IRS Audit Representation
Are you having problems with the IRS?
We are here to help you resolve your tax problems. We pride ourselves on being very efficient, affordable and of course, extremely discreet. The IRS problems will not just go away by themselves; tax deficiencies grow with penalties and interest added daily.
If you owe the IRS, you have a very serious problem. It may take the IRS several years to catch up to you, but they are relentless and have no mercy in collecting all the money that is owed. When the collection process starts, they can make your life miserable and ruin other aspects of your life.
Please take a look through our complete IRS problem resolution services.
IRS Audit Representation
Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of people more than receiving an IRS Audit letter in the mail. Audits take significant time away from your business and family, requiring you to gather records substantiating each and every item reported on your tax return and develop a comprehensive understanding of tax law.
The IRS leaves no stone unturned in its mission to determine the accuracy of your tax return. If you have questionable deductions or unreported income, the IRS will recalculate your tax and send you a tax bill.
Many taxpayers decide to handle a tax audit themselves and discover they may have been "penny wise," avoiding a representative's fee, but "pound foolish," because they received a substantial bill for a significant tax deficiency.
Rarely do our clients even have to talk with the IRS. We handle it all for you so that you need not take time off of your business or job to handle the bureaucracy and paperwork of the IRS. No lost wages or business. You simply forward notification of an audit to us and we handle it from A to Z.
Non-Filed Tax Returns
Every day the massive computer center at the IRS is getting more sophisticated.
This is not a situation to take lightly; failing to file your tax returns is a criminal offense. If you do not file, you can be prosecuted and punished with potential jail time, one year for each year not filed. Why risk potentially losing your freedom for failing to file your tax returns?
Let us give you the peace of mind you deserve by helping you get in compliance with the law. If you voluntarily file your delinquent returns you will likely avoid further problems other than having to pay the interest and penalties.
If you wait for the IRS to file your returns for you, they are filed in the best interest of the government, usually with little or none of the deductions you are entitled to.
Before anything can be done, all the returns must be filed. You must be current. In most cases, you will likely owe taxes, interest and penalties after the returns are filed.
Back Taxes Owed
You have filed your returns but did not have the money to pay what was owed, you may think, "Oh well---I will catch up next year." Before you know it you find yourself several years in arrears and suddenly there is a notice from the IRS, stating that you owe three or four times the original amount.
Payroll Tax Problems
The IRS views failing to pay payroll taxes as the cardinal sin of tax delinquency because a large portion of the payroll taxes are your employees' withholdings. Not paying your company's payroll taxes is tantamount to stealing your employees' money in the eyes of the IRS.
As a result, penalties for failing to pay your payroll taxes and filing your payroll tax returns on time are much more severe than other types of penalties. They can drastically multiply the amount you owe in a very short time.
If you are behind on your payroll taxes, DO NOT meet with the IRS on your own. How you answer their initial questions can determine whether you stay in business or not. It is critical you hire a professional representative who knows how the IRS operates.
In today's world of increasingly complex litigation you simply cannot do it alone. Let's face it. Your probability of success increases when you have the expertise of an experienced Certified Public Accountant on your side.
You get a different point of view, working with your legal team in the right direction, consultation on the most effective documents to use, important questions to ask the opposition, qualified witness testimony and rebuttal of oppositional testimony.
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Find out more about how we can help you and your client increase your chances of winning by contacting us.
Federal Tax Liens can really make your life miserable! When your taxes are not paid the IRS establishes a lien against all of your assets (especially real estate). This gives the IRS the legal right to collect taxes from the sale of your assets, which includes just about everything you own.
The lien can be against you, your spouse or your company. A lien against your company would seize your accounts receivables. At this point everything you own is just one short step away from becoming the property of the United States Government.
Liens filed against you by the IRS also show up on your credit report and often prevent you from opening a checking account or borrowing against any assets, like your home.
Levies can really do a lot of damage and even ruin your life. A levy is the IRS's way of getting your immediate attention. What they are saying is, we have tried to communicate with you but you have ignored us. Levies are used to seize your wages and whatever other assets you have. If you own it, they can take it. That includes checking accounts, autos, stocks, bonds, boats, paychecks, and even Social Security checks!
We are often able to get those levies released and help you get out of this situation. Our goal is to get you even with the IRS, with what you can afford.
IRS Wage Garnishment
You received an IRS Notice of Intent to Levy 30 days ago and you forgot or ignored it. Now it's Payday. Expecting a check, you open the envelope and find that the IRS has taken most of your money. This action will continue on every check due you, until the tax owed is paid in full.
No matter how hard you plead with your employer they cannot give you your money. Once a wage garnishment is filed with your employer, your employer is required by law to collect a percentage of each of your paychecks.
Unlike the levy, which involves intangible assets such as your bank account, a seizure is the taking of physical assets. Seizures usually happen in aggravated cases when someone ignores many requests by the IRS over a long period of time to pay their outstanding taxes.
A seizure should not be taken lightly. The IRS will ultimately pursue seizure of your physical assets.
Offer In Compromise
Did you know that you can settle your debt with the IRS with their Offer in Compromise program? The program allows taxpayers to settle with the IRS on tax debt that has been incorrectly assessed or for liabilities they cannot afford to pay.
The IRS Code states: "We will accept an Offer in Compromise when it is unlikely that we can collect the full amount owed and the amount you offer reasonably reflects the collection potential..." (Internal Revenue Code section 7122).
Often it is possible to fully and completely eliminate the taxes you owe - including all penalties and interest - at a discount. There is no preset bottom limit that the IRS will accept to settle your debt especially if your offer is done "right."
IRS Payment Plan
If you don't qualify for the IRS Offer In Compromise program, a Payment Plan may be the way to resolve your problem. Setting up a payment plan with the IRS gives you a little more time to pay off your tax debts.
Unfortunately, penalties and interest will continue to be charged on your outstanding balance as you pay the debt off. You are required by law to pay the interest on your tax debt.
Your back taxes, interest and penalties can be wiped out by filing bankruptcy. If you qualify, bankruptcy can be the best solution to resolve your tax problems.
Unfortunately, not everyone qualifies to wipe out their tax debt in bankruptcy. Certain rules have to be met first. If you file bankruptcy and don't meet the rules, the IRS will still be there after your bankruptcy is over. Proper pre-bankruptcy planning is key to determining if bankruptcy is or can be a viable solution.
Innocent Spouse Relief
Did you know that you can get out of the tax debt due to the misdeeds or fraud committed by your spouse? Innocent Spouse Relief was designed to alleviate unjust situations where one spouse was clearly the victim of fraud perpetrated by their spouse or ex-spouse.
Get Your IRS File
Did you know that you can obtain a copy of your IRS file? Most people would be surprised to learn how much the IRS knows about them. Obtaining a copy of your IRS file is critical in analyzing the options available to resolve your tax problems.
Requesting copies of your IRS file is best done by a professional who understands how to obtain them without raising any red flags as well as how to interpret the information in your file.