Understanding Tax Resolution
We realize you are researching your options and educating yourself about tax resolution. Tax issues are stressful; let us help you to address them as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Even if you don’t choose Professional Tax Resolution, we want you to become a wise consumer and make the best decision for your situation. As you may be learning, there are many dishonest companies out there that promise a lot but deliver little. We are not one of those firms.
“Any tax debt agent who suggests during an initial 30 minute conversation that a consumer can submit an offer in compromise is probably selling snake oil. You can’t tell someone they are a good candidate in an initial meeting, you have got to do an extensive financial analysis.”
- Larry Lawler – Tax Debt Expert and Executive Director of the non-profit American Society of Tax Problem Solvers.
“Bottom line is that you’re always going to be better off talking to a licensed professional, rather than a salesperson that most likely doesn’t know much about actual tax code. Look at it this way: If you get a DUI and want to fight it in court, do you want a consultation with a sales guy at a law firm, or with an actual lawyer?”
- Jassen Bowman, EA
“Tax professionals are great at dealing with the IRS for you. IRS employees would much rather deal with a professional. Dealing with a professional makes their job easier and therefore you are likely to experience a better outcome than going it on your own. Tax professionals know the likely outcomes of many IRS issues and chances are they have worked through many cases like your own. They understand that the IRS works around a formula and their job is to understand that formula and make your numbers add up to what the IRS is looking for. Most of the IRS’s power and ability to get what they want comes from their intimidation factor, using a professional makes this weapon of theirs useless. “
- Back Taxes Help. com
How to Hire the Right Firm
- Unfortunately, not all settlement companies are honest. Here are 10 Ways to spot a Tax Settlement Scam. http://towsontax.com/2009/05/19/10-ways-to-spot-tax-settlement-scams-debts-irs-compromise-maryland/
- Beware of sales pitches! Check the BBB ratings before you hire a company. http://www.la.bbb.org/BusinessLink/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=eSxG6rZF7SE=
- Before you hire anyone to represent you, verify that that their license current and determine if any complaints have been filed against them. Here is the California Board of Accountancy license lookup tool. http://dca.ca.gov/cba/lookup.shtml
- You have heard it advertised but what exactly is an Offer In Compromise? Here is the IRS explanation. http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=104593,00.html