If you are relating to any of these questions, then you’re in the right place to get some expert help with your tax problems. I’ve represented and negotiated before the IRS for clients with tax problems of all kinds, and I can help you, too.
You are definitely not alone if you have a tax problem. From 2011-2013, the estimated tax gap (the difference between taxes legally owed and taxes collected) averaged $381 billion.
It’s taxing on your peace of mind to have this kind of burden weighing you down. You can get relief by having a tax professional on your side, walking you through the entire process.
If you’ve received a tax notice, IRS letter, audit notice, or other tax correspondence from the IRS, a state agency, or a local agency, it can be difficult to know what exactly you are supposed to do with it. I speak the language, and can help you settle it.
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies, and local entities will send a letter if one of the following happens:
Please note: The IRS will never send you an email about any of the above situations. They always send physical letters. If you get an email, it’s a scam.
If the letter says you have penalties and/or interest due, it’s important to respond quickly so the penalties and interest will stop accumulating and growing to a higher amount due. If you don’t respond, the IRS and other tax agencies can apply liens, levies, garnishments, and seizures in an attempt to collect payment. For example, they have frozen bank accounts so that the owner cannot access their money. You don’t want it to escalate to this level.
Sometimes life just gets in the way. You feel too busy or have experienced a divorce, illness, job loss, or death in your family that sidetracked you from filing your tax return on time. Or you could just be overwhelmed with the whole process of filing your taxes. Perhaps you don’t have the money to pay your taxes and thought you should wait to file (this is NOT a good idea).
You may also have a special situation with your spouse if they promised to file and didn’t or they don’t file correctly or they don’t pay. In some cases, you can claim that you were the “innocent spouse” and get your account corrected.
Regardless of the cause, you have options.
Whatever your situation, I am here for you when you are ready to get caught up, and the sooner, the better. I can help you relieve that huge burden so you can free yourself from all that stress. The IRS is very aggressive about coming after non-filers and non-payers. So even if you don’t owe that much, you’ll want to file right away to stop the penalties and interest from adding up.
If you owe money to the IRS but can’t pay, you can work out an arrangement with the IRS to make payments. In accounting terms, this is called an Offer in Compromise, and often, a tax professional can negotiate the amount due to a reasonable total that you can pay.
If this is your first “offense” with the IRS, you may be eligible for a First-Time Penalty Abatement, which waives your penalties.
If you can’t pay the amount due at once, you can try to work out an Installment Agreement, like a loan, to make payments until your debt is satisfied.
It’s serious business to owe the IRS money. They don’t fool around. It’s a great idea to get a tax professional working for you. I can help you:
Please be cautious in this area: there are many unscrupulous companies on the internet that advertise tax representation services. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. I also discourage you from representing yourself, since trained professionals who know the ropes and the red tape can often get a better outcome for clients.
A trained and certified tax professional works diligently to find the best outcome on your tax issues. Your situation is handled with the utmost confidentiality and privacy.
Please feel free to call or email at no obligation to confidentially discuss your tax problem and how I can help.