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Delinquent Tax Filing Beats Not Filing a Tax Return At All

Friday, October 15th, 2010

If you failed to file a tax return, for whatever reason, you still have a right to file a late tax return (also known as delinquent tax filing) no matter how late it’s filed!  Why should you file a delinquent tax return?  For one thing, it gets the IRS off your back.  Perhaps you failed to file your taxes a few years ago and the IRS never contacted you.  Well, don’t be surprised when they come after you, because it is not a matter of if but a matter of when.  Also, if you want to settle any other back taxes, the IRS will not entertain any type of tax settlement or IRS payment plan unless your tax filing is up to date.  Lastly, the longer you let the unfiled tax return go, the more penalties and interest accrue. 

Kenneth P. Whiting III, of Binghamton, N.Y., was sentenced to three years of probation for willful failure to file a tax return. He was also ordered to serve 100 hours of community service and fined $2,000. Whiting, a lawyer for more than 30 years, received $127,131 in total income for the years 2003 to 2006. Whiting failed to file tax returns for these years, the government alleged in an indictment that resulted in a plea agreement.

Tax Resolution Services can help you file a delinquent tax return today.  We have prepared well over 25,000 federal and multi-state tax returns for our tax clients in the past few years.  Let our professional tax team help you today! Call Tax Resolution Services, toll free at(888) 699-7630.

Get Tax Relief for Paying Back Taxes to the IRS Even if You’re Broke

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Sometimes back taxes happen to good people. If you owe the IRS money for unpaid taxes, then you are probably feeling overwhelmed by the desire to stick your head in the sand and are in desperate need of professional back tax help. If you owe back taxes you can’t afford to pay, don’t panic. Check out these insider tax tips that can help you obtain immediate tax relief to help you avoid financially crippling IRS liens and levies and get a fresh start.

Bad things do happen to good people. But that doesn’t mean you can ignore them and hope they’ll go away. Your IRS problems will only get worse. IRS problems can result from a number of causes including not having the money when back taxes are due, underreporting income, overstating expenses, or bad advice from a self-styled “expert” who is not a back tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist. If you owe back taxes, you have a lot of company. One in six Americans (26 million people) has a tax problem.

The Internal Revenue Service is unlike any other creditor. If you owe back taxes and don’t have the back tax help of a back tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist, they will cheerfully financially cripple you with their unflagging aggressiveness, and seize your wages, bank accounts, property, etc. You must deal with them. They won’t go away.

Tax Relief for Paying Back Taxes Tip #1: “Man Up” to Your IRS Problems.

Ignoring the IRS’s phone calls and letters is a big mistake. If you think you are in bad shape now, it will be exponentially worse when the penalties and interest pile up. Your IRS problems won’t go away on their own – they will only get worse with time.

The worst thing to do is avoid tax obligations. I would rather owe my mother-in-law than land on the wrong side of the IRS. Having tax debt means you are going up against the most aggressive and brutal collection agency on the planet. The IRS has the broadest latitude of any creditor to pursue a delinquent taxpayer for tax debt owed, including wage and asset garnishments.

Even if you don’t have the money to pay on time, there are ways to get tax help today to avoid financially crippling liens and levies in the future.

Tax Relief for Paying Back Taxes Tip #2: Don’t Pay IRS Penalties.

Since penalties can be a high percentage of the total amount owed to the IRS, it usually makes sense to consider requesting the IRS to reduce all penalties to zero before you pay the IRS. This is where an experienced tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist can help ensure you don’t pay a penny more than you absolutely have to. The IRS has 148 types of penalties. They also charge interest, and even interest on penalties!

If you’ve already paid your interest and penalty-laden tax bill, it can’t hurt to ask for a penalty abatement and refund. It is your back tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist’s job to consider your unique situation and give you the best possible tax help. Once your tax attorney or tax relief firm has negotiated away the penalties, they might negotiate a payment plan, an Offer in Compromise, or get you put on the IRS’s “currently not collectible” list

Tax Relief for Paying Back Taxes Tip #3: File All Returns on Time.

This is the first and greatest commandment of dealing with the IRS. If you don’t follow it, they will automatically assess you up to a 25 percent penalty. You cannot ignore them, they will find you and make you pay dearly.

The act of not filing usually contributes to more significant problems with the passing of time. If you have unfiled tax returns, it’s important that you file your latest tax return, as well as any prior delinquent unfiled tax returns, as soon as possible to give yourself a chance to state what you truly owe, which will ultimately save you money and help you avoid significant long-term consequences.

Tax Relief for Paying Back Taxes Tip #4: Pay the IRS First.

We get why you aren’t leaping with joy at the prospect of forking over what little money you have to Uncle Sam. Many Americans aren’t getting a refund this year, or owe taxes they can’t pay. Don’t let this ruin your financial future.

You should always pay the IRS before anyone else. They have the power to levy your wages, accounts receivable and all other sources of income until they collect what they’re owed. Once the IRS has you in their sights, they will hound you with tax liens, wage garnishments and bank levies until your back taxes, penalties and interest are paid in full. Because they are the only creditor on the planet who is able to threaten you with such intrusive collection tactics, it’s important that you take prompt action by contacting a back tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist to delay or halt them so you can preserve your assets, savings, wages, credit rating, career and sanity.

Tax Relief for Paying Back Taxes Tip #5: Consider Paying with a Credit Card.

It’s much more expensive to owe taxes to IRS than to a credit card company. Paying your taxes with your credit card will cost you a lot less in the long run, even if the card has a 29 percent finance charge, because your back tax bill could easily double in five or six years if you don’t pay the IRS. Suck it up and pay. In fact, I would rather owe my mother-in-law than land on the wrong side of the IRS.  The IRS will never stop hounding you with financially crippling liens and levies.

And just think, once you’re back in the black, you’ll have thousands of air miles on your credit card you can cash in to take a vacation some place where they’ve never heard of the IRS.

Tax Relief for Paying Back Taxes Tip #6: Don’t Take on Goliath by Yourself.

People who try to solve IRS problems by themselves (or with a CPA or attorney who is not a specialist) often land themselves in even deeper trouble than when they started.

Would you hire a bicycle mechanic to work on your BMW? A qualified tax attorneys and Certified Tax Resolution Specialist with years of experience working with IRS will know best how to successfully resolve your back taxes and IRS problems. They know which Offers in Compromise settlements the IRS has accepted lately, which terms of payment they’ve signed off on, what deals they’re likely to consider. They know the rules inside and out, sometimes better than the IRS itself! A tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist will spot and stop the lies and tricks that agents sometimes use to try and cheat taxpayers who need vital relief from back taxes.

Once you have faced up to your responsibilities and paid the IRS, you can sleep through the night without IRS stress, and get a fresh start so you can plan your future and enjoy life again.

For more information on achieving a tax resolution for your IRS problems, visit www.taxresolution.com for a free tax relief consultation or call (888) 699-7630.

The IRS Offer in Compromise Program Saves Tax Client $31,000, Owing IRS Less Than $2,000

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Every month Tax Resolution Services chooses a very special Tax Client Of The Month.  It’s 0ur way of acknowledging good friends and saying “thanks” to those who support Tax Resolution Services with referrals, word of mouth and repeat business.

October’s Tax Client Of The Month is Tamanie B.

Tamanie owed the IRS over $33,000.  After several months of negotiations and advocacy, the IRS accepted a settlement of $1,962.00. Yes, this is correct, just $1,962.00, via the federal government’s Offer In Compromise program!!!  Amazing!!

Congratulations Tamanie!

You might be our next Tax Client Of The Month too!  Watch for your name on our tax blog in an upcoming month.

Thanks for the Kind Words…

“My experience with Tax Resolution Services Co was a very positive one. I am so pleased with the outcome and really very much appreciate all that you were able to do for me”.

-Tamanie B.

Top Tax Relief Lessons Learned from Celebrity Tax Woes

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Celebrities have been making a splash in the news lately; we’ve seen celebrities like Reggie Bush, Paul Hogan and Wesley Snipes make headlines for evading their tax obligations. While the media spotlights celebrity tax evasion stories, it’s not just the rich and famous who end up targeted by the IRS.

It’s a huge mistake to believe that the IRS only goes after the big fish. The truth is, the IRS is just as enthusiastic about going after the average folks – taxpayers like you or your neighbor. So it’s important to read past the headlines and learn from these stories of celebrity tax woes to help you get the tax relief you need from back taxes and severe IRS penalties.

We know that bad things happen to good people—that’s life! We also know that tax problems can result from a number of causes. However, one of the worst mistakes a taxpayer can make is to underestimate the power and reach of the IRS. So what can we take away from all this? Read on for our top 7 lessons!

Tax Relief Lessons Learned from Celebrity Tax Woes #1: Ignorance of the law will end up costing you.

Brazilian racecar driver and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Helio Castroneves may have legions of adoring international fans, but chances are they don’t work for the IRS.

Castroneves got caught taking income from a Dutch annuity account that he hadn’t reported to Uncle Sam. His lawyers claimed that the misunderstanding was due to Castroneves unfamiliarity with the U.S. tax code, but the IRS didn’t buy it and accused him of trying to hide the money and avoid paying the back taxes due on it. Castroneves ended up paying Internal Revenue $5 million on $15 million of unreported income.

I know from negotiating cases with the IRS day in and day out on behalf of taxpayers that the standard is the same for all Americans and ignorance of the law is no excuse. So don’t let your IRS problems end up cost you more in the long run.

Tax Relief Lessons Learned from Celebrity Tax Woes #2: You can run, but you can’t hide.

In summer 2009, the five-year long battle between Australian “Crocodile Dundee” actor Paul Hogan and the Australian Taxation Office came to a head. It is a complex story, but the bottom line is, the ATO believes they are owed back taxes on $39 million AUD of Hogan’s income, which would come to about $14 million USD plus penalties. Hogan claims to have been living and paying taxes in the U.S. during the period in question, and resents the ATO’s attempt at double-dipping. In 2008, while living in California, he publicly taunted in the press that the ATO should try to “Come and get me, you miserable bastards.”

Last summer Hogan’s 101-year old mother died and he quietly slipped back into the country for her funeral. Unfortunately, Australian authorities caught up with him and refused to let him return home to Los Angeles. They eventually relented after a storm of negative publicity. This prompted Hogan to utter a historical first, “The IRS are gentlemen compared to our lot.”

Don’t mistake your chances of getting caught by your state or federal taxing authority. If you owe back taxes or have unfiled tax returns, the best thing to do is to be proactive about resolving your tax problems.

Tax Relief Lessons Learned from Celebrity Tax Woes #3: Waiting to get tax help can ruin your financial future.

The Detroit News recently reported that Jose Canseco owed more than $320,000 in back taxes to the IRS, and that Internal Revenue had filed several liens against him:

  • The IRS filed a $121,209 lien against Canseco on Jan. 7, 2010 with the Los Angeles County Recorder of Deeds.
  • The state of California filed a $101,037 lien on June 2, 2009, in Ventura County Court.
  • The state of California filed a $29,739 lien on Dec. 12, 2008, in Los Angeles.
  • The state of California filed a $68,210 lien on July 7, 2008, in Los Angeles.

IRS tax liens are a popular method that the IRS uses to collect unpaid back taxes. If a lien is filed against you, the IRS can freeze your personal property, assets and prohibit you from purchasing cars and additional homes.  Liens are also public record and can hurt your credit report.  So don’t put yourself, your home of business in a vulnerable position! If you owe back taxes and fear you may have a tax lien placed against you, seek professional tax help now. It is best to resolve your tax debt now rather than wait until it escalates and the government takes action against you!

Tax Relief Lessons Learned from Celebrity Tax Woes #4: Don’t ignore your tax problems because they’re not going to go away.

As the prospective Secretary of the Treasury (the branch of government that oversees the IRS), Timothy Geithner found himself in the embarrassing position of being on his own hit list. A background check by the Obama administration prior to his Treasury appointment uncovered a $26,000 discrepancy in Geithner’s tax bill. This was on top of a failure to pay $17,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes found in an audit a few years before.

The reason behind the bad math is unclear, but Geithner did the right thing. He manned-up, publicly admitted (in front of Congress, no less) his mistake and settled his back taxes immediately.

Tax Relief Lessons Learned from Celebrity Tax Woes #5: IRS interest and penalties can add up quick.

As a superstar football player at the University of Southern California, 2005 Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush was the best of the best. He enjoyed praise, admiration and gifts. It was the gifts that got him in trouble.

The year after Bush left USC, the National Collegiate Athletic Association launched an investigation into allegations that Bush had improperly received $300,000 in luxury gifts from a sports agent over the course of his college career. Long story short, the NCAA slapped USC with several painful revocations and sanctions and stripped them of 30 football scholarships for new students who had nothing at all to do with the scandal.

Bush had to give back his Heisman Trophy, and he may be on the hook to the IRS for as much as $200,000 in back taxes, penalties and interest on the estimated $300,000 worth gifts he allegedly received. His case is still pending.

Tax Relief Lessons Learned from Celebrity Tax Woes #6: No matter how much you owe, the IRS is poised to do whatever it takes to collect every penny.

Just because you’re an attorney, doesn’t mean you’re a tax attorney and can outfox the IRS. Last spring, celebrity lawyer Mickey Sherman (he unsuccessfully represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial) pled guilty to not paying $400,000 in taxes.

Sherman paid those taxes, but allegedly still owes more than $1 million in penalties, interest and for back taxes in other years. While it may be difficult for many taxpayers to directly relate to owing the IRS millions of dollars in back taxes, the IRS has become increasingly aggressive in pursuing tax cheats – both big and small. And both individuals and businesses are at a big disadvantage if they try to face the IRS alone. They need expert representation or they risk the IRS managing their cash flow via financially debilitating levies. An experienced tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist will also make sure you get the optimum tax settlement you deserve without paying the IRS a penny more than you have to.

Tax Relief Lessons Learned from Celebrity Tax Woes #7: Avoid IRS problems by talking advantage of the legal tax benefits that you’re entitled to.

Last summer sportscasters all over America scratched their heads and wondered why LeBron James had decided to take his prodigious basketball talent to Miami. They should have asked an accountant or tax attorney.

Florida has no income tax. As a resident of The Sunshine State, James will save millions in completely legal unpaid taxes on his five-year, $96 million contract. An Ohio University economist by the name of Richard Vedder projected how much money James would have paid in state and local taxes in the other regions that were actively courting him.

  • $12.34 million: New York Knicks
  • $10.32 million: New Jersey Nets
  • $5.69 million: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • $2.85 million: Chicago Bulls
  • $0: Miami Heat

Sounds like James made a smart move.

There’s a lot to be learned from these stories. If you think you might have a problem with the IRS, be smart and get professional tax help as soon as possible. An experienced tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist can help you significantly reduce IRS penalties as well as avoid debilitating IRS collection tactics, such as wage garnishments. Expert and credible tax relief firms can help you understand your rights as a taxpayer while ensuring that you are not obligating yourself to pay a penny more than you have to.

For more tax relief lessons, visit http://www.taxresolution.com/tax-help-from-celebrity-tax-evasion-cases.asp.

Don’t wait for IRS to come after you, we can help you resolve your IRS problems before it’s too late!

For more information on achieving a tax resolution for your IRS problems, visit www.taxresolution.com for a free tax relief consultation or call (888) 699-7630.


Tax Relief News: FTC Orders American Tax Relief to Shut Down For Cheating Taxpayers Out of $60 Million

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

And another one bites the dust–The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requested American Tax Relief, a tax resolution firm based in Beverly Hills, California, to shut its doors due to deceptive business practices that cheated American consumers out of some $60 million.

According to the FTC news release, “…In TV, radio and Internet ads, American Tax Relief LLC falsely claims it can settle consumers’ delinquent federal and state taxes for a fraction of the amount they owe. The company also falsely claims that it can remove tax liens and stop wage garnishments, bank and tax levies, property seizures, and ‘unbearable monthly payments.’”

Recently, we saw a similar story when Roni Deutch was sued for $34 million because she had misrepresented her tax relief firm’s success rate and thereby cheated taxpayers out of thousands of dollars by charging large retainer fees without providing actual tax resolution.

While American Tax Relief has been in business for over a decade, they fell short of delivering the tax relief to their customers like they had advertised. This is why I keep emphasizing the importance of doing your homework before hiring on your tax relief team. Googling your potential tax relief firm and checking out their BBB rating are indispensable steps you need to take before you hand your IRS problems (and your money) over to them. Check out the video below for more tips on how to research your potential tax relief firm.

I understand how tempting it can be to just give your IRS tax problems to the first big firm out there who promises to settle your IRS back taxes for less. No average taxpayer wants to spend a minute more thinking about tax resolution than they have to. But, if you don’t do your research to see how credible your tax relief firm is beforehand, you may end up with a bigger financial problem than before you started. Check out the video below for more tips on how to choose your tax relief firm wisely.

Truth be told, when I see stories like American Tax Relief, I stop and think of how proud I am of our employees, our company, and the invaluable service we provide to the American taxpaying consumer. Our dedication to our clients’ interests and our genuine customer service is what makes us the most credible national firm in our category.

As we are one of the largest, and much more importantly, one of the most reputable national companies, we have joined forces with a coalition of other reputable tax relief companies to advocate (get the word out) for our industry. Since at Tax Resolution Services, we offer transparency and realistic expectations for our clients in solving their individual tax problems, our clients can walk out of our office feeling confident that their IRS problems are in good hands.

This ethical and honest approach to tax resolution has helped our team achieve a 99.7% client satisfaction rate in over 9,000 tax relief cases and an IRS tax settlement rate of $0.11 on the dollar. We have a success rate that’s second to none – having saved 52 million dollars in back taxes and IRS penalties since 1998.

In 2010, TRS was recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, joining the ranks of past honorees such as Microsoft, Zappos, American Apparel and Oracle. TRS earned the position of 1,691 on Inc’s annual rankings and ranked #89 in financial services, further distinguishing it as the premier firm Americans need to turn to for reliable and expert tax relief services as well as an exceptional customer experience.

Don’t fall into a tax resolution scam. Learn vital tips for avoiding tax relief scams that every taxpayer should know.

For more tips on protecting yourself from tax relief scams, visit http://www.taxresolution.com/how-to-avoid-tax-settlement-and-irs-debt-relief-scams.asp.

Tax Resolution Services is a team of expert tax attorneys, CPAs, and Certified Tax Resolution Specialists who will take your IRS tax problems off your dining room table and into our tax resolution office. Find out for yourself why we’re the most credible tax resolution firm in the nation by visiting www.TaxResolution.com for a free tax relief consultation or call us today at (888) 699-7630.

Top Tax Relief Blog Posts: IRS News and Tax Help With Most Watched Video of September!

Monday, October 4th, 2010

September was a busy month! In addition to sharing our regular tax relief news on our website and blog, our team at Tax Resolution Services also launched a series of short tax help videos on Youtube to reach even more taxpayers in need of tax resolution.

So with October just rolling in, I’d like to take a moment and recapture some of our top blog posts from September, just in case you missed it or you can’t help but read it again!

Get Free Tax Help as TRS Launches Tax Relief Videos on Youtube
As a part of our continued dedication to educating taxpayers about their tax relief options, TRS launched a series of short tax help videos on Youtube. Watch them all here!

Tax Help News: Vital Tips for Avoiding Tax Debt Relief Scams That Every Taxpayer Should Know
Large tax scams have been on the news lately. Do you know how to protect yourself when seeking professional tax relief? Learn how to do your research to find the most credible tax relief firm for your needs. Read more here.

Tax Relief – Top 10 Ways to Reduce Back Taxes and IRS Debt
If you are frustrated and stressed out by your IRS debt, you are definitely not alone. There are a number of different tax resolution options that you can apply and qualify for which could significantly alleviate your stress. Learn more here.

Tax Help For Business Owners Who Owe Unpaid Employment Taxes or Delinquent Payroll Taxes
The IRS is assigning a higher priority to the collection of payroll taxes. If you’re a small business owner and has employees-you need to read this article to learn how to stay out of IRS trouble! Read more here.

VIDEO: Tax Help From CPA in 1968 Olds 4-4-2 Burnout: How to “Man Up” to Your IRS Problems!
Need to “Man Up” to your IRS tax problems? Learn why you need to be a man about tackling your IRS debt by watching the most watched video of September! Click here for full story.

Offer in Compromise Settlement Saves Tax Client $81,000, Client Pays Only $105!
We saved one of our clients over $81,000 in IRS back taxes by successfully negotiating an Offer in Compromise! See how we reduced Mr. Perry’s IRS debt from over $82,000 down to $105! Read more here.

Unpaid Back Taxes by Actor Wesley Snipes Lands Him Three Years in Prison
The IRS does not discriminate when it comes to collecting unpaid back taxes. So whether you’re a small fry or a multi-million dollar celebrity, be prepared to pay your dues. Read more about how Wesley Snipes got himself behind bars here.

TRS Offers Tax Help Advice as Guest Blogger on TaxGirl
If you missed my guest blog post on TaxGirl the first time around, here’s another chance for you to learn about the expiring tax cuts and how that will affect you as a taxpayer. Read more here.

Tax Help News: How Obama’s Health Reform Means More Tax-Reporting Requirements For Your Business
Many people have been confused over President Obama’s health care reform–what it is, what it means to us as taxpayers, etc.? Believe it or not, the health care reform actually carries significant changes to how you will be required to pay your taxes if you’re a small business owner. Read more here.

Expert Tax Help FAQ: Can the IRS Get Personal When It Comes to Payroll Taxes?
Can the IRS really go after you personally if you fail to pay payroll taxes? How far can they go to collect from you? Learn how to protect yourself and your business. Read more here.

Hope you enjoyed our September top blog roundup and got some useful tax help tips out of it too! If you want to peruse some more, you can always visit our Tax Help Articles page for more tax help advice!

Tax Resolution Services is a team of expert tax attorneys, CPAs, and Certified Tax Resolution Specialists have achieved a satisfaction rate of 99.7% and our success rate is second to none in the nation. Check us out at www.TaxResolution.com for a free tax relief consultation or call us today at (888) 699-7630.

Nation’s Leading Tax Relief Firm Saves Taxpayer Nearly $38,000 in Back Taxes

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

One of our clients, Brenda V., a taxpayer from West Covina, CA, owed 6 years’ worth of back taxes to the IRS –  amounting to more than $38,000 before qualifying for a tax settlement of $582 through the IRS Offer in Compromise (OIC) program. The OIC program enables a taxpayer without the means to pay off IRS debt to permanently settle that debt for less than the amount owed.

Brenda V. stated, “I had tried for so many years to resolve this problem. There were several people that had tried to help me and no results. I was so stressed out I just had received another threatening letter from the IRS and I just didn’t know who to trust.”

When Brenda V. turned to us at Tax Resolution Services, Co. for professional tax help, she was able to save $37,400 and have her tax liens permanently removed.

Not every taxpayer qualifies for the Offer in Compromise program, nor should the average taxpayer attempt this complex, document-heavy process alone. The IRS Offer in Compromise acceptance rate is less than 23 percent when a taxpayer prepares, submits, and negotiates his or her offer without professional representation from an experienced tax attorney or tax resolution firm.

In order to qualify for an Offer in Compromise, a taxpayer must demonstrate the inability to pay off the tax debt, even over time. Additionally, a taxpayer must have filed tax returns in a timely manner, been honest in all verbal and written communications with the IRS, and generally been in compliance with all deadlines

“When I received that letter from the IRS saying they were going to accept the Offer in Compromise that TRS had submitted, I couldn’t believe it,” said Brenda V.  “TRS did not give up on me.”

Tax Resolution Services, Co. is dedicated to providing affordable solutions to businesses and individuals alike who find themselves in trouble with the IRS. Our expert team of tax attorneys, CPAs, and Certified Tax Resolution Specialists has a success rate of 90% – second to none in the industry – and an Offer in Compromise Settlement Rate of $0.11 on the dollar. For more information or to receive a FREE tax relief consultation, visit www.TaxResolution.com or call (888) 699-7630.

Get Free Tax Help as TRS Launches Tax Relief Videos on Youtube

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

As an industry leader in tax relief, our team at Tax Resolution Services continues our commitment to serving and educating taxpayers by launching IRS tax relief videos on YouTube. The videos are designed to help inform and educate both businesses and individuals who find themselves in trouble with the IRS.

You’re probably not surprised to hear that YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world next to Google, with users watching a reported 2 billion videos a day on the site. Meanwhile, IRS tax problems plague one in six Americans.

Currently, approximately 26 million people in this country owe back taxes or have unfiled tax returns and need help removing financially crippling tax liens or wage and asset garnishments. As a tax relief firm, we have helped thousands of taxpayers resolve their federal and state tax collection problems, and our tax debt relief videos will allow us to help more people than ever before.

Through YouTube, we are able to extend our social media reach to those millions who are facing IRS problems by offering tax help and expert tips for resolving IRS debt on our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/TaxResolution.

The TRS videos cover vital topics including “How to Get the Immediate Tax Relief You Need,” and how consumers must stay vigilant to ward off tax debt relief scams in “Do Your Homework Before You Hire a Tax Resolution Firm!

Essentially, our primary goal is to provide expert tax help and YouTube is just another way we are able to serve the public and hold true to our client-driven philosophy. In these tough economic times, lots of Americans are struggling with tax problems and don’t know where to turn, and it just makes sense for us to do whatever we can to help more people take that important first step in resolving their IRS problems.

Tax Resolution Services is dedicated to providing affordable solutions to businesses and individuals alike who find themselves in trouble with the IRS. Their expert team of tax attorneys, CPAs, and Certified Tax Resolution Specialists has a success rate of 90% – second to none in the industry – and an Offer in Compromise Settlement Rate of $0.11 on the dollar. For more information or to receive a FREE tax relief consultation, visit www.TaxResolution.com or call (888) 699-7630

Tax Help From The Most Credible Tax Relief Firm to Get Rid of IRS Problems For Good

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

While it’s important to stay away from tax relief scams that sound too good to be true, it’s also equally if not more important to hire a tax relief firm that is credible and well-qualified. If you get the best team together to fight for you, you will be maximizing your chances of settling your IRS tax debt for good while not paying a penny more than you have to.

I encourage you to do your research before hiring a tax relief firm. Check out the Better Business Bureau’s TrustLink Community (online rating community for BBB) and see how the firms are rated. Just be careful–BBB’s scores can be skewed by the amount of people a firm serves. If a tax relief firm has served 5,000 clients over 3 years and has 20 complaints, that’s a 0.4% failure rate, or a 99.6% satisfaction rate. This can be misleading as the BBB only tracks complaints, not resolutions. Stay informed about how to read internet reviews and use it as a tool to determine the quality of your tax relief firm, but keep in mind there are other important pieces to the puzzle.

You can also Google your potential tax relief firm to see what information is out there–news clips, press releases, blog posts…etc.

Learn more about how to hire the most qualified tax resolution firm for your IRS tax problem needs here.

Tax Resolution Services, Co. is dedicated to providing affordable solutions to businesses and individuals alike who find themselves in trouble with the IRS. Our expert team of tax attorneys, CPAs, and Certified Tax Resolution Specialists has a success rate of 90% – second to none in the industry – and an Offer in Compromise Settlement Rate of $0.11 on the dollar. For more information or to receive a FREE tax relief consultation, visit www.TaxResolution.com or call (888) 699-7630.

Immediate Tax Relief: Check Into the Emergency Room for IRS Tax Problems

Monday, September 27th, 2010

What’s an Emergency Room for people with IRS tax problems?

Try the most credible tax relief firm with incredible results. For more than 13 years I’ve helped saved people from financial crisis – enabling and empowering them to turn their lives around so they can sleep at night and plan for a home and retirement for themselves and a future for their kids. That’s why people in crisis seek us out.

Tax problems can be intimidating and frustrating. Many taxpayers lose sleep over their anxiety about how to pay off their unpaid back taxes. Don’t be one of them. Let us take the stress of IRS problems off your dining room table and into our tax resolution office. We know how scary it can be when you get a letter or visit from the IRS. We take that fear away by knowing the Internal Revenue Service inside and out. Together, we can help put your IRS tax problems behind you for good.

Since 1998, we have helped save clients well in excess of $52 million and settled thousands of cases for an average of $.11 on the dollar. Our average client has four to eleven years of unfiled tax returns. It’s daunting, but fixable. We believe there’s a solution to every problem.

We will work with you to provide the best solution for your individual circumstances while acting as your advocate during the tax resolution process. We will protect your rights and ensure that you are not obligating yourself to pay a penny more than what you have to.

At Tax Resolution Services, we prioritize your interests above all else. Our team of expert tax attorneys, CPAs, and Certified Tax Resolution Specialists have achieved a satisfaction rate of 99.7% and our success rate is second to none in the nation. Check us out at www.TaxResolution.com for a free tax relief consultation or call us today at (888) 699-7630.

Tax Help News: Vital Tips for Avoiding Tax Debt Relief Scams That Every Taxpayer Should Know

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

It is a taxpayer’s worst nightmare. Faced with sizable back taxes and the IRS on the chase, a taxpayer signs on with a big-promise tax relief firm, only to be saddled with onerous escalating retainer fees and no tax relief at all.

Not surprisingly, tough economic times have given rise to any number of tax resolution scam artists eager to take advantage of distressed taxpayers panicked by their IRS debt and too willing to believe there is a tax-relief quick fix.

With tax relief firms getting sued by state authorities or making headlines for cheating distressed taxpayers out of thousands of dollars in upfront retainer fees, it is more important than ever for Americans to know how to protect themselves from firms that misrepresent their ability to solve IRS problems.

There are over 650,000 CPAs in this country, and less than one-tenth of one percent are qualified as Certified Tax Resolution Specialists to provide expert tax help. Over half our TRS clientele has started out with their own CPA or tax attorney only to find themselves hung out to dry.

I highly recommend that taxpayers exercise “due diligence” when choosing a tax attorney or tax-relief professional. A credible firm will carefully analyze a taxpayer’s case to determine what, if any, tax relief can be achieved in negotiations with the IRS. In addition to explaining the process and fees for solving a specific case, an ethical firm will not allow taxpayers to retain its services in the event the taxpayer is not a legitimate candidate for a tax resolution settlement.

Check out this video on how to do your homework before hiring a tax relief expert:

For more tips on protecting yourself from tax relief scams, visit http://www.taxresolution.com/how-to-avoid-tax-settlement-and-irs-debt-relief-scams.asp

Tax Resolution Services, Co. is dedicated to providing affordable solutions to businesses and individuals alike who find themselves in trouble with the IRS. Our expert team of tax attorneys, CPAs, and Certified Tax Resolution Specialists has a success rate of 90% – second to none in the industry – and an Offer in Compromise Settlement Rate of $0.11 on the dollar. For more information or to receive a FREE tax relief consultation, visit www.TaxResolution.com or call (888) 699-7630.

Professional Tax Services Can Help You Relieve Legitimate Tax Problems

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans has a tax problem? That’s 26 million people in this country. If you have a tax problem – such as back taxes, unfiled (or delinquent) tax returns, a tax lien filed – you are not alone. Seeking professional tax help is the smartest step you can take because when it comes to the IRS, you don’t want to go it alone!  Tax Resolution Services helps people everyday with legitimate tax problems find tax relief - we do not people who are trying to cheat the IRS like the woman in the article below.  Those people are on their own!

Sharon Jemison, of Grove Hill, Ala., pleaded guilty to two counts charging her with bankruptcy fraud and with filing false federal income tax returns. Jemison admitted to having procured and aided in the preparation of her own federal tax return which misstated the amount of her income from the Miracles of Prayer/World Life Christian Center and from Shekinahs Boutique, falsely claimed dependents, and falsely claimed Earned Income Credit.

Tax Resolution Services is made up of tax attorneys and Certified Tax Resolution Specialists.  You want us on our team!  Our tax relief help is only a phone call (and free tax consultation) away!  (888) 699-7630.

Tax Relief – Top 10 Ways to Reduce Back Taxes and IRS Debt

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Do you find dealing with the IRS frustrating? Intimidating? Time-consuming? How about all of the above? You’re not alone.

While taxpayers may always represent themselves in front of the IRS, many turn to professional tax help (specialized tax attorneys, CPAs, and Certified Tax Resolution Specialists) in order to maximize their chances of winning a tax settlement while minimizing their contact with the IRS agents.

So what are some of the tax relief strategies that are available to you? Read on for our top 10 tax relief strategies:

Offer in Compromise
If you owe the IRS more than you can afford to pay, this could be the plan for you. Essentially, an Offer in Compromise gives you the opportunity to pay a small amount as a full and final payment. If you qualify for the Offer in Compromise program, you can save thousands of dollars in taxes, penalties and interest.

Release IRS Wage Garnishments
When you owe Uncle Sam money, the IRS can levy your wages, salary, or federal payments until the levy is released, your tax debt has been fully paid off, or the time expires for legally collecting the tax. There’s room here to bargain for a release or modification to the garnishment if you don’t have enough money to survive with the levy.

Never Ignore Delinquent Tax Returns
No matter how late your tax return is, file it. You cannot hope for a successful tax settlement until you have filed all your legally required tax returns. Not filing tax returns can also lead to more significant problems with the passage of time, so don’t “forget” about it. File it.

Investment Fraud Representation
If you think you are a victim of a fraudulent investment scheme (“Ponzi” Scheme), where you have lost all or most of your investment, you may be eligible to take advantage the United States Tax Code (law) to recoup 30% to 40% of your losses. This highly technical and complex process can help you reduce taxes paid in previous years resulting in refund with interest.

Take Advantage of IRS Payment Plans
Much like a monthly credit card payment, IRS payment plans allow you to pay off your unpaid back taxes in installments instead of all at once. A well-qualified tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist will negotiate the lowest possible monthly payment for your needs.

IRS Tax Settlements for Offshore Bank Accounts
If you have undeclared funds in foreign bank accounts, now is the time to act in order to reduce your chances of criminal prosecution, minimize severe IRS penalties and work out a structured IRS payment plan. If you believe that you owe back taxes on your foreign accounts, you need to be proactive about disclosing your foreign funds and obtaining FBAR compliance.

Stop the IRS from Levying Your Bank Account
The IRS can issue a bank levy to take your cash in savings and checking accounts to collect back taxes. When the IRS levies a bank account, the bank is required to remove whatever amount is available in your account that day (up to the amount of the IRS levy ) and send it to the IRS in 21 days unless notified otherwise by the IRS. Part of the process of resolving your IRS debt is obtain a release of the levy from the IRS.

Utilize Collection Appeals
This is a useful tool because you can file for a collection appeal to stop an IRS levy, lien, seizure or the denial or termination of an installment agreement. The collection appeal gives you the opportunity to explain how you think the situation could be solved without the IRS levy or seizure.

Innocent Spouse Relief
If you happen to inherit your spouse’s IRS tax problems, you have an escape route. If you can prove that your circumstances fit within the IRS guidelines for innocent spouse tax relief, you may not be subject to the taxes caused by your spouse or ex-spouse.

Pay Attention to the Expiration of the Statue of Limitations
The IRS has 10 years from the date of assessment (usually close to the filing date) to collect all taxes, penalties and interest from you. An expert tax attorney, tax CPA or tax resolution specialist can help resolve your back taxes and IRS problems by just by advising and strategizing with you to wait out the 10 year expiration date.

Read more tax relief options and tips here.

Much of this may seem overwhelming or confusing. Don’t get intimidated by all this information–hire professional tax help to fight the IRS on your behalf. Not only will they apply their years of experience to your individual case, they will also make sure you get the optimum tax settlement you deserve without paying the IRS a penny more than you have to.

Tax Resolution Services is a team of expert tax attorneys, CPAs, and Certified Tax Resolution Specialists. We’re here to take your IRS tax problems off your desk and into our tax relief office. Call us today at (888) 699-7630 for a free tax relief consultation or visit www.TaxResolution.com.

Filing Delinquent Tax Returns Avoids Additional Interest, Penalties and Prison Time

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Unless you are seeking a “vacation” behind bars, a hefty fine, and a criminal record, it may be time to stop procrastinating and get your back taxes filed!  Filing a delinquent tax return is better than not filing a tax return at all.   The first step to tax relief is by picking up the phone and calling Tax Resolution Services at (888) 699-7630 for a free tax relief consultation.  We are Certified Tax Resolution Specialists and are waiting to help you file your delinquent tax returns.  Choose to ignore them and end up like this guy in the article below!

Dayton, Ohio, physician Dominic Joseph Maga, 64, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for failing to file federal income tax returns disclosing more than $1.1 million he received in income from hospitals over a five-year period. 

A federal jury convicted Maga of five counts of failure to file income tax returns after a three-day trial. Maga was an emergency room doctor employed at Grandvsiew Medical Center and Southview Hospital, both located in Dayton, as well as Riverside Hospitals and Grant  Medical Center in Columbus. Evidence presented by the government during the trial showed  that Maga failed to file federal income tax returns disclosing income of $182,701.32 in 2002, $260,078.85 in 2003, $255,369.89 in 2004, $240,287.91 in 2005 and $220,996.40 in 2006.

Maga was ordered to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $160,955.

You are not alone in the quest to settle back taxes.  In just the past few years, Tax Resolution Services has prepared over 25,000 federal and state tax returns for our clients.  Call us today and let us help you lift the tax burden from your shoulders – (888) 699-7630.

Trustworthy Tax Professionals are a Must When Seeking Tax Help

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Hiring the right tax professional to solve your IRS tax problems is crucial.  Why?  Because it is vital to your survival against the IRS.  At Tax Resolution Services we encourage new customers to question us about our credentials, about our firm, and about our history and record of solving tax problems.  If you are seeking professional tax help, refer to this page on our website for a list of questions that you may use when hiring your next tax professional.   If you are hiring a CPA or tax services firm to help you get your taxes done and filed on time, you still need to investigate them.  Why?  Because if they file a false tax return, on your behalf, it will be your problem when the IRS audits you.  The article below illustrates how one tax firm filed many false tax returns, on behalf of their clients, and now the owner is paying the price of prison and a large fine!  Lesson of the day: Before hiring someone to pay your taxes, or solve your tax problems, do your homework on them first so your tax resolution is an honest one!

A Colorado man was sentenced to nine years in prison for his participation in a scheme to submit false tax returns.

Jeffrey Harris, 60, of Aurora, Colo., was also ordered to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $288,728.67 and to the Colorado Department of Revenue in the amount of $63,191.24.

According to court records, Harris owned and controlled a Colorado corporation which operated under the name of Olympia Financial and Tax Services, Inc. Olympia’s primary business was to seek tax refunds for customers (also referred to as taxpayers) by preparing and filing amended individual tax returns with the IRS and Colorado Department of Revenue on behalf of such customers.

Olympia was paid a fee for its services which usually involved charging a customer a percentage of the IRS and CDR refund payments — typically ranging from 40 percent to 50 percent of such government refunds.

As a result of the scheme, Olympia, Harris and others caused more than 700 amended returns to be filed with the IRS which contained falsified information, resulting in claims to the IRS for refunds in the amount of $2.36 million to taxpayers for tax years 2001 through 2004.

For a free tax relief consultation, call (888) 699-7630 today!  Read Tax Resolution Services‘ tax relief success stories on our tax client testimonials page and about our background, credentials and certifications – which makes us the nation’s leading tax negotiation and mediation firm!