Today I had to advise a small business client – in the strongest and clearest words I could summon – that it was important for him to immediately write a $5,000 check to retain a tax lawyer. Yes, it is a lot of money. I agree that it is not fair that you have to do this. We agree that it is not right that IRS is treating you this way. But that’s not the point. This is not about being right or fair.
Right now this is only about preventing a little financial problem from becoming a huge financial problem. This is necessary when a tax situation gets ugly.