Communication with the Internal Revenue Service is an intimidating and often costly process for many taxpayers. In some instances, what begins as a routine issue can escalate into a situation involving tax liens; levies of bank accounts; or garnishment of wages if the matter is not resolved in a timely matter according to prescribed procedures. The size and complexity of the IRS system can be overwhelming unless taxpayers seek the guidance of skilled tax professionals who are knowledgeable with respect to the myriad of regulations and procedural issues involved in successfully resolving federal tax matters.
Our team of tax professionals frequently is called upon to represent clients before the Internal Revenue Service. Armed with a Power of Attorney authorizing us to communicate with The Service, we are able to receive correspondence and speak directly with IRS representatives, thus minimizing the stress and disruption to our clients.
A timely response is the first key to successful IRS communication. Written notices generally request the taxpayer to respond by a specified date. Many individuals have the mind set that “if you ignore them, they will go away,” opting to disregard notices or in some instances, fail to open letters from the IRS. Such actions will merely result in the accumulation of additional penalties and interest and require the IRS to intensify enforcement efforts. If you have received any communication from the Internal Revenue Service we urge you to respond immediately. If you do not feel confident that you can resolve the matter by speaking directly with an IRS representative, we urge you to seek professional advice and representation.
Once lines of communication have been established with IRS representatives, there are numerous options available to resolve tax issues. Whether it’s simply a matter of knowing how to interpret the language of an IRS Notice or more complex matters such as Audit Representation, Abatement of Penalties, Innocent Spouse Relief, representation with IRS Court of Appeals, or Offers in Compromise, we are experienced in resolving tax matters in a manner that is equitable for our client and in accordance with the provisions of tax law.