Friday, October 20, 2017

Your IRS Tax Relief Advocate

Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. is a tax relief advocacy firm comprised of IRS Tax Attorneys and accredited tax specialists with 60 plus years of combined experience.

Our tax relief team is absolutely committed to reaching the most timely and favorable IRS resolution possible, for each and every one of our clients. The success of our firm, our reputation, and our A Plus rating with the Better Business Bureau, is a testament to the value and effectiveness of the tax relief services we provide, and to our passion for protecting taxpayer rights.

Our Tax Attorneys take a sincere, personal interest in every client. At Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc., we take the extra time to familiarize you with our team, and protect your Taxpayer Bill of Rights throughout the entire tax relief process. We will openly communicate with you along the way, to ensure each of the necessary steps are taken, and that the appropriate documentation is completed and submitted properly.

One Solution for All Your IRS Tax Relief Needs

Taking on the IRS is a very serious matter. Selecting an experienced tax relief company, with an established track record for success is critical. At Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc., our knowledgeable, experienced staff of accredited, Tax Lawyers have successfully handled countless volumes of appeals. Whether you are in need of a tax penalty abatement, an IRS settlement through the Offer in Compromise program, or need an IRS Garnishment stopped and released, we have the expertise to identify the right course of action, based on your particular circumstances.

A full-service tax relief team, Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc., is proud to serve as your tax resolution solution specialists. We’ve been in the business of providing expert support to clients with a broad range of complex tax issues since 2010. We handle all types of Federal tax matters, including appeals, delinquent returns.

In most cases, our IRS Tax Attorneys can alleviate the financial and emotional burden resulting from IRS tax problems by reaching a successful resolution through strategic negotiations with the IRS.

A Vital Resource

At Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc., our tax relief team interacts with the IRS on a daily basis; it’s what we do. As a result, we are intimately familiar with the ins and outs of resolving tax liabilities. Our expertise ensures that every possible recourse provided to taxpayers under the Taxpayer Bill of Rights will be available to help protect your hard-earned assets.

Our vast experience resolving Federal tax matters ensures that you achieve the best possible outcome in the most timely manner. We’ll never leave you in the dark, either. We will continue to advise and guide you until your IRS tax problem is completely resolved, keeping you informed on your situation through the entire tax relief process.

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A Comprehensive List of IRS Tax Relief Services

No matter what course of tax relief action your circumstances dictate, we have the experience and expertise to execute it with the highest degree of efficiency. Whether pursuing a penalty abatement, innocent or injured spouse relief, an IRS Offer in Compromise, is in your best interests, our representation ensures the best possible outcome. At your free, no-obligation consultation, we will design a unique tax relief plan, tailored to meet your unique needs. Our IRS Tax Attorneys will protect every available dollar in your recovery plan and ensure your taxpayer rights are upheld throughout the entire recovery process.
Facing an IRS Tax Lien, or IRS Garnishment?

Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc., can often reach a successful resolution, negotiating a settlement with the IRS. Qualified taxpayers may be eligible to settle with the IRS through an IRS Offer in Compromise, or a penalty abatement, settling the debt at a fraction of the original amount.


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Unpaid Taxes - What Happens When You Owe The IRS

Having unpaid taxes or back taxes can lead to a variety of IRS tax problems including significant tax penalties. The IRS offers a variety of methods that will limit IRS collection actions to financially distressed taxpayers that have unpaid taxes. Below are the various consequences and solutions to having unpaid taxes.

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Unpaid Taxes - The Consequences

The consequences of unpaid taxes vary significantly depending on the situation of the taxpayer. One of the biggest consideration factors is whether your tax debt has been filed. The tax penalties for having unfiled and unpaid taxes is 10 times greater than having unpaid taxes alone. If a tax debt remains unpaid, the IRS will follow collection enforcement for most taxpayers that often ends with federal tax liens and IRS levies. Below are details on tax penalties and other possible IRS enforcement actions to collect unpaid taxes.

Unpaid Taxes and Unfiled Tax Penalties

When tax returns have not been filed by the due date and taxes are owed, this will lead the IRS to charge some of the steepest tax penalties. The IRS penalty that the IRS charges for unfiled taxes with a balance due are called the failure-to-file tax penalty. The failure to file penalty is usually charged at a rate of 5% of the tax amount owed each month with a maximum penalty of 25% of the total tax amount owed. If the tax return is filed 60 days or more after the due date (or extended due date), the minimum penalty that is due is the smaller of $135 or 100% of the tax liability amount.
If taxes remain unfiled, the IRS and will file a substitute for return on the behalf of the taxpayer in order to assess tax liability and tax penalties. In most situations, the amount assessed will be greater with a substitute for return than if the taxpayer filed themselves because deductions and credits will be limited. The higher the assessed tax liability, the greater the tax penalties will be.

Unpaid Taxes Penalty (If tax return was filed by due date)

The tax penalty for owing taxes but filing on time is significantly less than owing taxes with unfiled tax returns. The IRS penalty for having unpaid taxes is called the failure-to-pay penalty which is charged at a rate of 1/2 of 1% of the tax liability each month (or part of the month) that the taxes remain unpaid. The maximum amount of this penalty is 25% of the unpaid taxes.

If you filed an extension to file taxes then the failure-to-pay penalty will not be charged if 90%of the taxes owed are paid by the original due date and the remaining balance is paid by the due date of the extension.

Other Possible Consequences or Implications for Unpaid Taxes

The collection process starts by sending a letter demanding payment and assessing additional penalties and interest. Normally after multiple letters and taxpayer inaction, harsh collection tactics begin. Below are a few of the methods that may be used by the taxing authorities to collect unpaid taxes:
  • Federal Tax Lien: A federal tax lien is the government’s claim on the taxpayer’s property. The existence of a federal tax lien ensures that they get first rights to your property over other creditors.
  • IRS Wage Garnishment: The IRS will contact your employer and demand they withhold a certain percentage of your pay to cover unpaid taxes.
  • IRS Bank Levy: The IRS will contact your bank and demand a hold be put on the funds that are in the account and then seize the funds to cover the unpaid tax liability.
  • IRS Property Seizure: The IRS may seize assets such as your car, boat, house or another asset of value that can be sold to cover the unpaid tax liability.
  • Jail time: Incarceration is possible but very unlikely. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS can have a taxpayer arrested and put in jail.

Resolving Unpaid Taxes

Most taxpayers have unpaid taxes because unforeseen events arise that do not allow them to pay what is owed in full. The taxation authorities realize that these situations do arise and are willing to work with the taxpayer to figure out an arrangement. The large penalties that are charged are done to pressure the taxpayer to work with the IRS as soon as possible. Once an arrangement is agreed upon, the penalties and interest will cease or get charged at a much lower rate. Below are some of the common methods used to resolve unpaid taxes that cannot be paid in full.

  • Offer in Compromise (OIC): This is a program that is offered to taxpayers that have a high likelihood of not being able to pay their taxes off before the statute of limitations on the tax debt expires. With this program, taxpayers can settle their taxes for less than the total amount owed.
  • Currently Not Collectible (CNC): Getting declared uncollectible puts a hold on collection activities on the taxpayer until their financial situation improves enough to allow them to pay money towards the debt without causing financial hardship. In many cases, the statute of limitations expires before the debt is collected and the taxpayer no longer owes the tax debt. Be aware that certain taxpayer actions can extend the CSED. Therefore, working with a tax professional here is a taxpayer’s best interests.
  • Penalty Abatement: This option is typically used in conjunction with other methods mentioned above. If the taxpayer has a good enough reason for not being in compliance with tax laws, also known as reasonable cause, then penalties could be removed or reduced.
It is important to keep in mind that for every IRS problem, there is a tax relief resolution. Generally, the IRS will not want to cause financial hardship on the taxpayer. Mainly the only time the IRS will cause financial hardship is because the IRS is unaware that they are causing this hardship.

Getting Help With Unpaid Taxes

No matter what your financial situation is, our tax relief team will be able to analyze your tax and financial situation to determine the best tax relief strategy to get you the best outcome for you.




Friday, October 6, 2017

IRS Wage Levy - Stop an IRS Wage Levy Today

Stop IRS Wage Levy Today

Call Now To Stop Your IRS Wage Levy – 
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At Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc., our Tax Lawyers will stop 
your IRS wage levy in one day. 

Our team doesn't send mail to resolve your problem. We pick up the phone immediately to stop that nasty IRS wage levy.

Our team has many years of experience and will stop an IRS wage levy in a day because our company specializes in understanding exactly how the IRS works and what documentation is immediately needed.

IRS garnishments (IRS wage levy) can really be stopped in one business day if done properly. You should realize that the IRS utilizes a wage garnishment or levy to bring you down very quickly. This is one of the most lethal weapons available to the IRS.

Do You Want An IRS Tax Levy Stopped In One Day?

One of the main reasons why a tax lawyer should contact the IRS on the taxpayers’ behalf is because the IRS will not give you any information about your compliance right away. The will immediately interrogate you first. The IRS will try to find out what bank accounts you have, what other incomes you have and the assets you own and this is all in an effort to enforce an IRS wage levy, garnish, or seize any assets the taxpayer may have.

Your Tax Lawyer does not have to release your 
personal information to the IRS.

Everything is determined by the IRS computers called the Automated Collections System (ACS). Depending on what the computer states, you may have to file 6 year’s worth of IRS tax returns or they may even go back to 15 year’s worth of taxes. This is why the IRS must be contacted immediately to figure out what needs to be done to bring the taxpayer back into compliance.

If you have IRS compliance issues, the IRS will inform your Tax Lawyer or you, the taxpayer, what taxes must be filed. It is important to prepare these non-filed tax returns, but not to mail them in. Your tax returns need to be faxed to the IRS so they are acknowledged in the IRS computers immediately and the processing of these returns can start within hours, not weeks or months; the IRS will not release the wage garnishment until the tax returns are at least submitted for processing to the IRS.


Once it is determined that a taxpayer is in compliance, the next thing the IRS is looking for is a resolution to the outstanding taxes owed to the IRS. This may be in the form of a payment plan, a partial payment plan, having the taxpayer declared non-collectible or an offer in compromise.

In most cases, the IRS will request your financial information through certain IRS forms in order to determine how much, if anything, you can afford to pay towards your total tax liability. If your file is being handled in the automated collections division, a 433F form (a simplified Collection Information Statement) has to be prepared and submitted along with supporting documentations. If the file is assigned to a field agent, a 433A form (a detailed Collection Information Statement) has to be prepared and filed with the field agent, also along with the supporting documentation.

The IRS knows that in most cases, the wage garnishment or IRS wage levy is a hardship on the taxpayer, and the proper procedure is that after submitting these financials, the IRS should release the wage garnishment within hours. Unfortunately, taxpayers try to perform this procedure by themselves; without a tax lawyer involved.

Without an IRS Tax Lawyer to protect you, the IRS will simply drag their feet and will prolong the IRS wage levy because the longer the IRS wage levy is in place, the more you will agree to anything the IRS proposes. Our Tax Lawyers will force the IRS to comply with the rules and regulations to have these matters expedited within hours and not weeks or months.

There is a second method of having an IRS wage garnishment or IRS wage levy released; this procedure consists of proving to the IRS that your IRS wage levy is a true and immediate hardship. A hardship to the taxpayer is that housing, transportation or food expenses are at an immediate risk; i.e. if your electricity is about to be disconnected, and you can provide a statement from your service provider showing that your electricity is being shut off due to non-payment or if you are able to provide an eviction notice or foreclosure notice due to non-payment the same method applies. Asking the IRS to stop and release the IRS wage levy based on these facts is a very difficult task because the IRS is receiving nothing in return providing a solution to the outstanding taxes. This is an uphill fight with the IRS but the IRS is supposed to follow procedures and in most situations, the taxpayer is unable to resolve this issue without a tax professional.




Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Offer in Compromise - Los Angeles Tax Debt

Los Angeles Tax Debt

Offer in Compromise

Many Americans are afraid of the IRS because theIRS has the power to destroy the lives of taxpayers as well as their livelihoods. Many people have to deal with Los Angeles tax debt, and this has caused a great deal of anxiety for the financially struggling taxpayer.

Fortunately, the IRS has tax forgiveness programs that will allow eligible taxpayers to settle their tax debt. In fact, the IRS has rolled out a series of initiatives that can help taxpayers get back on their feet.

What is an Offer in Compromise?

An Offer in Compromise allows the taxpayer to settle their debt for less than what they owe. It can be a good option for someone who can’t pay all their Los Angeles tax debt, especially if it could cause extreme financial hardship.

The IRS has four main considerations that can determine a taxpayer’s Offer in Compromise eligibility:
  • A taxpayer’s ability to pay their back taxes.
  • How much the taxpayer earns.
  • The taxpayer’s monthly expenses.
  • The equity of a taxpayer’s assets.

It’s important to go through an Offer in Compromise pre-qualification process before you apply for this program. To be eligible, you must:
  1. Be up to date with all filing and payment requirements.
  2. Not be involved in bankruptcy proceedings at the time you apply.

Be sure to call Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. to see if you’re eligible. If you qualify, you need to follow the instructions on how to apply for an Offer in Compromise. 

Can't Pay The IRS? The Offer in Compromise May Be Right For You

Your Offer in Compromise form will include:

  • File a Form 433-A for individuals, or form 433-B for businesses, as well as all required documentation
  • Form 656 – This is for both individuals and businesses
  • Pay the non-refundable $186 application fee
  • Pay the Initial payment that’s on Form 656.

Once you have submitted tax settlement form, you’ll have to select a payment method. Acceptable forms of payment include:
  1. Lump Sum Cash Payment: You must pay 20% of the amount you owe once you receive written confirmation of your Offer in Compromise. Then, you will pay the rest of the balance in no more than five installments.
  2. Periodic Payment: Make the first payment when you submit your application, and you continue to make monthly payments while the IRS considers your offer. If it is accepted, you will continue to make payments until the debt is paid off.

If you qualify for the Low-Income Certification, you will not have to pay an application fee or a first payment, but you will have to make monthly payments while they consider your offer.

To decide if an Offer in Compromise is right for you, you need to understand the tax settlement process. 

While your offer is being evaluated:
  • Non-refundable payments and fees are put towards your tax liability.
  • A Federal Tax Lien may be instituted while the Offer in Compromise proceeds through the IRS system.
  • Other forms of IRS collection activity may be suspended.
  • Legal assessment and collection periods may be extended.
  • Make the requisite payments associated with your offer.
  • You will not be required to make existing installment agreement payments.

An Offer in Compromise will be automatically granted if the IRS does not make a determination within two years of when the taxes are due.



Choosing The Right Tax Relief Company for Resolving 
Los Angeles Tax Debt

With so many Americans dealing with hard times, there has been an increasing demand for tax relief services. But not all of them are legitimate.

Some warning signs of a questionable tax relief company include:
  1. Promising that you will get a lower payment for the taxes you owe.
  2. Giving an unrealistically short amount of time to process the debt relief request.
  3. Left out applicable information about your assets on IRS financial statements.

Some of the other warning signs include:
  1. Asking for payment in full upfront fees
  2. High-pressure sales tactics
  3. “Pennies on the Dollar” Advertising
  4. “Guaranteed Tax Solutions”

If you believe that the tax relief company you’re working with is questionable, you can report any problems to the IRS by filling out Form 14157 (Complaint: Tax Return Preparer).


Understanding Your Tax Relief Resolution Options:
  • Whether you decide to file for an Offer in Compromise, petition the IRS directly, or work with a tax relief company, make sure you:
  • Understand your rights.
  • Know your options.
  • Explain why you have this tax debt.
  • Request a new review if you cannot get a satisfactory resolution.
  • Offer the IRS solutions to your tax debt.
You have a few options for tax relief, which are:
  1. Paying the IRS in full.
  2. Setting up a monthly payment plan.
  3. Applying for tax forgiveness through the Offer in Compromise program.
  4. Asking the IRS to place your account into Currently not Collectible status and pay nothing up front.

Are you still not sure which tax settlement option is right for you? Or, do you just want someone in your corner while dealing with Los Angeles tax debt?




Monday, October 2, 2017



If this has happened to you, Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. has a quick and affordable process to get you an immediate IRS wage garnishment release.

Our Tax Lawyers know the fastest and most affordable way to get your IRS Wage Garnishment Stopped and Released.


The IRS collection process allows for the IRS to levy and will garnish wages for uncollected back taxes. These IRS wage garnishments will not go away until you the proper steps are taken to stop the IRS seizure.

Your employer must comply with the federal rules for the IRS wage garnishment or your employer will have sanctions imposed on them by Internal Revenue Service.

It is possible to have your IRS wage garnishment removed and released in one day and have your case closed.

The team we have assembled at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. knows the exact process and fastest protocols possible to stop an IRS wage garnishment.

Here is how simple the process is to get a Wage Garnishment Release by Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc.:
  • Immediately contact your payroll department and let them know you have hired a professional company to take care of this IRS problem;
  • Make sure all your back IRS tax returns have been filed with the IRS, (we can prepare your non-filed returns);
  • Our Tax Lawyers will contact the IRS with a power of attorney so you NEVER have to speak with the IRS on these back tax issues;
  • Provide information necessary to prepare an IRS Form 433a or 433f – Collection Information Statement, with supporting documentation;
  • Our Tax Lawyers will package the documentation, send it to the IRS, and immediately request that they release the wage levy or wage garnishment and close your case.
Stop An IRS Wage Garnishment In One Day

You do not have time to waste. Each day that you wait, the IRS is taking more money from you and your family. Call Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. today and we will STOP the IRS Wage Garnishment today.

The Process to immediately Stop an IRS Wage Garnishment:

  1. Depending on your tax problem, it may be necessary to provide some documents to the IRS before they will stop and release your wage garnishment. 
  2. That financial statement will be on form 433-F. Our team will provide you with our own financial questionnaire and from that document, we will prepare your 433-F.
  3. You will need to provide the Internal Revenue Service not only this financial statement you will also need to show IRS a current pay stub and last 3 to 6 months of bank statements. The IRS will determine the collectibility of your case based on your current financial statement and financial needs.

To immediately stop the IRS wage garnishment this information needs to be faxed or sent to the Internal Revenue Service as soon as possible. As soon as the IRS agent can review your case and your current financial statement, they can make a determination on how they will settle your case. As a general rule once the IRS agent has your current financial statement they will release and stop your IRS wage garnishment that very day.

We can usually get an IRS wage garnishment release to stop your IRS levy garnishment within 24 hours of receiving your financial information.