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Tax Attorney Cost

How Much Does a Tax Attorney Cost?


On average, a tax attorney costs about $300 per hour with average tax lawyer fees ranging from $200 to $400 in the US for 2019. However, hiring an experienced tax attorney that works in a large firm can cost you upwards of $1,000 per hour. 

Average Tax Lawyer Fees

According to Cross Law Group, “Tax attorneys generally charge either an hourly rate or a flat fee for their services. Hourly Rate: The majority of tax attorneys charge by the hour. Every attorney will charge a different hourly rate, but most rates are between $200 to $400 per hour.

Hiring a tax attorney for installment agreements with cost an average of $1,250 with average prices ranging from $750 to $1,500. Offers in Compromise cost an average of $5,000 with average fees ranging from $3,500 to $6,500. For a simple IRS audit you can expect to pay a tax lawyer anywhere from $2,000 to $3,500 while a complex audit can cost $5,000 or more. Penalty Abatement costs an average of $1,750 with average fees ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. IRS Appeals with cost anywhere from $5,000 to $7,500 and Tax Court Litigation will cost upwards of $10,000 or more. *Disclaimer – These our not the actual cost of our Tax Debt Advisory services. Contact Tax Debt Advisors to get an actual quote for the IRS help you need.

Do I Need a Tax Attorney?

Believe it or not, you actually don’t have need a tax attorney to settle IRS debt. 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. Avoid paying the high cost of hiring a tax attorney when you don’t need one and save money by hiring a tax debt advisor today! 

Settle Debt 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.

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Solve IRS Debt Mesa AZ in 2018

How do I solve IRS debt Mesa AZ?

There is a three step process to solve IRS debt Mesa AZ. Tax Debt Advisors, Inc is a local family company whos niche is to solve IRS debt problems. What are those three steps?


Here is the recipe to follow.

POWER OF ATTORNEY – Hire the right professional to gather up all the necessary documentation and stop any lien or levy action.

FILING BACK TAX RETURNS – Whether you have one return to file or eight Tax Debt Advisors, Inc can help you get those prepared quickly

TAX DEBT SETTLEMENT – Lastly, if you owe a debt to the IRS you need to evaluate what is the best option for you.


Just like Tax Debt Advisors, Inc navigated Lance through these steps as his Power of Attorney representation he can do the same for you. Every client’s situation has its own uniqueness and a hands on approach is necessary. Tax Debt Advisors, Inc prefers to work with local Arizona taxpayers which allows his to have a very high success rate. Below is a small example of work recently done by Scott Allen EA for his client Lance. Lance was behind on a number of tax filings. After getting him caught up and in compliance, a payment plan settlement was determined to be his best course of action. On top on that, Scott negotiated to not have the IRS file a notice of federal tax lien.


Solve IRS Debt Mesa AZ

Solve IRS Debt Mesa AZ


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Tax Attorney Mesa

Searching for “Tax Attorney Mesa” while looking for an expert tax law? If so, Tax Debt Advisors can help! We are not a tax attorney firm, rather, a tax debt specialist that helps with IRS problems without the pressure and at a lower cost! Schedule your free tax consultation in Mesa with Tax Debt Advisors today by giving us a call today at 480-926-9300.

If you have been searching for tax attorneys, that must mean that you are having tax issues. Contact Scott Allen with Tax Debt Advisors, Inc at (480) 926-9300 in order to get right with the IRS. Don’t just hire a tax attorney. Hire a tax debt advisor who has been helping customers to deal with their tax issues since the 1970’s and has help to solve over 100,000 tax debts.

Common Reasons To Hire A Tax Attorney In Mesa

It is true that you don’t have to hire a tax attorney when you are dealing with the IRS. You can hire a tax debt advisor who has been helping people since 1977 with their tax issues. Scott Allen can guide you through any type of tax situation that you may have.

Why You Do Not Need a Tax Attorney

Below are the reasons as well as warning signs of why you do not need a tax attorney:

  • If you are making the decision out of fear, and believe that you need a tax attorney for anything other than fraudulently file or criminal returns, you will be disappointed. Attorneys can generate their income by causing fear. Many clients who started with an attorney and switch to us mentioned that they were intimidated with fear about something bad happening if… and that always followed by another large retainer fee.
  • IRS resolution work isn’t rocket science. It is just common-sense work that will improve over time because of the relationships that were established with the IRS and understanding how they work. Attorneys will often scare their clients into believe that their legal training is needed to get a successful resolution.
  • Most clients believe that they will get what they pay for and will base the quality of work on how much they pay. In many cases, the attorney will charge between 25-400% more for the same service. If you go in for a consultation with an attorney, you should consider getting a second option by calling me for a free initial consultation. Those are the appointments I love.

Hire An Enrolled Agent Vs. Hiring A Tax Attorney In Mesa

View our recent blog post “When is a IRS tax attorney in Mesa necessary and when isn’t it?

  1. The tax issue may not be that bad. It doesn’t take a tax attorney or rocket scientist to work with the IRS. Legal training isn’t really needed to handle most tax issues. Tax attorneys will try to scare you into believing that you need legal representation. That just isn’t true. Let Tax Debt Advisors help you to solve your tax issues without scaring you or requesting a huge retainer fee for the service.
  2. Get a Second Opinion. There are some tax customers that believe paying a higher fee will give them higher quality services and that isn’t true. Tax attorneys normally charge 400% more for the same services that a tax debt expert can handle. There isn’t a difference in the process besides you paying more money. We aren’t saying it is a bad idea to talk to a tax attorney, but you should also get a second opinion. At Tax Debt Advisors we offer free tax consultations.
  3. Don’t make any decisions based on fear. Do you believe that you need a tax attorney because you filed a fraudulent tax return, then you might be disappointed. Tax attorneys generate their income based on your fears. Many of our tax clients began with a tax attorney, only to find that they tried to intimidate them into believing the problem is bigger than actually is. It is almost always followed by a large retainer fee.

Feel Confident with an Experienced Tax Representative

Whenever I look back over the years, the most common factor in my bad decision making is when I was influenced due to fear. I love the quote from Star Wars that explains how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader – “It was fear that pushed me to the dark side.” If you have had a consultation with an attorney, ask yourself if they reduced your fear level or use it to get what they wanted. A good representative will focus on everything that can go right instead of that 1% that could go wrong and almost never happens. When you are trying to decide if you need representation from a tax attorney, consider getting a second opinion from me. I know you will be glad that you did.

Schedule A Free Tax Consultation In Mesa, Arizona

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 Read More Reviews

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

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What is a Levy & How To Get It Released?

What Is A Tax Levy & How To Get It Released

If you are wondering “what is a tax levy” and “how do I get a tax levy released” this post should help! Furthermore, if you live anywhere in the Phoenix Metropolitan area in Arizona, Scott from Tax Debt Advisors can help you get your levy released.

What Is a Tax Levy?

A levy is the action of legalized seizure of one’s property for the purpose of satisfying tax debt. Unlike liens, levies are different. Whereas a lien is the legal claim on a property for securing tax debit payment, a levy takes the property for satisfying tax debit.

Where does the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) authority to levy originate from?

Levies are authorized by the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for collecting delinquent taxes. Reference IRC 6331. Any property or the right of property belonging to the delinquent taxpayer, or which a Federal tax lien is able to be levied, unless the property has been exempt from a levy by the IRC.

Prior to issuing a levy, what actions are required by the IRS?

Typically, the IRS only issues a levy after the following three requirements have been met:

  1. Tax has been assessed by the IRS and a Notice and Demand of Payment (invoice) has been sent;
  2. You have refused or neglected to make payment;
  3. A Final Notice of Intent to Levy was sent to you, and you were informed with a Notice of Your Right to A Hearing (the levy notice) a minimum of 30 days prior to the levy being issued. This notice may be delivered by the IRS in person, left at your home or workplace, or mailed to the last known address using registered or certified mail and a return receipt request.

Note: The IRS is also allowed to issue a levy on state tax refunds as well. In this case, you might be sent a Notice of Levy on Your State Tax Refund, along with a Notice of Your Right to a Hearing after your refund is levied.

When is a levy issued by the IRS?

In the event you do not pay your tax or make other arrangements for settling debt, the IRS can determine the next appropriate action is issuing a levy. A levy can be issued by the IRS for any property you own or right to property you have an interest in. For example, the IRS is able to levy a property which is yours, but held by another person (such as retirement accounts, wages, bank accounts, dividends, rental income, licenses, accounts receivable, cash loan values of commissions or life insurance, etc. Otherwise, the IRS is able to seize and sell property which is held by you, such as house, boat, or cars.

How Can I Release a Levy?

Upon receiving the IRS notice of the levy, you should contact the IRS right away to resolve any tax liability and request for a levy release. In addition, the IRS is able to release a levy when determining the levy is resulting in immediate economic hardship. If the release request is denied by the IRS, you may request an appeal on the decision. You can file an appeal before or after the levy is issued on your bank account, wages, or property. One proceeds from the levy has been sent to the IRS, you may file claim to request they be returned. If denied, you may submit an appeal on the decision of returning the levied property. The following is a full explanation of your rights to appeal: Publication 1660, Collection Appeal Rights (PDF).

In the event the following are determined, the IRS is required to release the levy:

  • The amount owed has been paid
  • The collection period ended before the levy was issued
  • A levy release will help you pay delinquent taxes
  • You make Installment Agreements and the agreement terms do not allow the levy to remain active
  • Economic hardship is caused by the levy, which means the IRS determines issuing the levy will prevent you from being able to meet basic and reasonable living expenses.
  • The property value is higher than the amount owed, and a levy release does not affect the ability to collect the owe amount.
  • Note: a levy release does not indicate you do not have to pay the balance amount due. You are still required to pay your balance amount, and should contact the IRS to make arrangements for resolving tax debt or they can reissue a levy.

For More Information On Tax Levy & IRS Collection Process

For more information, see Publication 594, The IRS Collection Process (PDF).

Help With Tax Levies In Arizona

Scott from Tax Debt Advisors is an expert at helping IRS tax payers resolve tax levies in Arizona. Scott can help you get your tax levy released in Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale and more. Give us a call today at 480-926-9300 for more information.

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Tax Debt Advisors Reviews: Settlement Done!

Tax Debt Advisors Reviews for 2017

When looking to someone to hire for your IRS problem its critical to have someone with experience. Tax Debt Advisors Inc has been solving IRS problems for over 41 years. Tax Debt Advisors Inc is a family owned business started in 1977 with over 108,000 IRS debts settled in that same time period.  The image below is just one example of many Tax Debt Advisors Reviews.  Ed needed to settle his debt with a payment plan. After a complete evaluation of his current financial state a low monthly payment was set up.

Tax Debt Advisors Reviews

Tax Debt Advisors Reviews

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Meet with Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors to work out the plan to solve your IRS issues. His office is conveniently located in Mesa Arizona near the US-60 freeway.  He can represent you before the IRS, prepare and file your tax returns, and put your mind as ease through all of this.  Get rid of the stress and start today!

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Sal and his Mesa AZ IRS installment arrangement

Sal needed a Mesa AZ IRS installment arrangement and got it.

Sal and his wife were receiving threatening garnishment notices from the IRS.  They both draw social security income along with their normal jobs.  The IRS wanted to garnish 15% of their social security income along with his wife’s W-2 wages.  Obviously, this would be something they could not handle for very long.  They had also not filed their 2012, 2013, and 2014 income tax returns.  The IRS will not work out an agreement with someone if they are not in compliance with all of their tax filings.  Scott Allen EA had his work cut out for him to get everything done in a timely manner and to stop the IRS wage garnishment notices.  View the Mesa AZ IRS installment arrangement accomplished in Sal’s behalf.


Mesa AZ IRS installment arrangement

Mesa AZ IRS installment arrangement

Unfortunately in this tax resolution industry there are a lot of false promise made by competitors.  Most of these competitors (if you can call them that) are out of state companies that hire sales people to get cases.  They will typically say anything to get a new client.  They promise them “pennies on the dollar” settlements after only talking to them for five minutes and knowing nothing about their specific case.  Don’t be fooled into believing their story on what they can do for you.  No one can guarantee results without doing a financial analysis of your IRS situation first.  More then likely you will not get what you are expecting to receive with an out of state company and overpaying for that as well.

With Scott Allen EA there is no sales person.  You will only work directly with him in negotiating your Mesa AZ IRS installment arrangement or whatever settlement option you qualify for.  He will represent you from beginning to end by going through the steps necessary to complete your settlement and getting you the best that the law will allow.  If you need IRS back tax returns filed he can get you caught up with all your tax filings as well even if you have lost all your records.  Get told the truth the first time by working with a local company.  Call and speak with Scott Allen EA today.

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December 2015 Tax Debt Advisors Reviews

Are you looking for Tax Debt Advisors Reviews?

Please view the notice below to see an actual notice from the IRS that Tax Debt Advisors negotiated for their client Tod.  Click here to view other recent successes.

Tax Debt Advisors Reviews

Tax Debt Advisors Reviews

If you are looking for an IRS settlement whether you be in Mesa, Gilbert, or another Arizona city look no further then Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors. Tax Debt Advisors began business in 1977 and specializes in dealing with IRS problems.  Scott Allen EA purchased the business in 2007 from his father and has been operating it ever since.

If you had a need for, filing back tax returns, settling IRS debt, or audit representation please give Scott Allen EA a call today to discuss.  He will give you the time to evaluate your case to see how he can assist you.  Before you make a decision on who you should hire as your representation check the background of who you will be using.  How long have they been doing the work?  Can you see actual proof that they have a reputation of following through?  Are they local?  Those are just a few examples of some things to consider.

Call 480-926-9300 to meet with and interview Scott Allen EA to see if he is the right choice for you.  I promise you it will be worth your time.