IRS Relief News: What Americans With Back Taxes Need to Know About Reaching Out to the IRS for Tax Help

IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman recently announced that IRS agents would have more flexibility to reach settlements with taxpayers who have fallen on hard times. However, struggling taxpayers who turn to the IRS online payment service or toll-free Tax Help Line for IRS tax help may be putting their financial future at risk.

When you attempt to handle your tax problems over the phone with help from IRS agents, you’re essentially putting your financial fate in the hands of someone without specialized tax resolution training for successfully resolving an audit or unfiled tax returns and back taxes.

It’s important to keep in mind that when you work with the IRS, their agents often don’t have the proper experience or expertise to provide you with the tax help that you need. It’s a fact that 43% of the information you get over the phone from the IRS is incorrect, which means that your phone call to the IRS could end up costing you even more money down the road!

While the IRS may be doing its best to provide for options for struggling taxpayers, IRS enforcement is still on the rise. And taxpayers who owe the IRS more than $25,000 in back taxes, penalties, and interest should be prepared to fully disclose financial information to the IRS – or get expert tax help from a tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist to work with the IRS on their behalf.

If you do end up on the phone with the IRS, take down the agent’s name, badge number and direct extension so you have a record of who you’re talking to. However, my best advice is to not risk the wrath of the IRS by representing yourself before the IRS – it’s like going to court without a lawyer.

Watch my interview on the Big Biz Show about working with the IRS.

Tax Resolution Services, Co. is dedicated to providing affordable solutions to businesses and individuals alike who find themselves in trouble with the IRS. For more information or to receive a FREE tax relief consultation, visit www.TaxResolution.com or call 866-IRS-PROBLEMS.

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