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Tax Debt Advisors Inc Reviews August 2020

Recent email from a client of Tax Debt Advisors Inc

Tax Debt Advisors Inc has been in business for over 40 years as a family owned and operated. They pride themselves in providing quality and honest service.  They understand the difficult situation taxpayers find themselves in when they are either behind on filing back tax returns or owed back taxes. Below is a recent email sent to Scott Allen EA as a quality and honest Tax Debt Advisors Inc Reviews August 2020.

Tax Debt Advisors Inc Reviews August 2020

If you find yourself in a situation similar to Mike’s please give Scott Allen EA a phone call today. He will put your mind at ease and walk you thru the process of solving your IRS nightmare. He does not charge to meet with you for a consultation. If you make that appointment you can be promised that it will be worth your time.

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Mesa AZ tax attorney for IRS tax debt relief: yes or no?

Where should you go for IRS tax debt help in Mesa AZ ?

The first rule of thumb if you are looking for IRS representation is to use someone local in the Mesa AZ area.  There are many out of state companies that advertise this work only to make false promises on what they can actually do for you.  If you are calling a 1-800 number more likely you are calling and talking to a sales person rather then the person who would actually be representing you.  The second rule of thumb is to then determine if your case needs the use of a Mesa AZ tax attorney.  Again, more often then not you do not need a tax attorney in Mesa AZ.  98% of IRS debt resolution cases are not of fraudulent nature and a Mesa AZ tax attorney is not necessary.

What you do need however is proper, quick, and decisive representation.  You will get that with Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors.  He is NOT a tax attorney rather he is an Enrolled Agent skilled and trained to deal with the IRS in matters of collection and tax preparation.  Whether you need help filings back tax returns or settling and IRS debt he can assist you from beginning to end.  Scott Allen EA of Mesa Arizona has the experience in negotiating monthly payment plans with the IRS.  The IRS refers this as an installment arrangement.  For those taxpayers in a “hardship situation” he can be aggressive in negotiating a currently non-collectible status.  To learn more about what a non-collectible status is click here.

Doing this work on your own can be a daunting task at times.  It can be near impossible just to get thru to them on the phone let alone working with them. And, every time you call them you get a new person you have to talk to.  Scott Allen EA in Mesa AZ has the experience in “managing” the IRS personnel in getting you the best possible settlement allowed by law.  He has been trained to deal with the IRS employees and he does on a daily basis.  Before you make the decision to work with a Mesa AZ tax attorney please give Scott Allen EA a call to schedule a free consultation regarding you IRS situation.

Click below to view a negotiation done by Scott Allen EA on a 2017 tax return filing for a client. It look nearly a year to get accomplished but it was well worth it!

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Scott Allen E.A. can release Mesa Arizona IRS Wage Garnishments or Bank Levies

How can Mesa Arizona IRS Wage Garnishments be stopped?

If you have an IRS tax liability and have ignored or been unaware of their attempts to collect the balance due, the IRS in Mesa AZ will eventually garnish your wages or levy your bank account.  The remedy is to first file all unfiled returns and petition the IRS for a settlement.  This process requires the use of an IRS professional with expertise in filing returns and negotiating the best settlement option.  May I suggest you consider calling Scott Allen E.A. for a free appointment at 480-926-9300?  Scott will make sure you understand all of your options.  Usually it is obvious that one option is much better than all the others.  On occasion the best strategy will include using 2 or 3 options to arrive at the best settlement option.

If you want to get the best settlement and have your Mesa Arizona IRS wage garnishments stopped or bank levy released call Scott Allen E.A. today.  He will make today a great day for you!

See a recent example below of how Scott took aggressive action for a client to stop IRS collection activity. This is an agreement between a client and the IRS of an non collectible status.

Mesa Arizona IRS Wage Garnishments

 

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Unfiled Tax Returns in Arizona: IRS help from Tax Debt Advisors, Inc

What are the consequences of not filing current and back tax returns? 

Every year millions of Americans for various reasons fail to file their tax return.  Failure to file will be worse than the taxes you would have owed if you file on time within a short period.  The failure to file penalty is 5% per month.  The failure to pay penalty is ½% per month.  When you add the interest accruing to these two penalties, it doesn’t take long before they exceed the original tax due.

If you have a refund coming to you there are not penalties or interest.  However, refunds that are older than three years are forfeited.

The statute of limitations does not begin until an assessment of the liability.  The IRS only has three years in which to do an audit on a timely filed tax return.  This IRS has on limitations on audits until you file your return.

Tax years that could be discharged in bankruptcy if filed timely will have to wait at least two years before becoming eligible for discharge.

Valuable tax credits such as the earned income tax credit will be lost after three years.  These refunds cannot be used to off set taxes owed in other years.

There are negative effects during the collection settlement process if one has not filed back tax returns.  The IRS knows that anyone can get caught in a situation of not being able to pay their taxes, but there are few legitimate reasons why a taxpayer cannot file a return.  The IRS thinks that failing to file (5% penalty) is 10 times worse than filing to pay (1/2% penalty).

How do I file back tax returns?

It will depend on the situation.  If you are working with a revenue officer, the usual procedure is to file the returns directly to them.  If you are working with ACS, it may be possible to file the returns at the closest IRS office and get proof of filing.  Some Large Dollar Accounts out of Holtsville, New York will request that you mail returns to them.

Before I prepared any unfiled return, I will do a review of all documents that have been turned in to the IRS under your social security number for the tax year involved.  This prevents unnecessary audits for neglecting to report income that the IRS is aware of.  If a return is being mailed to the IRS, I always recommend mailing the return—Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested.   I also recommend only one return per envelope.  If you have several years to file it is best to put one return in each envelope before putting them into one big envelope that contains all of the returns being filed.  By labeling the tax year involved on the outside of the envelope, the IRS personnel who is opening you package will be alerted that there is more than one tax return being mailed to them.  This may seem like a silly procedure but it WORKS.

Do I need to file if I don’t owe any tax?

You may know that you don’t owe but the IRS may think differently.  Let me give you one example.  If you had on stock sale and lost money—you know you don’t owe.  But the IRS doesn’t know that.  They just know the amount of the sale, not the cost of the stock you sold.  So in this example if you sold stock for $100,000 that you paid $120,000, the IRS will calculate a gain of $100,000.  The best approach is to file every year, even if you don’t owe.  Many transactions such a purchasing a home will require you to provide copies of recently filed tax returns.  If the bank knows you have not been filing tax returns they may decide you are not worthy of a loan—even if you did not owe any taxes.

Below is an example of a success story on a client who had unfiled tax returns in Arizona that needed to be prepared (six years worth).  After getting the client in compliance a settlement was negotiated in his behalf. Due to his current financial status we showed the IRS that he could not afford to make any payments on the back taxes and that is exactly was was negotiated for him – Currently Non Collectible Status!

Unfiled Tax Returns in Arizona

Call and speak to me today regarding your unfiled tax returns.  You are probably carrying around a much bigger burden than you need to be worried about.  Just getting started is the hardest part but it is also the best way to get a good night’s rest.

 

 

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Do I Need an Arizona IRS Tax Attorney of IRS Tax Debt Help?

No, having IRS tax debt is not a legal matter.  You do not need an Arizona IRS Tax Attorney.

However, having an IRS tax debt can cause you lots of misery.  A taxpayer may suffer a levy of wages and bank accounts, lower credit scores, tax liens filed against assets and possible seizure of assets.  If you choose the right IRS resolution specialist, you will not only get the best settlement allowed by law but you will generally pay much less for those services.

May I suggest that you meet with Scott Allen E.A.  He has the expertise to work with the IRS and will not take on your case unless it benefits you.  Call Scott Allen E.A. at 480-926-9300 for a free consultation.  Let Scott make today a great day for you.

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Click on the image below on a tax matter resolved by Scott Allen EA.

Arizona IRS Tax Attorney

Kurt had a large tax debt over $20,000 for 2015. With Scott Allen EA’s representation they were able to protest and file a correct tax return filing reducing about $15,000 off the tax bill. Dealing with the IRS can be tiresome and confusing. Because of that it is important to use a tax professional who handles IRS matters on a regular and daily basis. This is what Scott can do for you.

 

 

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Can my Mesa AZ IRS wage garnishment be stopped?

Scott Allen EA’s company Tax Debt Advisors Inc has stopped IRS wage garnishments since 1977.  If you have received that dreaded notice from your HR department that the IRS is going to keep up to 70% of your next paycheck call and talk with Scott Allen EA today.

The IRS does have the right to legally garnish your paycheck if you are not in compliance with them.  Being out of compliance can mean you have back tax returns to file and/or owe the IRS on back taxes already filed.  Even though the IRS does have the legal right to seize other assets as well such as your cars or home they typically do not.

Don’t let the IRS take anymore of your paycheck then they have to.  Call Scott Allen EA for a free consultation to meet with him on what needs to be done to stop your Mesa AZ IRS wage garnishment.  Once he has all the information required to stop the IRS garnishment Scott will get it release within 24 hrs.

Part of getting the release of your IRS wage garnishment in Mesa AZ is to enter into one of their settlement options.  There are 5 different options available to you.  You will be reviewed on the pros and cons of each option. Dont wait until your options and finances are limited by the IRS. Call Scott today at 480-926-9300 or visit his website at www.releaseIRSlevy.com.

 

Mesa AZ IRS Wage Garnishment Prevented in 2019

The best tactic someone can engage in when dealing with a Mesa AZ IRS wage garnishment is to be proactive with it. Contact the IRS before it happens. Let me give you an example:  Michael had not filed tax returns in 14 years and owed the IRS over $200,000 in back taxes. Someone might think this is an ideal case for the IRS to “throw the hammer” and garnish wages or levy bank accounts. If Michael was reactive this would be the case. But, because he hired competent honest representation he was able to protect his wages and negotiate a favorable agreement with them on his large IRS debt. View the IRS approval agreement below.

Mesa AZ IRS Wage Garnishment

Mike is in a “Case Closed – Currently not Collectible status“. As long as he remains in compliance with his future tax liabilities he does not have to pay a dime on his back taxes. This is a great relief for a struggling taxpayer.  If you would like to discuss your case or see what options are available to you with your IRS debt or unfiled tax returns call and speak with Scott Allen EA today. He can be reached at 480-926-9300.

 

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Mesa AZ IRS tax attorney or not?

Do I need a Mesa AZ IRS tax attorney for my IRS problem?

Scott Allen EA gets asked this question quite often.  My taxpayers feel their situation requires a Mesa AZ IRS tax attorney or that the only person that can assist them is an attorney.  While an attorney can assist with a taxpayers problem its not the only course of action.  It is important to remember, 98% of IRS problems are not of a criminal nature; they are a delinquent nature.  Scott Allen EA is not an attorney but rather an Enrolled Agent (EA) who is licensed specifically to prepare tax returns and to represent taxpayers before the IRS in matters of collections and audits.  He does not branch off into other aspects of taxation but focuses 100% of his practice on IRS problems.  Scott Allen EA can do anything an attorney can do when it comes to those areas.  Below we have provided to you a recent success of his work for a client before the IRS.

Mesa AZ IRS tax attorney

Mesa AZ IRS tax attorney

One of his clients came in with a couple unfiled tax returns and the IRS garnishing his retirement income (yes, the IRS can garnish your retirement or social security income).  They were taking his money and applying it to a tax debt on his 2009 tax return that he had never filed.  Actually, the IRS filed it for him giving him no room for expenses or deductions.  As you can see they took over $6,000 of his income to a debt that should never have been there in the first place.  What did Scott Allen EA do?  To sum it up he was able to get an IRS power of attorney authorization to represent him, contact the IRS to “gather up the facts”, prepare and file his missing returns, and get a stop to the garnishment.  Lastly, he was able to get the IRS to refund the money back to him within a reasonable period of time.

This may have been a case someone might think a Mesa AZ IRS tax attorney is required but as you can see it was not.  Scott Allen EA was able to aggressively represent his client in the best possible manner.  This client will be continuing to use his services on a yearly tax preparation basis.  Let Scott Allen EA at Tax Debt Advisors be your “one stop shop” in getting you IRS nightmare behind you.  He will meet with you for a free initial consultation.

Mesa AZ IRS Tax Attorney 2019

Scott Allen EA is not a Mesa AZ IRS tax attorney but is licensed to do anything an attorney can do pertaining to matters before the IRS. Tax Debt Advisors has been representing taxpayers since 1977. View a recent notice of success from the IRS below.

Mesa AZ IRS Tax Attorney

Robert was a struggling taxpayer just surviving to pay his household bills. This got him behind on his tax filings. He recently met with Scott Allen EA to hire him as his IRS power of attorney. Scott, as an Enrolled Agent, successfully released his wage garnishment, prepared his back tax returns and negotiated an aggressive settlement on that debt. Currently non collectible status is where Robert stands with the IRS. This means he does not have to make any payments to the IRS as long as he files and full pays his future tax obligations on time.

If you find yourself in a similar situation or just don’t know where to begin consider meeting with Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors to discuss your options. He will only take on your case if it is in your best interest.

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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. 

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Read this IRS settlement in Phoenix AZ

Get your IRS settlement in Phoenix AZ before you get levied.

Krysta was a Phoenix AZ taxpayer who was behind on her tax filings.  As a long distance truck driver she was rarely in town let alone with time to do her taxes.  She missed one year and before she knew it she was several years behind. Krysta was so far behind she did not know where to begin until she met with Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.  As you can see by clicking on the image below Scott Allen EA was able to save Krysta $36,000 on her 2009 tax return.

IRS settlement in Phoenix AZ

IRS settlement in Phoenix AZ

Many people are unaware but the IRS has the legal right to file tax returns for a taxpayer if he or she doesn’t. This was the case for Krysta.  Due to not filing her 2009 tax return the IRS did so resulting in a $37,000 tax bill that the IRS was threatening to levy her income to pay it.  Upon meeting with Scott and using him as her IRS power of attorney he was able to properly represent her before the Internal Revenue Service and put a stop to further negative damage.  Over the next several weeks Scott Allen EA assisted Krysta in the tax preparation process.  They are currently working on an IRS settlement in Phoenix AZ.  Now that her 2009 and other tax returns have been filed a settlement is currently being negotiated on the reduced debt.

Don’t let the IRS be in the drivers seat with you taxes any longer. Contact Scott Allen EA today to schedule a free evaluation of your IRS problem.  Whether you have back tax returns that need to be filed or not Scott Allen EA can represent you from beginning to end.

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2019 and still getting IRS Settlement in Phoenix AZ

Stephen had the IRS coming after him for tax for tax debt that was eight years old. He never filed his 2010 return so the IRS did it for him generating a LARGE IRS debt that was not accurate. Upon meeting with Scott Allen EA it was decided to protest the IRS tax return. Go ahead and check out the notice below and see how he saved his client over $39,000 in tax debt.

IRS Settlement in Phoenix AZ

Are you behind on your taxes or owe more then you can pay back? If so, meet with Scott Allen EA today. He will represent you as Power of Attorney and will put your mind as ease.

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Reduce IRS Debt in Mesa AZ by Scott Allen EA

Mark was able to reduce IRS debt in Mesa AZ through audit reconsideration

Check out the notice below to see the work accomplished by Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors.  Scott was hired by the taxpayer to be his IRS power of attorney.  You will find Scott’s name listed right under the taxpayers name that is blacked out.  See what he was able to accomplish for Mark to reduce IRS debt in Mesa AZ.

Reduce IRS Debt in Mesa AZ

Reduce IRS Debt in Mesa AZ

There may be multiple ways to lower your tax burden to the IRS.  Most of the taxpayers who meet with Scott Allen EA have back tax returns that need to be filed.  His average clients has not filed in about 4-7 years.  The surest and most effective way to keep your tax debt as low as possible is to prepare and file your back tax returns aggressively and accurately.  The lower your overall tax bill is the less interest and penalties the IRS can charge you.

Before filing any back tax returns Scott Allen EA will be getting an IRS power of attorney to represent you from beginning to end.  With this authorization he will immediately get in contact with the IRS in your behalf.  Doing so will get him on board to put a stop to all collection activity and to gather up all the necessary information to aggressively and accurately file the missing tax returns.

Typically with unfiled tax returns you will begin with the earliest year first.  Start there and make your way up through 2015.  Once you are in compliance with your tax filings you can begin to work out an IRS agreement or settlement.  click here to see the different settlement options available to you.

If you are considering to hire a representative or firm that is out of state I caution you against that.  Don’t put your money and finances in the hands of an out of touch person who you cannot meet with face to face.  Local is always better…every time.

Thank you.

 

January 2019 Case Resolution:

Ever get a tax assessment from the IRS and have no clue how they can claim you owe more in tax then you had in income? If you have lost sleep over this you are not alone. The IRS has the ability to file tax returns if you fail to do so. They file these SFR returns if a return becomes delinquent beyond two years of the due date. Mike was a struggling taxpayer in this situation. He didn’t just have one delinquent but had over ten years of delinquent returns and the IRS filed SFR returns on him for seven of those years. Scott Allen EA had his work cut out for him on this case but was able to represent him as his IRS power of attorney and Reduce IRS debt Mesa AZ for him. Check out the amazing IRS notice below. This is just one crazy reduction of IRS debt, interest and penalty for one of his tax returns.

Reduce IRS Debt Mesa AZ

If you have a large IRS debt consider speaking with Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors for a consultation.

 

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