CPAs are great at accounting and even filing returns. But CPAs are not usually familiar with the ins and outs of the rules and procedures of representing taxpayers before the IRS. Additionally, CPAs have not been trained to interpret case law that decides what the tax law really means. And CPAs haven’t been trained to make legal arguments. For all of those reasons, a tax attorney is a better choice. For more on this topic see our page on the Tax Attorney Advantage.