Thursday, June 14, 2018

HOW TO WORK WITH AN IRS REVENUE OFFICER AND AVOID WAGE GARNISHMENT AND BANK LEVIES - IRS TAX HELP

You have come to know your IRS Revenue Officer as difficult, unyielding, and, of course, aggressive.

You believe that the Revenue Officer has one job, and that is to make your life difficult.

The truth is probably very different.

The reality is the unfair treatment you feel you are getting is likely the result of difficulties the Revenue Officer believes she has had in working with you.


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You may disagree with this, and you could be right.  But the power is with the Revenue Officer, and as a starting point it is her perception that matters.

Think of it this way:  When your head is in the mouth of the bear, say nice bear.

Revenue Officers are reactive to you.  They do not want to linger on you anymore than you want them to.

How do we change the Revenue Officer’s perception that you are making her job difficult?

Most problems occur from not understanding what it takes to help the Revenue Officer reach resolution and negotiate to move your case off her desk.

Here is some insight into Revenue Officers, and ways to make their day – and yours – better:

Meet all deadlines the Revenue Officer gives you.
The RO will likely give you deadlines, and there is a good reason why. Remember, the Revenue Officer has many cases to work, and must move cases forward to resolution.  Other cases are waiting in the wings. Deadlines are not just a collection enforcement tool, but an important aspect of inventory management. Miss them and you upset the work flow, and levy action often is the result.

If there is a deadline that cannot be met, call the RO and explain the reasons, and request a short continuance.  Extensions of time are best requested if supported by a demonstrated effort to comply – if you can’t get everything in time, give the RO some of the information.  For example, if you have four years of unfiled returns and cannot get them all completed by the RO’s deadline, try to get one or two to the RO, and request a little more time for the remainder.  This demonstrates good faith and respect – you are saying nice bear.

Stay in compliance with your tax filings and payments.
Your file has been assigned to a Revenue Officer for a reason – maybe you have unfiled tax returns and have not been making estimated tax payments to the IRS. The Revenue Officer’s job is to fix that, and bring you into compliance with the IRS. In other words, the bleeding must stop.

Failure to get into compliance is the cardinal sin for an IRS Revenue Officer.  It is a knife cutting into the RO’s job, and that means she will likely reciprocate and do the same to you with a levy.  Not because she really wants to, but because she has to work her case.

Tell the IRS where you work and bank, how much you make and spend every month, and what you own.
I know this seems awfully intrusive.  But please remember, you owe money to the IRS, and the Revenue Officer’s job is to determine how it can be repaid.  To do that, she will need to know about your financial state of affairs.

The financial disclosures should not to lead to bad things, as you may fear.  In fact, it is the failure to tell that leads to IRS aggression. Telling the IRS can lead to an installment agreement, or an offer in compromise to settle the debt. After reviewing your finances, the IRS can even make a determination that you are unable to repay them, and doing so would create a financial hardship.  In those cases, the IRS can consider you to be a bad debt, not require any payments, take no levy action, and place your debt in currently uncollectible status.

There are specific forms the IRS wants you to use in making the financial disclosures.  If you have an individual tax debt, the IRS requires that we use their Form 433A; if your business owes the taxes, then Form 433B is used.

With the completion of the forms, the Revenue Officer will also want documentation to verify what is on the Form 433A or 433B, including bank statements, paystubs, proof of mortgage, utility and insurance payments, and statements showing how much you owe on your cars and house.

Remember that every Revenue Officer has a manager that she has to report to about progress on your case.  The longer your case is open and the harder you make it for the Revenue Officer, the more likely her manager will recommend more aggressive action against you.

In other words, don’t clog up your Revenue Officer’s inventory.  The RO and her manager will discuss any lack of compliance. The result will be levies on your wages and accounts, and sending out a summons for your records.

So, if you have IRS Problems, Owe Taxes, have Past Due UnFiled Tax Returns and need IRS HELP – Take action today! You should work with a nationwide tax relief firm. Call Advance Tax Relief (800) 790-8574

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If you think that you may need help filing your 2017 tax return and past due tax returns, you may want to partner with a reputable tax relief company who can help you get the max refund and reduce your chances for an IRS AUDIT.

Advance Tax Relief is headquartered in Houston, TX with a branch office in Los Angeles, CA. We help many individuals just like you solve a wide variety of IRS and State tax issues, including penalty waivers, wage garnishments, bank levy, tax audit representation, back tax return preparation, small business form 941 tax issues, the IRS Fresh Start Initiative, Offer In Compromise and much more. Our Top Tax Attorneys, Accountants and Tax Experts are standing by ready to help you resolve or settle your IRS back tax problems.

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Call our team today at 800-790-8574 for more information.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

GETTING THE IRS TO RELEASE A TAX LEVY WHEN YOU HAVE DELINQUENT TAX RETURNS - IRS TAX HELP

When the IRS levies your wages or accounts, it is usually to get your attention.

There is something the IRS wants that you have not provided – it could be a financial statement, estimated tax payments, or getting in compliance on unfiled tax returns.

And to get the levy released, the IRS is usually going to condition it on, say, getting your unfiled tax returns in first.  The IRS tells you that they operate on a “compliance first, levy release second” basis.

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But what if you cannot get the unfiled tax returns prepared quickly enough to get the levy released when you need it, which is now?

The levy is causing an economic hardship to you – preventing you from paying your bills – while you work to get the tax returns prepared.

But the IRS does not care – the are standing pat – all returns filed, no exceptions, no levy release.

There is help out of this bind.

The U.S. Tax Court, in the case of Vinatieri v. Commissioner, 133 T. C. 892 (2009), held that the IRS is required to release levies even if tax returns are not filed, provided it can be proven to the IRS that the levy is causing an economic hardship to you.

In the Vinatieri case, the IRS sent Kathleen Vinatieri a Final Notice of Intent to Levy, putting her on notice that they wanted to levy her assets.  Ms. Vinatieri responded by telling the IRS that any levy would prevent her from paying her bills. She requested a hearing with an IRS appeals officer, known as a Collection Due Process Appeal.

At the hearing, the Ms. Vinatieri provided financial information to the IRS verifying that if her income was levied, she would be in economic distress.  The IRS appeals officer agreed that Ms. Vinatieri could not afford a levy, or to make any payments to the IRS on her debt, and that a levy would create an economic hardship to her.  This qualified Ms. Vinatieri’s account to be placed in currently uncollectible status, with the IRS leaving her alone and not levying.

But IRS appeals officer sustained the levy – even though it was undisputed that it would cause an economic hardship – as Ms. Vinatieri had unfiled tax returns.

Ms. Vinatieri headed to Tax Court, and the court agreed with Ms. Vinatieri, ruling that the IRS must release a levy even if there are unfiled tax returns if the levy is causing an economic hardship and the account qualifies for currently uncollectible status.

The Tax Court’s decision was based on Internal Revenue Code 6343(1), which requires the IRS to release a levy if it will cause an economic hardship. The court found that there was no wording in the Internal Revenue Code conditioning the release on the filing of past due tax returns.  The Tax Court found the wording of the law to be clear – if a levy causes economic hardship, the IRS must release it, and cannot condition the levy release on getting in compliance with unfiled tax returns.

After the Vinatieri case was decided, two things happened at the IRS:

The IRS Taxpayer Advocate announced that they would be assisting taxpayers who were being levied, had unfiled tax returns, and could demonstrate that the levy would cause them economic hardship.

The IRS Office of Chief Counsel issued Notice CC 2011-005 to make sure that appeals officers followed Vinatieri when presented with cases where there was demonstrated economic hardship and unfiled returns.

What this means to you:

First, even though Vinatieri is law, do not expect all IRS agents to know and follow it.  That is not intentional – it is probably more because every IRS Revenue Officer or Automated Collection Service employee does not know about Vinatieri, or if they do know, they lose sight of it in their daily work flow.

In other words, change can be slow, and tax return filing as a condition to levy release – even if the account should otherwise be currently uncollectible – has long been an ingrained part of IRS culture.

That means you need to know the law and your rights under it, and be prepared to respectfully point it out to the IRS when necessary.

Second, it is important to understand that “economic hardship” is defined as qualifying for IRS currently uncollectible status.  This means that to be able to use Vinatieri we need to prove to the IRS that your income is enough to only pay your living expenses.  Bear in mind, though, that the IRS does have living expenses caps – meaning your hardship and living expenses has to match the IRS’s definition and guidelines.

Vinatieri means that Internal Revenue Code 6343(a) (1) gives you relief from a levy while we complete your unfiled returns if your are in economic hardship and qualify for IRS currently uncollectible status.  In that situation, the IRS cannot hold the returns over your head and condition levy release on the returns being filed. But to finalize the uncollectible determination, the IRS will still need your tax returns – Vinatieri forces them to release the levy in the meantime.  It gives you relief while you prepare what is missing, and evens the playing field.

So, if you have IRS Problems, Owe Taxes, have Past Due UnFiled Tax Returns and need IRS HELP – Take action today! You should work with a nationwide tax relief firm. Call Advance Tax Relief (800) 790-8574

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If you think that you may need help filing your 2017 tax return and past due tax returns, you may want to partner with a reputable tax relief company who can help you get the max refund and reduce your chances for an IRS AUDIT.

Advance Tax Relief is headquartered in Houston, TX with a branch office in Los Angeles, CA. We help many individuals just like you solve a wide variety of IRS and State tax issues, including penalty waivers, wage garnishments, bank levy, tax audit representation, back tax return preparation, small business form 941 tax issues, the IRS Fresh Start Initiative, Offer In Compromise and much more. Our Top Tax Attorneys, Accountants and Tax Experts are standing by ready to help you resolve or settle your IRS back tax problems.

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Call our team today at 800-790-8574 for more information.
For a free consultation, schedule an appointment with us online.

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We have settled millions in back tax penalties and interest for our clients nationwide.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

I OWE BACK TAXES - WHAT SHOULD I DO? IRS TAX HELP

Owing back taxes to the IRS may seem like frightening situation in which to find yourself. You know that the IRS has vast power to collect the debt and garnish your income. You also may fear ending up in jail because you cannot pay what you owe.

Rather than panic out of misinformation and outright fear, you should learn what measures you have to deal with your tax debt responsibly. These simple tips can help you settle your obligation and protect your income and your assets from levies or seizure.

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File Your Tax Returns
People who know that they will owe a tax debt that they cannot afford often avoid filing their returns altogether. They figure why file and be subject to an amount they cannot pay. Why not wait to file later when they can better afford it?

LOOKING TO SETTLE YOUR TAX DEBT WITH AN OFFER IN COMPROMISE?

In fact, if you delay filing your return, you will still owe the tax debt in addition to penalties and fines that will substantially raise your overall obligation. If you file more than two months past the April 15 deadline, your fines could be as much as 100 percent of your tax debt or $135, whichever amount is less. You also will accrue interest on the total amount due.

You should go ahead and file your return even if you know you will owe the IRS money. You also can request an extension to pay your taxes. The extension request form can be found at IRS.gov.

Ask for a Penalty Waiver
You can also ask the IRS for a penalty waiver to help lower the amount that you owe to the federal government. You may qualify for a first-time penalty waiver if you have always filed and paid your taxes on time in the past.

Even if you do not qualify for a first-time waiver, you may still be eligible for a probable cause waiver that may eliminate or reduce the penalties owed on your tax debt. If the IRS does not approve you for a penalty waiver, you may still take part in its Fresh Start program. The Fresh Start program allows you to set up and pay regular monthly installments on your debt and avoid a tax lien withdrawal.

Contact the IRS about Debt Settlement or Resolution Options
The IRS is willing to work with taxpayers 99 percent of the time. As long as you are upfront and honest about your situation, you may be offered a plethora of ways to resolve a tax debt that you cannot afford to pay right now.

For example, the IRS may offer you an installment agreement that allows you to make payments each month based on what you currently earn. To set up this agreement, you must complete and submit IRS Form 9465, which can be found at IRS.gov.

The IRS will charge you a fee to set up the agreement. However, it lets you progressively pay off what you owe without putting your income or assets at risk of levies. Your interest and penalties might even be waived if you can pay off the debt within 180 days.

Other settlement or resolution options that the IRS may offer you include:

an Offer in Compromise
Currently Not Collectible status
monthly credit card withdrawals
check withholding
If you are not sure what option is best for you even after speaking with an IRS agent or reading about the choices at IRS.gov, you should consult with a tax professional. A tax pro can guide you in making the best decision based on your current financial situation. This individual can also help you request and set up the resolution option that you choose.

The IRS offers multiple ways for you to deal with a tax debt that you cannot afford right now. You can avoid levies and seizure of assets and resolve your obligation satisfactorily by using any of these strategies.

So, if you have IRS Problems, Owe Taxes, have Past Due UnFiled Tax Returns and need IRS HELP – Take action today! You should work with a nationwide tax relief firm. Call Advance Tax Relief (800) 790-8574

GET TAX RELIEF HELP TODAY

If you think that you may need help filing your 2017 tax return and past due tax returns, you may want to partner with a reputable tax relief company who can help you get the max refund and reduce your chances for an IRS AUDIT.

Advance Tax Relief is headquartered in Houston, TX with a branch office in Los Angeles, CA. We help many individuals just like you solve a wide variety of IRS and State tax issues, including penalty waivers, wage garnishments, bank levy, tax audit representation, back tax return preparation, small business form 941 tax issues, the IRS Fresh Start Initiative, Offer In Compromise and much more. Our Top Tax Attorneys, Accountants and Tax Experts are standing by ready to help you resolve or settle your IRS back tax problems.

Advance Tax Relief is rated one of the best tax relief companies nationwide.  

Call our team today at 800-790-8574 for more information.
For a free consultation, schedule an appointment with us online.

Feel free to also learn about us and contact us via www.advancetaxrelief.com.

However, it doesn’t matter where you live, we service taxpayers nationwide.

We have settled millions in back tax penalties and interest for our clients nationwide.

Advance Tax Relief is a Professional Tax Relief Organization



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