Just because you owe back taxes doesn’t mean you need a tax attorney. The same is true for hiring an accountant to resolve your tax debt. The professional to choose when looking to resolve your tax debt issues should primarily focus in tax resolution.
If you owe the IRS back taxes, it’s best to have the right tax relief firm representing you for the best possible result. Don’t try to face the most brutal collection agency on the planet alone. You’ll be sorry you did.
Note: If you already have a tax problem and owe more than $15k to the IRS or state but can’t pay in full, contact our firm today. We help people find tax relief, file years of unfiled tax returns, and sometimes settle their tax debt for a fraction of what’s owed.
What Should I Do?
Settling an IRS tax debt can be a very stressful task. Finding the right help can be just as daunting. Tax resolution is a niche area of tax practice. The right professional who is engaged to resolve your income tax debt should have specialized knowledge and training in tax collection rules and regulations, as well as an appreciation of those charged to collect them. There is both science and an art to resolving income tax debt matters. Consumers should be informed of what to look for when seeking help.
Tax resolution firms spend a lot of money getting your attention, claiming they can drastically reduce or even eliminate your tax debt by applying for legitimate IRS hardship programs. The truth is, most people don’t qualify for these programs. As a result, these companies are unable to resolve the tax debtor’s problem and, very often don’t even correctly complete the required paperwork for the programs the IRS offers. It leaves taxpayers still in tax debt and, to add insult to injury, they don’t provide refunds for work not completed.
The three professions that are allowed to represent taxpayers before the IRS are CPA’s, licensed attorneys and Enrolled Agents. Each designation carries with it its own licensing/certification requirements. However, not all CPA’s, licensed attorneys and/or Enrolled Agents are created equally. You wouldn’t hire a trust and estate attorney to defend you in criminal court, similarly you shouldn’t hire any CPA, attorney and/or Enrolled Agent to solve your income tax debts.
Obtaining certification as a tax resolution specialist requires the applicant to meet certain educational, experience and character requirements. They must also pass a very rigorous examination, demonstrate their expertise in tax resolution and adhere to a Code of Professional Ethics.
OWE BACK TAXES?
It’s important to note that only experienced firms like ours are able to handle tax debt cases since negotiating with the IRS requires specialized skills that often fall outside of the scope of most conventional firms.
Our firm specializes in tax problem resolution. We serve clients virtually so don’t hesitate to reach out. If you want an expert tax resolution specialist who knows how to navigate the IRS maze, reach out to our firm and we’ll schedule a no-obligation confidential tax consultation to explain your options to permanently resolve your tax problem.