Should I Hire a Professional to Help Resolve My IRS Problems?

Collect Your Old Tax Debt
May 18, 2017

Sometimes taxpayers with IRS tax problems decide to face the IRS on their own. Sometimes they hire a professional like a CPA, an attorney, or an enrolled agent, but not someone who specializes in tax resolution. The best thing to do when faced with and IRS problem is to hire an expert in tax resolution so you can get the best result possible.

Even if you owe $10,000 or less, have all your income tax returns filed, and are able to pay the amount due over 36 months with a guaranteed monthly Installment Agreement (payment plan), it’s good to pay a small fee to have a professional set it up for you.

Here are the top 4 reasons why hiring a CPA, an attorney, or an EA is the smart thing to do if you OWE money to the IRS:

  1. Contrary to popular belief, you DO have rights as a taxpayer, rights that you probably don’t even know exist. One of these rights is the right to representation.
  2. If you owe between $10,000 and $200,000 +, the IRS has many NEW flexible programs available to taxpayers such as Offer in Compromise, Partial Pay Installment Agreements, Payment Plans, Penalty Abatement, and Currently Not Collectible status, to name a few.
  3. Having unfiled tax returns (on average our clients have more than three years of unfiled returns) qualifies for getting professional help. Not filing legally required tax returns when due is considered a federal misdemeanor, which carries with it a $10,000 fine and potential jail time.
  4. If you are being audited, or about to be, the IRS will ask you about 50 very intrusive questions in the initial interview. How you answer these questions will dictate the fate of your case.

Would You Go to Court Without a Lawyer?

If you answered “yes”, I hope you know the law inside and out concerning you case. If representing yourself doesn’t seem like a good idea, it’s best to hire someone who is well versed in the subject matter. Well, it’s the same thing with the IRS. Hiring someone who knows how to negotiate and deal with the IRS may be the best money you’ve ever spent!

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