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Tax Debt Relief

  • Hiring a Trustworthy Tax Resolution Company

    Friday 12th of August 2011 7:09:08 AM

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    Let me start by saying not all Tax Resolution companies are Scams. There are a number of honest Tax Resolution Firms available for hire but, how do you know if they area a scam or legitimate.

    Signs if they are a Scam.

    1. Promise or Guarantee results especially if they are talking about settling your tax debt for a specific amount.

    2. Fast talking, using scare tactics, pressuring you to act immediately, deceiving sales tactics and being pushy are signs they are just trying to make a sale and can care less about your issue.

    3. Did they actually take the time to clearly understand your issue, how you got in tax debt, your current financial condition etc. Most of these companies rush through basic questions and follow it with trying to scare you into paying large fees.

    4. Do they have complaints against them, check them out online. Google them!!

    5. Are they knowledgeable about what the IRS resolution options are and how they can relate to you.

    6. Ask them to detail out exactly what they are going to do for their fee. If they give you a vague answer, take your business elsewhere.

    7. Are you being pitched by a sales rep or consulted by someone who knows what they are talking about. Pay attention, sales reps can be slick…

    The above are 7 things to look out for when interviewing Tax Resolution Firms. If you don’t feel comfortable then don’t hire them.

  • Steps In Resolving Your Tax Debt

    Wednesday 10th of August 2011 10:55:09 PM

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    What’s The Process “Path to Tax Resolution”

    Most clients that make the decision to retain 911 Tax Relief want to know how our involvement will change things and are the changes immediate. The reality is there are many similarities to tax cases but each case does have unique differences. Because of this some tax relief (substantial relief many times) will be immediate and other portions of the tax situation will be handled over time. Our number one focus is this, to get you the best possible results allowed by law. We never guarantee results, that would be unethical, but we will express what we feel the outcome should be based on the facts. IRS problems do not magically appear from one day to the next, nor does resolving most tax issues. However, clients retain us for the peace of mind that their situation is in the process of being resolved so, here is the process.

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  • Do IRS Back Taxes Ever Expire

    Tuesday 09th of August 2011 4:18:01 PM

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    911 Tax Relief is here to educate and assist with all types of situations such as, old back taxes.

    With that said one of the most effective ways to eliminate an old tax debt can be done through the CSED or Collection Statute Expiration Date (The Expiration of Back Taxes). This approach can be useful for eliminating your old tax debt if the back taxes were assessed years ago (10 years or more). Please note that technically the IRS is strictly PROHIBITED by law from collecting on back taxes that have expired due to the statute expiration date.

    Basically, the IRS (each state has different rules) has 10 years from the date of assessment to collect on your back taxes. It is recommended to have a firm like 911 Tax Relief to investigate if you qualify for a CSED.

    In order to evaluate if this is an option for you, our firm will need to order your IRS record of accounts and tax transcripts. We will determine if the expiration is near or if it has already passed. This is why it is critical to have an expert to guide you through this process step by step. If you feel you may qualify for a CSED contact us at 911 Tax Relief right away.

  • Tax Debt – “Straight Talk”

    Thursday 04th of August 2011 7:03:27 PM

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    OK, what do you do if you owe back taxes to the IRS and or have unfiled tax returns?

    Deal with it head on!

    The biggest problem we encounter with potential clients is the fact that they have ignored their tax issue and neglected to attempt to resolve it. Which in many cases has led to pending or current collection actions like wage garnishments, bank accounts being wiped out and seizure of assets. All of which can be avoided if action was taken.

    Keep in mind, if you address a pending tax issue in the 11th hour by hiring a firm to represent you, you are going to pay a lot extra to get represented. Now, if you are proactive and deal with this issue head on in a timely fashion, there will be fees, but a fraction of what they will be if collection actions are in motion.

    There is a solution to just about every type of tax problem, but tax problems do not get resolved without taking action. Also, you may be surprised at how reasonable the fees can be to resolve your issue.

    Bottom line, if you have a tax issue talk to us or another reputable tax firm and figure out your options. The longer you wait, the more it may cost you in the long run.

    So, like I said before “Deal with it Head on” – No short cuts when you have a tax issue.

  • Stop IRS Collections now – Status 53 or Currently Not Collectible (CNC)

    Thursday 04th of August 2011 2:15:51 AM

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    Status 53 or Currently Not Collectible (CNC) is a solid option to Stop IRS Collections.

    Were you aware that the IRS cannot pressure you to agree to an unaffordable payment plan that will prevent you from affording necessary living expenses. Most people are not aware of this and get scared into entering an unaffordable payment plan only to eventually default. If you simply cannot afford to pay the IRS and cover your living expenses, you will likely qualify for Status 53 / Currently Not Collectible (CNC) status.

    Acceptable Living Expenses: National standards calculated by zip codes

    • Rent/Mortgage Payments
    • Food Expenses
    • Utilities
    • Gas/Transportation
    • Medical Bills/Expenses
    • Basic Clothing

    Please note – certain expenses are not recognized by the IRS when evaluating if you qualify. Expenses such as private school tuition, gym memberships, credit card payments and other “luxuries” will not be considered. If your expenses exceed the National Standards and they are justified, you can still qualify.

    Qualifying Factors!

    • Illness in the household has created a financial h
    • You are relying on Social Security or Welfare Income
    • You have become or been unemployed and having trouble finding work

    Status 53 is Temporary (unless your situation does not change)

    If your financial situation changes your tax case will be reactivated.

  • IRS Wage Garnishments – You Have Rights!

    Thursday 04th of August 2011 1:53:28 AM

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    Would you be able to live off of $179 per week if the IRS garnishes your wages?

    Wage Garnishments are scary and can be devastating both financially and emotionally, that’s why you need to understand what you can do to stop or prevent wage garnishments and bank levies.

    Pay Attention.

    Now, it is important to note that before the IRS can garnish your wages they are required to notify the taxpayer of their future actions against you by sending the taxpayer a series of IRS collections letters, these are not love letters. The letters the IRS sends are Notices of Intent to Levy on Wages leading to the final which is the Final Notice of Intent to Levy Wages. If or when you receive this letter, things are about to get bad if you don’t take immediate action.

    If you have received any of these IRS letters (or already getting garnished) it is in your best interest to figure out what your options are immediately so you can take the necessary steps to stop or release a IRS Wage Garnishment. Keep in mind, if you have a business they can levy your account receivables as well. Thinking about what to do is not a good option here, taking action is a must. Being proactive makes it easier to prevent & cure IRS collection actions. Normally, you will receive the final Notice of Intent to Levy by certified mail, never good to receive certified mail from the IRS.

    So, if you do not take action when you receive the first collections letter, the IRS sends additional letters leading to the IRS Final Notice of Intent to Levy on Wages. This letter is serious and demands IMMEDIATE attention or the IRS WILL garnish your wages, AGAIN THE IRS WILL GARNISH YOUR WAGES AND OR LEVY BANK ACCOUNTS . Again, scary stuff but it can all be dealt with if you understand your rights as a tax payer.

    A couple of additional things to keep in mind if you have a tax issue or looking to prevent a tax issue. It is not illegal to owe the IRS however, it is illegal not to file. Being identified as a non-filer with the IRS is very serious. Remember, even if you are going to owe money and cannot pay it, still file your taxes.

    Do not face your tax issues without understanding your rights and the options available to you. Navigating a tax issue can be a very slippery slope, knowledge is power.

    911 Tax Relief understands how to lift and prevent collection action. If you have questions, talk to one of our tax practitioners today.

  • Tax Toubles 101!

    Tuesday 02nd of August 2011 11:43:46 PM

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    So, if you have a tax issue with the IRS, State or both you are not alone. In fact 1 in 10 people have a tax problem in the United States today. The most important thing I always tell my clients is to take a deep breath, there is a solution for all tax issues. Now, the solution will vary, there is not a cookie cutter solution for all. Many things need to be considered when dealing with a tax problem and here at 911 Tax Relief, we take the time to get the details before explaining your options.

    The main thing to remember if you find yourself in trouble with the IRS, State or both is to not freak out and start talking to a tax representation firm immediately. The absolute worst thing you can do is ignore the issue, this will only lead to aggressive collection actions.

    The first step in resolving a tax issue with the IRS / State is to understand what your options are and the possible consequences for not dealing with it. Too many times I have clients frantically calling me because they have procrastinated dealing with their tax issues and now they are suffering the consequences. Their bank account was just levied, they are getting garnished, a revenue officer showed up to their job etc. All of these issues are 100% avoidable if you do the responsible thing and deal with the problem. You might be surprised what you qualify for.

    You have the right to representation however, it is up to you to exercise your rights. Taxes are very complicated, confusing and technical, this is why it makes sense to consult a tax representation firm.

  • Unfiled Tax Returns

    Tuesday 02nd of August 2011 11:34:58 PM

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    Remember, it is not illegal to owe the IRS money (unless there is fraud involved) but it is illegal not to file. Even if you owe money and cannot pay, it is in your best interest to file timely. This can help limit the statutory additions such as, failure to file & failure to pay penalties.

    If you have 2 or more years of tax returns that need to be filed, it is best to hire a firm that specializes and understands filing back taxes. There are no shortcuts when dealing with filing your taxes. Furthermore, the longer you procrastinate, the higher the risk of having the IRS file substitute returns which can create a large tax debt. If that happens, which will eventually happen, collections are next. All this is easily avoidable by taking action and dealing with your unfiled returns immediately.

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