If the other day I gave you my economic-administrative claim model , today we are going to talk about the #5 keys to being a tax lawyer PGDL.
A tax lawyer like me, above all, works to save you taxes and help you keep your money.
As a tax lawyer I protect your money and along the way I give you the appropriate legal strategy to save you more taxes and beat the Treasury inspection.
Because a tax lawyer is above all an expert in everything that leads or can lead to a tax settlement.
It is often believed that, to be a lawyer, prosecutor or not, the only thing you need to have is a degree in Law.
Without a doubt, it is a requirement and without a doubt it is also what enables you to become a lawyer. But that’s not enough.
Tax Lawyer: Knowledge of Law is like courage to a soldier, it is presupposed.
We are going to talk about “hard skills” and “soft skills” and the importance of each one depending on the context.
I explain to you . “Hard skills” are “hard skills” and “soft skills” are “soft skills.” Of the first we can say that they are those specific skills that allow us to carry out a certain task or job.
In this case, the “hard skills” to be a tax lawyer would be a bachelor’s degree in Law, a master’s degree in law, a specialty in economics and accounting, and speaking English .
But having the above—despite its importance—does not mean that you are capable of finding a solution to the specific case in the ocean of rules and jurisprudence.
Or that you know how to reach an agreement and make peace with the Treasury successfully , or that you know how to convince the Court that your client is right.
Or that you know how to make the best decision for your client and that while the procedure lasts, your client trusts you while waiting for the resolution.
On the contrary, “soft skills” have more to do with those attitudes and abilities to deal with everyday life, with personal and social skills.
It is about the skills that speak about us, our way of being, our way of relating. They are like the spine on which we must lean.
Whatever your professional field, you will have to trust them if you want to provide added value, if you want to differentiate yourself or if you want to grow , in this case, as a tax lawyer or directly, like me, be a tax lawyer.
The 5 keys to being a tax lawyer below:
Resilience is a word widely used in recent months — it has every chance of becoming one of the star terms of 2020.
This is mainly due to the pandemic, which has forced us to understand it and find in it the ability to adapt to changes and an unexpected and uncertain environment.
And, resilience is one of those “soft skills” or key ability to be a good tax lawyer .
Adaptability and resilience in a volatile, complex and new context in a sector like the legal sector – which is highly variable – becomes an essential requirement.
Being able to adapt or recover as soon as possible from a big change or difficult situation and come out stronger is a superpower that tax lawyers can develop and should possess.
By increasing their resilience, lawyers can optimize their performance, improve the client experience , and increase their own well-being.
It is a “soft skill” highly valued in the legal sector, where it is appreciated that the person contributes ideas and finds solutions where others are not able to see them in an innovative way.
Tax lawyers are needed to execute their functions and also to be able to provide strategies that help their clients save taxes.
And tax lawyers are also needed who can defend the client from the Treasury inspection with creativity to resolve conflicts or provide light at times when decisions must be made.
Emotional intelligence is that which allows us to control and express emotions, as well as manage relationships with others in an empathetic way.
The key for a tax lawyer to win or lose in a judicial context: emotional intelligence.
Being able to manage moments of stress in which we do not lose our way, situations in which we have to make a decision and be consistent, is essential for almost any lawyer, including a tax attorney.
A good tax lawyer must doubt what is constantly presented to him. He must not settle.
You must question what you see, analyze it and above all understand it.
It is important to have critical thinking to be able to evaluate with greater certainty and thus take into account all the factors that influence a case or client at an economic and fiscal level.
Someone like this will always have a more global vision.
And a person like this will be able to assimilate any situation that arises much more quickly and efficiently.
Whether it is a requirement from the Tax Agency or a Treasury inspection.
This is one of those skills that any lawyer is presupposed right off the bat.
It is taken for granted that a lawyer, whatever type he may be, will know how to express himself correctly and make his interlocutor understand his message.
The tax lawyer must use appropriate jargon , but communication skills go further, especially when dealing with the client.
The language should make the client feel comfortable and also allow them to understand their situation. The right communication skills have a lot to do with empathy.
Once all the “soft skills” necessary to be a good tax lawyer have been stated, I can only insist on their importance.