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IRS Tax Attorney in Arizona: When should I consult with an attorney?

When should I consult with a Tax Attorney?  IRS help from Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.

Here is a summary of when using an IRS Tax Attorney in Arizona is needed:

  • If you want to bring suit against the IRS—In 40+ years we have never seen this happen.
  • If you want to challenge an IRS ruling before the US Tax Court—In 40+ years we have never seen a situation that warranted this type of action.
  • If you are under criminal investigation by the IRS.  This is one situation where you need to use a tax attorney who specializes in criminal cases before the IRS.—We have referred less than 7 clients in 40+ years to an attorney for criminal representation.
  • If you have committed tax fraud and need to have the protection of attorney client privileges.

Probably the most important consideration is to make sure you are actually using a Tax Attorney, not an attorney that has decided to do some tax work.  A legitimate IRS Tax Attorney in Arizona is certified in the specialization of tax representation.

Secondly, try to get a referral from someone who does regular tax representation work for an attorney.  Your chances of getting the right attorney are much better with a referral than choosing an attorney with the highest “yellow page” ad.

Scott Allen E. A. – Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.

Again, the majority of IRS cases do not need a tax attorney. Because that is the case you should consider Scott Allen EA (an Enrolled Agent) of Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. His firm has been representing taxpayers for over 40 years.  Below is an example of a client who thought he needed to hire an expensive IRS tax attorney in Arizona because he owed the IRS nearly $200,000 in back taxes. Instead, Scott was able to get him on the right side of the IRS and negotiate an aggressive payment plan with them. Every case has different results but what Scott Allen EA can promise is that if you are a payment plan candidate he will negotiate the best terms the law allows.

IRS Tax Attorney in Arizona

IRS Tax Attorney in Arizona:  When should I consult with an attorney?

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Tax Debt Advisors resolves IRS Wage Garnishments in Scottsdale Arizona

Stop IRS Wage Garnishments

Even though taxpayers have not filed all their returns or are aware that they owe the IRS, there they are shocked when their employer notifies them that their wages are being garnished by the IRS.  Clients ask us how much the IRS can take from their pay.  The amount varies depending on a number of factors but whether it is 60% or 80% isn’t that too much? Not being able to pay your rent or car payment can be overwhelming when you know that you are going to miss that payment unless you take quick action.
Scott Allen E.A. of Tax Debt Advisors has the expertise to get your IRS wage garnishments in Scottsdale Arizona released as quickly as the law allows.  Depending on your circumstances, there can be returns to file and financial information to be disclosed before a release will be granted.  Call Tax Debt Advisors today for a free initial consultation at 480-926-9300.

See an example below of what Tax Debt Advisors was able to do for their client Jeremy to stop IRS wage garnishments in Scottsdale Arizona. Its always best to reach out to the IRS before they reach out to you. When they do it will not be a friendly reminder warning. It usually comes in the form of an intent to levy or garnishment letter.

IRS Wage Garnishments in Scottsdale Arizona

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Call Scott Allen E.A. if the IRS Has Garnished Your Gilbert Arizona Pay Check

Gilbert AZ Levy Release

Wow, this can be the wakeup call of a lifetime when your paycheck is taken by the IRS.  Before the IRS will grant a Gilbert AZ levy release of your paycheck, you have to have filed all back tax returns and entered into a settlement option.  This process can take a few days, so contacting Scott Allen E.A. a day or two before your next paycheck is to be garnished by the IRS may be too late to save that paycheck.  Once you have a problem with the IRS, taxpayers need to make good use of their time.  Every day counts and that is why you need the services of an IRS resolution professional with specific expertise to get a quick and proper settlement with the IRS.

Scott Allen has the ability to work as quickly towards getting a settlement as anyone.  He knows all the options that are available and will provide each one for you to decide which works best with your financial situation.  Contact Scott Allen E.A. at 480-926-9300 as soon as your wages are levied.  You will know before you leave your first appointment with Scott that you have selected the right person to help you with the IRS.

Your Gilbert Arizona IRS Representation Professional

See a recent Gilbert AZ levy release by viewing the letter below. Scott Allen EA negotiated all the taxpayers IRS debts into one low $80 per month payment plan. The majority of the debt will expire in two years as well. Not a bad deal!

Gilbert AZ levy release

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Call Tax Debt Advisors if you receive a Tempe AZ IRS Notice of Intent to Levy

Tempe AZ IRS Notice of Intent to Levy

This notice from the IRS is warning you that they intend to levy your bank accounts or wages or both.  The IRS is required to notify you before they take action.  The IRS hopes that you will resolve your IRS debt or enter into a settlement before they take levy action.  The IRS does not want to anger taxpayers but in really they are professional bill collectors.  Tax Debt Advisors has help employees from many companies in Arizona including Wells Fargo Bank, Apollo Group and public employees such as Maricopa County and Arizona State University.

The IRS notice gives you 30 days before the IRS takes action.  If you have a P. O. Box and only check your mail once a week or longer and have a Tempe AZ IRS problem, you are limiting the time you or your IRS representative has to take action.  The most common settlement option is an IRS installment arrangement.  Scott Allen E.A. of Tax Debt Advisors has negotiated many payment plans that allow his clients to pay their necessary living expenses and still satisfy the demands of the IRS.  Tax Debt Advisors offers a free consultation and can be reached at 480-926-9300.

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Avoid a Tempe AZ IRS notice of intent to levy by successfully negotiating a settlement with the IRS like Scott Allen EA did for his client Christopher.  See the approved agreement below. By lumping all four tax years into one low monthly payment plan of $561 the IRS will leave him alone otherwise.

Tempe AZ IRS Notice of Intent to Levy

 

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Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.—How do I file tax returns when I have lost my records?

File tax returns in Chandler AZ

It is not uncommon for Chandler AZ clients who have not filed for several years to have lost records due to moving, or a flood or a break in, or other reasons.  All is not lost if you have lost your records.  Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. (near Chandler AZ) will be able to get all of your records that have been reported to the IRS.  Once you know your income items then you have a good idea of where to start with your deductions.  Some deductions such as home mortgage interest deductions are reported to the IRS.  Bank records can be searched on line or ordered if necessary.  Many deductions can be substantiated as a natural cost of doing business—i.e. fuel if you are a truck driver.

If you have tax returns from prior years that need to be filed and your records are lost or incomplete, you need professional assistance from Scott Allen E.A. of Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.  Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. offers a free consultation and can be reached at 480-926-9300. Often times it is best to not fight the IRS alone and to go in with proper experienced representation.

Melissa is someone who hired Scott as her Power of Attorney to file her tax returns in Chandler AZ. A few of her tax years were already filed but were filed incorrectly misreporting income. Because of this error, the IRS initiated an audit and assessed her over $10,000 in additional taxes owed. Scott Allen E.A. was able to research the matter and advised her of preparing an amended tax return in protest to what the IRS did.  They did just that and as you can see from the approval notice below that it reduced what she owes the IRS by $5,000. After getting this all corrected for her they are now negotiating her IRS debt into one low payment plan settlement.

Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. – file tax returns

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Do I need an Arizona IRS Tax Attorney to file back tax returns?

No, filing delinquent tax returns is not a legal matter and shouldn’t require hiring an Arizona IRS Tax Attorney.  Consider Hiring Scott Allen E.A. instead. However, you should be aware of some of the negative consequences of filing back tax returns:

  • After three years past the due date, if you have a refund, it is lost and cannot be applied towards any balances due.
  • The IRS has a 10 year statute of limitations in which to collect on assessed taxes.  However, the statute does not start until your returns have been filed and assessed.
  • If you refuse to file back tax returns there can be legal consequences—but even an Arizona IRS Tax Attorney is not going to be able to get the IRS to agree to not filing a back tax return.
  • If you have not filed for a few years the IRS will file a Substitute for Return (SFR) which is prepared in the most negative way possible.  If this has already occurred, it can be corrected by filing a correct return at the Service Center that prepared the SFR.
  • The longer you wait to file a delinquent return the more penalties and interest will be added to the tax due.  If you have a refund, there will be no penalties or interest added.
  • You cannot qualify for any IRS settlement programs until you are in compliance with filing all of your back tax returns.

Scott Allen E.A. can be reached for a free consultation to discuss filing your back tax returns at 480-926-9300.  Scott has filed many SFR protests that have reduced the tax liability as well as the interest and penalties. He will make today a great day for you.

Below is a recent example of Scott Allen E.A. properly representing a taxpayer. Kathleen was several years behind on her taxes and Scott was able to assist in her getting those returns prepared and all caught up. Once she was filing compliant a payment plan negotiation took place. Her $100,000+ IRS debt was settled into one low monthly payment plan of $508 per month. How about that!

Arizona IRS Tax Attorney

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Scott Allen EA if you cannot afford your IRS Payment Plan GIlbert

Need to revise your IRS Payment Plan Gilbert?

If you have a payment plan with the IRS that you no longer can afford, call Scott Allen EA of Gilbert AZ to see what your options are.  If your financial condition has worsened since you entered into your IRS payment plan Gilbert, Scott can renegotiate a lower payment plan.  In addition, Scott will verify if you now qualify for an Offer in Compromise or discharge your taxes in a tax motivated bankruptcy.

Scott Allen EA is the owner of a family tax resolution practice near Gilbert AZ that has been in business since 1977.  Scott will not take your case unless it is in your best interest.  His office is in Mesa, Arizona, not Colorado, California, Texas or any other state.  Scott Allen E.A. will give you straight answers to your specific IRS settlement.  Call Scott today at 480-926-9300 for a free consultation.  He will make today a great day for you!

See a recent IRS payment plan Gilbert case below where the taxpayer could no longer afford the monthly payments. He met with Scott Allen EA and was able to revise the agreement. They gathered up new current financial information, evaluated it, and negotiated with the IRS in his behalf. Scott was able to negotiate a currently not collectible status. This is essentially a $0.00/month payment plan. Due to the taxpayer’s financial hardship situation he no longer has to make any payments to the IRS on the back taxes.

IRS Payment Plan Gilbert

 

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Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.—What do I do if I default on my Chandler AZ IRS Installment Arrangement?

Help with Chandler AZ IRS Installment Arrangement

If you do not make a monthly payment or if your check does not clear, the IRS will send you a default notice.  If this is your first default and you have the ability to catch up on your missed payments including your current payment, call the IRS as soon as you get this notice and they will likely reinstate your IRS payment plan.  They may require future payments by debiting your checking or savings account to make sure you give them priority over other debts.

There may be a silver lining in your default.  Perhaps you really qualify for a lower IRS payment.  If you negotiated you own payment plan, the IRS is just another bill collector doing their job.  You may not have been aware of all of the obligations that the IRS needs to consider before coming to an amount that needs to be paid monthly.  Scott Allen E.A. of Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.  near Chandler Arizona offers a free initial consultation to advise you on what he can do you remedy the situation—lower your monthly payment or advise you to consider other IRS settlement options.  Call today at 480-926-9300 to schedule an appointment.

View a recent Chandler AZ IRS installment arrangement negotiated by Scott Allen EA.  He got five years of IRS debt put into a low monthly payment plan of $110/month. Monica was thrilled.  You can be thrilled too. Call Scott and let him file your back taxes and negotiate the best possible settlement allowable by law for you.

Chandler AZ IRS Installment Arrangement

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IRS audit reconsideration in Arizona: IRS help from Tax Debt Advisors, Inc

What is audit reconsideration and when should I file for one?   

A taxpayer can file for audit reconsideration in Arizona when you want the IRS to examine your return again.  The reasons you may want the IRS to open your return for a second time include: information that would have reduced your tax liability on the original return is now available, the IRS did not process the return you sent in to replace an IRS SFR return, or there were errors by the IRS in the original assessment of tax.

You should not file for audit reconsideration if you signed an audit report, if you agreed to an Offer in Compromise for the year(s) in question, if you signed an agreement with IRS Appeals or had a determination from Tax Court regarding the assessed liability.

Audit reconsideration requires a written request along with any documentation that was not previously taken into consideration with the original assessment.  Once the IRS is “reconsidering” your return, you must: continue making payments on your installment arrangement.  If the audit reconsideration fails, you still can file an appeal.  We have found that the longer you pursue your efforts, the closer you get to “Santa Claus.”  But you must be a “good boy” and have reasonable proof of your position.

Below is a recent audit reconsideration in Arizona that was handled by Scott Allen EA. It was for a 2012 tax return. As you can see it originally have a balance due of $43,871. Upon submitted proper information provided by the taxpayer he was able to get $20,000 of the IRS debt reduced.  Don’t go about audit reconsideration on your own. For these type of cases representation is usually in your best interest.

IRS Audit Reconsideration in Arizona

If you want a professional opinion on whether you should file for audit reconsideration, call me today.

Scott Allen E. A. – Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.  480-926-9300

IRS audit reconsideration in Arizona:  IRS help from Tax Debt Advisors, Inc

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Scott Allen EA: The IRS has levied your Bank Account in Chandler AZ

Don’t receive an IRS Levy Chandler AZ notice

Once you have delayed working out a settlement until your Chandler AZ bank account has been levied, you have painted yourself into a corner with fewer options.  That is why you need to get professional help.  The IRS is reluctant to return monies levied and in many cases those funds are going to be kept by the IRS unless you can prove it will cause a hardship or they should not have been taken in the first place.  Once you have a settlement in place, the IRS will not levy any more funds from your bank account.  If the IRS is levying your Social Security it may take 1-2 months before the IRS and the Social Security Administration will agree to release the levy.  Fortunately the IRS is limited to levying 15% of your Social Security payment.

Scott Allen E.A. near Chandler AZ offers a free consultation to determine your best option once your bank account has been levied.  Scott can be reached at 480-926-9300.  Remember that the funds in your bank account are on hold for 21 days from the date of the levy.  That gives you up to three weeks to determine what if any amount can be refunded.  Call Scott Allen E.A. to give yourself and Scott enough time to make the best settlement possible.

However, be like Troy and negotiate an agreement with the IRS before an IRS levy Chandler AZ happens. The agreement Troy qualified for was a Currently not Collectible status. Click here to learn more about that status. Below is his approval letter from the IRS to see it for yourself.

IRS levy Chandler AZ

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