I am a tax and bankruptcy attorney. I help people with IRS and Washington State tax... more
I am a tax and bankruptcy attorney. I help people with IRS and Washington State tax issues. I also practice consumer bankruptcy - chapters 7 and 13. I have successfully represented close to 3000 people and small businesses with tax and bankruptcy problems.
I became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1979. I practiced tax as a lawyer/... more
I became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1979. I practiced tax as a lawyer/CPA from 1982 through 2004. My law firm, Richard C. Miller, PS, opened for business in 1994. After 2004 (when I retired from public accounting) I have continued my work as a tax attorney. I can look at your case from the perspective of both a lawyer and an accountant. I understand business operations. I understand... view profile
Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.