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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Tax Attorney?

A tax attorney or tax lawyer that has gone through legal study to specialize in and learn the tax laws governed by the IRS (Internal Revenue Service).  Tax lawyers complete special courses regarding state and federal tax laws and finalize certification required per state.

What is the difference between an Accountant versus a CPA?

A CPA is a Certified Public Accountant or super accountant! Every CPA is an accountant but not all accountants can be CPA’s.  A CPA must go through advanced education, training and maintain high ethical standards and advanced accounting knowledge proficiency.

What is an Enrolled Agent?

A person who has unlimited practice rights in representing taxpayers before the IRS by either passing a 3-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns, or through experience as a former IRS employee.  Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS will award.  Individuals who achieve this elite status must adhere to high ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.

Does Internal Tax Resolution work for the IRS?

No. If you call us today, we will work for YOU!  However, we have tax lawyers and tax professionals who have the knowledge, and ability to work with and negotiate with the IRS for you and each case presented to us.

Can Internal Tax Resolution help you with owed Property Taxes?

No, As much as we would like to help you, we work specifically for state or federal back taxes owed or issues. Please visit the courthouse in the county in which your property is located. Unpaid property taxes could result in tax liens against your house and can cause problems when trying to sell it.

What is Tax Penalty Abatement?

This happens when penalties have been applied to the delinquent taxes that are owed to the IRS.
Abatement is requested by entering a resolution of either a pay in full within 120 days or by entering a payment plan, and after about four months of payments, a request to remove the penalties to the IRS.
One way to remove the penalties is to qualify for the “one-time penalty abatement” in which the IRS will remove the penalties for one year due to it being a simple one time case situation.  Another abatement method is to prove to the IRS that there is reasonable cause to have the penalties abated.  Before attempting to remove any of these penalties, first the taxpayer must first show good faith to the IRS.

What is Innocent Spouse Relief?

It is a form of tax relief that will relieve the innocent party, caused by a deficiency in past joint filings.  This option is very helpful for people who have been burdened with heavy tax debt brought on by the fault of their spouse or ex-spouse.  There are three types of relief granted by the IRS that will help you get out from under tax debt caused by joint tax filings.  The “Classic” Innocent Spouse Relief Requirements, Relief by Separation of Liability Requirements, and Equitable Relief Requirements.  We will provide a free consultation and find out what your situation may be and if you qualify.

What is an Installment Agreement?

This can simply defined as a payment plan that has been agreed upon by the IRS.  This is helpful to those who can make a lump sum payment to the IRS.  Remember to avoid default and pay timely. Remember to pay your taxes timely in order to avoid defaulting on your payment plan.

What is an Offer in Compromise?

This option will allow you to settle your back tax debt for less than the amount owed to the IRS and to get a fresh start.  Please be aware prior to this being granted, you must first go through a qualification process wherein the IRS will consider your financial factors and circumstances.  Staying current with all filings helps this qualification considerably.  This program is not for everyone and not everyone will qualify.  Your chances are much greater by hiring an experienced tax attorney to help you submit the offer and keep the process moving in a timely and accurate manner.

What is the difference between a Tax Lien versus a Tax Levy?

First of all liens are filed with the county (Register of Deeds) or the Secretary of State a to a secure that a debt owed will be paid back.  Levies are a specialized form of a warrant are used to withdraw funds from a taxpayers bank account or to garnish wages.  Tax levies are applied when a taxpayer owes back taxes.

How does Internal Tax Resolution provide back tax help to taxpayers?

We will ask the appropriate questions to get you into a program that works to resolve the back tax debt you owe.  Whether it is fitting you into an Installment Agreement or Offer in Compromise.

What does Pennies on the Dollar really mean?

Fraudulent tax companies like to take advantage of innocent taxpayers by luring them into their company by utilizing advertising tactics for tax relief scam for the most sought out program, the Offer in Compromise.  The company's intent is more destructive than helpful and the end result is the client loses more than just pennies!

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Sorry, but we cannot help you. Please call your local IRS office.

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