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Removing IRS tax interest: Can it be done?

It is not Necessary To Use A Scottsdale AZ IRS Tax Attorney to Remove Interest

The IRS takes a tough position on removing interest and therefore it is rare that our firm will charge a fee requesting interest abatement.  Interest can be abated if it is due to an error by an employee of the IRS.  It is much harder to seek interest abatement claiming the IRS employee delayed the process of processing the tax assessment unless it is obvious the “ball was dropped” when your case was transferred to another employee at the IRS.

If a return is amended and the balance is lowered, the interest due will also be lowered along with any penalties.  If a return is filed to lower a balance due on an IRS substitute for return the same will be true.  If you want a correct assessment of whether you should seek professional guidance on interest abatement, call Scott Allen E.A. at 480-926-9300 and schedule a free consultation to determine if your case has merit.

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Take a look at what Scott Allen E.A. was able to do for his client, Yolanda. Thru the proper abatement process he was able to get the IRS to abate $13,019 of penalties and $243 of interest. It is important to know that not every case is the same and not everyone qualifies for abatement. To find out if you are a candidate or if you have other issues with the IRS that needs representation give Tax Debt Advisors, Inc a call today. They have been solving IRS problems since 1977.

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Why Use Scott Allen EA instead of a Mesa AZ IRS Tax Attorney?

Make sure you feel comfortable with your IRS representation

•             Intimidation Factor—Most clients feel intimidated when using a Mesa AZ IRS Tax Attorney.  You don’t need to add to the intimidation factor a Mesa AZ IRS Tax Attorney on top of the intimidation factor of the IRS.

•             IRS Settlement Experience—The most important factor is the number of successful cases your representation has done.  Our firm has successfully resolved over 113,000 IRS tax debts over the last 40+ years.

•             Rapport with IRS Agents—The second most important factor is the relationship your IRS representative has with local IRS agents and IRS officers.  Our firm has work with almost all of the local IRS agents or officers that could be assigned to your case.  Because of our track record of success with IRS problems, IRS agents and IRS officers prefer working with someone who has expertise in settling IRS problems and provides the information in a timely manner.

Call Scott Allen E.A. for a free consultation at 480-926-9300 and put your mind at ease.  A problem with the IRS is stressful enough.  Selecting the right person to represent you is critical.  Scott Allen E.A. will provide the service you need to be successful in settling your matter with the IRS and won’t intimidate you in that process.  The company he works for is Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.  He prepares taxes (current and delinquent) and settles or negotiates IRS debts.  This is his niche and this is all that he does on a day in and day out basis.  Just last night he was here until 7:00pm because someone called in at 5:30pm and just found out his bank account had been levied by the IRS.  Rather than putting it off for another day, Scott met with the client and got started on the resolution to his case immediately.  Scott is not a bankruptcy Tax IRS Attorney dabbling in IRS problem work.  He is an Enrolled Agent licensed to prepare tax returns and represent taxpayers before the IRS.

Check out this recent success Scott Allen EA has with a recent client facing a tax lien and IRS levy. Rather then hiding from the IRS, he faced it and negotiated into a low $576 a month payment plan. Speak with him today to see how he can best represent you.

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Chandler AZ Enrolled Agent vs. Chandler AZ IRS Tax Attorney

Does a Chandler AZ IRS Tax Attorney Have More Experience Than a Chandler AZ Enrolled Agent?

This is a very good question.  Clients tend to confuse experience with educational background.  It is true that a Chandler AZ IRS tax attorney has more education but that education is not in IRS resolution work.  IRS resolution work is an expertise unto itself.  It comes from years of working out IRS settlements for clients and from having a good relationship with local IRS agents and have their respect and cooperation.

Our firm has over 40 years of experience resolving over 113,000 tax debts with the IRS.  We have an excellent relationship with the local IRS officers and agents.  Call Scott Allen E.A. for a free personal, private and confidential consultation.  You will know before you leave that you have the right person, with the right level of experience, to resolve your IRS tax matter.  And the best part is that your fee to settle your IRS problem will be significantly less than using a Chandler AZ IRS tax attorney

Settlement on a 2016 Tax Return

Over $16,000 was saved for a client on his 2016 tax return (see the notice below). If you have unfiled tax returns, facing an audit, or the IRS is filing SFR returns in your behalf then schedule a time to visit with Scott Allen EA. You always have options so make sure you are in the best possible option for you.

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Do I need an Arizona IRS Tax Attorney for IRS Tax Relief Programs?

No, IRS tax relief programs are not a legal matter.  Your Arizona IRS Problem can be resolved without going through an Arizona IRS Tax Attorney.  The most common tax relief programs are:

  • Installment Arrangements
  • Current Not Collectible Status (CNC)
  • Offer in Compromise
  • Filing Delinquent returns
  • Protesting Substitute for Returns
  • Penalty Abatement
  • Qualifying Taxes for Discharge in Bankruptcy.

Scott Allen E.A. has expertise in helping you choose the best option and getting the IRS to accept that option.  Before speaking with an Arizona IRS tax attorney call Scott Allen E.A for a free consultation at 480-926-9300.  Scott will make today a great day for you.

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Below is an example of a settlement option that was successfully negotiated by Scott Allen E.A. Don had ten years of back IRS taxes owed. He needed an aggressive settlement and needed it done quickly. Scott was able to wrap up all that IRS tax debt into one low monthly payment plan of $161 per month.

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Do I Need a Glendale AZ IRS Tax Attorney For Trust Fund Recovery Penalties?

The IRS is very aggressive in trying to collect on Trust Funds associated with payroll taxes withheld from employee’s paychecks.  However, this is not a legal matter and is not considered a criminal act and does not require the services of a Glendale AZ IRS Tax Attorney.  Most employers that do not pay in their payroll tax withholdings are struggling with their business and try to keep the business afloat by “borrowing” these funds with the intent to pay them back at a later date when business improves.

Unfortunately most businesses do not improve enough to pay the taxes with the penalties added.  When the business closes, these taxes are eventually reassigned over to the individual(s) responsible for paying the taxes.  This will include the owners and anyone associated with payment of taxes.

There are two areas of IRS representation work that may be needed with regard to Trust Fund Recovery Penalties.  If you feel that the IRS is unjustified in targeting you for payment of the taxes and penalties, we are able to evaluate your responsibility or lack thereof.  This is usually a black and white matter, but the IRS takes a “shot gun” approach and tries to include as many people without really knowing who is truly responsible.

The second area is making a settlement with the IRS if you are in fact responsible for the payment of the tax and penalties.  There are several options available to settle with the IRS for less than the amount owed, depending on your financial ability to pay.

Scott Allen E.A. has expertise in both areas dealing with Trust Fund Recovery Penalties.  Call Scott today and schedule a free consultation at 480-926-9300 to get an evaluation of what your options are.  Scott Allen E.A. will put your mind at ease knowing that you are facing this serious IRS problem with a professional who has successfully negotiated many favorable settlements with the IRS on Trust Fund Recovery Penalties.

Tax Debt Advisors Inc has successfully work with struggling taxpayers in the 85303, 85308, and 85301 areas of Glendale Arizona.  Before meeting with a Glendale AZ IRS Tax Attorney give me a call to discuss your options with the Internal Revenue Service.

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Check out a recent success for a tax client in Glendale AZ

Peter was able to get his Trust Fund Recovery Penalties negotiated into one agreement – Currently Not Collectible status.

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10 Things to Remember When You Owe the IRS

10 Things To Remember When You Owe The IRS

The Restructuring and Reform Bill of 1998 for the IRS was a law that really put respect for the taxpayers back into the system. It forces the IRS to actually communicate with the public and grant due process rights to the taxpayers.

Below are 10 things to remember when you owe the IRS

When the IRS comes to collect, eventually you will have to face the music. If you begin to play games with a tax collector, the system has been designed to make your life horrible. Below are some important things to remember when you owe the IRS:

1. Don’t Ignore the IRS notices.

Most people will get into more trouble than bargained for just because they ignored the notices from the IRS. Some IRS notices are sent through certified mail, if you believe that you can ignore the notices by not going to pick them up, then you are wrong. Respond to the IRS each time.

2. The IRS has to explain your rights during your IRS interview.

The IRS Collection Process that was revised in 2015 states that you have the right to be represented and you have the right to be treated in a courteous and professional manner. If you don’t like how you are being treated, then you can stop that interview and ask to talk to a supervisor.

3. Before going to the IRS, spend time with a tax expert or accountant

This may be the best time that you have spent in a while. An expert will let you know how you could prepare to meet for a tax interview, how you should act, and make you aware when a revenue officer is trying to take advantage of you. Just remember the Revenue officers job is to collect money for the government. Furthermore, hiring professional bookkeeping and accounting services can help you avoid ever having problems with the IRS in the first place.

4. Never go to the IRS alone.

Collection interviews aren’t fun and you need representation. Chances are that you will have better results if you have representation.

5. The IRS isn’t Infallible.

The IRS was actually audited by the General Accounting Office and it looks like the IRS needs a bit of cleaning up. Often times, the IRS can’t track how much you actually owe, especially if you have been making regular payments. The IRS can make mistakes, so don’t take their word for everything.

6. You have due process.

The IRS can’t just take your home, bank account, business, car, or even do wage garnishes without making sure that they have given you a notice or an opportunity to challenge the IRS. When you challenge the IRS, everything stops.

You can take the IRS to court and they can’t collect until the judge makes a decision. You can tie their hands for years. The IRS isn’t going to tell you what to do or how you can protect yourself.

7. You are a possible innocent spouse.

Are you separated, widowed or divorced? Do you have tax issues that came from any former spouse? You may state yes, then you could get relief for being an innocent spouse. This could cause your whole tax bill being wrote off.  There are states that offer this as well.

8. If you don’t pay, you won’t go to jail.

No one will go to jail for owing taxes. You can go to jail for cheating on your taxes and you can go to jail for tricking a tax collector, but you can’t go to jail because you owe the IRS and your unable to pay.

9. You have options when you owe the IRS.

People who owe taxes whether to their state or the IRS, will have options. If you owe and can pay in full, then do so. However, if you can’t pay in full, 4 options may be for you:

  • Hardship suspension. This allows the IRS to temporarily leave you alone. Your account will be reviewed over time and even though the IRS leaves you alone, interest is accruing on the account is compounded daily.
  • Installment payments. The IRS will let you may monthly payments. The IRS will want the bill paid off in 3 years. You will need to fill out a financial statement and pursue a bank loan. Interest will accrue and is compounded daily.
  • It isn’t for everyone, but sometimes you could discharge your tax bill with Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Other chapters let you pay the bill off with monthly payments with no interest or little interest. Bankruptcy rules are complicated so talk to an attorney who understands tax and bankruptcy laws.
  • Offer in compromise. The IRS will accept the payment of a smaller sum for a large tax debt. Some states have similar procedures. If you do this and its accepted, all of your tax liens will be removed and you can start over. You need to talk to an attorney who specializes in tax laws.

10. Respect the tax collector power.

IRS tax collectors have more power than most in the federal government. They have very little rules. They can make life easy or miserable. Most success when dealing with a tax collector is done with communication in a prompt manner. They can do these items if you don’t pay your taxes:

  • Levy your bank account
  • Close your business
  • File a tax lien against you
  • Garnish your wages
  • Damage employment and business relationships
  • Seize and sell your home
  • Put you in a monthly payment plan that is too high
  • Assess you personally for corporate employment taxes
  • Go after third party transferees
  • Contact your friends, bankers, neighbors, and any relationship for business about tax liabilities.

Get started on your taxes with a free legal evaluation from Tax Debt Advisors

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If you happen to owe taxes to the IRS and are unsure of how to pay it, you will want to have professional assistance. A tax debt advisor may help to find a plan that works for you and your budget, while making sure that proper procedures are followed. Start today by having your situation evaluated by a local tax expert for free. If you would like a free tax evaluation, Give Scott from Tax Debt Advisors a call today at 480-926-9300.

Our service area includes Phoenix East Valley Cities including: Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe and more.

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How To Make Unfiled Tax Returns Okay with IRS

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When you get backed up on filing taxes, it can be a scary journey of doubt and questions regarding how to make things right again with the IRS. Luckily there are some steps that you can take to make sure the IRS is satisfied and you get back in the system.

10 ways to correct unfiled returns and get back on track:

  1. In many cases, it is required by the IRS for the past six years of tax returns be filed to indicate that you are compliant and current. To reference, Internal Revenue Manual 4.12.1.3. and the IRS Policy Statement 5-133. Making sure the previous six years of tax returns are filed is the starting point.
  2. Collect your records. It is significant that you do your best to gather all of your records for the years that were not filed. The records may include W2’s or 1099s that was received for work, interest, mortgage interest paid, stock sales or dividends. If you are missing records, don’t stress over it, you are just starting.
  3. You will supplement your records by securing internal IRS transcripts which indicate what was reported to the IRS. This is going to offer you a comprehensive list of all W2’s and 1099s that you received. This will be used for cross-checking with your records to discover anything that may be missing.
  4. IRS transcripts are simply the checking point. If there are amounts of income earned that does not appear on these transcripts, you should do your best to figure out the income and add it to the return.
  5. If you’re self-employed, business income as well as expenses should be figured out. There are several methods available for putting together the income, including total bank deposits or 1099s that report to the IRS (supplemented using income that was not reported). By going backwards, you can discover what was spent on living costs (housing, food, auto expense, utilities, etc.) and you can cross reference that with your income records using the presumption you earned at least the amount you spent and saved.
  6. Prior to preparing returns, you should conduct a financial review to discover how any taxes may or may not be repaid to the IRS. Dealing with unfiled tax returns is a twostep process. First, you must get everything prepared and filed. Second, you must negotiate solutions for balances due to the IRS collections. Doing this involves conducting a review of your current income, property, debts and living expenses. Once doing this, it is commonly found the amount owed for unfiled returns simply cannot be repaid, which may result in being qualified for a compromise offer, or you could be considered to be in financial hardship. In these cases, the debt amount owed to the IRS collection is put on forbearance (also called uncollectible). Bankruptcy may eventually wipe out tax debt as well.If you are unable to pay either way, taking the time to collect every possible business expense for your returns could be a useful effort if you are going to owe more than you can pay with or without receipts. If this is the case, you may be best off to file “gross” return, where you list the income amount and leave out the expenses, simply focus on solutions for collections.
  7. In the event that you are married, and only one spouse brought in an income, you should strongly consider having the spouse that developed the liability to file separately. By filing separately, it can put limitations on who the IRS is able to collect from, which can protect the innocent spouse.
  8. If you had been employed and received wages that had taxes withheld, you may find that you do not owe anything to the IRS. The amount withheld from your wages, along with other types of deductions (such as mortgage interest) will factor into this.Only balances due will incur penalties and interest charges by the IRS. Therefore, if you do not owe them, there are no penalties. Also, if you were due a refund, you may even receive those for the past three years of tax returns. However, if you have any balances rom other years, the refund will first be applied to those balances.
  9. There are times that the IRS will actually file a return for you in the event you do not file. In IRS terms, this is referred to as a Substitute for Return or an SFR. However, it is common for the IRS SFR’s to get things wrong, which can end up charging you for reported income on 1099s and W2s, but not providing any exemptions or deductions. You might have even received a bill due to the IRS substitute for Return. If this is the case, the estimated returns can also be corrected to lower the taxes, you just have to file an original tax return.
  10. If you have the option, you should hand file the unfiled returns using an IRS walk-in center. You will need to have an extra copy for the IRS to stamp as proof that you filed. If you’re working through an IRS Revenue Officer, you need to file directly through that person. The process can take several months once filed with the IRS, you should keep an eye out for billing notices in the mail which show the returns were processed by the IRS and that you’re now in the system again. If any balance is owed, the following step will be finding solutions to the balance due, which often consists of an installment agreement, compromise, uncollectible or bankruptcy.

You are able to become current on unfiled tax returns and get yourself back into the system using these steps. You should have the same goal the IRS has, getting your returns filed and providing financial disclosures so you reach a solution for any owed balances.

Tax Return Problems Solved

Tax Debt Advisors is here to help with any tax return problem you may be experiencing with the IRS. We have helped settle over 108,000 tax debt to date. Call us today at 480-926-9300 to get professional help in dealing with tax return issues and the IRS.

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Tax Debt Advisors in Mesa

Work with Tax Debt Advisors in Mesa: Representing taxpayers since 1977

Tax Debt Advisors in Mesa AZ offers a number of tax services.  Among those services are preparing unfiled back tax returns and settling IRS debts.  To be able to properly handle those two aspects it is important to give Scott Allen EA IRS power of attorney to be able to represent you through that entire process.  Scott Allen EA will meet with you for an initial consultation to discuss your tax matter.  During that appointment he will lay out the 3-steps to getting a proper resolution. Every case is a different problem which requires its own unique resolution process.

For your reference a recent success by Scott Allen EA is attached below. Due to an audit the IRS added an additional $4,000 of taxes.  Cherie met with Tax Debt Advisors in Mesa and were able to appeal that decision with proper documentation and get the tax debt reduced. This was a savings of over $4,000 for the taxpayer.

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If you feel you might need the services of Tax Debt Advisors in Mesa for your tax matter consider speaking with Scott Allen EA today. He will only take on your case if it is in YOUR BEST INTEREST.

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Five Suggestions for Happy Living Despite Having an IRS Problem, Part 12

  1. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.—Mahatma Gandhi
  2. There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.—Freya Madeline Stark
  3. I guess what I’m trying to say is.  I don’t think you can measure life in terms of years.  I think longevity doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with happiness.  I mean happiness comes from facing challenges and going out on a limb and taking risks.  If you’re not willing to take a risk for something you really care about, you might as well be dead.—Diane Frolove and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Northern Lights
  4. If you can attain repose and calm, believe that you have seized happiness.—Julie-Jeanne-Eleonore de Lespinasse
  5. The secret of happiness in not in what one likes to do, but in what one has to do.—James M. Barrie
There are several options available to settle your Phoenix AZ IRS tax debt.  Each settlement options has pros and cons—something good about it as wells as something not so good.  However, one is always better that the rest and is usually quite obvious once the facts have been presented to you without prejudice towards any one solution.  That is why Scott Allen E.A. should be your choice when confronted with a serious Phoenix AZ IRS problem.  Whether you need to file back tax returns in Phoenix AZ, have Phoenix AZ unfiled tax returns, or Phoenix Arizona back tax debt call me today!  Click here to visit the “meat” of my website and learn more.

Scott Allen E.A. has witnessed the success of his family’s Phoenix AZ IRS resolution practice first hand and is carrying on the tradition to the second generation.  Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. near Phoenix Arizona has been helping individuals like you with IRS tax problems since 1977.  You will only work with Scott Allen E.A. from start to finish.  Scott is licensed to represent you before the IRS in all 50 states.  He will only take your case if it is in your best interest.  That is why our family business is enjoying its 37th year.  Scott Allen E.A. promises straight answers and follow through service and guarantees the most aggressive Phoenix AZ Tax preparation and IRS settlements allowed by law.  Call Scott to schedule your free initial consultation at 480-926-9300.  He will make today a great day for you!  For more information go to www.stopIRSaction.com.

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Suggestions for Happy Living Despite Having an IRS Problem, Part 3

  • Happiness is a state of the spirit and an attitude of the mind.—David O. McKay
  • A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.—Anonymous
  • As you are getting ready for the day, practice smiling in the mirror.
  • Set a goal of consciously smiling at people you don’t know during the day.
  • Write the name of someone who makes you happy on a piece of paper and put it in your pocket.  Refer to it during the day and always smile when you think of that person.
There are several options available to settle your Chandler AZ IRS tax debt.  Each IRS settlement options for Chandler AZ taxpayers has pros and cons—something good about it as wells as something not so good.  However, one is always better that the rest and is usually quite obvious once the facts have been presented to you without prejudice towards any one IRS debt solution.  That is why Tax Debt Advisors should be your choice when confronted with a serious Chandler AZ IRS problem.  We offer a free consultation.

Scott Allen E.A. has witnessed the success of his family’s IRS resolution practice near Chandler Arizona first hand and is carrying on the tradition to the second generation.  Tax Debt Advisors has been helping individuals like you with IRS tax problems since 1977.  Scott is licensed to represent you before the IRS in all 50 states.  He will only take your case if it is in your best interest.  That is why our family business is going on its 37th year.  Scott Allen E.A. promises straight answers and follow through service and guarantees the most aggressive Arizona tax preparation and IRS settlement allowed by law.

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