If you're ever involved in a criminal trial with the IRS, your accountant may be forced to testify against you. Only with an attorney do you have "Attorney-Client Privilege". In other words, your lawyer doesn't have to tell a criminal court anything that you've told them. An accountant has no such authority. If you have questions about how you should balance your books or interpret your company's financial records, and a whole host of other financial questions- a CPA is your best bet. But when you're talking about owing the IRS money and potentially getting hauled into court because of it- you're dealing in legal territory...you need the help of an attorney.
**Bryson Law Firm, LLC is a Louisiana law firm focusing 100% of our pratice on helping people & businesses solve their IRS & LA state tax problems.