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Tax Law in Kentucky

The IRS and the Kentucky Department of Revenue (as well as your local taxing authority) are all staffed by trained professionals who deal with taxes every day. If you’re like most Kentucky residents, you don’t have a working knowledge of tax issues and you’d benefit from being represented by a Kentucky tax attorney.

To help you deal with your tax challenges, we’ll explain:

  • When a KY tax lawyer can help you
  • The types of taxes a KY tax attorney deals with
  • How to find free non-legal tax help
  • How to find legal tax help

A Kentucky Tax Lawyer Can Help with these Tax Problems

Your next step is to contact a Kentucky tax attorney and ask if he or she can help you. Here are some examples where a lawyer would be helpful.

  • Gilligan’s bungalow was reassessed and his real estate taxes have increased by 20%. He thinks the department of real estate has been an error and wants a lawyer to handle the appeal process.

  • The IRS is auditing the Skipper for 2010. He’s worried and wants help because the audit for 2009 turned resulted in a $20,000 tax bill.

  • MaryAnn owns a horsefarm. She raises thoroughbreds for the Kentucky Derby and takes in rescued horses. The Kentucky Department of Revenue is confused as to what part of her business is for profit and which part is charitable. Mary Ann is confused as well and wants help dealing with the Department of Revenue.

  • Ginger sells evening gowns on EBay and hasn’t been claiming her EBay income. She needs help filing back taxes and dealing with the IRS.

  • Thurston wants to reduce his annual income tax bill and needs good legal advice.

  • Lovey’s brother-in-law has always been swimming in cash. The government has contacted her to help with an investigation. She doesn’t know what to do and she’s been in business with him.

  • The Professor wants to negotiate a deal with the Kentucky Department of Revenue. They say he owes $23,000 in back taxes; he doesn’t believe it.

A Kentucky Tax Attorney Handles These Kind of Taxes

Tax lawyers represent Kentucky residents in tax matters including:

  • INCOME TAX – capital gains – self-employment – withholding – Medicare – Social Security – income taxes – business income taxes.
  • PROPERTY TAX – real estate taxes.
  • TRANSFER TAX – gift – mergers and acquisition – estate taxes.
  • SALES TAX and USE TAXES – purchase and use taxes.
  • DEATH TAX – federal estate and generation skipping taxes.

Where do I Find Kentucky and Federal Tax Laws?

If you want to have a go at analyzing the law yourself, here are the links to tax laws. However, to learn how the tax law applies to your individual case, consult with a qualified Kentucky tax attorney.

How Do I Find Non-Legal Tax Help?

For do-it-yourselfers, use the IRS and the Kentucky Department of Revenue websites for non-legal tax help. The websites are very helpful and have tax information, forms, rates, and the like. But for legal advice, you need an attorney.

How Do I Find Legal Tax Help?

You likely need and deserve to have a professional in your corner. To find a Kentucky tax attorney, search our free site,, or ask the bar association or a friend for a referral.

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