How the IRS Makes Your Life Miserable If You Owe Back Taxes

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Have you received a Notice from the IRS only to leave it on your kitchen counter, desk, or worse, just hide it under a stack of bills? Unfortunately, those letters from the IRS will just keep coming. Your problem won’t go away on its own.

If you don’t take action now, the IRS WILL just keep piling on penalties and interest…and interest on top of the penalties…

The IRS doesn’t like being ignored so this is how they get your attention. They want to be sure you know they are not going away. It’s like they haunt you with their ongoing letters. If you don’t respond to them the penalties they tack on is like a club they keep hitting you over the head with. Penalties are just the beginning of what they can do to your life.

But that’s just the beginning…

The IRS has a lot of power over your life. They not only can freeze your bank accounts—that’s right—but they can seize all the money in your bank accounts too.

They can garnish your wages. They can legally take as much as 90% of your net paycheck. Can you live on 10% of your net pay? The IRS thinks and expects you can!

Besides slapping Bank Levies and Wage Garnishments on you, they can put a lien on your house, making it nearly impossible to borrow against it to pay the IRS off. And if you sell your house the IRS gets their money first from any equity there is.

Federal Tax Liens prevent you from borrowing any money—except for those high-charging money stores located in mini-malls. An IRS lien makes it harder to rent an apartment, get a car, obtain any kind of credit; An IRS Lien can even jeopardize your job!

And believe it or not, the IRS has the authority to show up and knock on your door! Make no mistake—the IRS is the most brutal collection agency on the planet.

If you owe between $10,000 and $250,000 plus, the IRS has many NEW flexible programs available to taxpayers such as Offer in Compromise, Partial Pay Installment Agreements, Payment Plans, Penalty Reduction, and Currently Not Collectible Status to name a few. Each carries with it its own unique process, procedures, and qualifications. Having an experienced Tax Pro in your corner ensures you are taking advantage of the best options available to you.

If you want an expert tax resolution professional who knows how to navigate the IRS maze, reach out to our firm and we’ll schedule a no-obligation confidential consultation to explain your options to permanently resolve your tax problem. Contact Us Today!

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Talk To The IRS Yourself If You Owe Back Taxes

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If you owe money to the IRS, it might sound like common sense to try to tackle your tax problem on your own. However, one of the worst things you could do is talk to the IRS directly without proper representation.

As an expert Tax Resolution Firm, we encourage all readers facing a tax problem to contact us for a free consultation.

The IRS is not on your side and their primary goal is to collect the taxes they believe you owe. In this article, we give you 3 reasons why talking to the IRS directly could get you into deeper trouble.

  1. You Have Rights
    Contrary to popular belief, you DO have rights as a taxpayer you probably don’t even know exists. One of those rights is the right to representation. If an IRS revenue officer or revenue agent calls or “visits” you, did you know you are under no obligation to answer any of their (very intrusive and condescending) questions? You politely respond by asking for their contact information and telling them you are in the process of hiring a professional to represent you and that this person will contact them directly. A CPA or Enrolled Agent (EA) that deals with IRS problems for a living knows the “ins” and “outs” and how to deal with the IRS so that your rights are protected. A tax resolution specialist also knows how to get you the lowest possible settlement allowed by law. Generally, our clients never meet or speak with the IRS once we’re on the scene!
  2. Answering Questions Can Dig You Into A Deeper Hole
    If you are being audited or about to be – The IRS will ask you about 50 very intrusive questions in the initial interview with them. How you answer these questions will dictate the fate of your case. Having a tax resolution specialist conduct these meetings, WITHOUT you is the best course of action I can recommend. Half of the referrals to the IRS’s criminal investigation division (CID) come from that “nice” auditor you’re sitting across the table from at the audit.
  3. They won’t tell you about all the settlement programs and options you have. They just want their money.
    If you owe between $10,000 and $25,000 plus, the IRS has many NEW flexible programs, under their Fresh Start Initiative, available to taxpayers such as Offer in Compromise, Partial Pay Installment Agreements, Payment Plans, Penalty Reduction, and Currently Not Collectible Status to name a few. Each carries with it its own unique process, procedures, and qualifications. Having an experienced Tax Profesional in your corner ensures you are taking advantage of the best options available to you.

One last thing….

Ask yourself this question: Would you go to court without a lawyer?

If you answered “yes” hopefully you know the law inside and out concerning your case, but if representing yourself doesn’t seem like a great idea it’s best to hire somebody who is well versed in the subject matter. Well, it’s the same thing with the IRS. Having someone who knows how to negotiate the IRS’s maze of rules, regulations and the 74,000 pages of the Tax Code and deal with the IRS may be the best money you’ve ever spent!

If you want the help of an expert tax resolution professional who navigates the IRS maze for a living, reach out to our firm and we’ll schedule a no-obligation confidential consultation to explain your options to permanently resolve your tax problem. Contact Us Today!

How to Recognize an IRS Tax Scam – and What to Do if the Tax Due Notice is Real

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Hearing from the IRS is bad enough, but being contacted by a scammer posing as the IRS is even worse, or at least just annoying and frightening. IRS scams are everywhere these days, and they take many different forms. Even sophisticated taxpayers have been fooled by these fakers, sometimes losing thousands of dollars in the process.

If you do not want to be the next victim, you need to educate yourself about how these scams originate, what forms they take and how the perpetrators prey on an inherent fear of the IRS.

Here are some warning signs to look out for when someone claiming to be from the IRS comes calling.

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Do You Owe Money to the IRS? Possible Tax Resolution Strategies to Set Your Mind at Ease

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Even for honest taxpayers, the IRS can be extremely frightening. Unlike most other government agencies, the IRS has the power to attach your wages, freeze your bank account and even confiscate your property, and that is enough to send a chill up the spine of any taxpayer.

If you receive a letter from the IRS saying that you owe additional taxes, it is important not to panic. It may be a frightening situation, but there are things you can do to settle your tax debt and get back on the good side of the IRS.

Taxpayers do have options when resolving tax disputes and paying additional taxes due, and simply knowing what those options are can set your mind at ease.

As an expert Tax Resolution Firm, we encourage all readers facing a tax problem to contact us for a free consultation.

Regardless, it’s important to an educated taxpayer so here are three strategies you can use to resolve your tax debt and get on with the rest of your life. Not all of these options will be right for everyone, but it is important to be an informed taxpayer. The IRS may be frightening, but they can be surprisingly reasonable – if you know what to say and how to approach the situation.

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Is it Bad to Settle With the IRS?

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You may have heard on the radio, TV, and online, that you can settle your tax bill for less than what you owe. But are these claims actually true? And can you really settle your tax debt without hurting yourself in the long run?

Some of these national tax resolution firms you hear advertising offer very little service, just look at their Google and Yelp Reviews.  So it’s important to know who to trust and get educated on what your options are to resolve your tax problem.

As a local expert Tax Resolution Firm ourselves serving Vero Beach, Florida we encourage all readers facing a tax problem to contact us for a free consultation. 

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