A tax attorney is a specialty group of attorneys that specialize in tax law. These specialists are by far some of the most highly educated group of attorneys due to the many different city, county, and state taxation laws that apply across the United States. These taxation laws also change constantly (some on a yearly basis) so handling anything more advanced than paying your basic income tax without professional advice is something that you should not take lightly. Tax attorneys are also instrumental in pulling together tax relief plans. Tax relief is fairly new concept which remains to this day a fairly unknown concept. Tax relief is the process by which one can have portions of their debts—especially, as the name implies, federal taxes with the United States’ Internal Revenue Service (IRS)—forgiven through a compromise.