Using a State or IRS Tax Professional or Expert
Tax Professionals Are Your Best Solution To Tax Issues
When it comes to dealing with the IRS, people tend to be unsure if they should deal with the IRS on their own or hire someone to help them. Under the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights you are allowed to have a tax professional handle any issue that you have with the IRS. There are only three types of tax professionals that can represent tax payers before the IRS. These three are tax attorneys, enrolled agents and CPAs.
How Federal or IRS Back Tax Professionals Can Help
Tax professionals are great at dealing with the IRS for you. IRS employees (collectors or auditors) would much rather prefer dealing with a professional. Dealing with a professional makes their job easier.
IRS tax professionals know the likely outcomes of many IRS issues and chances are that 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.
Tax professionals also don’t carry an emotional attachment to the problem like you may have. 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. Tax professionals will be able to handle all of your tax dealings on your behalf by filing for power of attorney. With power of attorney all correspondence will go to your tax professional instead of you.
Should You Hire a Tax Professional or Expert?
There are many times where it would be to the tax payers benefit to handle issues with the IRS on their own. IRS tax professionals cost money and the amount you pay varies by the tax problem you have. We offer a free tax analysis and consultation so that you can understand your options first, as well as their costs. Many other tax firms do not offer this service and often charge “retainer fees” or “hidden fees.” Sometimes these fees are too much to justify the service that these tax professionals are doing. Below are a few instances where you can easily use the information from this site to handle the issues on your own or contact us.
- You received an audit notice and you have all proper back up and can legitimately come up with support for the majority of the items on the tax return. With that being said, you also have nothing to hide and you did not knowingly make any miscalculations. The IRS has a process to select returns to audit, some are completely random and you can just have one of those cases.
- You owe the IRS $10,000 or less and you do have the ability to pay this off over time. Owing $10,000 or under is a very minimal amount to the IRS and they will allow you to pay this off over time without any questions asked through an installment agreement.
In the cases above it might be in your best benefit to take on the IRS on your own, if you feel like you may run into problems, a tax professional will help you, but you will be paying more than if you did it on your own. …More on benefits of using a tax professional
Types of Tax Professionals
There are three main types of professionals when dealing with back taxes issues. These are tax attorneys, CPAs (certified public accountant), and enrolled agents.
- Tax Attorney/Tax Relief Lawyer
- CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
- Enrolled Agent
Tax attorneys are lawyers who deal with the complex and technical field of tax law. A tax attorney is a good option if there is a large amount of money involved, typically $15,000 and up,and you are going to court for tax related issues or the IRS has accused you of tax fraud. Tax attorneys are best to use when dealing with complex tax law and technical tax issues.
CPAs are state licensed tax professionals. CPAs deal mainly with technical accounting and auditing.
An enrolled agent is a tax advisor and tax-preparer who is specifically licensed to practice before the IRS. On average, an enrolled agent is the most experienced professional to work with in dealing with the IRS, and they are also typically the least expensive to hire.
Depending on your tax needs, our partners are comprised of CPAs, former IRS agents, Tax Attorneys, and more, and can be utilized depending on your specific state and tax problem.
Tax Professional Consultation & Help
Benefits of Using a Tax Professional
Benefits of using a tax professional when you have unpaid taxes. Complex IRS code often leave tax payers paying much more than they owed originally when they try to handle tax situations on their own.
How to Find a Reliable Tax Relief Professional
What to look for in a tax relief company before deciding to have them help you. Important types of solicitations and offers to look out for.
What Does a Tax Resolution Company Do?
Knowing and understanding what a tax resolution company does is crucial in making a decision to hire one. A tax resolution company offers many benefits that can greatly help taxpayers depending on their situation.
Tax Problem Help
Do-it-yourself guides to finding a solution on to your tax problem on your own or connect with a tax professional to help.
Understand How Power of Attorney Works
When using a tax professional to help you with your tax problem you must authorize them to act on your behalf. Understand how power of attorney works and understand exactly when it is needed.
Using a Tax Attorney to Help with Back Taxes
Benefits of using a tax attorney. What types of issues a tax attorney is particularly good at handling.
Using a CPA to Help with Back Taxes
Benefits of using a CPA. What types of issues a CPA is particularly good at handling.
Using an Enrolled Agent to Help with Back Taxes
Benefits of using an Enrolled Agent. What types of issues an Enrolled agent is particularly good at handling.
When to Use a Tax Relief Lawyer
Tax lawyers are the highest level of tax professional. Typically a tax lawyer is great for helping with more advanced, technical, and legal related tax issues and problems.
Understand the situations when it is suggested you hire a tax resolution company and the situations that you are better off resolving the problem yourself