3. Will the IRS agent be angry if I hire a tax lawyer?

While you may be concerned that hiring a tax lawyer will make you look suspicious, almost without exception IRS agents welcome the involvement of a knowledgeable tax lawyer because they do not have to spend as much time explaining the basics and they are trained to organize your file and responses. Many agents expect a tax lawyer’s involvement if the case is complicated or involves a lot of money. Tax law requires an agent to stop an interview if you say you want to consult with a tax lawyer.