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IRS tax audit strategies in Arizona. IRS help from Tax Debt Advisors, Inc

 Arizona IRS Tax Audit Strategies

  • Avoid having the audit at your home.  We suggest to our clients to have the audit conducted at our office.
  • After consulting with a professional make the decision to extend the audit or not.  If an extension is requested before the dead line and you have reasonable cause, it is not a mark against you.  However, to miss an appointment that you previously extended will be a large a “red flag” as you can find.
  • Be cordial during the audit but not overly friendly.  Leave the talking to your advisor unless specifically questioned directly by the auditor.  When you answer the question do it in the fewest words that conveys the correct answer.  Look the auditor in the eyes and if you need some time before answering the question—take the time.  If you know you don’t know the answer, tell the auditor you don’t know, write down the question and ask the auditor when you can get back with the answer.
  • Allow for disagreements.  You will eventually get what you expect if you never get mad or angry.  An angry taxpayer is usually wrong.  If you cannot handle your emotions, let your representative do the talking.  Auditors know that they are creating a stressful situation and their training teaches them how to benefit from that stress taxpayers feel.
  • If you are a sole proprietor filing a schedule C on your return we recommend that you put your business in an LLC and then get IRS approval to have your LLC taxed as a Subchapter S Corporation.  I can discuss with you the tax benefits as well as the audit benefits during a consultation at my office.

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

IRS tax audit strategies in Arizona.  IRS help from Tax Debt Advisors, Inc

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Local IRS offices in California: IRS help from Tax Debt Advisors, Inc

Are you in need of locating the most convenient IRS office?  Below is a list of all IRS office addresses and phone numbers in California. For other local IRS office locations click here.

Bakersfield IRS Office:  4825 Coffee Rd #200  Bakersfield, CA  93308  Phone:  844-545-5640

Camarillo IRS Office:  751 Daily Dr  Camarillo, CA  93010  Phone:  844-545-5640

Carpinteria IRS Office:  1145 Eugenia Pl #201 Carpinteria, CA 93013  Phone:  844-545-5640

El Centro IRS Office:  2345 S Second St  El Centro, CA  92243  Phone:  844-545-5640

El Monte IRS Office:  9350 East Flair Dr  El Monte, CA  91731  Phone:  844-545-5640

Fresno IRS Office:  2525 Capitol St  Fresno, CA  93721  Phone:  844-545-5640

Laguna Niguel IRS Office:  24000 Avila Rd  Laguna Niguel, CA  90802  Phone:  844-545-5640

Long Beach IRS Office:  501 W Ocean Blvd  Long Beach, CA  90802  Phone:  844-545-5640

Los Angeles IRS Office:  300 N Los Angeles St #1259  Los Angeles, CA  90012  Phone:  844-545-5640

Modesto IRS Office:  1700 Standiford Ave Modesto, CA 95350  Phone:  844-545-5640

Oakland IRS Office:  1301 Clay St  Oakland, CA  94612  Phone:  844-545-5640

Palm Springs IRS Office:  556 S Paseo Dorotea  Palm Springs, CA  92264  Phone:  844-545-5640

Redding IRS Office:  850 Industrial St  Redding, CA  96002  Phone:  844-545-5640

Sacramento IRS Office:  4330 Watt Ave  Sacramento, CA  95821  Phone:  844-545-5640

Salinas IRS Office:  928 East Blanco Rd #121  Salinas, CA  93901  Phone:  844-545-5640

San Bernardino IRS Office:  290 North D St  San Bernardino, CA  92401  Phone:  844-545-5640

San Diego IRS Office:  880 Front St  San Diego, CA  92101  Phone:  844-545-5640

San Francisco IRS Office:  450 Golden Gate Ave  San Francisco, CA  94102  Phone:  844-545-5640

San Jose IRS Office:  55 S Market St #100  San Jose, CA  95113  Phone:  844-545-5640

San Marcos IRS Office:  1 Civic Center Dr  San Marcos, CA  92069  Phone:  844-545-5640

Santa Ana IRS Office:  801 Civic Center Dr W  Santa Ana, CA  92701  Phone:  844-545-5640

Santa Barbara IRS Office:  1332 Anacapa St  Santa Barbara, CA  93101  Phone:  844-545-5640

Santa Maria IRS Office:  2384 Professional Parkway  Santa Maria, CA  93455  Phone:  844-545-5640

Santa Rosa IRS Office:  777 Sonoma Ave  Santa Rosa, CA  95404  Phone:  844-545-5640

Stockton IRS Office:  4643 Quail Lakes Dr  Stockton, CA  95207  Phone:  844-545-5640

Van Nuys IRS Office:  6230 Van Nuys Blvd  Van Nuys, CA  91401  Phone:  844-545-5640

Visalia IRS Office:  5300 W Tulare St  Visalia, CA  93277  Phone:  844-545-5640

Walmut Creek IRS Office:  185 Lennon Ln  Walnut Creek, CA  94598  Phone:  844-545-5640

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

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What you should know about the Taxpayer Advocate Service—TAS?

Taxpayer Advocate Service in Arizona

The Taxpayer Advocate Service –TAS, was set up to assist taxpayer who feel that the IRS process is not working properly.  The TAS represents you and is free to all taxpayers.  One becomes eligible to use the TAS after they have tried to resolve their tax problem through normal IRS procedures and failed.  This service is available for individuals and businesses.  Each State has at least one local taxpayer advocate office.  For more information on when to utilize the services of TAS you can contact me or call them at 1-877-777-4778.

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IRS Notices

IRS Notices on Arizona Taxpayers

Here are the three most common IRS notices:

CP 2000—Proposed Changes to Your Return/Notice of Unreported Income.  If income has been reported to the IRS that is not on your return you will get this notice.  If you disagree with this notice you have 30 days from the date of this letter to file an appeal with the IRS Appeals Office.

CP 22E—Examination Adjustment Notice, Balance Due.  This notice explains the amount due from an audit.  You can either pay the amount due or set up an installment arrangement.  If you qualify you can also file for an Offer in Compromise.

CP 523—IMF Installment Agreement Default Notice.  This letter informs you that the IRS intends to terminate your installment agreement.  You have 30 days to file an appeal if you do not agree that your installment agreement should have been put in default status.

Scott Allen, EA

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Tax Evasion

Tax Evasion

Tax evasion is a crime that is punishable with asset seizure, fines and imprisonment.  The temptation to underreport income occurs with self-employed cash intensive businesses.  Tax fraud can also involve using a fake or false social security number, claiming to many dependents on your tax return and falsifying your accounting records.

Don’t assume that when you get a letter to be audited that the IRS suspects tax fraud.  Most audits generate some adjustments to the tax amount owed.  Auditors are trained to know the difference between tax evasion and honest mistakes.

If you are found guilty of tax evasion, you will not only have the tax, interest and penalties added but also the expenses of the cost to prosecute your case in court.  This situation is one in which the services of a tax attorney is highly recommended.  The attorney you select should have a majority of his or her practice with tax evasion case work.

If you suspect or know that you are guilty of tax evasion, it is best to tell the IRS right up front that you want to have legal representation.  The IRS will agree to you right to be represented by an attorney.  Who you pick to represent you is very important.  Someone who is respected by the IRS as well as the Judge will have a greater chance of reducing the chances of imprisonment.  We can recommend an attorney that you can trust and have confidence will represent you in the best possible manner.

Scott Allen E. A.

Tax Debt Advisors, Inc



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An IRS Help Blog in Mesa Arizona

This IRS help blog is to help you understand what you can get from a blog on this web site.  Frankly, it will give you only the basic outline of the subject matter covered.  On a scale of one to ten it is about a three.  If you want more information, go to our web site and find more details on the subject.  Now your at a level five.  If you want information at a level eight or higher, you will need to come in for a consultation for about one hour.  I will give you a list of things to bring with you so that our meeting is productive and gives you a course of action to follow to resolve your IRS matter.

With IRS problems, the “devil is in the details,” and without the details, it would be foolish to rely on a summary of some important IRS matter in a blog.  But blogs have a way of helping you know whether or not you have the right question.  This is a very important point.  Do not worry about getting an answer until you know you have the right question.  Too many clients come to us because they had the right answer to the wrong question.  Their tax matter wasn’t resolved and they were in a worse mess than before they started the process.

As an example, over 80% of our clients are surprised when we tell then that IRS income tax debt can be discharged in a tax bankruptcy.  The sad part is that almost as many filed a recent bankruptcy and did not get the taxes properly qualified for discharge.  They didn’t ask the right questions of the attorney who did their bankruptcy, and were not provided with all of the options to both their tax and non tax debt.  I try very hard to make sure that both your tax and non tax debt issues are considered before entering into a settlement with the IRS.

Finally, the topics we put into a IRS help blog are the most frequently asked questions we get from clients.  But that is only a start.  It is usually the questions that get asked towards the end of our initial consultation that really zero in on discovering the right solution to your IRS problem.

Scott Allen E. A.

Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.



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