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Call Scott Allen E.A. of Chandler AZ if you received an IRS CP-2000 Letter/Notice

Chandler AZ IRS CP-2000 Notice

The Chandler AZ IRS CP-2000 notice is to inform you that certain income items were reported to the IRS but not included on your tax return.  Scott Allen E.A. near Chandler AZ will evaluate each of these items to see if you reported them on your tax return where the IRS computers did not look.  Scott will also determine if there are deductions to minimize or eliminate the additional tax on the IRS CP-2000 notice.  Let me give you one good example of this.  A client came in to Scott Allen E.A. that did not report his stock sales because he lost money on each of the sales.  The CP-2000 calculated a large tax liability with interest and penalties based on the sales with no cost basis.  When Scott reported the cost basis of each of the stock sales, the result was a refund of several thousand dollars.

Scott Allen E. A. near Chandler AZ offers a free initial consultation on IRS CP-2000 notices.  Call Scott today at 480-926-9300 to make an appointment.  Scott will make today a great day for you!

Recent Success by Scott Allen EA on IRS CP-2000 Notice

Melissa received an IRS CP-2000 Notice on her 2020 tax return she prepared herself. Some information was not reported correctly on her taxes and the IRS sent her a notice of adjustment. She either needed to accept it or protest it. After a discussion with Scott Allen EA he determined that he could protest the IRS notice with an amendment tax return filing. This would correct the issue and remove the additional $10,000 of taxes they were assessing. See the IRS approval letter below of them accepting the amended tax return and removing their assessment.

Chandler AZ IRS CP-2000 Notice

Receiving an IRS can be scary and rightfully so. But always know that you have options and that is why it is important to meet with an Enrolled Agent professional who deals with the IRS on a daily bases. Scott Allen EA deals with IRS problems and IRS notices on a daily basis. Give him a call if you live in or near Chandler AZ.

 

 

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Back Tax Returns in Chandler

Do you have back tax returns in Chandler to file?

If you are reading this blog you may be in a similar situation that Jason was in recently. He had four years of back tax returns in Chandler to file with the Internal Revenue Service. One of those tax years was 2017. 2017 was a year the IRS decided to file for him (because he had not) What was the result? Just took at the IRS letter below. He had an account balance due of $75,762. Unbelievable right? Especially when you look lower and see what the result was after Scott Allen EA represented Jason and protested the IRS’s decision.

Back Tax Returns in Chandler

In addition to protesting the 2017 tax year for Jason, Scott Allen EA also got him caught up with his 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 back tax returns in Chandler. The IRS requires a taxpayer to be completely filing compliant in order to negotiate or work through a settlement. The $13,733 refund was able to be applied to taxes owed on other years as well helping out Jason greatly. With the remaining tax debt owed, Scott Allen EA was able to successfully wrap it all into one monthly payment plan that Jason could afford to do on a monthly basis.

This is just one of many examples Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors could show you. He is representing clients before the IRS on a daily basis. This is his niche and all that he does. He can represent you from start to finish in preparing your back tax returns in Chandler and settling any IRS debt into one of their many settlement options available.

Beware of out of state companies advertising this type of work online, on the TV or radio, or by mail. Usually they are making promises that just aren’t true especially without knowing anything about your overall tax debt or your current financial status and assets. It is always best to work locally with someone who does with work full time to receive the best representation. Scott Allen EA will meet with you for a consultation for no charge and no obligation. If he cannot see himself being an asset to you he will either give you a referral or let you know how you can tackle it best on your own.

Thank you.

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Scott Allen EA helps with IRS Audit Reconsideration in Phoenix AZ

Audit Reconsideration in Phoenix AZ

If you are considering audit reconsideration in Phoenix AZ may I suggest you make a call to Scott Allen EA. Click on the following image to view a recent success he had with a current client in an IRS a similar situation.  Scott Allen EA saved this client $18,451 simply by challenging the IRS auditor through audit reconsideration in Phoenix Arizona.

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Just because the IRS says its so does not make it correct.  If you feel your audit did not go as you has hoped and you have a new position for the IRS to consider you may want to consider IRS audit reconsideration in Phoenix AZ.  Audit reconsideration can also be an effective tool if you have unfiled tax returns.  The IRS can “audit” you on that unfiled tax return and asses you on the tax debt that they come up with.  Its up to the taxpayer to file and protest their findings.  One thing to always remember with Phoenix AZ audit reconsideration though is that they are not quick fixes.  As we all know the IRS can be slow and patience has to be used throughout the process. Scott Allen EA has seen IRS audit reconsideration take 2 months and he has seen them take 18 months.  Because of this it is important to have an IRS power of attorney like Scott Allen EA to work aggressively for you. Schedule an appointment to meet with him today for an in office visit.

If you have an IRS assessment that you have zero idea on how they came up with that amount its probably because the IRS filed what they call a SFR return.  SFR stands for substitute for return. What does this mean? It means you had an unfiled tax return so they filed in your behalf. These are returns that you want to take to audit reconsideration. Scott Allen EA has the experience to get that done for you.

Another Case Update for Audit Reconsideration in Phoenix AZ

Christie went through a CP-2000 underreporting audit by the IRS because of some errors made by them and also their previous preparer who prepared their 2016 tax return.  Due to inaction, the IRS assessed Christie over $88,000 in tax, interest and penalty. She met with Scott and hired him to be her power of attorney and investigate the matter. It was discovered that the IRS was erroneously doubling her K1 income. An amended business return was filed and the IRS took both K1’s as income to her rather then removing the original and only assessing the amended K1.  It was nearly a 9 month long fight with the IRS to get this explained and correct; but the result made it all worth it. Over $79,000 of tax, interest and penalty was removed from her account. Click and view the IRS audit reconsideration Phoenix AZ letter below.

IRS Audit Reconsideration Phoenix AZ

 

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Tax Debt Advisors—What do I do when the IRS says I owe more money?

Help From Tax Debt Advisors in Mesa

More than likely you received an IRS CP-2000 notice.  This came because you did not report income items that were reported to the IRS.  Most of the time the IRS records are correct but often the tax due is not.  There are situations where a taxpayer reported the income but didn’t report it where the IRS computers expected to see it reported, or it was reported incorrectly on the IRS tax form.  Often there are tax deductions that were not taken that will appropriately off set the taxable income.  So don’t give up hope that you are going to owe the IRS.  Many times these notices come from stock sales not reported.  When the IRS sends you a notice that you did not report a sale of stock of $100 which is true, they do not know that you paid $300 for the stock.  Instead of owing more taxes, you have a refund due to your $200 loss.

Scott Allen E.A. of Tax Debt Advisors in Mesa has the expertise to advise you on all IRS problem areas.  Tax Debt Advisors in Mesa offers a free initial consultation for Mesa Arizona residents and can be reached by calling 480-926-9300.

www.taxdebtadvisors.com – Your Mesa Arizona IRS negotiator for CP-2000 notices.

Recent Success by Tax Debt Advisors in Mesa AZ

Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors in Mesa AZ was able to help out Laurie with her CP-2000 notice. Upon correcting some taxable income documents we were able to reduce her tax bill from nearly $11,000 down to $1,800. This was also on a tax year that was from six years prior.

Tax Debt Advisors in Mesa CP-2000 notice

 

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Call Scott Allen E.A. to file your IRS Audit Reconsideration in Scottsdale Arizona

IRS Audit Reconsideration in Scottsdale Arizona

If you have been audited and afterwards come across information that will substantiate your deductions, you are allowed to request an IRS audit reconsideration in Scottsdale Arizona.  This procedure also applies to audits that were not attended and the IRS disallowed all deductions.  An audit reconsideration can take considerable time for the IRS to review the paper work that must accompany the request.

If you have an IRS matter that you feel qualifies for an IRS audit reconsideration in Scottsdale Arizona, call Scott Allen for a free consultation.  He has the expertise to file and get your tax liability reduced or eliminated through this program.  Contact Scott Allen E.A. at 480-926-9300 to schedule your appointment.  Scott will only take your case if it will benefit you.

Recent case:

Scott Allen EA was able to assist David with his IRS audit reconsideration in Scottsdale Arizona. The IRS made an assessment against his 2018 tax return. This assessment resulted in an account balance due of $6,641.50. David had put this off and didn’t schedule an appointment to meet with Scott until 2022. After a careful review of his account and investigating the IRS records and also the taxpayers records Scott Allen EA knew he could save David some money and get the account balance reduced. He was exactly right. If you view the IRS adjustment letter below you can see that the account balance was reduced by $2,882.55. Never believe it is too late to resolve problems with the IRS. Some things are subject to a statute of limitations but many things are not. Always consult with an Enrolled Agent (E.A) if you are experiencing IRS problems.

David’s IRS Audit reconsideration in Scottsdale Arizona

 

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IRS Tax Attorney in Arizona: When should I NOT use an attorney?

IRS Tax Attorney in Arizona: When should I NOT use an attorney?

Tax Attorney Phoenix | Mesa, Tempe, Chandler Scottsdale

If you are searching for “tax attorney“, “tax lawyer“, “IRS tax lawyer“, “IRS attorney“, “tax attorneys“, “IRS tax attorney“, “tax attorney near me” or “best tax attorney” in PhoenixMesaChandlerGilbert, Tempe or Scottsdale, Arizona, Scott Allen E. A. from Tax Debt Advisors can help!

Even the best tax lawyers & attorneys can’t compare to what Scott Allen E. A. can offer to help settle your problems with the IRS. First of all, lets take a look at what a tax attorney does.

What Is A Tax Attorney?

A tax attorney is a layer who specializes in tax law. They can help solve legal, technical and complex problems with the IRS.

What Does A Tax Attorney Do?

A tax attorney solves legal, technical and complex problems with the IRS. Tax attorneys can also help with:

  • Filing appeals of tax court decisions
  • Communication with the IRS
  • Help businesses save money
  • Help people take advantage of tax credits

However, these are all things a tax debt advisor could do for less money! Read more about why you need a tax debt advisor instead of hiring a tax attorney.

Can A Tax Attorney Really Help?

Yes, a tax attorney can really help if you want to pay more money for the same services a tax debt advisor can do for cheaper.

Why You Should I Tax Debt Advisor Vs. Hiring a Tax Attorney?

Tax Debt Advisors have great experience in settling debts with the IRS. Choosing a tax debt advisor instead of a tax attorney offers many benefits including:

  • More affordable services
  • Tax attorney typically charge 100-400% more for the same services a tax debt advisor could do
  • Tax debt advisors don’t use fear tactics to make you think the situation is worse than it is
  • Settle debt faster with simple tax debt solutions

We are not a tax attorney firm, rather, a tax debt specialist with expert knowledge in tax law that can help you solve complicated IRS problems & tax debt issues that would normally require a tax lawyer.  Contact Scott Allen with Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. 480-926-9300 to help you get right with the IRS today! Don’t hire a tax attorney! Instead, why not hire an affordable Tax Debt Advisor who has been helping customers dealing with tax issues since 1977, and has helped solve over 113,000 tax debts.

Why Hire A Tax Attorney In Arizona?

Believe it or not, you actually don’t have to hire a tax attorney in Arizona when dealing with the IRS. Instead why not hire a Tax Debt Advisor who can do the same thing as a tax lawyer and who has been helping customers dealing with tax issues since 1977. His father and Scott Allen E.A. from Tax Debt Advisors has helped over 113,000 people settle their problems with the IRS and can help guide you through any tax situation you may be dealing with, including:

Why You Don’t Need A Tax Attorney

Here are the reasons of why you don’t need a tax attorney:

  • If you are making a decision full of fear and think you need a tax attorney for other than criminal or fraudulently filed returns, you will be seriously disappointed.  Attorneys are able to generate income by perpetuating fear.  Most of our clients who started with an attorney and switched to us mentioned always being intimidated with fear that something bad would happen if… and that if always is followed by another big retainer fee.
  • IRS resolution work is not rocket science.  It is common sense work that improves over time because of relationships established with the IRS and understanding their idiosyncrasies.  Attorneys will often scare clients into thinking that their legal training is necessary for a successful resolution.
  • Many clients think that they will get what they pay for and base the quality of the work on the amount they pay.  In most cases, an attorney will charge anywhere from 25% to over 400% more for the same exact service.  If you go for a consultation with an attorney consider getting a second opinion by calling me for a free initial consultation.  I love these appointments.

When To Hire A Tax Attorney?

A Tax debt advisor can help with almost everything a tax attorney can except criminal charges. If the IRS is pursuing criminal charges against you, you will need to hire a tax attorney.  Tax fraud and tax evasion are 2 of the most common reasons for an IRS investigation. IRS investigations are serious: 80% of defendants that go through a criminal investigation are sentenced to prison. This is one situation where a tax debt advisor cannot help you, you will have to hire a tax attorney.

Why You Should Hire An Enrolled Agent Vs. Hiring A Tax Attorney

View our recent blog postWhen is an IRS tax attorney in Phoenix necessary and when isn’t it?

1. Your tax problems might not be that bad – It doesn’t take a tax lawyer or rocket scientist to work with the IRS. Furthermore, legal training isn’t a necessity to handle most tax issues. Also, tax attorney’s will try to scare you into thinking that legal representation is necessary. That is not true! Let Tax Debt Advisors help solve your tax problems without instilling fear or requesting huge retainer fees for our services.

2. Get a 2nd Opinion – Some tax customers think that paying a higher fee will give them a higher quality services. That is false! Tax attorney commonly charge 400% more for the same services a tax debt expert can handle. There is literally no difference in the process besides you paying more money. We are not saying it is a bad idea to talk to a tax attorney but you should get a second opinion as well. At Tax Debt Advisors we offer free tax consultations.

3. Don’t Make A Decision Based On Fear – Do you think you need a tax attorney because you filed fraudulent tax returns, you might be disappointed. Tax lawyers generate income based off of fear. Most of our tax clients started with a tax attorney, only to find out that they try to intimidate you into thinking you have a bigger tax problem than you do. And, that’s almost always followed by a big retainer fee.

Feel Confident With Experienced Tax Representation

When I have looked back over the years, the one common factor in bad decision making on my part, is when I was overly influence due to fear.  I love the quote from one of the Star Wars movies that explains how Anakin became the evil Darth Vader—the quote, “It was fear that pushed me to the dark side.”  If you have already had a consultation with an attorney ask yourself one question, “Did he reduce my level of fear or just use it to get what he or she wanted?”  A good representative will always leave you feeling better, not fearful.  A great representative will focus on the 99% that can go right and the wrong ones will focus on the 1% that almost never happens.  When you are trying to decide if you need representation from an attorney consider taking the time to get a second opinion from me.  I know you will be glad you did!

Schedule A Free Tax Consultation In Arizona

Schedule your free tax consultation with Tax Debt Advisors today by giving us a call today at 480-926-9300

5 Star Review: “Scott is professional and real. He looks out for me and is so thorough. He waived an IRS penalty for me that a different accountant said couldn’t be waived. And it was so simple. He is so kind and really works with you. I now have multiple family members who use him and each of us all love him!” Rebecca O.

5 Star Review: “Scott did an outstanding job helping my parents on their back due taxes. When I met him he was very professional and knowledgeable about how to approach the problem. Our issue took 9 months to resolve because of problems with how our taxes were filed (not his fault), but he stayed engaged and helpful the whole time even though we were very small clients for him. My parents don’t have to pay anything back to the IRS. It just amazing, it was a burden and now it’s such a relieve, such peace of mind. My dad comments that now he can sleep better without thinking about it. Thank you Scott!” Pilar L.

Our Service area includes: Mesa, Apache Junction, Avondale, Buckeye, Carefree, Cave Creek, Chandler, El Mirage, Fountain Hills, Gila Bend, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Komatke, Litchfield Park, Luke AFB, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Sun City, Sun Lakes, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson, Waddell, Whitman, Wickenburg, Youngstown, Flagstaff, Tucson, Payson, Winslow, Sierra Vista, Page, Prescott, Globe, Yuma, Arizona. 

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Do I need a Gilbert Tax Attorney to file an IRS Audit Reconsideration?

Gilbert Tax Attorney

No, a Gilbert Tax Attorney is not needed as this is not a legal matter.  It is an IRS procedure to correct a substitute for return prepared by the IRS or the results of an audit—usually an audit that you did not attend or have representation in attendance.  An IRS Audit Reconsideration will require the taxpayer to provide tax records to substantiate their position.  The Audit Reconsideration is for tax matters the IRS has not previously considered.

If you have a tax matter that needs to be re-evaluated by the IRS, the IRS Audit Reconsideration program is an excellent procedure to consider.  Scott Allen E.A. has expertise in providing representation on IRS Audit Reconsideration cases that will give you the best chance of eliminating or lowering the tax balance owed.  Rather than calling a Gilbert Tax Attorney call Scott Allen E.A. today at 480-926-9300 for a free consultation regarding your options to take advantage of the IRS Audit Reconsideration program.

Thad was a victim of an IRS Audit – Substitute For Return. The IRS assessed a tax year and sent him a $49,000 tax bill. Rather then consulting with a Gilbert Tax Attorney he discussed his matter with Scott Allen EA. Scott gave him the peace of mind that he could resolve the matter and reduce the tax bill to the proper amount owed. Scott Allen, a tax preparer near Gilbert AZ prepared the tax return and submitted the protest to the IRS. As you can view from the IRS notice below, the protest was accepted and $26,000 of tax, interest, and penalty was removed. Don’t pretend you can fight the IRS alone. Get it done right and right the first time with Scott Allen EA.

Gilbert Tax Attorney

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Do I Need an IRS Tax Attorney Mesa AZ if I get an IRS CP 2000 Letter?

Scott Allen EA or an IRS Tax Attorney Mesa AZ

No, this is not a legal matter.  This letter is responding to income items not on your return that third parties have reported as paid to you.  If you agree with the amounts not reported you can simply sign the letter and mail it in.  The IRS will send a bill for the amount of tax owed on the items not reported.  If the items not reported have a cost basis such as stock sales you need to disagree with the CP 2000 letter and send in documentation showing the cost of the stock that was sold—in other words what you paid for the stock.  This will reduce the tax liability or if you had a lost on the sale of stock, it would result in a refund instead of a balance due. There are a number of other things that can cause the IRS to issue a CP2000 notice and its worth having a tax professional look into the matter.

Scott Allen E.A. is available for a free consultation if you have questions about your CP 2000 letter or need assistance in responding back to the IRS.  Scott can be reached at 480-926-9300.  He has come across many of these notices and has been successful in response to them.  I don’t believe using an IRS Tax Attorney Mesa AZ is necessary to get this type on mater resolved. These IRS notice letters have deadlines associated with them so it is important to response timely to them.

Need help with a payment plan? After you get your IRS debt as low as legally possible consult with Scott Allen EA to discuss your payment plan options. See a recent example of a taxpayer who used Scott for his representation rather than an IRS Tax Attorney Mesa AZ. View the approval notice below.

IRS Tax Attorney Mesa AZ

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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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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.

Arizona IRS Tax Attorney

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