Why Does Hiring an Attorney Put You on A Need to Know?

Why would hiring a tax attorney put you in the position of being on a need to know basis? Well the short answer is because it's the tax attorney’s job to be the go between, between you and the IRS. As soon as you hire a tax attorney it becomes that attorney's job to take the phone calls to handle the correspondence and to make sure that everything is handled in accordance with the IRS procedures and instructions. So, you should only need to know when the IRS needs information that can only come from you and that should come from your tax providers. So in a situation where you have hired a professional in many cases you should not need to deal with the IRS directly. And that's why you hired the professional so that they can do it for you.