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File Back Tax Returns in Gilbert

Scott can file back tax returns in Gilbert

If you forget or fail to file back tax returns in Gilbert the IRS can file returns for you. Yes, you read that correctly. The IRS will gather whatever income information that can on you and submit a tax return for processing and assess you a balance due. They will do this usually three to seven years after the tax return was due and after sending the taxpayer several warning notices. If you don’t recall receiving any of these notices the IRS could be sending them to your last address on record which could be pretty old depending on the last time you filed a tax return. It is always better to take care of back tax returns before the IRS gets it to this level that way there isn’t protest work involved. Either way, Scott Allen EA of Tax Debt Advisors, Inc can file back tax returns in Gilbert for you. He will speak to the IRS throughout the entire process so you do not have to.

Have you maybe lost some of your tax and financial records in order to file back tax returns in Gilbert accurately? Scott Allen EA can also help with that process as well. As your IRS Power of Attorney he can help retrieve as much information from the IRS as possible.

Scott Allen EA has a recent client, Brandon who was behind in some Gilbert back tax returns. One of those years being 2014. This IRS filed and made their own assessment that totaled over $31,000 in back taxes owed.  This was outrageous. Upon an investigation into the account Scott Allen EA discovered that the IRS grabbed all the taxpayer’s gambling winnings and included it as income. The IRS didn’t know about or take into account any of the taxpayer’s gambling losses. Brandon then went and gathered up his casino and bank records to support deducting gambling losses. The tax law allows you to deduct your gambling losses up to a taxpayers winnings. Scott Allen EA prepared a 2014 return to protest the IRS’s Substitute For Return (SFR). Upon its full acceptance over $21,000 of taxes, interest, and penalties was removed. Check out the IRS acceptance letter below.

It is always important to do a complete review of a taxpayers account before negotiating a payment plan, non collectible status, offer in compromise, filing a tax bankruptcy, or file back tax returns in Gilbert.  Scott Allen EA can assist and represent you before the Internal Revenue Service from start to finish. Give him a call today.

File Back Tax Returns in Gilbert

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IRS Power of Attorney: Tax Representation from Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.

IRS Power of Attorney in Mesa AZ

File back tax returns

– Negotiate IRS & Arizona tax debts

– Never meet with the IRS; let Scott Allen EA represent you before the IRS

It is always best to hire an IRS Power of Attorney for your tax needs locally with someone that is available to fit within your schedule needs.  Call Scott Allen EA if you live in Maricopa County Arizona.

If you live in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, or Tempe Scott Allen EA is no more then a 10-20 minute drive.  Call to schedule a free initial consultation today. See below what he recently did for Margaret from Mesa AZ. She was lost on what to do and needed to get some tax returns caught up and filed and then settle the debt into a low monthly payment plan. You can’t get too much lower than $113 per month. This offered Margaret much relief so she can now go about her daily life without wondering what the IRS may or may not do to her.

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Stop Mesa AZ IRS liens, levy, garnishments, debts & back taxes today!

Mesa AZ IRS Problems no more

If you have serious Mesa Arizona IRS problems, unfiled tax returns or owe the IRS more than you can pay back, who should you use? Think for a moment before continuing to read further.  Who should you use?

The answer to this question might surprise you, but it is the first question you need answered before seeking help in dealing with the IRS.

If you have cancer you should see an Oncologist that specializes in your type of cancer.  But you certainly would not call an Oncologist unless you have cancer.  This analogy applies to Mesa AZ IRS matters.  The only time you need the services of a tax attorney for a tax problem is when you need attorney client privileges.  This is only needed when you have committed a criminal act.

Listen to this…In 45 years, Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. has resolved over 113,000 IRS tax debts, using the Offer in Compromise program, payment plans, tax motivated bankruptcy, non-collectible status, or expiring the tax debt using the statute of limitations.  Not one of these cases required the need for a Mesa Arizona Tax Attorney.  None of these clients committed a criminal or fraudulent act.  Not filing or paying your taxes is not criminal.  Not one of our clients have had their home seized or faced jail time.  It just doesn’t happen in real life situation.  The IRS would rather just work out the matter and move on…AND SO WOULD I.

These tax settlement options are NOT CANCER.  They are options that require the services of the best person in your local area that has performed these services consistently for several years.   Tax Attorneys have a way of using fear and intimidation to scare potential clients into over paying for Mesa AZ IRS resolution services that can best be done by an Enrolled Agent. In the 45 years we have been in business we have referred only 4 clients who had tax CANCER (committed a criminal act).  You would be upset if a cancer doctor told you that you had cancer, when all you had was a severe sore throat…but got billed for curing cancer.

In the vast majority of cases, you have a serious “sore throat,”  you are not in “stage 4 cancer”.  So rather than over pay, consider having a free initial consultation with Scott Allen E.A. first.  If you need the services of a  Mesa Arizona tax attorney, Scott will be the first one to refer you to one who specializes with your particular need.

If you have unfiled tax returns, Scott Allen E.A. can prepare the returns within 24-48 hours of having all of the information needed file the back tax returns in Mesa AZ.  Call Scott Allen E.A. today and save yourself the expense of using a “cancer doctor” when all you have is a sore throat. Schedule your appointment today to meet with Scott by calling 480-926-9300.  Let him be your Mesa Arizona IRS Power of Attorney!
See a recent accomplishment by Scott Allen EA for his client Matthew. Scott helped him settle his “sore throat” caused by an IRS audit that he didn’t initially respond to.  As you can see, over $11,000 in taxes, interest, and penalties were reduced thru the audit reconsideration process. It took a bit of time from beginning to end but victory was accomplished. This is just one of thousands of successes by Scott Allen EA.

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Tax Debt Advisors for Filing Back Tax Returns Phoenix AZ

It is important to remember that the IRS does not punish primarily for non payment but rather for non filing.  The penalties for failing to file a tax return are 10 times greater than the penalty for non payment.  That means the IRS is more interested in getting a paper return than paper money.

Most people fail to file because they don’t have the money to pay the tax.  That’s like putting your head in the sand to save you from the IRS lion.  If you file your returns on time you will save yourself lots of penalties and the IRS is much easier to work with if you have been filing each year.  Once a client has failed to file for one year, the average client does not seek help until six years later.  Why? Because it usually takes the IRS that long to levy their wages and/or bank accounts.  If the IRS was much more aggressive and competent, clients would save thousands of dollars in penalties and interest.

If you have lost your records or they were destroyed in a fire or flood, it is possible to reconstruct the returns.  The IRS keeps track of  W-2 information, interest and dividends paid, home mortgage interest, sales of stock and any K-1 and retirement income information.  Banks can provide copies of old bank statements and checks.  With a little effort, most returns can be reasonably reconstructed.  We always attach a note to the return explaining how we arrived at the numbers reported.

If absolutely no information is available, there is still an acceptable way for filing back tax returns Phoenix AZ.  This is based on economic reality.  We have a worksheet that determines how much you had to make to pay your bills every month.  We can file a tax return based on estimates if the estimates are reasonable.

Filing Back Tax Returns to fix a nine year old debt.

David owed the IRS for back taxes from 2012. They claimed he owed them over $4,000 on a tax return he never filed. How could this be so? The IRS went ahead and filed a tax return for him. This is called a substitute for return (SFR). The good news in all this is that David can still file a correct taxpayer filed return. That is exactly what Tax Debt Advisors, Inc did for him. As you can view from the notice below, the $4,000 debt was brought down to under $600. With the reduction in taxes owed, the interest and penalties were reduced for him as well.




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Tax Debt Advisors, Inc

Don’t fight the IRS alone if you need help filing back tax returns Phoenix AZ. Get the right local help. www.FileBackTaxes.net 


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Filing Late Returns—Why Mesa Arizona residents need to file on time.

Filing Late Returns Mesa AZ

  • Avoid potential for prosecution.  Willful failure to file is a misdemeanor and can result in being sentenced to one year in prison for each year not filed.  This is a rare occurrence but why put your self through the possibility.
  • You will lose your Earned Income Credit if you try to claim it on a return that is older than three years.
  • If you are self employed, you will received a reduced benefit when you retire based on income earned that was not reported.
  • You will lose refunds on years filed after three years from the due date of the return.
  • Increased debt to the IRS from interest and penalties which can double the amount owed in a few years.
  • Higher likelihood that your returns will be audited or reviewed.
  • IRS will calculate a substituted tax return (SFR) based on income reported without any deductions.  These liabilities are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

Call me today for filing late returns Mesa AZ and schedule a free initial confidential consultation to see how easy it is to get yourself back in the saddle.

Damien was nearly ten years behind on his back taxes. He thought the IRS had forgotten about him. Low and behold it was the exact opposite. Because he did not file his taxes timely, the IRS filed an SFR tax return giving him a large tax bill of over $39,000. On top the that they were garnishing his income to collect on that tax bill. This got his attention and he hired Scott Allen EA to be his power of attorney. If you check out the IRS notice below you will see that he was able to file a protest tax return and wipe out the entire bill. Yes, you are reading that correctly. Not only that, but the IRS now owed him money and they returned the money they levied from him. Talk about a complete turn around of events.  In addition to correcting Damien’s 2012 tax return Scott also helped him with filing late returns Mesa AZ up through the year 2020. He is now 100% filing compliant.

For more information on filing late returns click here.

Filing Late Returns Mesa AZ

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


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Arizona IRS help: What makes an Offer In Compromise work or fail?

IRS Offer in Compromise pitfalls: Arizona IRS help

  • Most Offers are calculated incorrectly. The actual amount the IRS will accept is much higher than the amount offered.
  • Complex paper work.  Forms filled out incorrectly
  • When it comes time to pay, you can’t come up with the money you thought you would have.
  • You fail to file or pay future taxes.
  • When the Offer amount is calculated correctly—95% cannot afford the Offer amount.
  • Less than 2% of the general population that owe taxes can both qualify and pay a correctly calculated Offer amount.

If its been determined that an IRS Offer in Compromise isn’t your best solution to your IRS problem let Scott Allen EA help you negotiate an installment arrangement for you just like he did for Pablo. After a careful evaluation of his financial picture Scott new Pablo’s best option would be a payment plan agreement. See a copy of that agreement below. If you are in need of Arizona IRS help give Scott Allen EA a call today.

Arizona IRS help


Call me today for a free initial confidential consultation to determine if you qualify for an Offer and if not what you next option should be.

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


Arizona IRS help:  What makes an Offer In Compromise work or fail?

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IRS Problem Solvers

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Top IRS Problem Solvers

Many IRS Problems can be confusing because you don’t always get the most accurate information from the IRS. Furthermore, most people who pay taxes don’t feel comfortable calling the IRS directly for answers. View the IRS problems we specialize in solving below.


Payroll Tax Problems

The IRS can be aggressive with their attempts to collect your past due payroll taxes. You should try to avoid meeting with IRS representatives until you have met with a experienced tax professional first.

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IRS Liens

Tax liens are records that document your owing of the IRS> These can prevent you from obtaining financing for homes and automobiles. One a IRS lien has been filed, you cannot transfer or sell the property without obtaining a clear title.

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IRS Levy

The IRS has the power to issue bank levy’s to take money from your checking and savings accounts. Faced with a IRS levy? You must comply or face further IRS problems. Avoid levies and let a professional talk to the IRS for you!

Wage IRS levies can take money from your paycheck that makes it tough to live on. Stop IRS levy now!

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IRS Audits

You can get audited by the IRS via office, home or in the mail. Usually audits happen because the IRS is missing documents. For example if you claim your children on your tax return as a dependent, the IRS could randomly audit you to verify the children live with you in the home.

IRS audits are serious and should be taken as such as they can often lead to auditing other tax years that weren’t originally listed in the tax letter from the IRS.

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IRS Seizures

The IRS can seize your assets. They can seize business or personal assets to pay off your tax liabilities. This can occur when certain taxpayers avoid the IRS. IRS seizure is the last attempt to collect past due tax liabilities.

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Wage Garnishment

The IRS can slap a wage garnishment on your paycheck to collect unpaid taxes. One garnishment takes place, the IRS can keep taking money out of your check until they are paid in full.

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Unfiled Tax Returns

Haven’t paid your taxes in a couple of years? Do you know that is considered a criminal act by the IRS, that can be punishable for up to 1 year in jail for each year your didn’t file taxes.

You can still file those tax returns, no matter how many years it has been. Call a professional like Scott A Allen to guide you through the process.

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IRS Penalties

IRS penalties such as failure to pay or failure to file can increase the amount of money you own to the IRS quickly.

Before you pay the IRS one single dollar, you might want to think about requestion abatement of your penalties. Call Scott Allen for more information about IRS abatement.

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Suggestions for Happy Living Despite Having an IRS Problem, Part 2

Mesa AZ Back Tax Returns

  • Happiness comes from the inside out, not the inside in.—Anonymous
  • Happiness is a direction, not a place.”—Sydney J. Harris
  • The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grow it under his feet.—James Oppenheim
  • The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstance.—Martha Washington
  • Engraving on a tombstone: “Here lies a woman twice blessed: She was happy, and she knew it.”

There are several options available to settle your IRS tax debt in Mesa Arizona.  Each settlement options has pros and cons—something good about it as wells as something not so good.  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 back tax return problem in Mesa AZ.  Call 480-926-9300 to schedule your free initial consultation.

Scott Allen E.A. has witnessed the success of his family’s Mesa AZ IRS resolution practice first hand and is carrying on the tradition to the second generation.  Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. has been helping Mesa Arizona individuals like you with IRS tax problems since 1977.  You will only work with Scott Allen E.A. from start to finish.  He will only take your case if it is in your best interest.  That is why our family business is enjoying its 45th year.  Scott Allen E.A. promises straight answers and follow through service and guarantees the most aggressive Mesa AZ back tax return preparation and IRS settlements allowed by law.  Call Scott to schedule your free initial consultation at 480-926-9300.  Let him make today a great day for you!


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What will IRS do when they find out I have not filed back tax returns? From Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.

Back Tax Returns in Phoenix AZ

Eventually, the IRS will compare income reported by 3rd party payers and match them against your social security number and prepare substitute tax returns if you have unfiled back tax returns in Phoenix AZ.  These returns allow the IRS to take action against you like liens, levies and garnishments.  Substitute returns give no credit for any deductions or cost basis which will greatly overstate the tax as well as the interest and penalties for late filing.  The IRS doesn’t punish for non-payment (1/2% per month) as much as for non-filing (5% per month).   Consider not filing back tax returns in Phoenix AZ like ignoring dealing with cancer—time will only make it worse.  The time to face non filing is now.  You will have more time to gather important tax information if you file on your own before the IRS knocks on your door.  Recently the IRS has demanded tax returns to be filed in as little as three days to avoid levies on bank accounts or garnishment of wages.   Call me for a free confidential initial consultation to determine the best way to get your back tax returns in Phoenix AZ filed and settled.

Scott Allen, E.A. – Tax Debt Advisors, Inc always helping with back tax returns in Phoenix AZ




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Tax Preparation: Form 8839 – Qualified Adoption Expenses

Information to consider when claiming the Adoption Credit:

If you are considering adopting a child, you may qualify for the adoption tax credit, which is up to $14,890 per child.

In order to qualify, you must have adopted a child and paid out-of-pocket expenses relating to the adoption.  The amount of the tax credit is depended on the amount you spent on adoption-related expenses.  If you adopt a special needs child you are entitled to claim the full amount of the adoption credit even if you didn’t spend the full $14,890.

The adoption credit was scheduled to expire until health care legislation passed and extended it through tax year 2022.

For higher income earners, the phase out for the credit starts at $216,000.  To be eligible for the credit you must adopt a child 17 or younger.  Or a child of any age who is a US citizen or resident alien and who is physically or mentally unable to care for himself or herself.

Many argue the issues with the tax credit, is that you had to spend that money out of pocket before you can claim the credit.  If the credit is based off expenses you have already spent it is difficult for lower-income families to adopt.

Qualified adoption expenses include: adoption fees, attorney fees, court costs, travel expenses and re-adoption expenses related to the adoption of a foreign child.

Qualified adoption expenses that do not qualify include:

  • those for which you received funds under any state, local, or federal program
  • that violate state or federal law
  • for carrying out a surrogate parenting arrangement
  • for the adoption of your spouse’s child
  • paid or reimbursed by your employer or any other person or organization
  • or allowed as a credit or deduction under any other provision of federal income tax law.

For more information please contact Scott Allen, E.A. with Tax Debt Advisors, Inc  www.ScottAllenEA.com


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