Tax Resolution News: IRS Problems? Consumers Confronted by the IRS Are Advised to Proceed With Caution
Now that the tax deadline is over, if you are facing audits or are behind in paying back taxes or even if you’re filing late returns, you may want to take your medicine and reach out to the IRS. This can be done either in person or on the telephone.
But before you pick up the phone, know this: negotiating with the government agency without expert representation can be tricky at best and can often make a bad situation much worse.
Going up against the IRS alone is basically equivalent to going to court without a lawyer. It may be surprising for a taxpayer to learn that there are legitimate reasons for them to proceed with caution when dealing directly with the IRS. Even though the IRS may be doing its best to provide options for struggling taxpayers, they do not have your best interests at heart. And that’s just the bottom line.
They are not known as the most aggressive collections agency on the planet for being nice. You get that kind of reputation when you pin people for what they say when they have no idea what they’re doing.
A recent article from The Wall Street Journal’s online MarketWatch site addressed this issue with “7 ways to persuade the IRS you are right: The IRS wants to meet with you? Proceed with caution.” The article lists “rules” to remember when dealing with the IRS, including, “don’t ignore the IRS” when it contacts you but also “stop talking” when a simple “yes” or “no” answer is called for. Rule no. 7: “Don’t go it alone. Consider hiring a pro—a tax lawyer, certified public accountant, or enrolled agent.”
Taxpayers who owe the IRS more than $25,000 in back taxes, penalties, and interest should be prepared to fully disclose all their 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.
It should come as no surprise to you that the federal tax code is notoriously complicated. Thus, it’s important to understand that what you don’t know about tax resolution could really hurt you.
Whether it’s bringing taxpayers into IRS compliance or helping them understand their tax issues so they can work directly with the IRS – a reputable tax resolution firm will hold the IRS accountable to following their own laws, rules and regulations during the tax resolution process, while guiding taxpayers to tax relief options that best fit their individual circumstances not the IRS’s.
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