Tax Advisor


DEFINITION of 'Tax Advisor'

A financial expert with advanced training and knowledge of tax law. The services of a tax advisor are usually retained in order to minimize taxation while remaining compliant with the law in complicated financial situations. Tax advisors can include Certified Public Accounts, tax attorneys and financial advisors.


Tax advisors and preparers are regulated but not licensed by the Internal Revenue Service. Treasury Department Circular No. 230. Reg. 10.33(a) of the circular outlines the duties of tax advisors. There can be penalties and disciplinary action for failing to follow the standards outlined by the IRS.

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    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) frequently imposes interest and penalties due to the late filing of a tax return, underpayment ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. How long do I need to keep income tax records?

    Keep all tax-related records for at least three years. For example, keep your 2015 tax return, filed in early 2016, at the ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Are estate distributions taxable?

    In general, most estate distributions are not subject to income tax. In some cases, however, a distribution from an estate ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. Are Cafeteria plans taxable?

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