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Tempe Arizona IRS Help: Collections Due Process Appeal?

Tempe AZ IRS Help

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!

A taxpayer will have a lot of different options available to them when needing Tempe AZ IRS help. It could involve a CDP Appeal but often times it will not. It just requires timely follow through service and that is exactly what Scott Allen E.A. does provide. See what he did for his client Cindy. She found herself a couple years behind on paying her personal taxes. She didn’t need to file any appeals or challenge any IRS decisions. She just needed proper representation and negotiate the two years of back taxes into a low monthly payment plan.

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

Tempe AZ IRS Tax Attorney

First, your inability to pay the IRS is not a legal matter needing a Tempe AZ IRS Tax Attorney.  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 AZ IRS Tax Attorney:  It’s your choice.

Tax Debt Advisors amended a clients tax return

Sometimes the best method is reviewing past tax return filings to see if anything can be amended. Scott Allen EA did that for his client Stephen and found out that he was being charged taxes on his gambling winnings but had not deducted his gambling losses. The IRS will allow a taxpayer to deduct their losses up to their winnings. After gathering up all the necessary documentation the return was amended and the client saved $27,000 in taxes. Check out the IRS notice below. After this was handled then the remaining amount was negotiated into a monthly payment plan to get it paid off as quickly as possible.

Tempe AZ IRS Tax Attorney

 

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Mistakes Tempe Arizona IRS Tax Attorneys often make

Why using a Tempe AZ 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 IRS Tax Attorney 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 $1000 to $1,850.00.  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 Tempe AZ IRS Tax 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.

 

Below is an example (or testimonial) of how Scott Allen EA helped his client Joe settle seven years of back taxes into a extremely low month payment plan. Be represented RIGHT the FIRST time!

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Do you need Tempe AZ Back Tax Returns filed?

Tempe AZ Back Tax Returns

Look no further then Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors, Inc for Tempe AZ back tax returns. They have been in this business since 1977 started by his father. It is important to work with a local company and a local representative when dealing with serious IRS matters. Scott Allen EA will break the process down into a three reasonable steps to resolve whatever issue you are having.

The first step is being represented appropriately. Scott is licensed to represent you before the IRS as your Power of Attorney. By doing this critical first step he will put a hold (or a stop) to any future collection activity, and complete a thorough “x-ray” of your account with the IRS. This will allow him to complete the second step accurately. The second step is preparing the Tempe AZ back tax returns. Whether you have one year or seven years of back tax returns to catch up on its important to compare your records with the records the IRS has on you. This will greatly reduce the chance of an audit. The key to a successful resolution with the IRS is “doing your homework” and getting it done right, and right the first time. The IRS is not necessary their to help or assist in the matter. They are there to facilitate and to ultimately collect taxes owed.

Meet with the local company of Tax Debt Advisors, Inc for a free consultation. There is no charge for the initial visit and you will come away from the meeting feeling better then you did before you walked in.

A recent success filing Tempe AZ Back Tax Returns

Ljuba received a bill for $46,000 from the IRS on a 2009 back tax return. The reality of it all is that the IRS actually owed her money! $100 to be exact. Click on the notice below and see for yourself.

      Tempe AZ back Tax Returns

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

Tempe AZ IRS Tax Attorney ?

No, you don’t need to be represented by a Tempe AZ IRS Tax Attorney.  IRS tax debt resolution is not a legal matter 99% of the time.

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 113,000 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!

Candice settled her IRS Debt without using a Tempe AZ IRS tax attorney. Instead she used Scott Allen EA. Check out the settlement negotiated by clicking on the image below. That is the IRS agreement approval of a $400/month payment plan on seven years of back tax returns.

 

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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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Suggestions for Happy Living Despite Having an IRS Problem, Part 4

Tempe AZ IRS Tax Lien

  • I’ve learned that a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.—Andy Rooney
  • A smile increases your face value.—Anonymous
  • Some people smile very naturally.  Some may be happy but haven’t told their faces about it yet.—Dr. Joe J. Christensen
  • Find a volunteer agency, school, or church that could use your help and volunteer your services for a few hours a month.
Do you have a IRS tax lien in Tempe AZ upsetting your marriage?  Are you tired of the Tempe AZ IRS sending you “love letters”?  There are several options available to resolve your IRS tax debt.  Each settlement option has pros and cons.  However, one is always better that the rest and is usually quite obvious once the facts have been presented to you without prejudice towards any one solution.  That is why Scott Allen E.A. should be your choice when confronted with a serious IRS tax lien problem in Tempe AZ.  Call 480-926-9300 to schedule your free initial consultation.

Scott Allen E.A. has witnessed the success of his family’s IRS resolution practice first hand and is carrying on the tradition to the second generation.  Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. has been helping individuals like you with IRS tax problems since 1977.

 

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Tax Debt Advisors help—What is an Offer in Compromise?

Tempe AZ IRS Offer in Compromise

An Offer in Compromise (OIC) is an offer to pay less than what you owe to the IRS and receive a complete settlement of all past tax debts, including interest and penalties.  The OIC program is only one of several ways to settle your Tempe AZ tax debt for less than what you owe.  IRS Form 656 and Form 433-A are the OIC accepted forms for individuals.  IRS Form 433-A Worksheet calculates the amount that needs to be offered.  The terms and conditions of the OIC include filing and paying on time your taxes for the next five years.  If you cannot file your individual tax return (1040) by April 15, you must request an automatic extension and file and full pay by the extension deadline.  The IRS approves only a small percentage of the offers submitted.  In 2004 only 16% of the OIC’s were accepted.  In 2010 the percentage was 24%.

It is a big mistake to file an OIC unless you are fairly certain you will have acceptance.  Interest and penalties continue to accrue as well as the statute of limitations.  If it takes the IRS 2 years to reject you OIC, you will come out of the process in much worse shape than when you submitted your OIC.

Tax Debt Advisors is next doors to Tempe AZ and has the experience to properly calculate and submit an OIC with a high degree of success.  Tax Debt Advisors has been assisting clients on Tempe AZ IRS problems for over 45 years.

 

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Work w/ Scott Allen E.A. near Tempe AZ if you get an IRS CP-2000 letter

IRS CP-2000 Letter in Tempe AZ

If you forget to include income on your tax return that was reported to the IRS, you will get a Tempe AZ CP-2000 letter.  Unless someone has stolen your Social Security number, the income items are generally correct.  What is not taken into consideration are any deductions that can be matched against the income.  A good example is a stock sale.  Say for example you did not report a sale of Ford Stock for $15,000 you would get a CP-2000 with a tax bill of $3,000 plus interest and penalties if you are in a 20% tax bracket.  But if you paid $20,000 originally for the Ford stock, you actually lost $5,000 and would be due a refund.  Many Tempe AZ CP-2000 notices are coming for forgiveness of debt issues on credit cards and foreclosed home.

If you received a CP-2000 Notice in Tempe AZ, call Scott Allen E.A. and get a professional opinion on what is your best option to minimize the liability and prevent the IRS from levying your bank accounts or garnishing your wages.  Scott offers a free consultation and can be reached at 480-926-9300.

Arizona’s Premier IRS Tax Problem Service Advisor

Serving: Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, & Peoria Arizona

 

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Call Scott Allen E.A. if your IRS Tax Debt in Tempe AZ keeps going up

Tempe AZ IRS Tax Debt

If your Tempe AZ IRS tax debt keeps going up despite making monthly payments, perhaps you need to consider a different option.  This is where an IRS resolution professional with expertise in settling IRS debts can really help and bring you peace of mind that you are doing the right option.  If you IRS debt will expire shortly because of the IRS statute of limitations is about to wipe out your IRS liability, don’t worry that the balance is going up.  Just continue making your payments.

Scott Allen E.A. near Tempe AZ offers a free consultation to evaluate your current situation and will advise if there is a better option for you to consider.  Scott can be reached at 480-926-9300 and will make your consultation appointment a great day for you!

 

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