Monday 28th of July 2014 7:20:27 AM

  • Currently Not Collectible

    Friday 25th of July 2014 12:18:33 PM

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    Definition: Currently Not Collectible means that a taxpayer has no ability to pay his or her tax debts. The IRS can declare a taxpayer “currently not collectible,” after the IRS receives evidence that a taxpayer has no ability to pay. Such evidence is usually obtained from the taxpayer on IRS Form 433-F, Collection Information Statement. A taxpayer can request “currently not collectible” status by submitting Form 433-F to an IRS Revenue Officer or the IRS Automated Collection System unit.

    Once the IRS declares a taxpayer currently not collectible, the IRS must stop all collection activities, including levies and garnishments. The IRS must send an annual statement to the taxpayer stating the amount of tax still owed. This annual statement is not a bill.

    While in not collectible status, the 10-year statute of limitations on tax debt collection is still running. If the IRS cannot collect the tax within the 10-year statutory period, then the tax debts will expire.

    Being declared “currently not collectible” is one of five ways to get out of tax debt. A taxpayer facing significant financial hardships or tax debt burdens should seek the advice of a tax professional specializing in tax debts

  • How a big SUV and a home office can cut your tax bill

    Wednesday 09th of July 2014 9:40:16 AM

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    New and pre-owned “heavy” SUVs, pickups and vans used over 50% of the time for business are eligible for the IRS’s Section 179 depreciation write-off in the year they are first put into business use. The Section 179 deduction will reduce your federal income tax bill and self-employment tax bill, if applicable. You might get a state income-tax deduction too. Setting up a business office in your home can help you collect additional tax savings. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of combining these two tax breaks.

    First, pick out a suitably heavy machine

    The Section 179 deduction deal applies to a wide range of “business property.” But when it comes to vehicles, the really big deduction is only available for an SUV, pickup or van with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) above 6,000 pounds that is purchased (not leased). First-year depreciation deductions for lighter vehicles are subject to skimpy limits of a little over $3,000—just a fraction of what a bigger vehicle can get.

    It’s easy to find attractive vehicles with GVWRs above the magic 6,000 pound threshold. Examples include the Audi A7, BMW X5 and X6, Buick Enclave, Cadillac Escalade, Chevy Tahoe, Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Titan, Toyota Tundra, Ram pickups, and most other full-size pickups. You can usually find the GVWR on a label on the inside edge of the driver’s side door.

    Then play the home office angle

    As I said earlier, the tax-saving Section 179 deduction is only allowed if you use your heavy SUV, pickup or van over 50% of the time for business. (The business-use percentage is calculated by dividing business use mileage by total mileage for the

    More business mileage also means a bigger Section 179 deduction. For example, a $50,000 heavy SUV used 100% for business in 2014 generally means first-year depreciation deductions of at least $30,000 ($25,000 from the Section 179 deduction plus another $5,000 of “regular” depreciation). In contrast, 70% business use would generally cut your first-year deductions to only $21,000 (70% x $30,000).

    Last but not least, allowable home office expenses count as business deductions that will reduce your federal income tax bill and your self-employment and state income tax bills, if applicable.

    How to make your home office a principal place of business

    Our beloved Internal Revenue Code gives self-employed individuals (sole proprietors, partners, and LLC members) two different ways to qualify a home office as a principal place of business.

    First way: You conduct most of your income-earning activities in the home office.

    Second way: You conduct your administrative and management functions in the home office. However, to take advantage of this qualification rule, you cannot make substantial use of any other fixed location (like another office downtown) for administrative and management chores.

    If you are an employee of your own corporation, your home office write-offs are treated as miscellaneous itemized deductions that can only be written off to the extent they exceed 2% of your adjusted gross income.

    In any case, you must use the home office space regularly and exclusively for business purposes during the whole year. Exclusively means no personal use at any time, so you might have to wait until next year to set up your deductible home office and buy your heavy SUV, pickup or van. No problem. That gives you more time to shop around for the right vehicle.

    The bottom line

    You can potentially mate the Section 179 first-year depreciation break for heavy business vehicles with the home office deduction privilege and reap major tax savings. If you feel guilty about buying a gas guzzler, console yourself by thinking about the taxes you saved.

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  • Mobile Home Tax Deduction

    Wednesday 02nd of July 2014 1:02:52 PM

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    People who choose the cost-efficient mobile home lifestyle can save even more money with specialized tax breaks.

    Owners of mobile homes who pay taxes to local government for parking in their cities or states are eligible for a tax deduction. Under IRS rules, a “home” can be a house, condominium, co-op, trailer, mobile home or even a houseboat. In order to qualify as a home, the property should have cooking, sleeping and toilet facilities. Since mobile homes meet all of these conditions, owners may take advantage of the tax deductions notified by the federal government.

    Mortgage interest is the largest tax deduction available to mobile home owners. Joint tax holders can deduct the entire interest amount up to a maximum of $1 million in mortgage liability paid on a first and possibly second house. There is also a EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit).

    What does Earned Income Tax Credit Mean?

    Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a tax credit intended to help tax payers keep more of what they have earned. EITC is intended for those individuals or families who earn a low or mediocre income.  EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit.

    In 1975 congress approved this tax credit legislation to counteract the burden of compulsory payroll taxes as well as to motivate the public to work.  EITC must transcend taxes owed to result in a tax refund for those who are qualified and may claim the Earned Income Tax Credit.

    Regardless of whether or not you are required to file or if you do not owe taxes, in order to qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit you must file your tax return.  The amount of Earned Income Tax Credit any individual receives is solely reliant on how many qualified dependents you claim as well as your earned income.  In some cases the Earned Income Tax Credit can produce a larger tax refund than those paid from your withholdings.

    Additionally, to qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit you must make certain that your income and AGI (adjusted gross income) are within particular scales.  The simplest way to find out if you meet the requirements for Earned Income Tax Credit is to use the application called EITC Assistant found on the IRS website.

    Please take note that the requirements may change from year to year.  Be sure to refer the proper year’s regulations when attempting to figure out if you are qualified for Earned Income Tax Credit.

    Our tax experts have many years of experience dealing with the IRS. We have helped plenty of clients with their tax problems. We can provide you with professional, aggressive representation in dealing with the IRS to help you solve your tax problems! Call toll free 866.499.1156 Mon-Fri 6am-6pm to speak to one of our professional tax experts and get a FREE evaluation so we can better serve your tax relief needs.

  • Debt Consolidation

    Friday 27th of June 2014 9:46:27 AM

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    Mortgage, cell phone, car payment, insurance, cable, household utilities and various other loans can all add up and be difficult to keep track of. Before you know it, you feel like you’re doing nothing but paying bills and feeling like the items you own, own you. It’s a cycle that never seems to end and only gets worse over time. One way to keep a cap on this is to consolidate your debt. There are a few ways you can manage your debts by consolidating them into one lump sum to save you money. But it is definitely hard when you owe the IRS in tax debt. The IRS has multiple ways to get your money, here are some that might ring a bell.

    Wage Garnishment

    This is a tool the IRS will use to take money directly from your paycheck. They will contact your employer and force your employer to remove the money from your wages and send it to them. Your paychecks will be significantly smaller so long as the garnishment is active. They will continue to garnish your wages until the tax bill is paid in full. Often times the amount of this garnishment will be more than you can afford so a wage garnishment can put an enormous financial burden on you not to mention the embarrassment of having your employer know that you are having trouble with the IRS.

    Offer in Compromise

    An Offer in Compromise is a process that allows a person to settle their debt with the IRS for less than the total amount owed. The IRS takes several things into consideration when determining whether or not to approve an Offer in Compromise including income, living expenses and future earning potential. An Offer in Compromise could allow a person to settle their tax debt for pennies on the dollar.

    The IRS will establish what assets they can liquidate (if applicable) prior to accepting an offer in compromise. If the IRS has liquidated any assets then the amount liquidated will be deducted from the total tax liability. Keep in mind that if you do qualify for the offer in compromise and choose to take this route then the statute of limitations doesn’t apply. Offers in compromise may be paid in one lump sum or in installments. Payments are non refundable. If you are currently in an open bankruptcy then you do not qualify for an offer in compromise.

    By filing an offer in compromise the tax payer is agreeing to pay the actual offer and file on time for the next five years as well as pay on time if taxes are owed. The tax payer will also relinquish any tax refunds due including credits due on prior tax returns including any tax refund that a tax payer could have collected at the time the offer in compromise was approved.

    Federal Lien

    Authorized under the IRS Code. The process whereby the taxpayer or interested third party applies to have the federal tax lien removed from a specific piece of property or other asset. The discharge of federal lien may be granted if:

    1. IRS has no interest in the property,

    2. IRS will receive the net proceeds from the sale of the asset, or

    3. The taxpayer has equity in other assets equal to 3 times the amount of the tax liability.

    Delinquent Tax Return

    Delinquent Tax Return is an unfiled tax return that is outstanding for one year or multiple years.  In the event that a taxpayer should have a delinquent tax return the IRS will then present and file an alternate return for the tax payer.  It is not in the best interest of the taxpayer if this is the case because the IRS will implement the highest tax rate applicable when filing the tax payers’ returns.  The IRS will also assess penalties as well as interest because they were the ones filing and not the tax payer.

    A delinquent tax return and failure to file a tax return is indeed illegal and considered a felony.  The IRS may also file criminal charges against any tax payer for failing to file tax returns as obligatory. If a tax payer should have a delinquent tax return filing immediately is imperative.  Regardless, of whether a tax payer can pay any taxes owed the taxes should be filed on time.  At any point a delinquent tax return is filed it is inevitable that penalties and interest will accrue; filing the tax return on time will significantly reduce those penalties. Penalties can be as high as twenty-five percent of total taxes owed.

    Regardless of whether the IRS has contacted you about your delinquent tax return doesn’t mean the IRS is not aware of it.  Ultimately the IRS will contact you.  The consequences of a delinquent tax return aren’t desirable.

    911 Tax Relief Can Help!

    911 Tax Relief has been in the industry of tax representation for over 12 years now. They have already helped thousands of US taxpayers in their tax problems. They know exactly how the IRS works and how to successfully deal with them.

    911 Tax Relief has the experience, expertise and ability to solve your tax problems and provide tax debt relief. For immediate assistance call 911 Tax Relief toll free 855.227.8387 Mon-Fri 6am-6pm to speak to one of our professional tax experts and get a FREE tax evaluation so we can better serve your tax relief needs.

     

  • Collecting The Levy

    Tuesday 24th of June 2014 10:25:24 AM

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    The Financial Management Service (FMS) is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, to provide a centralized debt collection service to most federal agencies. The FMS has begun utilizing two Congressionally mandated federal debt collection programs. One is devised to collect delinquent non-tax debt by neutralizing federal payments and the other is to collect delinquent tax debt from those individuals who receive federal payments.

    The Tax Payer Relief Act of 1997 authorized the IRS to collect delinquent tax debts from individuals and businesses that receive federal payments, by levying up to 15% of each payment until the debt is paid.

    The Issue

    A Tax Levy is one of the main tools used by the IRS to collect on taxes owed. There are many different forms a tax levy can take and all of them can be a burden on you financially as well as damaging your credit.

    How A Tax Levy Works

    When the IRS files a tax levy against you they basically jump to the front of the line for any debt that you owe and demand payment right then. If you don’t pay them they will take action against you by enforcing this levy.

    The IRS can levy your property, bank accounts, wages and future tax refunds. By putting a levy on your property the IRS essentially takes control of that property. You cannot sell the property without first getting permission from the IRS. In extreme cases they may take ownership of the property and sell it in an effort to recoup money owed them.

    A bank levy takes place when the IRS seizes control of your bank accounts. They contact your bank and require them to put a freeze on any and all money you have in those accounts. The bank must then turn that money over to the IRS within 21 days unless the IRS notifies them otherwise.

    Typically the IRS will also levy your future tax returns to settle your tax debt so if you were expecting a refund the IRS can take that refund and apply it to the taxes you owe.

    Once a tax levy is filed it becomes public record and will appear on your credit report which can cause you serious problems getting future credit.

    We Can Help Release Your Tax Levies!

    Our team of licensed or enrolled tax agents can help you with any kind of tax levy you may have. We have many years experience dealing with the IRS so we know exactly how tax levies work and how to take care of them. We will aggressively represent you and may find the best solution for your tax problems. Call toll free 855.227.8387 Mon-Fri 6am-6pm to speak to one of our professional tax experts and get a FREE evaluation so we can better serve your tax relief needs.

     

     

  • Lost Time is NEVER Found!

    Monday 16th of June 2014 9:38:30 AM

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    The IRS wants what it’s owed – and it’s experienced and clever. You can be clever too. If you owe more money than you can pay, you can hire a tax debt specialist to help you find a way out of the tax hole. If you are dealing with IRS debt, then you may feel lost and unsure of how to proceed. 911 Tax Relief gives you access to people who know tax laws and can help. We can work with the IRS on your behalf, relieving you of that stress. Our certified tax professionals can then step in to help you. We help negotiate  a reasonable amount and work to remove penalties and interest. We will guide you through the process. Here are some of the questions you might have.

    At 911 Tax Relief, enrolled agents and certified public accountants will resolve all sorts of tax-related problems. It’s normal to feel anxious about tax debt, but there is help available. The best services for tax debt relief is making the right decisions, at 911 Tax Relief we make it easy for you.

  • Death And Taxes

    Friday 13th of June 2014 12:20:16 PM

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    “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”

    Benjamin Franklin

    I, like many other good citizens from this great country of ours, left it to the very last moment to mail off this year’s tax return. As I entered the local post office and saw the long line, I once again promised myself that next year would be different. I really would make the effort to get them off before the last minute rush.

    As I moved slowly towards the front of the line, I began wondering, in this day and age is this really the best system our great and wonderful leaders can come up with. After all, we now live in a world that allows a satellite miles above us to read a number plate. We can get the worldwide web on our cell phone, download TV programs that we may have missed or just want to save onto our iPods.

    The original tax laws introduced in 1913 were a very simple affair. They began with tax brackets ranging from 1 to 7 percent – a far cry from today’s levels. The IRS tax codes, regulations and guidelines now have well over 9 million words. No wonder there’s so much confusion. Is there truly anyone who really understands this monster. Let’s put this into some form of prospective. The Declaration of Independence has a little more than 1300 words. The Constitution which has served us well for more than 200 years comes in around 5000 words and the Holy Bible makes do with less than 800,000 words.

    The Office of Management & Budget estimated in 2004 that we as a nation spent over $200 billion on compliance cost. At a time when the nations manufacturing industries, the foundation of any good economy, are all struggling against cheaper imports, shouldn’t our leaders be using that money to create “Jobs” for their citizens. Most experts agree that $200 billion would create well over 3 million jobs, which of course creates sales of consumable goods which creates more jobs and sales taxes.

    From the moment we wake up in the morning we are being hit by taxes. Everyone is at it — turn on the light (electricity taxes), run the shower (utility taxes) and my personal favorite the telephone taxes, all 6 million of them, or that’s what it seems to me every time I receive a telephone bill.

    Has the time come for a simple Flat Rate Tax, something we can ALL understand. There are many countries all over the world who have used this simple to understand and cost effective way of collecting taxes to revitalize their economies. Let’s just imagine for a moment what it would be like if we could complete our tax returns on one simple piece of paper. A Flat Rate Tax for individuals and a Flat Rate Tax for businesses. The same rules apply to all regardless of size of income. We all pay the same rate. Most of the successful countries have levied Flat Rate Taxes of less than 17%, with a stating level that protects the lower income groups. Could life ever be that simple again? Would our Leaders really want us to understand what they were up to? And then there’s those lobbyist. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.

  • What Your Tax Dollars Do For You

    Wednesday 04th of June 2014 9:39:21 AM

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    In this article, we will take a look at the influence the government exerts over our daily lives through our taxation, and the good and bad aspects of that influence.

    Through direct spending, the U.S. government controls approximately 43-45% of the economy. Today, government spending accounts for almost as much of the economy as spending in the private sector. After the passage of the New Deal legislation, during the late 1930s, the private sector controlled almost 90% of the economy. We have experienced quite a huge change in the last 2 generations. The average American remits about 5.3 months of his or her work year in order to support government spending.

    The American economy is separated into two sectors: there is one that is dependent upon federal, state, and local government spending, known as the public sector; all others known as the private sector. The private business sector is funded by tax dollars collected from Americans. What the government decides to spend and allocate is primarily funded by our tax dollars.

    Government spending controls $5.4 trillion dollars of the total spending, and when you figure in the $1.4 trillion government-forced spending, the government actually controls somewhere near 58% of the economy’s national income. That is a 3.5 times increase from a hundred years ago. And the economy has been in a steady decline. The ability of private sector growth to increase has been reduced over time, thanks to the fact that the government largely governs even private sector business.

    Increased government control gets a big boost from the special interest groups, and the capability of big corporate entities to lobby Congress for programs and funding, as well as changes in tax laws that benefit them alone. In addition, government-funded welfare and public assistance programs are a major contributor to the government spending programs.

    Our Mediation and Resolution Staff will represent our clients against the IRS. We are licensed tax professionals that work diligently for our clients to solve tax debt issues. 911 Tax Relief values honesty, integrity, hard work, and strong customer service. As a tax relief provider we are very dedicated in helping US taxpayers overcome their tax situations and we do this with the utmost care and respect for each clients’ individual tax situation.

    Do You OWE more than $10,000 in IRS Tax Debt?

    If you have issues with the government regarding your tax debt, our tax experts have many years of experience dealing with the IRS. We have helped plenty of clients with their tax problems. We can provide you with professional, aggressive representation in dealing with the IRS to help you solve your tax problems! Call toll free 855.227.8387  Mon-Fri 6am-6pm to speak to one of our professional tax experts and get a FREE evaluation so we can better serve your tax relief needs.

  • Tax Relief Legislation signed into law for Flood and wildfire victim

    Monday 19th of May 2014 3:36:09 PM

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    DENVER – The state will pay the property taxes of individuals who lost their homes in Colorado floods or wildfires last year with legislation that Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law.

    The Democratic governor signed the proposal Saturday in Lyons, one of the places hardest hit by flooding. He also signed four other bills dealing with last year’s disasters.

    The property-tax forgiveness bill will cost the state about $2.2 million.

    Hickenlooper also signed a proposal to distribute $5 million in grants to remove flood debris from watersheds, and a bill to exempt out-of-state disaster workers from Colorado income taxes. Two other measures signed into law earmark construction funding for flood-damaged schools, and budget $17 million in grants for repairs to damaged waste water and drinking water systems.

     

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  • Success with Clients

    Wednesday 23rd of April 2014 10:50:26 AM

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    We have helped so many people for the past years.  We wanted to share the top feedback’s that touched our hearts.  Here are a few to read.

     

    Ted T.
    • Ted T.
    • Winnetka, CA

    Dealing with taxes is never pleasant and the longer you wait the worst it gets. That said I was hesitant  to trust anybody then I found these guys they sold me on being professional and their customer service. They really came to my rescue. Would recommend them to everyone!

    Christina M.
    • Christina M.
    • La Crescenta-Montrose, CA

    My husband and I were in serious need of tax debt relief and 911 Tax Relief truly came to the rescue!  We were in debt about $75,000 and after 911 Tax Relief took on our case we settled with the IRS for only $1,500!!! Can you believe that?  I know I thought it was too good to be true!  I will forever be indebted to 911 Tax Relief and their awesome, friendly employees for helping me through this tough time!
    Needless to say I recommend their services to anyone with tax debt!

    Rene D.
    • Rene D.
    • Pasadena, CA

    This company was referred to me by my Real Estate attorney; and he was right. Excellent service, knowledgeable reps; and very reasonable prices. If you need any help with ANY PART of your taxes / BACK TAXES; this is the place to contact. I also understand they are country wide.

    Tim P.
    • Tim P.
    • Houston, TX

    Man was I scared. Not only was I behind & owed everyone, the economy was tanked too & I became utterly hopeless – I knew I was in trouble – the enormity of it overwhelmed me. Literally. It was making me physically ill.
    Enter 911 Tax Relief – how appropriate a name! They knew were I was at. They knew. I was so clueless, not even knowing what questions to ask. And they assured & reassured me that my problems were indeed solvable & that it was ok to breathe. And that a workable plan could be developed….
    Professional. Capable. Knowledgeable. Human. Appreciated.

    Our tax experts have many years of experience dealing with the IRS. We have helped plenty of clients with their tax problems. We can provide you with professional, aggressive representation in dealing with the IRS to help you solve your tax problems! Call toll free 1-866-499-1156 Mon-Fri 6am-6pm to speak to one of our professional tax experts and get a FREE evaluation so we can better serve your tax relief needs.

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