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Is a Phoenix Arizona IRS Tax Attorney the only choice there is for an IRS Tax Specialist?

Phoenix Arizona IRS Tax Attorney

Except in criminal cases, IRS tax specialists do not need to be a Phoenix Arizona IRS Tax Attorney.  In fact using a Phoenix Arizona Tax Attorney for your IRS problem would be like going to a brain cancer specialist for a sore throat.  Generally speaking, when a Phoenix Arizona IRS Tax Attorney advertises that they do IRS work, they are really saying they do not have enough legal work to keep themselves busy.  If a brain cancer specialist advertises that they do family practice work, wouldn’t you wonder if you were going to be over charged for the same services as a family practice physician?  The same applies to IRS Tax Attorneys in Phoenix Arizona advertising IRS resolution services.

Scott Allen E.A. is licensed in all 50 states to represent taxpayers before the IRS.  A Phoenix Arizona IRS Tax Attorney is only licensed as an attorney within the state he has passed a bar exam.  Scott Allen will represent you at the highest level in getting you the settlement that is best for you—at a fee you can afford.  Don’t be fooled by all the tax attorney hype on top of the intimidation that you will regret not using a tax attorney in Phoenix AZ.  It’s simply not true.  Call Scott Allen E.A. at 480-926-9300 for a free consultation today.

Recent IRS settlement case for his client Matthew

Scott Allen E.A. was hired by Matthew to be his IRS Power of Attorney. As his representative he was able to be successful in negotiation all eight large tax debts into one very low monthly payment plan. His business was being hit pretty hard due to the recent changes in the economy. So he wouldn’t have to worry about the IRS filing and levies or garnishments, Scott Allen E.A. wrapped all the IRS debt into a low $237 per month payment plan. View the IRS notice below to see for yourself. If you may be in a situation similar to Matthew do not hesitate and give Tax Debt Advisors a call.

Phoenix Arizona IRS Tax Attorney


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What is the Difference between an IRS Tax Levy and an IRS Tax Lien?

IRS Tax Levy & IRS Tax Lien in Phoenix

IRS TAX LEVY IN PHOENIX—The intent of a levy is to take money from your bank accounts, accounts receivables, wages and retirement accounts.  Exemptions from levy include unemployment benefits, worker’s compensation, most house hold items and tools used in your trade.

Before the IRS can levy on your property, you will be sent a letter stating FINAL NOTICE OF INTENT TO LEVY.  You are given 30 days to file an appeal.  The IRS cannot take any levy action until your appeal hearing is completed.  You can also stop levy action by entering into a bankruptcy, file an offer in compromise, enter into an installment arrangement or qualify for non collectible status.  In rare instances the IRS can seize your home but must first get court approval.

IRS TAX LIEN IN PHOENIX—A lien secures the IRS claim against your property.  The lien will automatically attach to any property you own and property you later purchase.  When a lien is filed the IRS has the same rights as your mortgage company, but they are in a second position after the mortgage has been satisfied.  If you sell your house, after the mortgage has been paid, the IRS has claim on any remaining equity up to the amount of tax, interest and penalties owed.

The filing of an IRS lien is public information and is done at the county recorder’s office.  An IRS tax lien must be filed in the county you own real estate for it to have any affect on your property.  A tax lien does not identify the property it encumbers.  You have 30 days to dispute the filing of a tax lien.  This is called a collection due process appeal.  In most cases, a tax lien will expire ten years after the taxes were assessed.  There are certain actions that taxpayers can take that will extend the statute of limitations, such as filing a bankruptcy or offer in compromise.  Care should be taken to evaluate the negative impact of extending a statute of limitation against the benefits of the action being considered.

Scott Allen E. A. & Tax Debt Advisors, Inc  Helping taxpayer’s with IRS tax lien and IRS tax levy in Phoenix Arizona.

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IRS Power of Attorney: Tax Representation from Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.

IRS Power of Attorney in Mesa AZ

File back tax returns

– Negotiate IRS & Arizona tax debts

– Never meet with the IRS; let Scott Allen EA represent you before the IRS

It is always best to hire an IRS Power of Attorney for your tax needs locally with someone that is available to fit within your schedule needs.  Call Scott Allen EA if you live in Maricopa County Arizona.

If you live in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, or Tempe Scott Allen EA is no more then a 10-20 minute drive.  Call to schedule a free initial consultation today. See below what he recently did for Margaret from Mesa AZ. She was lost on what to do and needed to get some tax returns caught up and filed and then settle the debt into a low monthly payment plan. You can’t get too much lower than $113 per month. This offered Margaret much relief so she can now go about her daily life without wondering what the IRS may or may not do to her.

IRS Power of Attorney

Scott Allen EA can be reached at 480-926-9300



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Is a Phoenix AZ IRS Tax Attorney needed for the Collection Appeals Program (CAP)?

Phoenix AZ IRS Tax Attorney

No, you do not need a Phoenix AZ IRS Tax Attorney to participate in the IRS Collection Appeals Program or CAP.  The CAP was set up to help taxpayers before or after the IRS files a Notice of Lien, before or after the IRS seizes or levies property, bank accounts or payroll checks, or if the IRS rejects or terminates your installment arrangement.

The IRS is required to allow you to have a hearing regarding your position with the Appeals Office.  The IRS cannot enforce collections action before giving you this right.  Your hearing with the Appeals Office is before an impartial person who has not previously been involved in your case.  This is not a legal matter and does not require an IRS Tax Attorney in Phoenix AZ.

Scott Allen E.A. has successfully negotiated settlements with the Appeals Office.  Options may include but are not limited to installment agreements, non-collectible status, offers in compromise, and innocent spouse status.  Call Scott today at 480-926-9300 and schedule a free consultation to see what options are available to you.


Scott Allen EA was able to help out Franklin with his IRS tax debt matter. He did not need to hire a Phoenix AZ IRS Tax Attorney or even file a CAP. What he needed was a quick negotiation of an installment arrangement. This put a stop to all collection activity and got him compliant with the IRS.  Again, avoid getting fearful of the IRS and avoid costly mistakes that come from that fear. View the IRS letter below to see what Scott Allen EA did for Franklin of Phoenix AZ on his back taxes.

Phoenix AZ IRS Tax Attorney

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Mesa AZ Back Tax Returns saved client $249,147

Let Tax Debt Advisors prepare your Mesa AZ back tax returns.

Blake saved $249,147 in filing his Mesa AZ back tax returns.  Tax Debt Advisors was able to navigate their way through getting Blake out of the collections division of the Internal Revenue Service.  Blake was delinquent on his tax preparation.  Pertaining to the notice below he had not filed his 2003 tax return.  Several years had passed.  The IRS eventually decided that they needed to prepare that tax return for him.  As you can see by viewing the notice below that their number totaled over $288,000 in taxes, interest, and penalties.

Mesa AZ Back Tax Returns

Mesa AZ Back Tax Returns

It is a lot more common then people think to have the IRS file tax returns in the taxpayers behalf.  They call this process ‘substitute for return’.  By going through these measures they can now file tax liens and wage garnishments against you.  They do not necessarily want to do this but they are left to no other choice at times.  They know that this will usually get the taxpayers attention.

If the IRS filed Mesa AZ back tax returns in you behalf, all is not loss.  We can protest the IRS’s decision; its not a matter of WILL they accept but rather WHEN they accept them.  At Tax Debt Advisors they do whats required to get them protested correctly and accurately.

Scott Allen EA at Tax Debt Advisors specializes in filing back taxes and negotiation IRS settlements.  He can do anything an attorney or CPA in these matters.  His average client has not filed in 4-7 years and/or owes the IRS over $50,000.  Put him to work today for you.  He will meet with you for a free initial consultation and during that appointment he will outline the three-step plan towards a resolution.

Thank you.


Mesa AZ Back Tax Returns can save a client $13,690

Tobias also had some serious Mesa AZ back tax returns that needed some correcting. Just like Blake, he also went through Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors to get his matter resolved. It took several months of work (mostly due to delays with covid-19) but it was accomplished. If you look at the notice below from the IRS on the 2015 tax year you will see what was removed from his debt with the IRS. Don’t pay back more to the Internal Revenue Service then you legally have to.

  1. Decrease in tax of $7,914
  2. Decrease in failure to file penalty of $1,780
  3. Decrease in failure to pay proper ES tax penalty of $255
  4. Decrease in failure to pay penalty of $1,978
  5. Decrease in interest of $1,761

Mesa AZ Back Tax Returns

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IRS Fresh Start Program Qualifications

If you are curious about the qualifications for the IRS Fresh Start Program and if you qualify, this post should help!

The IRS fresh start program qualifications include:

  • You must have been unemployed for 30 consecutive days in 2011 or before April 15, 2012
  • Married couples filing together must have at least one partner who qualifies for the Fresh Start program
  • Your tax balance must be less than $50,000 at the end of 2011
  • If you are self-employed you must show a decrease of 25% or more in net income
  • Married couples must not have earned over $200,000 or individuals must not have earned over $100,000 for the year
  • According to IRS.gov taxpayers must use Form 1127, Application for Extension of Time for Payment of Tax Due to Undue Hardship

Benefits of the Fresh Start Program

According to H&R Block these are three of the most important benefits of the fresh start program:

  • In most cases tax liens will only be issued if the amount exceeds $10,000.
  • Individuals are able to spread out $50,000 or less with direct installment payments over 6 years (72 months).
  • Taxpayers have expanded flexibility with Offer in Compromise (OIC) to determine a tax payer’s ability to pay.

Learn more about the IRS Fresh Start Program

Tax Debt Advisors Can Help With The Fresh Start Program In Arizona

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.

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Tax Debt Advisors help—What is an Offer in Compromise?

Tempe AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

An Offer in Compromise (OIC) is an offer to pay less than what you owe to the IRS and receive a complete settlement of all past tax debts, including interest and penalties.  The OIC program is only one of several ways to settle your Tempe AZ tax debt for less than what you owe.  IRS Form 656 and Form 433-A are the OIC accepted forms for individuals.  IRS Form 433-A Worksheet calculates the amount that needs to be offered.  The terms and conditions of the OIC include filing and paying on time your taxes for the next five years.  If you cannot file your individual tax return (1040) by April 15, you must request an automatic extension and file and full pay by the extension deadline.  The IRS approves only a small percentage of the offers submitted.  In 2004 only 16% of the OIC’s were accepted.  In 2010 the percentage was 24%.

It is a big mistake to file an OIC unless you are fairly certain you will have acceptance.  Interest and penalties continue to accrue as well as the statute of limitations.  If it takes the IRS 2 years to reject you OIC, you will come out of the process in much worse shape than when you submitted your OIC.

Tax Debt Advisors is next doors to Tempe AZ and has the experience to properly calculate and submit an OIC with a high degree of success.  Tax Debt Advisors has been assisting clients on Tempe AZ IRS problems for over 45 years.


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Let Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. respond to your Peoria AZ IRS Tax Audit Letter

IRS Tax Audit Peoria AZ

Responding timely and appropriately to a Peoria AZ IRS Tax Audit Notice is critical to a successful audit.  Beginning with the end in mind allows for consistency from beginning to the end of the audit.  Auditors have a sense when there is a problem or errors on a filed return.  Taxpayers often will respond so poorly to an initial audit that the IRS auditor in Peoria AZ will request other years to be subject to an audit.  Generally when this happens the IRS auditor will expand the areas of the audit or audit the entire return including businesses owned by the taxpayer(s).

It’s just not worth the risk of responding poorly to an IRS audit.  Scott Allen E.A. of Tax Debt Advisors has the expertise to meet with and negotiate on your behalf.  Scott can be reached at 480-926-9300.  Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. has represented taxpayers in audits since 1977.


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IRS Audit Myth Number 1: By Tax Debt Advisors of Phoenix AZ

IRS Audit Myths Phoenix AZ

If the IRS wants more money, I will pay them when I am able—the IRS is a formidable bill collector.  It has the power to garnish your wages, levy your bank accounts or seize your assets.  If you find you are on the wrong side of an audit assessment, consider a consultation with Scott Allen E.A. of Tax Debt Advisors.  Filing for a hearing before the IRS Office of Appeals is an excellent way to negotiate a compromise or elimination of the tax assessment.

Even better is to contact Tax Debt Advisors near Phoenix AZ when you get the audit notice from the IRS.  With a little planning and organization of your records, you may be able to avoid the assessment altogether.  Do not overlook the guidance of an IRS audit specialist.  Tax Debt Advisors has been representing taxpayers on Phoenix Arizona IRS audits for over 45 years.  Call today for a free initial consultation to see what Scott Allen E.A. can do for you.  Schedule an appointment by calling 480-926-9300.


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Tempe’s Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. will get you thru your IRS Audit Reconsideration

IRS Audit Reconsideration Tempe AZ

It is not uncommon for clients to not show up to their scheduled IRS audit Tempe AZ.  An audit is like being scheduled to have a surgery without your request—it’s scary.  But when the IRS agent sends you the results of the audit, the real shock begins.  Everything is denied as a deduction on your return and/or expenses taken on your business return.  The agent knows that this is unrealistic but their procedure is to deny everything if you don’t show up.

If you want to get your tax liability reduced, the IRS will allow that through the Tempe AZ IRS audit reconsideration process.  This is not a quick or easy effort.  The IRS will eventually review your support for your deductions but in the mean time you need to get into some IRS settlement option.  Most often an Installment Arrangement.

Scott Allen E.A. of Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. has the ability to advise you on the Tempe AZ IRS Audit Reconsideration procedures.  Remember that you will have to have patience waiting for the IRS to respond.  If you want to reduce your tax liability, contact Scott Allen E.A. at 480-926-9300.


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