tax consultant liability: attorney for tax law in Munich

Liability of tax consultants

Tax consultants are not infallible either

The tax law in Germany is known to be one of the most complex and most comprehensive on this planet. In order not to get unloved mail from the tax office at some point, not only entrepreneurs and companies trust , but also increasingly private persons to the supportof a expert tax consultant or even a tax office. The goal of the clients is always the same. Within the scope of his activities, the tax advisor should ensure that all legal deadlines and obligations of the clients are met and at the same time provide comprehensive information and advice on savings potential and tax advantages. Cooperation with a tax advisor requires a high degree of trustin the expertise and quality of the advisor, especially against the background of thecomplexity of the subject matter as well as deep insights into thefinancial situation of companies and private individuals. But even the best tax office is not immune to making mistakes in the daily practice. mistakes, wrong advice or even unethical business practices repeatedly lead to significant disadvantages and consequences for the clients. However, tax advisors are also liable for their action or “non-action” and must pay for any damages incurred within the scope of tax advisor liability.

Our law firm Dr. Fiala from Munich advises and supports tax consultants and clients equally and assists in the clarification of liability cases. Below you will find more detailed information on the duties of your tax advisor. We would also be happy to advise you personally if you suspect a liability case and analyse your case professionally and competently.

The duties of a tax consultant in the context of tax consultant liability:

  • Your tax adviser is obliged to provide expert advice andcareful advice, even without being asked to do so
  • Your tax consultant is obliged to provide comprehensive information on all tax advantages and disadvantages
  • Your tax adviser undertakes to enforce all tax advantages on your behalf vis-à-vis the tax office
  • Your tax adviser is obliged to protect his clients from legal consequences and financial damage
  • Your tax adviser is obliged to state this in the case of incorrect advice and to inform his clients
  • Your tax consultant is obliged to observe all legal deadlines on your behalf and to provide comprehensive information

When is the tax consultant liable:

  • Obvious wrong advice
  • Failure to point out potential savings
  • Missed deadline
  • Incorrect or insufficient clarification of your facts
  • Lack of duty to inform
  • Insolvency delay

Tax consultant liability: How we support you in case of liability

  • Independent tax consultant audit your case
  • Independent tax audit of your case
  • negotiations with your supervising tax office and/or the professional liability insurance company
  • judicial enforcement of your claims in the event of failure to reach agreement
How we support tax consultants in liability cases:
  • We support you already in the run-up with the drafting of your consulting contracts
  • Independent tax audit of your case
  • negotiations with your supervising tax office and/or the professional liability insurance company
  • Representation of your case in court

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Dr. Johannes Fiala Dr. Johannes Fiala

Dr. Johannes Fiala has been working for more than 25 years as a lawyer and attorney with his own law firm in Munich. He is intensively involved in real estate, financial law, tax and insurance law. The numerous stages of his professional career enable him to provide his clients with comprehensive advice and to act as a lawyer in the event of disputes.
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