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How can Scott Allen E.A. help you with your Mesa AZ IRS Payment Plan?

Need a Mesa AZ IRS Payment plan?

  • Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. of Mesa AZ is a family business providing IRS resolution services since 1977.  Scott has been working in the family business since he was eight years old.  Scott knows from working in the family IRS help service business in Mesa AZ every aspect of operating a tax resolution business and how to get the right settlement of each new client.
  • Services provided include but are not limited to IRS payment plans, Offer in Compromises, IRS audits, Bank and wage levies, IRS tax liens, Currently not collectible status, Discharging IRS taxes in a bankruptcy, etc.
  • Using an E.A. is your best value for negotiating IRS payment plans, stopping IRS collection action, reviewing letters from the IRS, stopping the IRS from taking your pay check or money from your bank account, IRS property seizures, and working with IRS Auditors, Revenue Officers, and Agents.
  • You will understand what Scott is talking about—no intimidating legalese.  Scott stays up to date on the latest changes at the IRS.  Many of these blogs detail those changes.

Call Scott Allen E.A. today for a free consultation about a Mesa AZ IRS payment plan.  He can be reached at 480-926-9300.  You will be glad you did.

View the image below to see a recent success he had with one of his clients. 13 years worth of taxes were put into one low monthly payment plan. The taxpayer needed to get it revised due to the recent down turn in the economy and that is what Scott got done!

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Does the IRS Offer One Time Forgiveness?

Does the IRS Offer One Time Forgiveness?

IRS One Time Forgiveness

Yes, the IRS does offers one time forgiveness, also known as an offer in compromise, the IRS’s debt relief program. Have tax debt and wondering if one time forgiveness can help? If so, this post should help! Read below about programs the IRS has to help resolve your tax debt and what Tax Debt Advisors can do to help you get it done easily.

Does The IRS Offer A Tax Debt Relief Program?

The short answer is “Yes“! At any given time, there are nearly 1 million U.S taxpayers that owe the IRS. Although the IRS attempts to collect every cent that taxpayers owe the government, the reality is that they just do not have the resources for pursuing every individual person in debt. However, IRS collections remains a very stressful situation.

The IRS has tax debt relief programs, like the Fresh Start Program, available that taxpayers can take advantage of when owing back taxes. These programs not only provide a little help towards taxpayers, but it lightens the IRS’s workload. You may not be required to pay the entire amount owed, good news right?

Tax Debt Forgiveness

There are commercials that come on late at night promising to get you out of debt with tax debt forgiveness, even when thousands are owed to the IRS. Although, the reality is there is no straight debt forgiveness program.

Although, depending on the criteria of your situation you may be able to wipe your tax debt, set up an offer in compromise or payback with an installment agreement. For instance, by law the IRS is unable to collect a debt older than 10 years. Therefore, if your tax debt is from over 10 years ago, it should be forgiven, as the government is not legally able to collect the debt.

In addition, the IRS typically does not collect a debt with a low Realistic Collection Potential (RCP). An account is stated to have low RCP if the following factors are true:

  • Low income amount
  • No way to make payments
  • No assets that can be sized or liquidated, such as real estate or bank accounts

If any of the above criteria are met, you may find that your account is marked RCP. Although this is not technically a debt forgiveness, the IRS simply does not attempt to collect the debt owed, usually.

Also, the Non-Collectable Status restricts the IRS from collecting a debt, similar to the RCP. What this means is, you do not have the assets or money available to pay the debt. This program was designed with the concept of providing taxpayers enough time to earn the money or get a higher income to pay on the debt.

Can The IRS Collect After 10 Years?

No“, once a non-collectible account reaches the 10-year mark, the debt can’t be collected. In some situations non-collectible status collides with the amount of time the IRS is able to legally collect the debt. Therefore, once a Non-Collectable account reaches the 10-year mark, the debt can no longer be demanded by the IRS.

Finally, when a taxpayer files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the IRS is unable to pursue a debt collection against the individual. Although rare, there are situations where bankruptcy allows for tax debt forgiveness.

The IRS cannot make contact with you or try to collect on a debt during a pending case. If a court rules a tax debt has to be forgiven, the IRS is no longer able to pursue future action against the past tax debt.

What Is The Fresh Start Program With The IRS?

The Fresh Start Program is a collection alternative that allows individuals and businesses, in most cases, to settle their tax debt for less than they owe. This makes it easier for back tax payers to settle their tax debt and get a fresh start. Although, the required criteria to get debt fully erased can be very time consuming and stringent. For those wanting to settle debts in a timelier manner, the IRS’ Fresh Start Program is an option.

Under the Fresh Start Program, the Partial Payment Installment Agreement option is the most used. With the PPIA you are allowed to setup an affordable payment plan for your account, which runs until the debt is fully paid or the debt account has reached the 10-year mark.

IRS Fresh Start Program Qualifications

  • Must be unemployed for 30 consecutive days
  • If you are filing a joint return, you/spouse must meet 1 of the qualifications
  • Self-employed individuals with a drop in income of 25% or more
  • Tax debt must be less than $50,000

Read more about IRS Fresh Start Qualifications

Offer In Compromise Allows To Negotiate With The IRS

Another option you may also choose to pursue an Offer in Compromise, which enables you to settle a debt. The following factors are used to determine if an account qualifies:

  • Are in compliance with IRS
  • Owe new debt
  • Cannot or have no intention to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy
  • Never turned down for OIC before

You can use the IRS website to file for an Offer In Compromise, or have a tax professional like Tax Debt Advisors assist you with the process. You can check the IRS website to see if your qualify for OIC

The IRS acknowledges that they are unable to collect every amount of a delinquent account, with nearly a million taxpayers owing a debt. You have the potential for having your debt reduced, or possibly erased with one of the several debt relief programs available.

Installment Agreements Allow You To Set Up A Payment Plan

Most of the time the IRS will allow you to set up an installment agreement in order to pay back your tax debt over time. The terms of your payback agreement are determined by your budget to pay each month, how much you own and your previous filing history. 

Before you accept any repayment plan, make sure that you can afford to pay it on time, every time. Late payments or missing payments can get your agreement canceled and you will have to start over again. You can only get installment agreement if you own less than $50,000 in 2017 and the maximum payback period is 6 years. 

IRS Fresh Start Program Reviews

Scott Allen at Tax Debt Advisors Inc. has successfully represented me for the last 5 years. He has completely held the IRS off and successfully negotiated on my behalf. He is also done my tax returns at a very reasonable price saving me even more money. I highly recommend Scott and his highly capable staff! Bob R

Scott Allen is a true professional that can work for you to resolve your tax issues with integrity, knowledge and experience. I came to Scott after working for years with other tax professionals and listening way too much to the advice of family and acquaintances. During my initial meeting with Scott we were able to establish a plan to effectively resolve the tax debt that I had. Scott treated me with respect and understanding of my situation while detailing what works versus the falsehoods so many profess. Scott also performed within the time frame that I required. I am so satisfied with Scott’s work that he now handles all of my annual tax returns going forward. Robert M

Have Your Debt Reduced Today With Tax Debt Advisors

Need help with wiping out your old tax debt? Tax Debt Advisors has helped resolve over 108,000 debts. Receive a tax debt consultation today by giving Scott a call today at 480-926-9300. Tax Debt Advisors can help negotiate an offer in compromise on your behalf to finally settle your tax debt. 

Written by Scott Allen

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 wose 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 108,000 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. Scott Allen E.A. from Tax Debt Advisors has helped over 108,000 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 a IRS tax attorney in Phoeonix 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.

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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What option to settle IRS debt Mesa AZ ?

What option might you qualify for to settle IRS debt Mesa AZ

Far too often delinquent taxpayers have “tunnel vision” and only focus on one solution to settle IRS debt Mesa AZ.  It will be very difficult to get a realistic resolution with this type of attitude. With Tax Debt Advisors, Inc you will be introduced to the many different available options right up front.

Brent came in to meet with Tax Debt Advisors, Inc wanting to settle his IRS debt in an Offer in Compromise. He see’s it advertised on the TV and radio daily and knew he must do that. However, during a consultation with Scott Allen EA he learned the real truths about an Offer in Compromise and found out at this time he isnt going to qualify. Brent needed to negotiate a payment plan.  That is exactly what Tax Debt Advisors, Inc did for him.  After that process was complete penalty abatement was applied for as well. Guess what? The IRS accepted penalty relief on his 2009 tax return. That is a tax return with a due date over seven years ago. This IRS penalty abatement request saved Brent over $6,200 in IRS debt.

Settle IRS Debt Mesa AZ

Settle IRS Debt Mesa AZ

As Scott Allen EA likes to explain to his clients, “you need to pick the right battles with the IRS”.  This is a true statement. A proper representative will advise you upfront and honestly on all available options AND know what will and will not be successful before ever getting started.  The average cost to hire a tax professional to negotiate an offer in compromise is about $3,500 and takes 12-18 months.  Had Brent gone down that road blindly in “tunnel vision” he would have seen his Offer in Compromise denied, more interest and penalties accruing, 12 months of stress, and been out $3,500 in professional fees.

Don’t let that be the scenario for you. Find out the right option from the very first appointment with Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. Call today and schedule a free initial consultation.

Written by Scott Allen

Gilbert AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

Settle over $55,000 of IRS debt in a Gilbert AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

Applying for a Gilbert AZ IRS Offer in Compromise is one of several different options to settle a debt with the IRS. Anthony came in to meet with Scott Allen EA to discuss all available options. You can read more on those settlement options by clicking here. Anthony first needed to get himself into compliance. There are two key components to compliance. First, all tax returns need to be filed. The IRS will throw out any settlement if this is not done. Also, only you do one settlement for all IRS debt. Second, to offer up a settlement with the IRS you have to have proper withholdings if you are an employee or be making quarterly estimated tax payments if you are self employed. Anthony is self employed so we set him up on making those estimated tax payments.

After these steps an evaluation was done on his current financial status. Everything was looked at from his income and expenses along with his debts and assets.  It was determined that he could be a strong candidate for an offer in compromise. This is actually rare because most people that have an IRS debt are not a candidate for several reasons. Common reasons for not qualifying for an offer include too high of household income, too many assets, or “luxury” expenses being paid out.

The application process was started, information was compiled, and an offer was proposed.  The Gilbert AZ IRS offer in compromise was submitted for $2,172.00. Yes, that is a settlement of about 4 cents on the dollar. The offer was submitted in May 2016 and accepted by the Internal Revenue Service August 2017.  It is the norm to have offer in compromises’s take 12-18 months to be approved.  View Anthony’s acceptance letter below. Congratulations Anthony!

Gilbert AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

Gilbert AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

If you are ready to resolve your IRS debt contact Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors so he can explore and find the right solution for you. He will meet with you for a free consultation.  He will make today a great day for you.

Written by Scott Allen

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

Tax Debt Advisors Mesa - Scott Allen

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.

Written by Scott Allen

2017 Mesa IRS Offer in Compromise accepted

Is a Mesa IRS Offer in Compromise right for you?

Tax Debt Advisors just finished up a Mesa IRS Offer in Compromise for a client. View the acceptance letter below.

Mesa IRS Offer in Compromise

Mesa IRS Offer in Compromise

Mr. Morris came in about two years ago to meet with Scott Allen EA. He was behind on a couple years of tax returns. He was in a rut with a tax debt from a previous business gone bad.  Due to not being able to pay the payroll taxes the debt was transferred to him personally as civil penalties. In addition to the civil penalty debt there were also two years of 1040 tax debt. Upon a detailed evaluation of his tax matter it was determined that Mr. Morris qualified for a Mesa IRS Offer in Compromise. Before submitting the Offer he first had to get him into compliance with his tax filings.  It took over a year to complete and get it approved but it was approved.  The worst thing you can do is submit an offer in compromise if it does not have a chance to get accepted.  Meet with Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors to determine if you are a viable candidate to settle your IRS debt in a lump sum agreement. He will meet with you for a free initial consultation.

 

Written by Scott Allen

Tax Attorney Phoenix

Tax Attorney Phoenix | Tax Debt Advisors

Looking for tax attorney services in Phoenix? Believe it or not, you don’t actually need a tax attorney to represent you before the IRS. Instead, why not hire a Tax Debt Advisor who has been helping customers dealing with tax issues since 1977, and has helped solve over 108,000 tax debts.

Scott Allen is a tax debt advisor that can help you solve multiple tax issues without ever needing to contact a tax lawyer. Scott is a enrolled agent (EA), that is licensed by the federal government to represent you as a tax payer before the IRS.

If you are facing an IRS bank levy or wage garnishment, an Enrolled Agent can help you solve these tax issues the same way a Phoenix tax attorney can.

Tax Attorney Services Provided By Our Enrolled Agents

Scott helps Phoenix residents solve a variety of tax issues including, but not limited to:

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

View our most recent blog postWhen is a Phoenix AZ IRS tax attorney necessary and when isn’t it?

Your tax issues may not be as bad as you think – It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or tax lawyer to work with the IRS. Legal training is not necessary to handle most tax problems. Although, tax attorney will scare you into thinking the representation is necessary. Let Tax Debt Advisors help you solve your tax problems without the fear or the huge retainer fees.

To Get a Second Opinion – Most tax clients think they will get a higher quality service if they pay more money. However, that is not true. Tax attorney can charge up to 400% more money for the same service a tax debt advisor can perform. If you are already speaking with a tax attorney, get a second option as well. We offer free tax issue consultations.

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.

Free Tax Issue Consultations | Do You Really Need A Tax Attorney?

Tax Debt Advisors handled my tax issues, which included several years of tax returns with IRS issues. The back tax returns were processed quickly with no additional problems or delays. Scott managed every aspect of the IRS problem with ease. Thanks again Scott!” Stacy P

If you are worried about your tax problems and think you need a tax attorney, give us a call first. This is an important decision that requires the opinion of a highly skilled Enrolled Agent. Scott Allen EA can be that choice for you. You may not need legal representation for problems our tax debt advisors can help you solve for less money. To schedule you free tax consultation to find out if you actually need a Phoenix tax attorney or not, give us a call today at 480-926-9300.

Written by Scott Allen

Phoenix AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

Completed and approved Phoenix AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

Congratulation to Michael on his successful Phoenix AZ IRS Offer in Compromise. The process took about 14 months from start to finish but when you can settle your $445,000 IRS debt for about $22,000 in total it would be considered a great day. That is the kind of day Michael had. The IRS will consider an Offer when the amount offered represents the most they can expect to collect within a reasonable period of time.  A reasonable period of time to the IRS varies in each individual case but its typically the remaining amount of time left to collect the debt. The IRS has a ten year period to collect a debt from when the tax return was filed.  Each tax year will have its own expiration date.  It important to understand that not everyone qualifies for an IRS offer and it may not be the best available option for everyone either.  What if Michael’s IRS debt was only 9 months away from expiring? Scott Allen EA would not have prepared and submitted an IRS offer. He would have negotiated a non collectible status or minimal payment plan and let the debt expire. It would have been a easier and cheaper option for him all around. Because Michael still had 7.5 years left remaining on his statute they elected to go the Phoenix AZ IRS Offer in Compromise route.

To see what an IRS Offer in Compromise acceptance letter looks like view the images below.

Phoenix AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

Phoenix AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

Phoenix AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

Phoenix AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors is a family owned and operated business in the greater Phoenix area.  His tax practice specializes in the negotiation of IRS settlements whether it be a payment plan, non collectible status, offer in compromise, appeals and abatement, or qualifying for bankruptcy. Its important that the person you hire to be your power of attorney is comfortable with all these settlements and can properly advise and qualify you for one. To sit down with Scott Allen EA pick up your phone and schedule a consultation with him. He will make today a great day for you.

Written by Scott Allen

Mesa AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

View an accepted Mesa AZ IRS Offer in Compromise below

Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors successfully negotiated a Mesa AZ IRS Offer in Compromise for one of his clients. This client came in owing the IRS $334,340.83 for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014.  An Offer was submitted in August 2015 for $9,456.00 to settle the debt in full. That is about 2.8 cents on the dollar.  As required they submitted the offer with the 20% down payment of $1,891.20.  The remaining 80% is due upon acceptance.  View the two pages below showing Scott Allen EA as the taxpayer’s Power of Attorney and the IRS approving and accepting the Offer in Compromise submitted.

Mesa AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

Mesa AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

Mesa AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

Mesa AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

The most difficult part to an IRS Offer in Compromise is qualifying for it.  Taxpayers will come in and visit with Scott Allen EA thinking they can shop for an Offer with the IRS.  Contrary to advertisements on the TV, internet, and radio this isn’t the case.  Only about 2-3% of taxpayer are even a candidate to settle their debt through an Offer in Compromise (aka “fresh start program”).  This option is only one of the six different settlement options available to you.  Its important to understand and review all options before considering an Offer in Compromise.  After its been determined that you are in full compliance with the IRS and that you are a viable candidate for an IRS Offer then Tax Debt Advisors will take you down that road step by step.  They will only take on your case if it is in your best interest.  To get your IRS debt situation evaluated with Scott Allen EA give him a call today at 480-926-9300.  He will make today a great day for you.

Tax Debt Advisors, Inc is a local family owned and operated business since 1977.

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