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Tax Law in Texas

The best advice anyone can give you is to take 2 aspirin and call a Texas tax attorney in the morning. Let someone else have the headache. If you are worried about back taxes, whether you’re paying the right amount of taxes, or if you’re being questioned by a taxing authority (such as the dreaded IRS), this article is for you.

We’ll explain:

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

A Texas Tax Lawyer Can Help with these Tax Problems

Many tax attorneys handle tax disputes (including criminal defense and litigation), back taxes, and tax planning. If you’re not sure a particular tax attorney would handle your tax matter, it’s okay to call and ask. There is no fee or commitment for an inquiry call.

A tax lawyer may handle:

  • Advanced Tax Planning including the Filing of a PLR (Private Letter Ruling)
  • Tax Controversies and Disputes
    • Litigation
    • Criminal Defense
      • Tax Evasion
      • Tax Fraud Charges
      • Innocent Spouse Rule
    • Wage Garnishment
    • Bank Account Garnishment
    • Tax Liens
    • Negotiating, Reducing, and Paying Tax Debt, including Tax Forgiveness and Payment Options
  • Income Tax Extensions (TXState Tax Income Tax Extension and Federal Tax Extension)
  • Filing Back Taxes

A Texas Tax Attorney Handles These Kind of Taxes

These are the types of taxes that, in general, tax attorneys handle: Transfer, Income, Business, and Sales and Use Taxes.

  • Transfer Taxes (involve the transfer of assets from one person to another)
    • Federal Estate Taxes
    • Federal Gift Taxes
    • Federal Generation Skipping Taxes
    • Realty Transfer Taxes
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Tax
  • Sales and Use Taxes (for purchases including,online purchases)
  • Income Taxes (Federal, State, and Local)
    • Personal Income Taxes
    • Business Income Taxes
    • Capital Gains Taxes
    • Investment Taxes
  • Business Taxes
    • Corporate Taxes
    • Income Taxes
    • Payroll(aka Withholding) Taxes
    • Social Security and Medicare Taxes (aka Self Employment Taxes)

Where do I Find Texas and Federal Tax Laws?

For those of you who would like to review Texas and federal tax laws, here are the important links. However, be sure you get legal advice so you know how the laws have been interpreted and applied.

How Do I Find Non-Legal Tax Help?

If you want educational information (as opposed to legal help) you can get non-legal tax help from the IRS the Texas Tax Department.

How Do I Find Legal Tax Help?

Only lawyers can provide legal help. To find a Texas tax attorney, search our site,, or ask the bar association or a friend for a referral.

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