Tax Law in Utah

If you are facing the IRS, the Utah State Tax Commission, or your local taxing authority, it's in your best interests to be represented by a Utah tax attorney. However, this article will not only show you how to find a tax lawyer, we'll explain:

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

A Utah Tax Lawyer Can Help with these Tax Problems

Are you having a tax problem similar to any of these scenarios?

  • Cliff's medical practice is being audited by the IRS, his bookkeeper has moved to Bolivia, and he doesn't want to go through the audit alone.
  • Clair just found out her divorce client owes $56,000 in back taxes. She needs to find a tax attorney for her client.
  • The Utah State Tax Commission is taking Sondra to court. Yikes!
  • Denise's husband, Martin, has just been arrested for tax fraud. They need legal representation.
  • Vanessa is facing tax evasion charges for failing to pay taxes - and she needs a strong legal defense.
  • Rudy needs help dealing with the IRS, the Utah State Tax Commission, and filing back tax returns.
  • The ohas been assessed stiff penalties for unpaid taxes and he wants to know how to handle the situation. Can he negotiate? Is there a tax forgiveness program? What about abatement? Is jail a possibility?

An Utah Tax Attorney Handles These Kind of Taxes

Tax lawyers handle:

  • Negotiations with the IRS and the DFA
  • Tax fraud and tax evasioncriminal defense cases
  • Tax planning
  • Tax return preparation
  • IRS and DFA audits
  • Tax court cases
  • Private letter rulings (PLRs)
  • All interactions with the IRS, the DFA, and local taxing authorities

Tax lawyers work with these taxes:

  • Personal income taxes
  • Business related taxes
  • Capital gains taxes (short term and long term)
  • Payroll taxes
  • Self-employment(Medicare and Social Security)
  • Real estate taxes
  • Federal gift taxes
  • Mergers & acquisition taxes
  • Sales and use taxes
  • Federal estate state taxes
  • Generation skipping taxes

Where do I Find Utah and Federal Tax Laws?

For those of you who like lots of information to peruse:

  • Federal Tax Laws -Federal Tax Code, Regulations, and Guidance
  • Utah State Tax Laws- The Utah Code
    • Examples of Utah taxes:
      • Utah income tax is graduated, topping out at 7% for income over $32,600.
      • The state base sales tax in Utah is 6%; however, counties and towns can add an additional sales tax. For example, Fayetteville sales taxes are 9.25%.
      • There is no inheritance tax or estate tax in Utah. Note that federal estate taxes may apply for larger estates, but there is not state estate tax.
  • Your Local Tax Laws - Google your own county and township (city, town, borough, village, etc.) tax laws.

How Do I Find Non-Legal Tax Help?

Here's lots more important tax information for you. the IRS and the Department of Finance and Administration websites are a great source of tax forms, tax rates, tax laws, and explanations.

How Do I Find Legal Tax Help?

For this article's grand finale:To find a Utah tax attorney, search our free site,, or ask the bar association or a friend for a referral.

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