Using the services of a tax attorney or a tax relief firm
When you hire a tax attorney, CPA, or a tax relief agency, you are directly disarming one of the IRS’s most powerful weapons. The weapon is a lack of understanding of IRS tax and collection laws. My Tax Relief eBook, on the other hand, expressly tackles this misunderstanding. Many people employ a tax expert to avoid having to deal with irritable IRS officers. When I first hired tax lawyers, I thought our most valuable job was negotiating with the IRS on behalf of our clients.
It’s nice not to have to deal with an IRS agent, but is it worth $3,000 to $10,000?
The average length of time spent on the phone with an IRS agent is less than an hour. This is true whether you are the top lawyer in the United States or just a regular person who is unfamiliar with tax debt laws. If that hour is painful enough for you to want to spend the fees that tax lawyers demand, it is a decision that only you can make.
Tax debtors are rarely in a position to pay their bills.
The magnitude of your financial resources is a significant factor in deciding whether or not to engage a tax attorney. Because your financial resources are limited, you must consider whether or not hiring a tax attorney is a wise investment. Of course, the answer to this question is contingent on the “narrative” you hear from the individual attempting to sell you services. If you talk to huge tax businesses, you’ll get a good tale. Those sunny days of tax relief are unlikely to be accompanied by a formal guarantee…and there’s a reason for that. You may have been speaking with a “tax professional” or “tax consultant” rather than a tax attorney. There is a significant difference: a tax attorney has years of education and a Bar license to preserve, whereas a tax professional must earn a commission.
They all boast about their impressive track records, but they never provide you with a written guarantee.
A real tax attorney would almost never provide you with a written guarantee for two reasons. To begin with, attorneys dislike giving refunds. This implies that any papers signed by the attorney is far more likely to be unclear. Any written pledges are confined to threatening the IRS with harm, promising to execute the task, and pledging to “try” exceedingly hard. Second, a tax lawyer must retain his or her bar license in good standing, and making promises he can’t possibly meet is one of the fastest ways to lose his or her license. Why are these folks unable to maintain their promises? Because the IRS is the last arbiter, and if the IRS says no, it means no.
A licensed tax attorney is unlikely to provide any type of written guarantee.
One of my favorite tax relief firm ruses is to caution you to be wary of any service that promises its work. Right, doesn’t it sound suspicious? Typically, any organization that guarantees its job is suspect. Clearly, a corporation that guarantees its work gains credibility not loses it.
Why should you feel happy if they aren’t optimistic about their chances of assisting you and can’t guarantee their work?
That charge for an hour on the phone is starting to appear quite costly, and rightfully so. If an hour of telephone work costs $3,000 (or more), you might want to reconsider doing it yourself. However, if you are unable to reach an agreement with the IRS on your own, there is some good news for you. You can request a Teme-Out and bring in a tax lawyer at any time during IRS negotiations. Consider that for a moment. If you realize you’re in over your head, seek a lawyer right away. To me, it seemed to be worth a shot.
In General, How Do Tax Relief Representation Services Work?
After you hire a tax relief agency, they will engage with the IRS on your behalf.
You still have a lot of work to do on your own, though.
A questionnaire form of at least 10 pages will be delivered to you.
I’ve seen some with up to 30 pages.
Before an attorney can start working on your IRS matter, you must answer all of the questions.
You submit the questionnaires to your tax attorney once you’ve completed them.
A data entry clerk will insert your responses into the digital IRS forms whenever he or she gets them.
If the attorney has any questions or wants additional explanation on any of your responses, you will get a letter from the attorney asking for further information or clarification.
The new or corrected information is entered into their computers once you have sent them the additional or corrected information by mail.
Normally, a tax attorney examines the data entered by the data entry department at this stage, and your IRS forms are produced.
The IRS forms are now mailed to you, along with a list of the papers you’ll need to copy to support your case to the IRS (typically several pages long).
After that, you sign the IRS forms and submit them to the IRS together with your supporting paperwork.
It appears that you did the most of the work for the tax attorney.
You did, after all.
In all honesty, if any phone work is necessary, the attorney will take care of it.
However, as you can see, there is a reason why you must pay in full right away.
You are the one who completes the surveys.
You will be given the necessary papers.
You sign the IRS paperwork before mailing them in.
The IRS frequently responds by letter and accepts your case.
The Tax Attorney then contacts you with the good news and claims credit as a skilled negotiator.
You may fill out IRS forms on your own; in fact, you should give the information to the IRS anyhow.
Thousands of dollars are on the line in most circumstances, but my Tax Relief eBook shows you how to go it alone.
My eBook contains digital IRS forms as well as step-by-step directions for evaluating your case and completing IRS paperwork.
You’re halfway there if you already know how to utilize the post office.
In the worst-case scenario, you call a timeout and engage a tax attorney if you realize you’re in over your head…but 99,999 times out of 10,000, you won’t need to.
On my tax book, I partnered with experts who have handled hundreds of cases, and we show you how to assess your situation and give yourself with the best possible answer.
When dealing with IRS officials via the mail, they are far more reasonable.
We educate you how to follow the regulations so you can keep the IRS at bay.
We show you how to take advantage of the laws and regulations.
It will have a huge good impact on you.
No one will look out for your best interests as much as you will.
While your case is being handled, IRS collection actions usually come to a halt.
That means you won’t have to worry about your paychecks, bank accounts, or valuables being seized after you receive the documents in the mail.
You have rights as a taxpayer (even if you are late).
We tell you about the government laws, guidelines, and criteria that must be met in order for a “Tax Relief Program” to be approved for you.
You won’t have to figure out how to read IRS books, pamphlets, or Revenue Codes and Statutes.
That is something we have taken care of for you.
Is it a waste of money to hire a tax professional?
Only you can determine whether or not a tax expert is required to resolve your tax issue.
We encourage you to think about all of your alternatives before making such a significant decision.
Tax law is complicated, but you’re only dealing with a small portion of it, and we’ll show you how to be smarter than most IRS officers.
Although the IRS is a large organization, we are familiar with their tactics.
That’s why, like practically every tax attorney, we educate you to use the mail.
You can jump straight past the bureaucracy by mailing, and if things move slowly, it’s typically to your benefit.
In Summary, Hiring a Tax Attorney or a Tax Relief Firm
Be prepared to spend at least $3,000 if you hire someone to help you with your tax debt.
You’ll have to fill out a questionnaire that’s at least 10 pages lengthy, if not more than 30.
Your precise responses (from the questionnaire you fill out) will be typed into an IRS form by a data entry clerk.
For at least five minutes, a more knowledgeable person (perhaps a lawyer) will study those forms.
You will receive the paperwork in the mail to examine and sign.
You’ll need to gather proof of the numbers on the forms, such as pay stubs, copies of invoices, rental agreements, and so on.
You must either submit all of this material to the IRS or return it to the tax relief agency, who will transmit it to the IRS.
Generally, the IRS responds to tax relief requests through letter.
An attorney may speak with the IRS for up to an hour, which is roughly 45 minutes longer than is typically necessary.
Your tax relief letter is accepted, and your lawyer sends you a letter outlining the conditions of your agreement.
A large commission check will be sent to a tax relief “expert.”
You will have done the most of the work; the attorney will receive the majority of the credit for a case in which he or she may have spent as little as five minutes.
As you can see, the process necessitates that you furnish the tax relief attorney or his business with all of your financial information.
You gather the financial information that demonstrates your eligibility for the proposed tax relief, then review, sign, and send the papers.
Why not prepare the IRS forms yourself and save thousands of dollars?
Interactive IRS forms that you can save to your computer, enter data straight into, save or amend the data, and print are included in my Do It Yourself Tax Relief eBook.
You’ll learn how to assess your situation and determine the form of assistance you’re eligible for.
It’s only $97, and remember that if you get in over your head at any point, you can hire a lawyer to conclude the deal.
Remember that I propose that you bargain over the mail, so you’re unlikely to need to hire a lawyer.