Thursday, May 11, 2017

Selecting an IRS Tax Attorney - Flat Fee Tax Service

Selecting an IRS Tax Attorney

Tax professionals in a local tax practice (CPAs, accountants, enrolled agents, attorneys) have an inherent “conflict of interest" for aggressive representation of any one client because they do not want to antagonize the local IRS revenue officer or examiner in a way that will have a negative impact on their other clients. The IRS will take advantage of the timid local practitioner who finds it necessary to generate a positive image for the balance of his client base.



The IRS Tax Attorney(s) at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. specialize in dealing with IRS controversies, problems and issues of every kind throughout the United States. We have active cases pending throughout the United States. Our IRS Tax Attorney(s) understand the most effective ways to deal with the IRS to advocate a reasonable solution to resolve your IRS problems.

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CPAs, accountants, bookkeepers, enrolled agents, and attorneys without a tax specialty may not have the time, experience, education, insight or technical skill to deal with the technical analysis, legal research, identification of issues, interpretative creativity and insight, negotiating skills, knowledge of the IRS , or technical writing ability necessary to effectively prevent avoidable tax overpayments. The person who prepares your tax return may only have six weeks of training, and that training may be limited to how to put numbers into an IRS income tax return. Your bookkeeper is not an income tax debt expert.

Your CPA prepares tax returns for approximately three months out of the year and spends the balance of the time preparing books, records, and financial statements. Most, if not all enrolled agents are not tax lawyers. Attorneys may have a general or a specialized practice that does not include tax issues and problems.

Nevertheless, accountants, CPAs, bookkeepers, enrolled agents, and non-tax attorneys will usually agree to represent you if you approach them with an income tax issue even if they do not have the training or experience to handle difficult, complex, or creative tax issues. The IRS can be expected to take advantage of those representatives who are not specialists in the tax law and who do not deal with the IRS on a full-time basis.

An IRS tax attorney can do something an accountant cannot do. An experienced IRS tax attorney can thoroughly research a tax statute and master it. He will know its legislative history. He will be familiar with the Treasury regulations and IRS rulings on that statute. He will penetrate the many court decisions involved in the litigation of the tax statute. He will have read tax articles and books that deal with the tax statute. It is improbable that your accountant has the training or experience that would permit him to penetrate the complexity of the tax law on a particular tax issue. It is also not likely that the accountant can take the time out of a busy accounting practice, working with numbers and preparing financial statements, to master the vast array of difficult tax law that bears on a tax statute.

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Even worse is the fact that the mind-set of an accountant is to see "black and white" rather than the "gray" because they are trained to be precise with numbers. Tax law is drenched with ambiguity where there is mostly no answer that is right or wrong. Tax lawyers are trained to seek and find the ambiguity in the law (i.e., the "gray"). Tax law ambiguity can be used as a "sword" to attack an IRS position and as a "shield" to protect the taxpayer.

However, not all tax attorneys are equal just as, for example; professional golfers have difference levels of skill and ability. Tax attorneys have different levels of creativity, insight and skill.

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The most important attribute of a good IRS tax attorney is to be "creative" with the tax law. This creativity may arise in many ways. A creative tax attorney will use interpretative skill to find support of a taxpayer position. A creative tax attorney will find a gap in a statute or a regulation (a "tax loophole") that permits favorable tax treatment in situations not covered by the statute under consideration. A creative IRS tax attorney will be able to identify inconsistencies by the IRS in its published positions or private ruling letters. A creative tax attorney will use interpretative skills to spin facts, case law, regulations in favor of the taxpayer. Creativity is unlimited in its potential to interpret and apply the law or the ability to develop that knowledge through research skills.

Any attorney is a better representative than a non-attorney because “taxes" is based on law written by the Conges and non-attorneys are not trained to research and interpret tax law. As between two attorneys, a specialist in taxes is a better choice as the result of superior training and experience. As between to tax attorneys who both specialize in IRS problems and controversies, a firm that has IRS experience, as we do, have better insight to the inner workings of the IRS . Knowledge of the administrative processes of the IRS is a distinct advantage in choosing your representative.

In explaining what a tax lawyer does that other representatives cannot do, it is helpful to understand what is meant by a legal issue. Legal issues are developed from expert creative analytical, interpretative, and technical research skills. Technical research includes: determining Congressional intent from the legislative history of the tax law; a search and analysis of the provisions of the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, Treasury tax regulations, IRS revenue rulings, private letter rulings and procedures and the IRS administrative procedures and guidelines.

The fact that tax law is complex and arcane is well known. This complexity is he reason a qualified tax attorney is in a superior position to protect a taxpayer from overpaying a tax liability - provided that attorney has strong creative, analytical and interpretative skills. Interpretative and analytical skills involve the sophisticated ability to read tax legislation, regulations, cases and other authority to identify subtle distinctions, ambiguity or supportive facts, issues, and argument.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

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Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. offers IRS tax debt relief assistance that can help you settle income tax debt for a fraction of the income tax owed. With the help of our tax relief lawyer, you can eliminate interest charges and penalties, and even remove a federal tax liens. Our IRS tax relief professionals can prevent or stop wage garnishments (in one day), provide effective tax debt solutions to property seizures, bank levies and other tax problems.

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The IRS is one of the most powerful collection entities in the world and it has an army of enforcement agents and attorneys on its side. Effective IRS representation with a tax attorney experienced in IRS and state tax debt is essential in order for you to defend your rights and protect your assets. With over 40 years of combined experience, Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. has both the broad IRS tax law knowledge and the specific expertise in the form of IRS Tax Attorney required to handle your case. 

Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. is an IRS tax advocacy service dedicated to protecting individuals and businesses from the financial devastation that can result from IRS income tax debt. An IRS tax problem not only affects your financial future, but can also jeopardize every area of your life. If you hire the best IRS help team at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. to help you stop an IRS levy, prepare your missing tax returns and/or file an Offer in Compromise, you will never, ever be sorry. 

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

How To Respond And Prevent An IRS Levy - Stop An IRS Levy Today

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You just received IRS Notice LT16, warning that your unpaid taxes have been assigned for immediate enforcement action.

The letter gives you three options:
(1) within 10 days, send a check to the IRS to pay your taxes,
(2) call the IRS to make payment arrangements, or
(3) face the prospect of an IRS levy on your wages and property.

Everything has been quiet on the IRS front for a while, but suddenly, now, it appears the IRS is getting ready to rear its ugly  of the LT 16 notice. Below is the realty of the LT 16 and your best responses to protect your property and paycheck from an IRS levy.


First, the LT16 notice, standing alone, does not permit the IRS to levy your wages or seize your property. Sure, the letter states that the IRS is getting ready to wipe you out, but IRS letters often threaten collection action that they cannot actually legally take.

Here’s the truth behind the LT16: Before the IRS can levy your property, they must first send you a Final Notice of Intent to Levy, identified as Notice LT11. An LT16 is not an LT11, and does not carry the same legal weight.

The IRS has been known to send the LT16 before the LT11. When this happens – which could be your situation – the LT16 gives the IRS no power to levy.

In other words, the LT16 should be taken seriously, but is there any meat behind it?

After receiving an LT16, it is important to not blindly call the IRS out of fear, but to first determine if an LT11 was ever sent.

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To know if an LT11 was sent, an IRS Tax Attorney at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. would first review all the IRS letters you have received to determine if you have a Final Notice of Intent to Levy, distinguishing it from other similar IRS letters that appear to put you in jeopardy of levy but actually do not.

If you are unsure that you have all your IRS mail, or more importantly, just to be safe, the best IRS team at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. would contact the IRS and request transcripts, which would have internal IRS entries stating if the Final Notice of Intent to Levy was ever sent to you, and if so, when.

If a Final Notice of Intent to Levy was issued, an IRS Tax Attorney at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. can still stop the IRS from levying by filing a Collection Due Process Appeal. If filed within one year from the date of the LT11, these appeals not only prevent the IRS from levying, but also transfer your case from the IRS Collection Division to their Office of Appeals. That means we are no longer negotiating with collection agents, but IRS Settlement Officers.

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Also, it is important to recognize that the LT16 is often an indicator that the IRS is transferring your case from its Automated Collection Service to a local Revenue Officer. Revenue Officers are the highest level IRS collection agents, work in your city, and often start a collection case investigation by making a visit to your home or office.

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Because the IRS may be gearing up to transfer your case to a Revenue Officer, the IRS should be contacted to confirm where your case is in their collection queue, and if the case is being assigned to a Revenue Officer. If a Revenue Officer is in your future, remember that the IRS still needs to send the LT11 to empower the Revenue Officer (RO) to levy, and if it has been sent, you may have appeal rights to prevent financial hardship.

If an IRS Revenue Officer case assignment is pending, then now is the time to prepare, to be ready when the Revenue Officer (RO) comes calling. That means getting a head start in preparing financial statements, using IRS Form 433A or Form 433B, to demonstrate to the Revenue Officer how you can repay the taxes. The Revenue Officer will want to see current income, monthly living expenses, a listing of assets, and written verification of debts. After providing the financial statements, the Revenue Officer could place you into an installment agreement, process an offer in compromise, or determine that you cannot afford to pay the taxes back, and place your account in currently uncollectible status.

Steps should also be taken to ensure that you are in compliance with tax return filing requirements, and paying your current tax liabilities. That, too, will be an early requirement of the Revenue Orficer.

Lastly, know that an LT16 is not sent by a human, but an IRS computer. When an LT16 is sent, there is not an IRS agent shining a bright light on you, watching, waiting for your call, or getting ready to pounce on your assets. That may come later, with assignment to a Revenue Officer and issuance of the LT11, but for now everything is tied to a computer. Any immediate levy action is determined by the success of the IRS computer in trying to find information about your income from W2 and 1099 reporting. In that regard, if the IRS has no information on your current income, or the information is old and outdated, your immediate levy risk is likely minimal even if an LT11 has been sent.

The IRS LT16 notice of pending enforcement gives us a heads-up that the IRS is getting ready to gear up, and that all may not be quiet on the IRS front for a while. But understanding your rights to protect your wages and property – and to know what’s coming and prepare – can help you make it through, reach resolution with the IRS, and get on with your life.

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