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Tax Law in North Dakota

You can deal with the IRS, the North Dakota Office of the Tax Commissioner, and your local taxing authority alone or with the help of a North Dakota tax attorney. The choice is entirely yours and this article will help you either way.

We’ll explain:

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

A North Dakota Tax Lawyer Can Help with these Tax Problems

The following scenarios illustrate situations wherein a ND tax attorney can be helpful. However, please note that you need to consult with a tax lawyer to determine whether you have a case or not.

In general, tax attorneys can help in all tax matters such as filing taxes (both present and back), tax planning (including estate planning and business planning), IRS and ND Office of the State Tax Commissioner communications and negotiations, criminal defense (tax fraud and tax evasion), audits, self-audits, and the like.

  • George has seen some fishy business at the bank where he works. He needs legal advice to know how to handle what may be money laundering. He’s afraid that if he reports what he sees, he’ll be implicated.

  • Mary is setting up a business selling bells. She wants to create a tax efficient business and avoid waiving any red flags at the IRS. She seeks legal advice and solid tax planning.

  • Henry has been audited. He’s having nightmares of owing thousands of dollars and going to jail. He wants a tax attorney to handle all interactions with the IRS so he can relax – just a little.

  • Clarence is a counselor and professional guardian, who has been assessed a tax deficit of $5,000; he doesn’t understand why and needs a lawyer to interpret the communications from the IRS.

  • Violet needs to file back taxes for a few years and wants guidance dealing with both the IRS and the state of North Dakota.

A North Dakota Tax Attorney Handles These Kind of Taxes

ND tax lawyers handle both taxable events and tax matters in general.

  • Taxable events include earning income, investments earning income, owning real property, giving assets away, selling property, business activities, purchasing goods and services, using goods and services purchased elsewhere, and dying.
  • Tax matters include income taxes, capital gains taxes, self-employment taxes (Medicare taxes and social security taxes), withholding taxes, business related taxes, real estate taxes, gift taxes, sales and use taxes, and estate related taxes.

Where do I Find North Dakota and Federal Tax Laws?

If you’d like to review federal or state laws, these links will help:

How Do I Find Non-Legal Tax Help?

Good tax information is found here:IRS the North Dakota Office of the State Tax Commissioner websites. These sites have tax forms, tax rate charts, helpful tax information, and contact information.

How Do I Find Legal Tax Help?

If you decide that seeking legal counsel makes sense, you can find a North Dakota tax attorney by searching our free site,, or asking the bar association or a friend for a referral.

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