Tax Relief in Childersburg, Alabama

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"Tax relief" in Childersburg, Alabama can refer to a wide range of subjects. However, it almost exclusively refers to lowering the tax liability, either of an individual, or a group of individuals.

When a government official or politician talks about "tax relief," they are usually talking about a tax cut, which is a reduction in a specific tax rate.

But, many members of the general public, particularly in recent years, associate "tax relief" with businesses or individuals who claim they can lower your tax liability - usually advertising on the Internet or the radio. These advertisements often claim that they have experienced lawyers and negotiators who can help you get out of your duty to pay taxes. While many of these organizations are valid, and are actually interested in helping their clients, a significant percentage of "tax relief" organizations in Alabama are scams.

Tax Relief Scams in Childersburg, Alabama

Some con-artists in Childersburg, Alabama say that they have some exceptional technique that allows you to reduce the amount of taxes you're legally required to pay, or that they can erase any tax debt that you have incurred.

But you should beware: no honest tax relief business in Childersburg, Alabama will make such promises, because they know it's almost always impossible to deliver on them. Thankfully, there are several features you can look for to help you spot - and avoid - tax relief scammers.

One of the biggest warning signs that one should look for is an absolute promise that someone can eliminate your tax debt. This is simply not a promise that anyone can honestly make. While the IRS does have programs to assist people who are truly unable to pay their back taxes, through no fault of their own, they only apply in the most extreme cases, so the vast majority of taxpayers in Childersburg, Alabama don't qualify for them.

Furthermore, you should be wary of anyone promising tax relief, but demands payment immediately, before they actually do anything. Many scammers in Childersburg will convince their victims to pay them upfront, and then simply take the money and run. They may even make additional, illegal, charges to your credit card or bank account.

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How Can a Tax Relief Attorney in Childersburg, Alabama Help?

If you find that you are unable to pay your taxes, through no fault of your own, you may be tempted to answer an advertisement for a "tax relief" company. Before that, you should talk with a Childersburg, Alabama tax lawyer.

Your tax lawyer in Childersburg, Alabama will be able to give you real, useful advice about your tax situation. Just be ready: your tax attorney will give you honest advice, whether or not that's what you want to hear. Furthermore, in the unlikely event that a licensed tax attorney defrauds you (or attempts to defraud you), you will have significant legal recourse against that attorney through your state bar association.

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