Showing posts with label Do You Really Need A Tax Adviser?. Show all posts
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tax debt relief

When Can I Expect to Get My Tax Refund?

 Tax Refund


With 2018 behind us, it’s time to start thinking about filing your tax return for the 2018 tax year. If you’re wondering when you’ll get your tax refund, here’s what you need to know about tax processing time lines and other aspects of making sure your refund isn't inadvertently delayed.



When the IRS Starts Accepting Tax Returns: Even if you have a fairly simple return and all of your documents ready, you can’t file your tax return the second a new year begins. The IRS normally announces the first day it will accept tax returns by mid-late November, but at the time of writing, a start date is still unannounced. While the recent passage of the GOP tax bill will not affect 2018 tax returns, other tax provisions are set to expire, so Congress has not approved a start date yet. Under normal circumstances, however, tax season officially commences in the third week of January (fourth if it’s a year when tax provisions are expiring, which approximates a late start around January 29th this year.)


Processing Time frames and Common Causes of Delays: For a vast majority of taxpayers, 90% to be precise, you’ll get your refund in 21 days or less from the time that the IRS finishes processing your return. If you electronically file and request direct deposit, this significantly speeds things up. Filing on paper and/or requesting a refund check adds a lot more time to the wait, about four weeks for processing a paper return and another 10 days to issue a refund check from the processing date.



While longer and more complex returns take more time to process, a common cause for delayed processing is if the information is missing from your tax return. Make sure that your name is spelled correctly and matches your other tax records, and that your Social Security number also matches. Changes to your household or marital status that you neglect to mention when filing this year’s tax return can also cause delays, such as if you’re using Single status instead of Head of Household if you’re unmarried but have a dependent child now. If you've been a victim of identity theft, whether you’re aware of this or not, you may experience significant delays in processing and receiving your refund.


Mandated Refund Hold for Additional Child Tax Credit and EITC Recipients:  If you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and/or Additional Child Tax Credit, you can file your tax return after the IRS opens for return acceptance, but your refund will be held until February 15th to verify your information. If you are unsure whether you will qualify for EITC, the IRS’ EITC Assistant can provide further guidance. The Additional Child Tax Credit is for taxpayers with three or more dependent children, or if your income and deductions result in a refundable portion of the Child Tax Credit.



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Individual Tax Saving Ideas

Individual Tax Saving Ideas







But when it comes to your taxes, it can seem like you're stuck paying the amount you are told to pay. However, this is simply not the case.




While the tax code is rigid and there are a lot of rules to follow, the truth is that many people don't take the time to learn how the rules work and how they can work to their advantage. 





Often, there are rules that can help to lower your annual gross income so that you're not only lessening your taxes, but also getting a larger return for that vacation you've always wanted to take. First of all, what you need to realize is that there are two different kinds of deductions that are listed in tax law – deductions and tax credits. Deductions are those costs that are subtracted from your gross income on the front side of a tax form before anything else is taken off. These help to lower your tax bracket first along with the standardized deductions that everyone has on their forms. Tax credits are those deductions that come directly off of the amount you are to be taxed. Obviously, these are much more significant and will help to dramatically lower your owed taxes. When you look at a basic 1040 form, which the usual form that most individuals use, you will notice that on the front of the form, you can take deductions for the following:


Exemptions


That is, those people who are dependent on you. You get a tax break for them. This is generally going to be one or two if you don't have any children (single or married correspond with one and two). You might also reduce the taxes you owe at the end of the year by reducing the exemptions you claim on your initial W-2 form. Instead of claiming '1,' you might want to claim '0.' This maximizes the amount of taxes that are taken from your paycheck. There are also standard deductions that everyone can take. Some of these include (for the 2007 tax year):



·         Single deduction: $5350

·         Married, filing separately deduction: $5350

·         Married, filing jointly: $10700

·         Head of Household: $7850

·         Widow(er): $10700


Each year these deductions seem to go up and help ease the burden of taxes on everyone in some way. These deductions will go on Schedule A to help reduce your gross income:


Medical deductions


If you have a lot of medical expenses, you will want to keep receipts and make sure to enter in the totals here. What can and can not be included in this total varies per year, so you will want to check with the IRS to see what the current rules are. These costs can not be something that was reimbursed by your health insurance company or by another else.

Taxes that you already paid


If you already paid estimated taxes, you will want to make sure that you are listing that total. This can be money that you sent the IRS to help with this section or it can be associated with a business.


Owe $8,000 or more in IRS back taxes?

If you’re suffering from tax problems with the IRS and owe $8,000 or more in back taxes, penalties, and interest. 


tax debt


We’ll make sure you understand your rights and explore all the tax relief options available to identify the best course of action for your needs and circumstances.


tax relief

When taxpayers try to deal with the IRS on their own, the results are usually stress and frustration but if you enlist our help, all that worry will go away. We’ll negotiate directly with the IRS on your behalf to set up an affordable payment plan or take advantage of a suitable tax relief program. 

tax settlement



Having tax disputes is not easy to deal with by yourself, you need a trusted tax expert. Tax resolution X-perts are certified tax accountant, tax attorney, EA, CPA on your side. MOST PEOPLE GET THEMSELVES INTO EVEN DEEPER PROBLEMS’ JUST BECAUSE THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THE IRS. IRS tax issues can be resolved even if you owe hefty sums, and even if you haven't filed your taxes in years. If the problem is blown out of proportion, the IRS may file a federal tax lien, levy your bank account and wages, confiscate and sell your car, home or business. Reaching a tax resolution with the IRS can avert such catastrophic consequences. Do you owe $10,000 or more in back tax debt? 






Do you owe $10,000 or more in back tax debt? Call 877-541-6901 right now! 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Are you suffering from tax problems?

If you’re suffering from tax problems with the IRS and owe $8,000 or more in back taxes, penalties, and interest. 


We’ll make sure you understand your rights and explore all the tax relief options available to identify the best course of action for your needs and circumstances.

When taxpayers try to deal with the IRS on their own, the results are usually stress and frustration but if you enlist our help, all that worry will go away. We’ll negotiate directly with the IRS on your behalf to set up an affordable payment plan or take advantage of a suitable tax relief program. 




Having tax disputes is not easy to deal with by yourself, you need a trusted tax expert. Tax resolution X-perts are certified tax accountant, tax attorney, EA, CPA on your side. MOST PEOPLE GET THEMSELVES INTO EVEN DEEPER PROBLEMS’ JUST BECAUSE THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THE IRS. IRS tax issues can be resolved even if you owe hefty sums, and even if you haven't filed your taxes in years. If the problem is blown out of proportion, the IRS may file a federal tax lien, levy your bank account and wages, confiscate and sell your car, home or business. Reaching a tax resolution with the IRS can avert such catastrophic consequences. Do you owe $10,000 or more in back tax debt? 






Wednesday, August 26, 2020

IRS tax lien relief

​If a tax lien has been filed against you, there are some steps you may be able to take to remove the lien. 


                         Tax Offers In Compromise

Call (877) 541-6901 for tax consultation. If your debt is very large, you can apply for an Offer in Compromise with the IRS.



In general, if you owe tax, the government will file a lien against you to protect their interest. The action taken by the taxing agencies of filing a lien is what we refer to as “passive collection. Call 877-541-6901 right now for free tax resolution consultation. That is, aside from collecting upon disposal of the property to which the lien is attached, no action will be taken to collect against the lien.

Tax Offers In Compromise


If you own a home and plan to sell or refinance, this obviously is a different story, and thus becomes a real concern. Another instance in which you may be concerned with regard to a tax lien relates to financing in general. Call (877) 541-6901 for tax consultation. If your debt is very large, you can apply for an Offer in Compromise with the IRS.


Tax Offers In Compromise

If you want to borrow money either for personal or business reasons, having a tax lien on your record becomes a burden to say the least. In certain circumstances, if you have financing already in place, it may be canceled and the debt may be called immediately if a tax lien gets filed subsequent to taking out the loan. This is common when a company is financing their accounts receivable, also known as factoring.


Tax Offers In Compromise

Removing a Tax Lien If an individual taxpayer owes less than $25,000 to the IRS, and can full-pay their liability in 6 years or less, they can request that a tax lien not be filed. In some instances, following this same fact pattern, they can also request that a tax lien that has been filed be removed. In almost all other cases, aside from either paying off their liability or settling for and paying off a lesser amount via an offer in compromise the taxing agencies will not remove a tax lien. 





There are few exceptions in which tax liens may be removed such as negotiating an accelerated payment plan, but these are rare and typically require that a professional be involved in order to be successful. Call (877) 541-6901 for tax consultation. If your debt is very large, you can apply for an Offer in Compromise with the IRS. If on the other hand, you own property with equity or are looking for financing, you will have to address the tax lien at some point. But in this case as well as above, the lien will not affect your day-to-day ability to pay your necessary and reasonable living expenses.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Individual Tax Saving Ideas

Individual Tax Saving Ideas



Tax Help


But when it comes to your taxes, it can seem like you're stuck paying the amount you are told to pay. 



Tax Help

However, this is simply not the case. While the tax code is rigid and there are a lot of rules to follow, the truth is that many people don't take the time to learn how the rules work and how they can work to their advantage. 


Tax Help


Often, there are rules that can help to lower your annual gross income so that you're not only lessening your taxes, but also getting a larger return for that vacation you've always wanted to take. First, what you need to realize is that there are two different kinds of deductions that are listed in tax law deductions and tax credits. Deductions are those costs that are subtracted from your gross income on the front side of a tax form before anything else is taken off. These help to lower your tax bracket first along with the standardized deductions that everyone has on their forms. Tax credits are those deductions that come directly off the amount you are to be taxed. Obviously, these are much more significant and will help to dramatically lower your owed taxes. When you look at a basic 1040 form, which the usual form that most individuals use, you will notice that on the front of the form, you can take deductions for the following:


Tax Help


Sunday, July 12, 2020

TAX RESOLUTION SERVICES

offers in compromise tax liability

TAX RESOLUTION SERVICES


Offer in Compromise (OIC) 

An OIC is an agreement between a taxpayer and the IRS that settles the taxpayer’s tax liabilities for less than the full amount owed. The OIC is a great program for the right candidate. Our experienced staff of tax professionals will gladly discuss all the options you may qualify for. The IRS may consider an OIC based on three grounds:

Tax Offers In Compromise

1. Doubt as to Collect-ability – Doubt exists that the taxpayer could ever pay the full amount of tax liability. 
2. Doubt as to Liability - A legitimate doubt exists that the assessed tax liability is correct. 
3. Effective Tax Administration – There is potential for the IRS to collect the full amount. However, an exceptional circumstance exists that would cause the taxpayer to suffer economic hardship or be unfair and inequitable.


Installment Agreements
There are a variety of installment agreements available that when properly implemented will allow you to repay your tax liability in a comfortable and manageable way. When it comes to installment agreements, having an attorney on your side that knows your rights will ensure you receive the best possible terms from the IRS or State Tax Agencies.


Tax Resolution

Tax Return Preparation 
The value of having an attorney review and prepare your tax returns could mean hundreds or even thousands of additional dollars in your pocket. Our attorneys are experts in preparing personal and business tax returns. We even pull your master file directly from the IRS database and verify exactly what has been reported as income. Having your tax returns properly prepared is the first step to resolving your tax issues.

Tax Resolution

Penalty Abatement 
Penalties can increase your tax liability by thousands of dollars. Many taxpayers may qualify for penalty relief. This service requires an understanding of what the IRS will accept as a reasonable cause for the failure to file or pay. If you have reasonable cause it must then be presented in a well documented format to the IRS for consideration. As experts we will evaluate, prepare and submit all the required information to ensure the largest possible reduction in accrued penalties.

Tax Relief

Innocent Spouse
Innocent Spouse can release your responsibility for paying tax, interest, and penalties if your spouse (or former spouse) improperly reported items or omitted items on your tax return. The tax laws and process to file for this relief can be complicated and should be addressed by an experienced tax professional. Our attorneys will prepare and submit all the required documents ensuring the best possible outcome. In addition to Innocent Spouse there are several other options that you may qualify for to provide the needed relief.


Additional Services 
Tax resolution experts provides many additional services to resolve any tax issue you may have. Contact our tax professionals today for a free consultation and take the first step to getting your tax issues properly resolved.



Thursday, April 30, 2020

Tax resolution

Tax resolution X-perts helps businesses and individuals prepare unfilled tax returns, settle un-paid taxes for a fraction of the tax debt. 




Luckily, there are several ways other than bankruptcy to clear you tax debt without ruining your credit. If you can afford it, the easiest way is to set up an installment plan. Make sure that you have a clear idea of how much you can afford to pay each month. Setting up an installment plan only takes about two hours. Basically, you tell them what amount you can afford to pay each month, and they accept monthly payments until the debt is paid. This is the simplest plan, but it is only available to those who owe less than $10,000, and can pay off the debt fully within three years. 



Partial Payment Plans: If you don't meet the criteria for an installment plan, you can try a new option, the partial payment plan. This is a rather complicated plan, requiring numerous forms and lots of documentation, so you probably want a tax professional to help you. Under a partial payment plan, you agree to pay a certain monthly payment, based on what you can afford, for some number of years, also based on your financial situation. As long as you pay the agreed-upon amount for the required time, the remainder of you tax debt will be forgiven. 

Offers in Compromise: Another strategy which is similar to the partial payment plan is an offer of compromise. This gives you the option to pay a reduced sum, but you can choose whether you want to make payments, or pay a lump sum. There are subtle differences between an offer of compromise and a partial payment plan, so consult your tax professional if you think you may want to choose one of these plans. He or she will gather information such as how much you can pay a month, and how many months you want your payments to span, and steer you towards the right program for you. 

Currently Not Collectible: The last plan available for dealing with your tax debt is to be declared "currently not collectible." This is a good plan for you if you have no ability to pay your bill, but are not burdened by other debts. If you are over your head in debt to many companies, you may be forced to declare bankruptcy. However, if you are current on your other bills, but are currently not earning enough income to pay the IRS a monthly stipend, you can be considered "currently not collectible." Under this plan, you will receive yearly statements on the amount you owe. Your situation will be evaluated periodically, but if you are unable to pay for ten straight years, your debt will be discharged. The guidelines for being declared currently not collectible are strict, so consult your tax professional to be sure that you qualify.



It's not hard to deal with your tax debt. If you currently owe the IRS, don't wait! The IRS tacks on late fees and penalties frequently. If you make a plan to deal with your debt, those fees will stop mounting, so you will have an easier time climbing out of the hole.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Trucker Tax Debt Settlement



Keep your receipts – a credit card statement and bank statement is not enough to prove an IRS tax deduction. If you buy fuel at a gas station the IRS does not know if you purchase food, beer or fuel without the receipt. The fuel receipt will prove that you purchased fuel. Therefore your receipt is evidence of your purchase. The IRS requires the credit card statement or bank statement and the Keep all of your receipts. Call (855) 336-0719 for free consultation.

 
Receipts fade over time make copies of your receipts. Many stores today give receipts that fade over time and once they fade they cannot be read. If you have a receipt that has faded you have lost your IRS evidence to prove your tax deduction. I strongly recommend that every few weeks you take the time to copy all of the receipts that could possible fade. Copy as many receipts as you can fit on a page and then staple the original receipts to the copy. Therefore if you original receipt fades the copy of the receipt qualifies as IRS evidence of your purchase. Make copies of your receipts. Call (855) 336-0719 for free consultation.

 

Best Evidence for a tax deduction – The best evidence for any tax deduction is a copy of a cancelled check with the bank statement and the receipt or a copy of the credit card statement and the receiptCall (855) 336-0719 for free consultation.
 

Do not pay for business expenses in cash – Try to pay all of your expenses with a credit card or check and get a receipt because this creates a paper trail to prove your tax deduction. If you have to pay in cash get a receipt and be aware that if you lose the receipt you lose your tax deduction. Call (855) 336-0719 for free consultation.
 
File your tax return even if you do not have the money to pay the IRS tax – The IRS imposes a Failure to File penalty and a Failure to Pay penalty. Therefore everyone should file the tax return even if you do not have the money to pay the tax to avoid the Failure to file penalty which can increase your tax liability by up to 25% over time. Remember you can always set up a monthly payment play with the IRS to pay the tax. So file your tax return on time. Keep in mind that if you do not pay your tax on time you will incur interest charges and Failure to pay penalty charges. Call (855) 336-0719 for free consultation.
 
Form 1099 for contract labor – The IRS requires that form 1099 be issued to any contract labor that is paid over $600. Therefore if you pay lumpers over $600 you are required to issue a form 1099. I strongly recommend that you obtain a copy of the lumper’s driver’s license, copy of their social security card and a receipt from the lumper. Also pay lumpers with a check not cash. If you do not get this information from the lumper your tax deduction for this expense will not be allowed by the IRS. Call (855) 336-0719 for free consultation.

Expenses under $25 – The IRS does not require a receipt for expenses that are under $25, however you are required to keep a diary and list what was purchased, the price and the name of the store that you made the purchase. If you do not keep a diary then get the receipt.
 
Keep a Diary – Keeping a daily dairy is an excellent way to keep track of your expenses, locations of your overnight travel for your Per Diem and a summary of your business. Having a diary is a huge help for you to remember things during an IRS audit. You can also list purchases that are under $25 so you do not need a receipt. I strongly recommend that you maintain a daily diary for your business.

 
Truck Expenses – Almost anything that you purchase for your truck is a tax deduction this includes but is not limited to: TV, microwave, coffee maker, computer, printer, car vacuum, pillow, bed sheets, tools, cleaning materials, load chains, GPS unit, jumper cables, air cleaner, CB radio, heater, fan, etc. keep in mind that these expenses add up to a lot of money over the year but if you do not keep track of your expenses you lose them. Call 877-541-6901 for free consultation.

 

Consider hiring a bookkeeping service – Want to avoid all the hassles of keeping track of your business expenses and receipts, hire a bookkeeping service. You can find a bookkeeping service for under $100 per month and this service could save you thousands of dollars in taxes. Consider buying a Fujitsu Scansnap iX500 high speed scanner for about $400 to scan all your receipts into your computer and you can email the receipts to your bookkeeper. Even if you do not have a bookkeeper this scanner is an excellent way to keep track of your receipts and business documents. Call (855) 336-0719 for free consultation.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Offer in Compromise


Do you owe $10,000 or more in IRS tax debt? In some cases, you can reach a tax resolution and settle for far less than the amount you owe. This is known as an Offer in Compromise. 

An offer in compromise is a tax resolution settlement of a delinquent tax account for less than the original amount owed. However, you will not get such an Offer approved without specialized assistance. As per the data available, in the year 2004 only sixteen percent of Offers were accepted.


If you are the having tax disputes with the IRS, tax professionals like experienced Enrolled Agents (EAs), Certified Public Accountant (CPAs), and tax attorneys can help you reach a tax resolution. Tax resolution encompasses a wide variety of settlements which includes IRS audits, Federal Tax Liens (IRS Liens), bank levies or wage garnishments, IRS penalty abatement, innocent spouse defense, bankruptcy discharge analysis, Offer in Compromise, un-filed or delinquent tax returns, and IRS collection statute of limitation analysis. 



Thus, it is advisable to seek services of professionals (like EAs, CPAs or tax attorneys) specializing in solving tax problems or negotiating a tax resolution. You should get in touch with these professionals if you are involved in tax disputes like un-filed returns, missing records, threat of levy, or, if you need a tax resolution like Installment Agreement or an Offer in Compromise or want to be declared Currently Not Collectible. 


For taxpayers, who are not able to reach a tax resolution immediately, an installment agreement can be a reasonable payment alternative. Installment agreements permit the full payment of the tax debt in smaller, more manageable amounts for the taxpayer. Currently Not Collectible is another tax resolution strategy, which implies that an individual has no ability to repay his or her tax debts. The Internal Revenue Service can affirm a person as "currently not collectible" after the IRS receives concrete substantiation that the individual has no capacity to pay. Once the IRS proclaims an individual as "currently not collectible", the IRS discontinues its recovery or collection activities, including levies and garnishments. However, the IRS sends an annual statement to that taxpayer stating the amount of tax still owed. While currently in not collectible status, the ten-year statute of limitations on tax debt collection remains in force. If the IRS cannot collect its tax dues within the ten-year statutory period, the tax debt expires.


The IRS is perennially, under tremendous pressure to recover the billions of dollars, currently outstanding. Therefore, it will seriously consider all the reasonable offers to recover its debts and try to reach a tax resolution or close cases in all these areas.