Nicholas Evan Hakun (Temple & Georgetown), Should My Lawyer Do My Taxes? Income Tax Preparation, Accounting Services, and the Scope of the Attorney-Client Privilege, 72 Tax Law. 639 (2019):
This Comment seeks to explore the contours of the attorney-client privilege and its intersection with the tax laws. The courts conflict and do not provide a clear answer. Congress’s attempts to legislate a solution fall short. This leaves the taxpayer at the whim of the IRS or other prosecuting authority.
So, the inevitable question arises: is there (or should there be) a benefit to having a lawyer do your taxes?