Experienced tax attorneys make it (almost) painless.
Few things are more personally stressful than an IRS audit. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We’ll deal with every request from the IRS: every discussion, every round of paperwork. We’ll review all tax filings carefully and thoroughly. It might surprise you to know we often find that audit clients overpaid their taxes. In these cases, we file an amended return and clients receive a refund from the IRS. Contact us and schedule a consultation so we can discuss all of your audit representation options.
An option most tax resolution companies don’t talk about.
It’s a common myth that taxes can never be discharged in bankruptcy. Potential clients are always telling us that taxes can’t be discharged in bankruptcy. They’ve probably heard this information either through the media, a misinformed bankruptcy lawyer, or it’s just a supposition that they’ve made. Bankruptcy is a great way to eliminate back tax debt; however, there are huge exceptions to this rule because all taxes are not always dischargeable. Bankruptcy laws have become much more restrictive in recent years, and filing for bankruptcy won’t necessarily automatically discharge your tax debt. Frequently, it’s the last resort, but for certain clients, it’s the best option. Other tax resolution companies generally won’t give you an honest answer about bankruptcy because they aren’t attorneys and they can’t help you with the bankruptcy process. Don’t let other companies automatically take this option off the table just because they aren’t qualified to help you file. Contact us so we can discuss whether bankruptcy is one of your options.
Finding (and fixing) previous filing errors.
You’d be surprised how often this happens: an error on a previous year’s tax return leads to an over-assessment of taxes. IRSALLSTAR’s tax professionals will review your filings and if there was an error in your past filings, contact us and we’ll help you through the refund claims process.
We’ll repair the damage left by others.
Other tax resolution firms rely on scare tactics or unrealistic ‘guarantees’ to bring in their clients. Many of our clients are refugees from those companies, often in worse trouble than when they started. If you are currently working with another tax resolution firm, here are some questions to consider:
- Did they ask you to fill out a 433A form on your own, after you sent them a power of attorney?
You should complete a 433A form with the assistance of your tax professional. Otherwise, you could become liable for even more tax penalties. An IRSALLSTAR tax professional will sit down with you and go over everything thoroughly to ensure your information is correct before filing the form.
- Are you sure they filed returns for outstanding tax years? Did they present you with a copy?
Many companies will take your credit card information over the phone, and promise to file your back tax returns. Don’t assume it’s been done until you have verification from the IRS. We’ll not only prepare and file your back tax returns; we’ll provide you with documentation that they’ve been filed.
- How long has the company been in business?
Many tax companies operate illegally and eventually become the focus of an investigation or class-action. The business shuts down before any legal proceedings can get started, the company is renamed, and they open again in another state. We’ve been in the same location since we started, and we’re not going anywhere.
If you are currently working with some other tax firm and unhappy with their representation, contact us to discuss your current situation and find out how real tax attorneys and experienced tax professionals represent their clients.
A manageable monthly payment plan.
Many taxpayers, including businesses that owe payroll tax, can be set up on a monthly payment plan with the IRS. Making sure the monthly amount is manageable is crucial to your financial health. That’s where we come in. There are guidelines regarding how the IRS determines the payment amount and time frame for the agreement. We’ll tell you if this is your best option, and you’ll learn more about getting a reasonable installment agreement. As with most IRS programs, the Installment Agreement is a formal process requiring in-depth financial disclosures and analysis, however, we can protect you from IRS collection action by just requesting an Installment Agreement. Contact us so we can discuss all of your options.
If at first you don’t succeed
One of the guaranteed and most important rights of all taxpayers is the right to appeal. If you disagree with the IRS about the amount of your tax liability or about proposed collection actions you have the right to ask the IRS Appeals Office to review your case. Additionally, proposed resolution options that are rejected by first level IRS employees can be appealed. Frequently, to have aggressive and innovative resolution options accepted and approved, they must be appealed. Because we at IRSALLSTAR believe in getting the absolute best resolution for our clients, our tax professionals file appeals of IRS decisions on a regular basis. If you are curious to find out how successful we are at appeals or to discuss appealing an IRS action or decision, contact us to schedule a free confidential consultation.
When you need immediate relief from an IRS hit “below the belt.”
If the IRS has levied your bank account or wages it’s possible to get your money back or have the garnishment removed. Bank and wage levies can be the most painful of all IRS collection tactics. However, these actions can be reversed or released if they are causing you and your family a significant economic hardship. Levies can be viewed as a “wake-up” call from the IRS in an attempt to get a taxpayer’s attention. They are used by the IRS to coax both compliance and collection from taxpayers. If you have a significant economic hardship caused by a bank or wage levy, contact us to schedule a free confidential consultation to discuss your options.
What to do if you can’t pay.
It sounds so simple: just call the IRS, explain your financial circumstances, and they’ll qualify you for “Non- Collectible” status. If you are deemed to be “Non-Collectible,” the IRS must immediately stop all levies and garnishments. But what if you say the wrong thing? What if you answer all their questions, and are then denied “Non-Collectible” status? IRS agents can and will use any information you gave them to maximize their chances of collecting money from you. Contact us before you try to go for “Non-Collectible” status on your own. We’ll let you know if this is your best option and we’ll make sure the IRS has the right information they need to make that determination and only that information.
Don’t be fooled.
Beware of anyone telling or guaranteeing that they’ll settle your tax debt for pennies on the dollar. The fact is 75% of all Offers in Compromise applications are rejected. However, there can be better financial options depending on your specific circumstances. If an Offer in Compromise is right for you we’ll prepare and file it properly, with the right documentation to support your case to maximize your chances for the best deal. Contact us to schedule a free confidential consultation to discuss all of your options.
You’ll get an honest answer from us.
IRSALLSTAR tax professionals won’t try to sell you a solution that isn’t right for you. If payment in full is your best option, we’ll tell you. Check out our FAQs for answers to many other questions regarding your tax situation or contact us to schedule a free confidential consultation. We look forward to talking with you.
Near criminal in the eyes of IRS Revenue Officers and collection officials.
Do you have unfiled payroll tax returns? Do you owe payroll taxes that have not been paid? Do you need help figuring out what you owe, when to deposit and how to pay your employment taxes? If you own your own business or are self-employed and answered YES to any of the above questions, contact us immediately to schedule a free confidential consultation and see how we can help. To IRS enforcement and collections officials this is the most serious type of taxpayer case. Failure to pay employment taxes is viewed as employee theft by the IRS. That is, theft from the employee by his or her employer. If you are in this situation you need the professional, experienced legal representation of IRSALLSTAR. Contact us
Why didn’t you file and/or pay your taxes?
Most companies won’t bother to ask you why. But the answer can make a huge difference in reducing penalties and interest, which can add up to 75% of the amount owed to the IRS. Sometimes, there’s a very good reason why you didn’t timely file or pay from an unforeseen medical emergency, to a less-than-honest bookkeeper. In these kinds of cases, we’ll present your most persuasive arguments for reducing penalties and interest. These arguments will greatly improve your chances for success. Whatever your reason is for filing late or not paying, don’t worry. We can use other methods to resolve your tax problems. Contact us so we can discuss whether penalty reduction is one of your options.
These options are a great place to start.
Reduce your outstanding tax liability, including penalties and interest by filing amended returns. Our experienced tax professionals carefully review your tax returns and will file amended returns if your previous tax return filings did not include all the deductions you were entitled to under the tax code.
It takes a very specific type of experience to effectively represent clients during the audit process. With audit reconsideration, we’ll make sure your audit was performed accurately, and if it wasn’t, we’ll challenge the assessment in an effort to reduce what the IRS claims you owe.
Unlike the standard “Offer in Compromise” that most tax firms will try to sell you, an “Offer in Compromise – Doubt as to Liability” is made when there is a dispute as to whether or not you are really liable. The tax professionals at IRSALLSTAR have valuable experience with this lesser-known tax liability compromise. Is court an option? You bet it is. You have two distinct court venues in which you can sue the IRS. You can either refuse to pay the tax and file a petition in US Tax Court or you can pay the assessment and then file suit in US District Court for a refund. We can represent you in either venue. But more importantly, we will advise you if this is a reasonable choice given your particular circumstances.
Don’t be taken by other firms promising great results from the innocent spouse argument. This can be a good solution if appropriate for your circumstances. However, it’s a highly technical process and it often fails because of technical errors. Frequently, there are more successful ways to deal with these issues using other, lesser-known approaches, including injured spouse and equitable relief. One last caution as you compare tax resolution firms: If a company’s promise to reduce your tax liability sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Many of our clients’ successful resolutions would have been better if the client had started with a good tax attorney. Contact us before you fall victim to a sales pitch where you end up wasting your money and jeopardizing your ability to get the best possible IRS resolution.
Does the direct harassment from the IRS have you stressed out?
Revenue Officers just love it when they are assigned a taxpayer’s file and that taxpayer is UNREPRESENTED. Their “playbook” consists of much more intimidating and deceptive maneuvers when they are dealing with unrepresented taxpayers than when they are dealing with experienced tax professionals. Here at IRSALLSTAR we deal with the IRS and state departments of revenue every single day. We know what the law is and what a Revenue Officer can and can’t do when it comes to taxpayer collections. If a Revenue Officer or any other tax collection agent has you stressed out, contact us to discuss all the benefits of being represented by an experienced tax professional.
Find out what the IRS has on you and see if their information matches your information.
We can determine whether the IRS has the correct record of all your tax returns. Many taxpayers forget that the IRS makes mistakes just like everybody else. Don’t assume that just because you “filed” your tax return it was received and processed by the IRS. Each and every year tax returns are lost, not processed or even stolen! To determine what the IRS perceives to be the current status of your tax account, contact us and schedule a free consultation to determine if these services are right for you. Additionally, the IRS has a limited amount of time to collect back taxes. We can calculate the exact date in which your tax debts will expire that is, the last day the IRS can legally collect those taxes from you. Contact us and schedule a free consultation to discover all of your available options.
We prepare and file back tax returns so why not have us handle your current and future tax needs?
Since IRS compliance is absolutely mandatory to achieve any type of tax resolution, preparation and filing of federal and state tax returns is part of what we do on a regular basis. At IRSALLSTAR, our team of tax professionals are here to help. Contact us for help with your tax problem and once we get the problem solved, let us keep handling your taxes to insure you stay out of trouble in the future. And even if you don’t have a current tax problem, you can protect yourself by having us prepare and file your upcoming tax returns. Contact us now.