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Tax Relief FAQ’S

What does StopIRSDebt.com do?

StopIRSDebt.com is a full service tax consulting and mediation provider, offering a suite of solutions including individual and corporate tax return planning, IRS audit and appeals representation, garnishment and levy removal, and IRS negotiations.

If you are receiving certified mail from the IRS, have a wage garnishment, bank levy, un-filed tax return(s), an assigned revenue officer, or any other IRS or state tax issue, our staff of Tax Relief Attorneys and tax professionals are here to help!

Who qualifies for a tax relief program?

If you have a tax debt, and the IRS or state collection agencies are in the process of collecting, both individuals and businesses can qualify for certain tax relief measures. These could be a reprieve against collections wherein all notices and threats of asset seizure are suspended, an agreement to waive accrued penalties on the initial tax liability, or in certain cases a suspension of collection altogether and a mediation of the tax liability. As qualifications for these measures vary from case to case, understanding your options and getting current with an accurate road-map are important considerations our associates will sit with you and go over in depth.

I owe over $1,000,000. Can you help?

Yes! We are one of the only firms in the nation with a division dedicated exclusively towards these high dollar unit cases! For more information please click HERE.

Can I speak to someone regarding my tax issue now?

Yes! Just call 888-978-6747. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 6AM-6PM PST and our on-line application is available 24 hours a day. Just fill out the form and an associate will contact you as soon as possible.

What if I have years of un-filed tax returns?

Many taxpayers will accumulate tax debt at an alarming rate when their returns are not filed because the IRS submits the return for them on their behalf, commonly referred to as an SFR (Substitute for Return). This is the worst form of taxation as it allows for zero deductions and maximizes the IRS’s revenue. We assist many clients who haven’t filed their tax returns in years, and in many cases, we can reduce the liability that has accrued, bring the taxpayer legally current, and maintain their returns with our year-over-year tax planning and preparation service.

Will the IRS continue collecting once I’m represented?

For the most part, we are generally able to stop most forms of collections against our clients quickly. When you decide to take advantage of our services, we will assume tax power of attorney (IRS form 2848, which you can review on our forms page) which allows us to do several very important things for you. First, it gives us authority to speak to the IRS on your behalf, letting us contact the IRS and request either a 30, 60, or 90 day hold on collections, and when appropriate, we can even place an account into what’s called CNC – Currently Non Collectible, wherein the IRS will cease collection action indefinitely. The second thing the 2848 allows us to do is get your mail and notices, which keeps us current with your case and directs correspondence through our office instead of your mailbox. From here, we will work with you to tailor a program or relief option best suited to your needs.

Do you have attorneys?

Yes! Our hard working team includes attorneys, seasoned in all aspects of IRS collections and settlement proceedings. Some tax providers claim to use attorneys when they really don’t. You can verify this by requesting them to send you a 2848 form (which we just reviewed in the previous question). On this form, you will be able to see who is representing you. If the representative is not an attorney, you do not have an attorney representing you. It’s as simple as that. Besides attorneys, we also have Enrolled Agents on staff. It is our belief that different educational backgrounds bring a unique perspective to each case, and help to better service the many different areas of tax resolution for our clients.  What is a ‘Tax Relief Attorney‘? It’s a general term used to describe an attorney with experience in tax relief matters, such as negotiating an IRS installment agreement or preparing settlements, and does not imply that the attorney has a specialized tax law degree. Note: Due to normal staffing variances, we may or may not have both forms of representation available at all times during the year.

Can I use my local CPA or tax attorney?

Yes, but ask questions. Tax planning, mediation and collection work is a niche service, and is one the requires years of experience and knowledge. While your local CPA or Attorney may have a general understanding of your liability issue, the difference between our specialties is similar to hiring a general physician to perform open heart surgery; education and experience are dramatically different.

Liability issues is all our firm does, and we have become an expert in the field, consulting both individual taxpayers and corporations across the nation for the past ten years. As our volume of cases is so high, we are able to offer our services at affordable rates relative to some attorneys or CPA’s who charge by the hour with limited knowledge of tax law.

Are you a law firm?

StopIRSDebt.com is a tax resolution firm, not a law firm. Our sole area of focus is on mediating and resolving difficult tax liability matters before the IRS and State taxing authorities. We are a team of dedicated tax professionals with one singular goal in mind: to get you the best tax relief results possible. That means rolling up our sleeves and tackling wage garnishments, bank levies, un-filed tax returns, settlements and calming aggressive revenue officers. Our staff is comprised of tax preparers, attorneys, and enrolled agents. Note: Due to normal staffing variances, we may or may not have all forms of representation available at all times during the year.

How does the process work?

For most cases involving a tax liability, we begin representation by having you sign and remit to us several IRS forms. The first is an 8821, which allows us to order your master tax file and see how much is owed and for what years. The second form is a 2848 which, as discussed previously, allows us to speak directly to the IRS on your behalf so that we can request a hold against collection action and negotiate directly with your assigned revenue officer. We then send you a financial questionnaire which must be filled in and sent back to us. At that point, there will be some back and forth between you and our firm as we work to prepare your resolution matter and/or negotiate directly with an assigned revenue officer. Depending on the resolution matter, cases will vary moving forward, but these are the basic steps to getting represented.

How much does it cost?

Prices will vary considerably depending on the scope of work needed to be done and complexity to your general liability issue. We have been in business for over fourteen years, and find that it benefits the consumer to pay a fair fee for a fair service. There are simply no cutting corners. In many cases we offer interest free financing of our fee, allowing you to make payments over time. As fees vary based on work, such as returns needing to be filed and garnishments needing to be lifted, please contact one of our tax associates for a free evaluation of your options and to better price your tax issues.

Where are you located?

We are located in Los Angeles, California, and serve clients across the nation. Our mailing address is:

  • StopIRSDebt.com
  • 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 300
  • Los Angeles, CA 90067

For most of our clients, we service them easily through phone, email and fax. However, we understand that some of our clients prefer meeting in person. We have beautiful facilities and meet with clients everyday. If you would like to setup a time to come in, simply call a tax associate and they will schedule an appointment.

How do I get started?

Call 888-978-6747 to speak to a tax associate today. They will outline the specifics of your case and help map out your options moving forward. If you’ve received any certified mail or other threatening correspondence recently, make sure and tell them so they can take the necessary steps to intervene with immediate action. As a convenience, you can also fill out the on-line application and one of our tax relief professionals will get back to you promptly. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Relief is just a simple phone call or click away.

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Los Angeles, CA 90067

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