of overpaying if the attorney is able to resolve your case quickly or with very little work. On the other hand, you bear the risk of higher legal fees if the opposite occurs and your case takes more time to resolve than originally expected. This is one reason why most consumers prefer a flat fee arrangement, which allows them to lock in the cost of hiring an representative.

At the end of the day, you might not have much choice. Generally, representatives charge by the hour unless the case is very routine or simple. Feel free to request a flat fee, but the representative might not be willing to take the risk of having to perform extra work if something unexpected happens in your case.

Typical Cost of Hiring a Tax Attorney

Here’s a very simple breakdown of the average prices that representative charge for common tax services (whether hourly or as a flat fee):

Representation fees are $150 per hour (which is significantly less than others providing the same service and unlike those other "tax resolution" companies I do not double bill).  How much total is hard to say as the fluidity of each case is unique. Like picking up a rock and not knowing what critters are living underneath, a tax debt case can either be clean and straight forward or have many critters that need need to exterminated; no one can tell you for certain what the flow of the case will be until they start working it therefore, after letting me know what is going on in your case (i.e. is there an outstanding levy, are there unfiled tax returns, are you or your business current, how many years are we dealing with, etc.) I will provide you with a bid based on which resolution option we pursue (Offer in Compromise, Payment Plan, Penalty Abatement, etc.). 

Representation fees are $150 per hour (which is significantly less than others providing the same service and unlike those other "tax resolution" companies I do not double bill).  How much total is hard to say as the fluidity of each case is unique. Like picking up a rock and not knowing what critters are living underneath, a tax debt case can either be clean and straight forward or have many critters that need need to exterminated; no one can tell you for certain what the flow of the case will be until they start working it therefore, after letting me know what is going on in your case (i.e. is there an outstanding levy, are there unfiled tax returns, are you or your business current, how many years are we dealing with, etc.) I will provide you with a bid based on which resolution option we pursue (Offer in Compromise, Payment Plan, Penalty Abatement, etc.). 


 
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