In recent court cases, the the court has refused to protect an appraisal that a taxpayer, lawyer and accountant were trying to withhold from the IRS.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
Forbes recently shared that accountants do have tax preparation privilege but that does not apply to criminal tax cases. A tax lawyer can hire an accountant allowing attorney-client privilege to the accountant's work but recent IRS lawsuits are overturning this.
Courts can refuse to protect an appraisal that a taxpayer, lawyer and accountant were trying to withhold from the IRS. Courts can also force disclosure of discussions between the lawyer and accountant.
Attorney-client privilege is not often tested, and cases in which they are are often consistent in the fact that formalities of meetings and paperwork are not observed. Documenting everything on paperwork is an essential part of doing business to prevent the IRS from obtaining tax records from lawyers or accountants.
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