Tax attorneys help their clients with all aspects of taxation. Most often, tax attorneys help clients identify ways to minimize their taxable income while still achieving their financial and business goals, or advise them on the tax consequences of a financial change. While most people don’t need an attorney to do their taxes, some tax attorneys do this work for large companies or high-net-worth individuals. And some tax attorneys specialize in defending people accused of tax crimes, which are serious federal crimes that carry prison time. If you’re facing a tax-related criminal charge, you should talk to an experienced tax attorney right away.