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

Professional Tax Help

Professional tax help is the quickest way to solve your IRS problems.

Sometimes taxpayer’s with IRS tax problems decide to face the IRS on their own. Sometimes they hire a professional like a CPA, Attorney or EA, but not someone who specializes in tax resolution.  The best thing to do when faced with an 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 a 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, Attorney or EA is the smart thing to do if you OWE money to the IRS

1. You do have rights as a taxpayer.

If an IRS revenue officer or revenue agent calls or “visits” you, did you know you are under no obligation to answer any of their (very intrusive and condescending) questions? You politely respond by asking for their contact information and telling them you are in the process of hiring a professional to represent you and that this person will contact them directly.  A CPA, EA or Licensed Tax Professional that deals with IRS problems for a living knows the “ins” and “outs” and how to deal with the IRS so that your rights are protected.  A tax resolution specialist also knows how to get you the lowest possible settlement. Generally, our clients never meet or speak with the IRS once we’re on the scene!  And speaking with an actual person is a job all in itself.

2. If you owe between $10,000 and $200,000 plus, the IRS has many NEW flexible programs available to taxpayers such as Offer in Compromise, Partial Pay Installment Agreements, Payment Plans, Penalty Reduction, and Currently Not Collectible Status.

Each has its own nuances. Having an experienced Tax Pro in your corner will help navigate the maze of resolutions. 

3. Having unfiled returns  qualifies for getting professional help.

Not filing legally required tax returns when due is considered a federal misdemeanor.

This carries with it a $10,00 fine and perhaps jail time.  Generally, you can avoid jail time by being cooperative.

Still, having a professional on your side is the best course of action.  

4. During the initial interview, the IRS will ask you a lot of intrusive questions.

How you respond will dictate the face of your case.

  Having a tax resolution specialist conduct these meetings WITHOUT you is a seamless solution.  Half of the referrals to the IRS’s criminal investigation division (CID) come from that “nice” guy or gal your sitting across the table from at the audit.

Professional Tax Help from Tax Debt Strategies

Would you go to court without a lawyer?  If you answered “yes” hopefully you are a lawyer.

Don’t represent yourself.

Having someone who knows how to negotiate and deal with the IRS will be the best money spent.