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Wage Garnishment in Arizona: IRS help from Tax Debt Advisors, Inc

IRS help for Wage Garnishment in Arizona

What happens when the IRS garnishes my wages?

Your employer will receive a notice from the IRS to start sending a percentage of your pay check to the IRS.  The amount that will be deducted from you check will vary depending on a number of factors including your filing status and number of dependents you are claiming.  This is the maximum amount that the IRS can take.  Your professional representative should be able to get this amount reduced by providing the IRS with information that shows a lesser ability to pay.

Most clients are shocked when their employer notifies them that their wages are now being garnished.  However, few clients are surprised by the garnishment.  In fact most have been expecting it to happen for months or even years.  Prior notices requesting payment have usually been ignored.

What do I need to do to get my wage garnishment released?

First you have to be in compliance which means that all of your tax returns for prior years must be filed and you must be having the right amount of federal withholdings being deducted from your gross pay.  I can file all of your back tax returns even if you have lost your tax records.

Second, the IRS will allow certain deductions against your net pay for reasonable living expenses—reasonable that is to the IRS.  The IRS is not going to point out all the allowable deductions you are entitled to.  The person you are talking to at the IRS is basically a bill collector.  Their job is to collect as much as possible.

Before any amount is agreed to, I will make sure that you first understand all of your settlement options.  There are pros and cons to each one but one is always better than the others.  Sometimes I will use two or more options before a final settlement with the IRS is achieved. if all of your back tax returns have already been filed.

Once I have negotiated a settlement option with the IRS, the IRS will issue a garnishment release to your employer.  This process is as much dependent on you as it is on the IRS.  Providing accurate, complete and timely information will speed up the process.  It is not uncommon to get garnishments released within 24 hours of providing the information requested by the IRS if all of your back tax returns have already been filed.

I guarantee that tax returns will be available the next day by 2 pm once I have all of the information needed to prepare your tax returns.  This will be true whether you need to file one or 10 years.  My office is not a doctor’s office where you have to wait for service—it is more like a MASH unit where you get immediate care.  I know how important an hour or a day is to having a successful resolution to your tax debt.

If you are on “good terms” with your employer, it may be possible to get your garnishment released before the IRS actually takes some of your next pay check.  This depends upon the amount of information requested by the IRS, number of back tax returns that need to be filed and a willingness of your employer to give you enough time to reach a settlement.

Recent success of stopping Wage Garnishment in Arizona for a client

Craig was behind on four years of back taxes. The IRS was garnishing his wages and he needed it stopped quickly. The IRS was taking more then he could afford leaving him very little to pay his household bills. Scott Allen EA was able to represent Craig as his power of attorney, file his missing tax returns, stop the garnishment, and negotiate his total IRS debt into one low monthly payment plan. See for yourself by viewing the acceptance letter below.

IRS Help: Wage Garnishment in Arizona

 

Call me for a free initial confidential consultation today. – Scott Allen, E.A.

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IRS Tax Attorney in Arizona: When should I consult with an attorney?

When should I consult with a Tax Attorney?  IRS help from Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.

Here is a summary of when using an IRS Tax Attorney in Arizona is needed:

  • If you want to bring suit against the IRS—In 40+ years we have never seen this happen.
  • If you want to challenge an IRS ruling before the US Tax Court—In 40+ years we have never seen a situation that warranted this type of action.
  • If you are under criminal investigation by the IRS.  This is one situation where you need to use a tax attorney who specializes in criminal cases before the IRS.—We have referred less than 7 clients in 40+ years to an attorney for criminal representation.
  • If you have committed tax fraud and need to have the protection of attorney client privileges.

Probably the most important consideration is to make sure you are actually using a Tax Attorney, not an attorney that has decided to do some tax work.  A legitimate IRS Tax Attorney in Arizona is certified in the specialization of tax representation.

Secondly, try to get a referral from someone who does regular tax representation work for an attorney.  Your chances of getting the right attorney are much better with a referral than choosing an attorney with the highest “yellow page” ad.

Scott Allen E. A. – Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.

Again, the majority of IRS cases do not need a tax attorney. Because that is the case you should consider Scott Allen EA (an Enrolled Agent) of Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. His firm has been representing taxpayers for over 40 years.  Below is an example of a client who thought he needed to hire an expensive IRS tax attorney in Arizona because he owed the IRS nearly $200,000 in back taxes. Instead, Scott was able to get him on the right side of the IRS and negotiate an aggressive payment plan with them. Every case has different results but what Scott Allen EA can promise is that if you are a payment plan candidate he will negotiate the best terms the law allows.

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IRS Tax Attorney in Arizona:  When should I consult with an attorney?

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Do I need an Arizona IRS Tax Attorney to file back tax returns?

No, filing delinquent tax returns is not a legal matter and shouldn’t require hiring an Arizona IRS Tax Attorney.  Consider Hiring Scott Allen E.A. instead. However, you should be aware of some of the negative consequences of filing back tax returns:

  • After three years past the due date, if you have a refund, it is lost and cannot be applied towards any balances due.
  • The IRS has a 10 year statute of limitations in which to collect on assessed taxes.  However, the statute does not start until your returns have been filed and assessed.
  • If you refuse to file back tax returns there can be legal consequences—but even an Arizona IRS Tax Attorney is not going to be able to get the IRS to agree to not filing a back tax return.
  • If you have not filed for a few years the IRS will file a Substitute for Return (SFR) which is prepared in the most negative way possible.  If this has already occurred, it can be corrected by filing a correct return at the Service Center that prepared the SFR.
  • The longer you wait to file a delinquent return the more penalties and interest will be added to the tax due.  If you have a refund, there will be no penalties or interest added.
  • You cannot qualify for any IRS settlement programs until you are in compliance with filing all of your back tax returns.

Scott Allen E.A. can be reached for a free consultation to discuss filing your back tax returns at 480-926-9300.  Scott has filed many SFR protests that have reduced the tax liability as well as the interest and penalties. He will make today a great day for you.

Below is a recent example of Scott Allen E.A. properly representing a taxpayer. Kathleen was several years behind on her taxes and Scott was able to assist in her getting those returns prepared and all caught up. Once she was filing compliant a payment plan negotiation took place. Her $100,000+ IRS debt was settled into one low monthly payment plan of $508 per month. How about that!

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Do I Need an Arizona Tax Attorney When the IRS Has Levied My Pay Check?

Settle 13 tax years without an Arizona Tax Attorney

No, this is not a legal matter.  The IRS has levied your pay check because you have a tax liability and have not entered into any settlement option.  The first step is to file any unfiled tax returns.  If all of your returns have been filed, the second step is to enter into a settlement with the IRS.  Once you have entered into a settlement with the IRS, the levy on future pay checks will be removed.  The IRS will generally keep the amount levied unless your back tax returns show that you have a refund coming, or you can prove that keeping the levied amount would impose a hardship.

Scott Allen E.A. (who is not an Arizona Tax Attorney) can promptly file back tax returns, enter into a settlement option with the IRS, and get the IRS to remove the levy on future pay checks.  Call Scott Allen E.A. today at 480-926-9300 for a free consultation.  He can start the process immediately and provide the quickest release on your levied pay checks.

View the notice below to see how Scott Allen E.A. successfully negotiated a low $500/month payment plan for his client. He will work just as hard for you as he did for Phelipe.

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Do I need an Arizona IRS Attorney when I can’t pay what I owe the IRS?

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No, your inability to pay the IRS is not a legal matter.  What you do need is a highly trained tax professional.  Most clients that owe the IRS will have a problem or inability to pay what the IRS says they owe them before the debt is fully paid off.  Some of the options available include:

  • Determine if you qualify for a non-collectible status.
  • Determine if you qualify for an Offer in Compromise.
  • Determine if you qualify to have your tax liability discharged in a bankruptcy.
  • Determine if any of your interest or penalties can be abated.
  • Determine if you should amend a previously filed tax return.
  • Determine if you should request an audit reconsideration on a return that was audited—especially if you did not attend the audit and were denied all of your legitimate deductions.
  • Determine if you qualify for a reduction in your monthly IRS Installment Arrangement.

All of these options should be considered if you cannot pay the IRS what you owe.  Scott Allen E.A. of Arizona is well versed in all of these IRS procedures and is available for a free consultation.  He can be reached at 480-926-9300.

See how Scott Allen E.A. settled Blaine’s IRS debt by viewing the negotiated agreement below. It was just approved by the IRS. Not everyone has the same outcome but Scott Allen E.A. will promise to get you the best possible settlement the law will allow.

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Do I need an Arizona IRS Tax Attorney for IRS Tax Relief Programs?

No, IRS tax relief programs are not a legal matter.  Your Arizona IRS Problem can be resolved without going through an Arizona IRS Tax Attorney.  The most common tax relief programs are:

  • Installment Arrangements
  • Current Not Collectible Status (CNC)
  • Offer in Compromise
  • Filing Delinquent returns
  • Protesting Substitute for Returns
  • Penalty Abatement
  • Qualifying Taxes for Discharge in Bankruptcy.

Scott Allen E.A. has expertise in helping you choose the best option and getting the IRS to accept that option.  Before speaking with an Arizona IRS tax attorney call Scott Allen E.A for a free consultation at 480-926-9300.  Scott will make today a great day for you.

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Below is an example of a settlement option that was successfully negotiated by Scott Allen E.A. Don had ten years of back IRS taxes owed. He needed an aggressive settlement and needed it done quickly. Scott was able to wrap up all that IRS tax debt into one low monthly payment plan of $161 per month.

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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.

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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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Do I file an IRS Offer in Compromise?

First, an Offer in Compromise (OIC) is not a legal matter with the IRS and you don’t need to be represented by an Arizona IRS Tax Attorney.

One must “qualify” in order to petition the IRS to accept a payment for less than they owe.  This applies to the tax owed and the penalties and interest that have been added.  The IRS must be convinced that a taxpayer owes more than they could pay back in a reasonable period.  Most IRS tax advisors use the term, “ever pay back,” but that is not true.  Some clients of Scott Allen E.A. have been approved for an OIC and years later could have paid back the full amount as their financial situation greatly improved.

Scott Allen E.A has expertise in the IRS OIC program.  The IRS will base an acceptable OIC when there is doubt as to collectability, doubt as to liability, or in cases deemed “Hardship.”  OIC can be filed for individuals, married couples, and individuals from a divorce that created the tax liability.

The IRS instituted the OIC program to collect as quickly as possible the highest amount available at the lowest cost to the U. S. government.  The second purpose is to allow taxpayers to resolve their indebtedness and begin paying taxes in the future when due.  It is critical that you use an expert in IRS resolutions as they apply to the OIC program.  Offers can take several months to get a determination and filing an offer that will ultimately not be accepted is a big mistake as interest and penalties will continue to add to the debt and there will be an extension of time added to the statute of limitations for the IRS to collect the debt.

Call Scott Allen E.A. for a free consultation to determine if an OIC is your best option.  Many times it is not the best option.  Scott can be reached at 480-926-9300.

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Arizona IRS and state tax help: State Payroll Tax Problems?

No, state payroll tax problems are not a legal matter so an Arizona IRS or tax attorney is not required.  Arizona, like most states is under stress financially to operated state government functions.  Many states are running large deficit spending.  For this reason Arizona aggressively enforces collection action against businesses that are behind on filing their payroll tax returns and payment of payroll taxes.

The Arizona Department of Revenue has the authority to file state tax liens and seize property as well as take away driving privileges.  If you are delinquent in the filing or payment of Arizona payroll taxes, contact Scott Allen E.A. who has expertise in negotiating settlements with the Arizona Department of Revenue.  Scott provides a free initial consultation and can be reached at 480-926-9300.

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