IRS Tax Relief Attorney
410 Ware Blvd #821, Tampa, FL 33619
Attorney-Client Privilege

Attorney-Client Privilege

How Safe Is My Information?

One of the many vital reasons for retaining a proven Tampa IRS tax relief lawyer is that your tax statements and records will be protected from IRS scrutiny. This is not true for accountants and other "tax practitioners" (enrolled agents).

In order for any tax problem to be successfully resolved, you should be able to communicate freely and supply all needed documentation to your tax professional. If you are trying to survive an IRS tax audit, need tax fraud defense, have been charged any type of tax crime or just need help with a tax situation such as a past due return, you want to feel safe in supplying a professional with your tax information.

When an accountant, tax attorney or an enrolled agent is summoned to produce information to the IRS, this call cannot be ignored. Your tax attorney can, per the law, refuse to comply with the summons, citing the attorney-client privilege. Accountants and enrolled agents are not, however, afforded this privilege and must comply and your records can become open to the IRS. We urge you to see Attorney Brian Loughrin from our offices to understand how the attorney-client privilege can be utilized in your case.

IRS Investigations

According to the tax court, communications between your tax attorney and accountant will not be protected by the attorney-client privilege, if the accountant is your primary representative in an audit. If, though, your attorney is the primary representative and the accountant is retained to assist the attorney, then the attorney-client privilege pertains.

Your records and statements will not be protected if the IRS is conducting any sort of criminal investigation and an accountant or enrolled agent is used as your primary representative. In some cases, they may actually have to testify against you if they have been subpoenaed. They may also have to provide the IRS with your confidential tax information.

When faced with any type of tax situation, especially when there is a sign you are being investigated by the IRS for criminal acts, the best solution is to quickly retain a hard-hitting tax relief attorney to work on your behalf.

Want to keep your tax information protected? Find out how by contacting a Tampa IRS tax relief attorney .

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  • “Brian was able to guide me through a very difficult situation, handle all my problems with the IRS and and answers all questions and concerns.”

    - FH
  • “I am VERY satisfied with the job Brian did and would recommend him to ANYONE with IRS problems.”

    - Gerald McCoy
  • “We are extremely grateful and so happy that we chose him to represent us. We now consider Brian a good friend.”

    - Joe and Michele
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    Brian T. Loughrin

    Tax Relief Lawyer

    Brian Loughrin is an experienced and knowledgeable tax attorney* who has represented clients for nearly 20+ years. His particular expertise in the area of IRS tax law coupled with his unique dedication to his clients' property rights have enabled him to secure successful results in numerous cases. His admission before the United States Tax Court (and US Supreme Court) allows him to see your tax matter thru to the highest levels as may be necessary. No matter the particular circumstances of your ...
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    Enrolled Agent

    As an Enrolled Agent, Shelley is federally authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS for tax issues including audits, collections, and appeals. An Enrolled Agent status is the highest credential awarded by the IRS and is recognized in all 50 U.S. states. Shelley also has a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!). Shelley says the transition from healthcare to tax controversy was a natural one as both rely heavily on helping people. In her ...

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