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stopIRSaction.com – Can the IRS Show Up One Day and Take My Property?


The Fourth Amendment protects you against unreasonable search and seizure.  Before the IRS can invade your private space they must either have your permission or a writ of entry from a federal judge.

The IRS could seize your vehicle from your place of employment or your driveway, but not if your car was parked in your garage, without your permission or a writ of entry from a federal judge.

If you have a “reasonable expectation of privacy”, your consent or a court order is required before the IRS can enter and seize your personal property.   You are not required to let the IRS take your property if it is not in your best interest without your permission or a court order.

Even though I am frequently asked this question, I don’t know of a single instance this has occurred against a client.  The IRS is not interested in taking your possessions.  They want you to file and pay your taxes currently and if you have liquid assets available to pay towards your back taxes, a settlement can be reached that will allow you to make payments and still maintain a reasonably comfortable life style.

If you need help to stop IRS action near Mesa Arizona call and speak with Scott today. He offers a free consultation.

Scott Allen E.A.

Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.



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scottallenea.com – AUDIT RECONSIDERATION

Audit reconsideration Mesa Arizona

If the outcome of your audit was a negative surprise, you still have an opportunity to appeal the audit results with the audit reconsideration process.  Relatively few people actually appeal their audit out of fear that the appeals process might result in a higher amount owed.  Audit reconsideration Mesa Arizona can cut out a significant portion of the tax, interest and penalties originally assessed by the Auditor.  It amazes me how many times the client has the documentation to support their deductions and expenses but it is in such a disorganized fashion that the auditor simply denies giving credit for anything.  Clients come back and say, “I showed them support for every item but they denied everything.”  The form of the documentation is as important as the substance when it comes to audits.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows you to review the auditor’s notes and that is vital to preparing the case you want to present to the Appeals office.   IRS Auditors have less latitude to compromise on issues that are not black and white.  Appeals Officers are given more discretion than auditors.  They want to settle the case as quickly and painlessly as possible.  They do not want the matter to go tax court.

Appeals Officers usually meet with the tax payer’s representative who are more knowledgeable about tax law than the client who usually met with the Auditor without any representation.  Audit reconsideration allows negotiation and compromise whereas the audit dealt in terms that were black and white.  Anything of a grey nature is considered black to an auditor.  If you are dissatisfied with the results of your audit, bring in the audit report and your documentation for a review and an opinion how what would be the benefit of Audit Reconsideration at the IRS Appeals Office.

Scott Allen E. A. of Mesa Arizona

Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. Since 1977



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