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Tempe AZ IRS tax attorney or not?

 Do you or do you not use a Tempe AZ IRS tax attorney?

Taxpayers faced with a delinquent IRS problem are faced with the first question of, “Where do I go or who do I hire for help?”.  The first idea that may come to mind is that their problem is a legal matter and requires a Tempe AZ IRS tax attorney.  Although it is true you can go that route but it may not be necessary.  When making the decision to hire someone to be your IRS power of attorney give Scott Allen EA a call and schedule a consultation to meet with him face-to-face.  He will explain your process to get a resolution in a simple step by step process that can be followed and has 39 years of proven success. View one of his successes below.

Tempe AZ IRS tax attorney

Tempe AZ IRS tax attorney

Jeffrey was in need a tax debt services.  Had several years that he owed back taxes on and was looking to get the best settlement allowable by law.  As you can see we settled seven years of back taxes for $163 a month.  You did not misread that, yes $163.

Meet with Scott Allen EA today to see what your settlement with the IRS can be.  Everybody’s situation is completely different.  No settlement is the same.  It is important that your hired professional does not just sell or discuss one option but rather reviews all the different options available to you.  If he or she doesn’t you may be disappointed in the outcome.  Don’t be disappointed and speak with Scott Allen EA today.

October 2018 new case update:

Tempe AZ IRS Tax Attorney

Raymond was audited on his 2013 1040EZ tax return he filed. He failed to include some self employed income on his original return. Because of that the IRS made the adjustment to his tax return. Eventually, (after wanting to get the issue resolved) he met with Scott Allen EA to discuss his options. It was determined that he was still within statute to prepare a Schedule C to include the proper business income and expenses. This would dramatically reduce his overall tax bill. Click and view the notice above.  As you can see over $4,600 was saved in taxes, interest, and penalties. Before contacting a Tempe AZ IRS tax attorney, discuss your case and evaluate your settlement options with Scott Allen EA who is licensed to resolve tax problems before the Internal Revenue Service.  Speak with him today and put your mind at ease.

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Do I Need an IRS Attorney in Tempe AZ for my IRS Tax Debt Resolution?

No, you don’t need to be represented by a Tempe AZ IRS Tax Attorney.  IRS tax debt resolution is not a legal matter.

IRS tax debt resolution in Tempe AZ is best done by a professional with many years of successful IRS tax debts.  Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. has resolved over 101,000 IRS tax debts since 1977.   Scott Allen E.A. of Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. can do whatever you need to resolve your tax problem.  If you have delinquent tax returns, he has expertise in filing late returns—even if the IRS has already filed substitute for returns.  If you are not able to pay your balance due, Scott can negotiate a payment plan that works within your ability to pay.  If you are not able to pay at all Scott will file an Offer in Compromise or qualify you for a CNC (Currently Not Collectible) status.  If you paycheck or bank account has been levied, Scott Allen E.A. (near Tempe AZ) will get those levies released.  The only way to know is to talk, or better yet meet face to face with Scott Allen E.A.  He is available for a free consultation at 480-926-9300.  Let Scott Allen E.A. make today a great day for YOU!

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Why it is NOT necessary to hire a Tempe AZ IRS Tax Attorney if you have an IRS Problem in Arizona?

An AZ IRS tax problem is not a legal matter (except in criminal cases), which are very rare.  Scott Allen E.A. knows all the tax laws that can protect your rights as well as get you the best settlement allowed by law.  Tempe AZ IRS Tax Attorneys have a tendency to make everything sound more complicated than it really is.  That makes you feel like you need legal representation to protect you from criminal prosecution instead of easing your mind about getting the best IRS settlement.  Also, in the 36 years that Tax Debt Advisors has been in business, not once has attorney-client privilege been needed and we have settled more than 101,000 IRS tax debts.  If a prospective client has committed a criminal act, we will immediately refer them to an Arizona IRS Tax Attorney handling criminal work.  That is when you need the services of an IRS attorney.

Scott Allen E.A. is the best choice if you have an IRS problem and need professional help.  Scott is able to provide all the settlement options accepted by the IRS and will not hesitate to refer you to an attorney when it is needed.  Scott Allen E.A. is available for a free consultation and can be reached at 480-926-9300.  Call him today and he will make today a great day for you!

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Tempe Arizona IRS Help: Collections Due Process Appeal?

When a taxpayer and the IRS cannot come to an agreement regarding taxes owed or the settlement of how those taxes will be paid, Congress in 1998 enacted the Collection Due Process Appeal (CDP) process.  A Tempe Arizona IRS Tax Attorney is not required to take this action.  The IRS Appeals Office was set up to independently review the dispute when the negotiations between the IRS and taxpayer breakdown or when the taxpayer has ignored previous collection attempts by the IRS.

When the taxpayer receives his final notice to pay, they have 30 days to appeal the collection with a CDP Appeal.  The Appeals office is interested in resolving the matter as quickly as possible.  Many times it is in the best interest of the taxpayer to wait until they can petition the collection of taxes with the Appeals Office.

The Appeals Officer is willing to look at any settlement option that the law allows.  Scott Allen E.A. is well versed in all the settlement options and the amount to be paid with each option.  Scott will negotiate the best settlement the law will allow.  Call Scott Allen E.A. at 480-926-9300 for a free consultation to evaluate filing a Collection Due Process Appeal and your settlement options.  Before thinking you need a Tempe AZ IRS Tax Attorney give Scott Allen a call today!

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Why do I need a Tempe AZ IRS Tax Attorney when I can’t pay what I owe the IRS?

First, your inability to pay the IRS is not a legal matter needing an IRS Tax Attorney in Tempe AZ.  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.
  • Determine if you qualify for innocent spouse relief.

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

Tax Debt Advisors vs. Tempe Arizona IRS Tax Attorney:  It’s your choice.

 

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Tax Attorney in Tempe AZ to Help with my IRS Payroll Taxes?

No, your payroll taxes are not a legal matter and does not necessarily require a Tempe AZ IRS Tax Attorney.  If you are self-employed and have employees, you are required to make certain withholdings of a portion of wages and pay those to the government along with your portion as well.  These withholdings include federal income taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes and in some states, there is city as well as state taxes that need to be withheld.

Social Security and Medicare taxes are withheld from every employee paycheck. You as the employer are required to match these amounts up to certain limits.  If you do not pay these taxes in on time there are severe penalties.  Failure to make these tax payments can cause the IRS to eventually close down your business.  If you have not paid in your payroll taxes or paid them in late, you definitely need at least a consultation with a seasoned IRS payroll tax professional.  Scott Allen E.A. is qualified to help you work out a payment plan with the IRS that will not burden your business operations.  He is available for a free consultation at 480-926-9300.  Please consider him as a second opinion over a Tempe Arizona IRS Tax Attorney.

Thank you.

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Do I Need a Tempe Arizona IRS Attorney to Release a Wage (payroll) or Bank Levy?

The release of a wage or bank levy is not a legal matter and does not require the need of an IRS Tax Attorney in Tempe AZ.  The release of a wage or bank levy will require filing financial information about income and expenses to determine if a payment plan or a non-collectible status is appropriate.  Experience needed to obtain a wage or bank levy is best filled by someone who has done this procedure with the IRS many times.  Scott Allen E.A. has done many wage and bank levies resulting in no payment (non-collectible status) and installment arrangements at the lowest amount allowed by law.

Save yourself a bundle of money and call Scott Allen E.A. for a free consultation at 480-926-9300.  He will be able to tell you what amount he can negotiate with the IRS before he calls to negotiate your IRS installment arrangement or IRS non-collectible status.

Often times, the IRS will grant a partial or a temporary levy release with quick action and response to a resolution on your account with them.  Call and talk with Scott today to see if you qualify.  You will quickly notice the difference in his services verses calling an IRS Tax Attorney Tempe AZ for help.

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IRS Tax Tempe AZ Attorney Not Necessary For Extension Of Time To Pay Taxes

Don’t confused IRS form 4868 which is an extension of time to file your return, with IRS form 1127 which is to request an extension of time to pay your taxes.  Here are some of the differences:

* IRS form 4868 gives you an additional six months to file your return.  You do not have to give any explanation.  It is automatic.  Here in Arizona it also extends the time to file your Arizona return.  IRS form 4868 must be filed by April 15.

*IRS form 1127 Allows you to delay paying your taxes until August with interest but no penalties.  But the guidelines for this delay have strict requirements.  This form must be filed by April 15th.

IRS form 1127 requires you to provided complete details of your assets and liabilities at the end of the previous month and an itemized list of money your have received and spent over the last three months.  The IRS wants to verify that your are unable to pay and the reasons why you are unable to pay.  You will have to provide documentation that you are unable to pay the money.  It must be legitimate “undue hardship,” not just an inconvenience.

It is important to know that the failure to pay penalty is 1/2% per month (form 1127), and the failure to file penalty is 5% per month initially (form 4868).  Taking this into consideration, it is 10 times more important that you file IRS form 4868 than IRS form 1127.  Even though it is possible to delay paying your tax liability, take into consideration the additional cost (1/2% per month) with the chances the effort needed to file IRS form 1127 and the chance that the IRS District Director might deny your request.

To appropriately evaluate your situation, consider a free consultation with Scott Allen E.A. at 480-926-9300.  It is doubtful that an Tempe AZ IRS Tax Attorney would even know what your are talking about if you inquire about filing IRS form 1127.

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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. at480-926-9300.  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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Mistakes Tempe Arizona IRS Tax Attorneys often make

Why using a Tempe IRS Tax Attorney for an IRS audit is a mistake:

When taxpayers get an audit notice from the IRS, panic attacks begin.  The first mistake that taxpayers make is that they did something wrong or ever worse, they did something criminal and they contact a IRS tax attorney in Tempe Arizona.  We have seen literally hundreds of clients who initially retained a Tempe AZ IRS Tax attorney to represent them in an audit.  Tempe AZ Attorney IRS Tax  fees for these services averaged 1 to 3 times what we would have charged, if we felt an initial audit representation was even needed.

Most of the time we know before going into an IRS audit what the auditor will accept or reject.  If we know we will be successful in the audit we will take on the assignment and do it for significantly less than a Tempe Arizona IRS Tax Attorney.  If we know that the auditor will reject our proposal we will have auditor give us an assessment and file an appeal and make our “stand” there.  We do not charge to file an appeal and when we represent our clients in Appeals, we know that the Appeals Office has greater latitude to compromise on issues that the auditor does not.  The Appeals Office does not want to spend a lot of time on audits and is greatly understaffed for their work load.  Because of this, we have the opportunity to save our clients in two ways; less to the IRS and less for representation.  REMEMBER THE HIGHER UP YOU GO AT THE IRS, THE CLOSER YOU GET TO “SANTA CLAUS.”

Our fee audits generally runs from $950 to $1,500.  A Tempe, AZ Tax IRS Attorney will generally charge around $3,000 for an audit and another $3,000 for Appeals.  The bad news is that the taxpayer–YOU, often don’t know this when your retain an IRS Tax Tempe, AZ Attorney and cannot afford to pay another $3,000 to be represented in Appeals.  Now what do you do?  That is when we get calls from frantic taxpayers who have exhausted most of their available money for IRS representation and basically gotten nothing.

Also, it is important to know the whole picture before starting representation work before the IRS.  For instance, we recently had a client hire an Arizona Attorney for audit representation.  He was successful with the audit bringing his debt assessment down from $80,000 to $50,000. But in the process he was getting billed by the Tax Attorney over $8,000 in fees.  Afterwards the client came to see us to see what his IRS options were from this point forward.  In evaluating his financial situation it was determined that the IRS would put his IRS debt into a Non Collectible Status and pay ZERO dollars on his debt.  Whether or not the client owed the IRS $50,000 or $80,000 he still would have qualified for Non Collectible status.  What it really worth $8,000 to fight the IRS in an audit?  Had the client met with Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. instead of a Tempe AZ IRS Tax Attorney we could have saved the client $8,000 in audit representation fees.  For this clients particular case he was charged by our company only $1,650 to have us qualify him for Non Collectible Status with the IRS.  As of today he is still in Non Collectible Status with the IRS however his is still making monthly payments to pay off his debt with the IRS Tax Attorney in Tempe he hired.  Don’t make costly mistakes.

Make the right choice at the beginning of this process.  Before meeting with a Tempe Arizona IRS Tax Attorney contact Scott Allen E.A. at 480-926-9300 and have him evaluate your IRS tax audit at no cost and see what he would recommend.  Doing it the right way from the beginning will save you two ways:  with the IRS and with retaining a trusted IRS representative.  We have represented clients all over Tempe, AZ which include the zip codes such as 85281 and 85283.