The Truth about IRS Collections

If you are receiving IRS collection notices, getting your wages garnished, having a lien in places on your home, or the IRS is taking money out your bank account, then give us a call and let us help you end your IRS NIGHTMARE! Let us help you get your life back, we know how stressful it can be.

Don't call a national tax resolution firm (the ones you hear on tv or on the radio), they will charge you between $3,000 - $5,000 to handle your case. Those firms will sell you on how to settle your tax debt for "pennies on the dollar", the truth is many people simply do not qualify for the "Offer in Compromise" program. It's a way for them to lure you in. As a local company, we can sit down and have a face-to-face conversation and we can discuss your options for FREE.

Taxpayer Rights

• A right to professional and courteous treatment by IRS employees.
• A right to privacy and confidentiality about tax matters.
• A right to know why the IRS is asking for information, how the IRS will use it and what will happen if the requested information is not provided.
• A right to representation, by oneself or an authorized representative (such as Macomb Income Tax).
• A right to appeal disagreements, both within the IRS and before the courts.

Penalty Abatement

A penalty abatement request is a written request to the IRS to remove or refund the interest and penalties on taxes from your IRS account. The reasons that the IRS will assess penalties and interest include: late filing of your tax return, underpayment of taxes due and fraudulent returns. The most common penalty abatement is based on “reasonable cause“, meaning that you faced a situation that was unforeseeable and beyond your control which caused you to fall behind on paying and/or filing your taxes. A penalty abatement will be granted by the IRS if you can demonstrate reasonable cause. The IRS may also consider forgiving (abating) penalties if you can show them that a substantial hardship would have occurred had you paid the tax when due. When considering a penalty abatement request, the IRS will usually accept as reasonable cause any circumstance that was beyond your control and had a direct impact on your ability to pay or file your taxes.

Innocent Spouse Relief

By requesting innocent spouse relief, you can be relieved of responsibility for paying tax, interest, and penalties if your spouse (or former spouse) improperly reported items or omitted items on your tax return. Generally, the tax, interest, and penalties that qualify for relief can only be collected from your spouse (or former spouse.) However, you are jointly and individually responsible for any tax, interest, and penalties that do not qualify for relief. The IRS can collect these amounts from either you or your spouse (or former spouse.)

You must meet all of the following conditions to qualify for innocent spouse relief:
• You filed a joint return which has an understatement of tax due to erroneous items of your spouse (or former spouse).
• You establish that at the time you signed the joint return you did not know, and had no reason to know, that there was an understatement of tax.
• Taking into account all the facts and circumstances, it would be unfair to hold you liable for the understatement of tax.
• You and your spouse (or former spouse) have not transferred property to one another as part of a fraudulent scheme. A fraudulent scheme includes a scheme to defraud the IRS or another third party, such as a creditor, ex-spouse, or business partner

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