Many of the questions about tax laws are too complex to research by yourself and if you find yourself on the wrong side of the IRS, you will need a competent tax lawyer to help you with your litigation. With the tax laws varying at the federal, state, county, and city level as well as other municipalities it's prudent to hire a tax law lawyer. They are trained to understand the administrative sections of the codes, regulations, codes, the procedures and the declarations published by the individual governmental authorities, as well as by federal decisions. In some, if not the majority, most laws are modeled after the federal law but this is not always the case so again, a tax law lawyer will be the one to find the laws that are most applicable to your case.
If you wish to try and to read the law for yourself a good place here to begin, it titles 26 of the code of the Federal code. It contains the foundation for the IRS. Tax laws can also be found by searching the internet and at your local library. Taxes affect us on a daily basis and it can be a challenge if you need to investigate a specific point with respect to the tax code it applies to.
One thing to keep in mind is that the law is constantly being updated either through new regulation or by new interpretation by a court of law. This information can be easily overlooked by a novice researcher. That is why it is a good idea to hire an experience tax attorney if your tax question is complicated.
Tax lawyers are typically Certified Public Accountants as well as holding a Masters in Laws of Taxation. They can work for the IRS, private firms, non-profit organizations or as a private entity. They have the ability to combine trial work, accounting and document preparation. Tax lawyers can also advise on a multitude of tax related issues such as estate and inheritance tax, taxed gifts, pensions, withholding and capital gains taxes just to name a few.
Even if you aren't embroiled in battle with the IRS, tax lawyers provide such services as helping clients incorporate old or new businesses in states such as Nevada or Maryland or they can also be of assistance in helping non-profit administrations successfully apply for tax-free status.