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Tempe Arizona IRS Audits and IRS Tax Court Notices

Tempe AZ IRS Audits

Tax Debt Advisors Inc has be representing clients with Tempe AZ IRS Audits and responding to IRS Tax Court Notices for over three decades. Neither of these two notices mean that you have done anything wrong or dishonest. However if you do not respond appropriately you will be treated as if you had done something wrong or dishonest.  AZ IRS Audits are successful when there has been correct preparation of the documentation to support deductions and expenses. IRS tax court notices require correct tax returns be filed. If you desire representation, a power of attorney must be filed with the IRS. The power of attorney allows your representative to handle all matters with the IRS and negotiate on your behalf.  Scott Allen E.A. has the expertise to handle both IRS audits and tax court issues in Tempe AZ. Scott Allen E.A. of Tax Debt Advisors Inc can be reached at 480-926-9300. Scott will not take your case unless it is in your best interest.


Written by Scott Allen

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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Call Scott Allen E.A. before you participate in the Tempe AZ IRS Collection Appeals Program (CAP)

Tempe AZ IRS Collection Appeals Program

Before the IRS files a Tempe AZ tax lien, you will be given notice of your rights to participate in the Tempe AZ Collection Appeals Program (CAP).  This program can protect you from levies on bank accounts, wage garnishments, IRS Seizures or if the IRS rejects your proposed installment arrangement.  The IRS will always give you this right before enforcing collection actions.  The Appeals Officer is an impartial IRS employee whole has not previously been involved in your case.

Scott Allen E.A., minutes from Tempe AZ has the expertise to represent you aggressively before the Appeals Office.  Scott will meet with you without charge and evaluate options that he can negotiate on your behalf.  Scott does not take cases unless it benefits his clients.  Call Scott Allen E. A. at 480-926-9300.  Take advantage of all your rights.  Scott Allen E.A. will make sure you are protected to the maximum extent allowed by law.



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IRS Tax Penalties: Can they be removed?

Be Leery of Promises of Tempe AZ IRS Tax Attorneys to remove IRS Penalties

The only penalties that always get removed or lessened occur automatically when you file an amended return that shows a lower balance due or when you file a return to correct an IRS substitute for return and the tax due is lower.  You do not need any resolution work to lower the penalties.  If a taxpayer has had a “track record” of always filing on time and has a good reason for missing a filing deadline such as an illness, the taxpayer can request that the penalties be removed after any tax liability has been paid in full.  If the taxpayer has a habit of filing late, it is unlikely the IRS will removed penalties.

To remove penalties, the taxpayer files IRS form 843 and requests a refund of the penalties previously paid.  The IRS will want to see that there was a reasonable cause and not willful neglect.  Other probable causes for requesting a refund of penalties paid could include hospitalization, incarceration, severe depression, or serving in the military and out of the country during the time the return or the extension needed to be filed.  A Tempe Arizona IRS Tax Attorney can do this work but it is not necessary.  An Enrolled Agent or a Certified Public Accountant can file the necessary paperwork for you if you need assistance.  It is always best to consult with a professional before filing the paperwork to determine if you have a unique enough case to get penalties removed.

Other than the reasons mentioned, it is unlikely to get penalties removed.  This is especially true for returns that are filed years after the due date.  Most legitimate reasons would apply to the current year only.  In seeking penalty abatement, it is not necessary, nor will it increase your chances of success to use an IRS Tax Attorney in Tempe AZ.  If you would like a free consultation to see if your penalties can be removed, call Scott Allen E.A. at 480-926-9300.  He will be able to provide additional information not included here that will increase your chances of getting penalty abatement for legitimate reasons.


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What is a hardship status with the IRS?

IRS Hardship Status Tempe Arizona

The IRS will stop collection action if you can show economic hardship.  That doesn’t mean that the tax or the interest and penalties on the tax go away.  You still owe the IRS, they are just not requiring you to make any payment towards the debt owed.  Currently not collectible is referred to as status 53 at the IRS.

To qualify for IRS hardship status Tempe Arizona the IRS will collect financial information about your monthly income and expenses.  If your income and monthly expenses are close to being equal the IRS will consider you currently not collectible.  However, the IRS has certain amounts that they consider reasonable for expenses.  For example, the IRS feels that you car payment should be $588 per month or less.  If your car payment is $800, the IRS will not allow you to be put on a hardship status.  To be fair, the IRS can’t allow someone with a nice car be on a hardship status while the taxpayer with a car within their acceptable limit be required to make monthly payments on their IRS debt.

Qualifying for IRS hardship status Tempe Arizona is rather common.  If the statute of limitations is close to running out, being put on status 53 is an excellent settlement strategy.  The statute of limitation runs for 10 years from the time the taxes were assessed.  We have had many clients that have stayed on currently not collectible status for the full ten years.  To stay on this status one must file and full pay their current taxes every year.

Scott Allen E. A.

Tax Debt Advisors, Inc