There are times where you may need to have someone represent you when speaking to the IRS. A tax counsel is a perfect choice for you in such situations.
If you decide that this is the route you want to take, the first thing to do is give them a power of attorney. Doing this gives them the legal authority to speak on your behalf. A tax counsel can help filter what you want to say to the IRS so that it is in the best possible light.
By nature, ordinary citizens will share everything with the IRS. However, many times this inadvertently ends up working against you. Your counsel will know what to say and how to best say it so that they protect you where necessary.
Another reason why you need to let a tax counsel speak on your behalf is that they understand the legal rights you have as a taxpayer. For example, the IRS will say that it must speak with you directly. There is no law that requires you to meet the IRS in person when you sign over power of attorney. The IRS’ internal manual instructs officers to try their best to meet with you, but that is about it. If you do not have a tax counsel representing you, you would likely not be aware of this. As a result, you would end up meeting with the IRS and potentially making your case worse. A tax counsel, on the other hand, has in-depth knowledge of all your rights and will guide you to protect your interests.