Almost every taxpayer will, over the course of time, receive tax correspondence from a state or federal agency questioning some tax issue. Unlike any other communication in life, tax questions immediately create a level of fear and anxiety. Far too often, taxpayers accept whatever is said by the taxing agencies and, unfortunately, pay taxes, penalties or interest never actually owed.
Our history is that a significant number of the tax assertions are simply wrong. Sometimes these are the result of misinformation, a poorly prepared return, a poorly trained agent or failure to provide full information with a filing.
So, our first response in representing a client with tax issues is to access client records on the IRS files and review each file in the context of reports and filings. If issues are discovered, we immediately initiate communication with the taxing agency and begin the resolution process. If needed, we determine the best solution for the taxpayer with respect to a formal dispute, a payment plan or an offer in compromise.
Always keep in mind that one thing that the agencies will not accept is no answer at all or late communications back with the revenue agent. So, if you find yourself in such a position, find a trained and qualified representative and immediately take action.
We have over 30 years of representation experience and have a respected position with the agencies at both federal and state level.