DO NOT talk to the IRS, BEFORE consulting a tax attorney!

Legal Tax Advice in McHenry, IL


IRS Problem Solver in McHenry Il


COMMON TAX PROBLEMS/QUESTIONS

  • Tax Resolution Attorney serving Rockford IL and McHenry IL
  • I try to make sure my clients know the only sure thing about TAX problems are they don’t go away by themselves. COMMON TAX PROBLEM
  • I find my clients keep their heads in the sand as they do not know what the IRS will do to them. COMMON TAX PROBLEM

UNOPENED LETTERS FROM IRS/STATE

  1. Bring in the notices and paperwork you get from the IRS/STATE as soon as you receive them for a consultation. There are times I can take care of your matter at the first consultation.
  2. I hate to tell you that your Pension, Retirement or Social Security Check may be not safe. The IRS/STATE never forgets….once they find your source of income then it is Pay Day for them.
  3. In order for me to deal with the IRS/STATE on your behalf your personal and business tax returns must be filed. If you are behind, as many people are that owe the IRS/STATE, we have an easy way to complete old tax returns……even if your records are lost. Once all returns are filed the IRS/STATE will listen, but not until then.
  4. By retaining me, l it is very likely I can reduce the amount you owe to an affordable number or get rid of the tax liability completely.
  5. I can definitely tell you the worst thing you can do if you owe taxes is to do nothing!
  6. I find my clients keep their heads in the sand as they do not know what the IRS/STATE will do with their issue.
  7. Getting a letter from the IRS/STATE doesn’t necessarily mean you will be audited. However you may have a more positive outcome if you take care of this matter sooner than later. I try to help you avoid litigation and work toward a resolution.

FEAR - HEAD IN SAND

  1. Don’t worry, I will handle all the meetings and correspondence with the IRS/STATE.
  2. I make the IRS/STATE call me, NOT YOU, so you can carry on with your normal life.
  3. I can definitely tell you the worst thing you can do if you owe taxes is to do nothing!
  4. During an audit of the IRS it became known that in 1/3 of the IRS cases reviewed, the IRS failed to notify taxpayers before a levy, lien or seizure.
  5. In my experience the average client fears the IRS/STATE for all the wrong reasons – so they procrastinate.
  6. Getting a letter from the IRS/STATE doesn’t necessarily mean you will be audited. However you may have a more positive outcome if you take care of this matter sooner than later. I try to help you avoid litigation and work toward a resolution.

WHEN DO I HAVE TO COME UP WITH THE MONEY

  1. By retaining me it is very likely I can reduce the amount of tax you owe to an affordable number or get rid of the tax liability completely.
  2. In my experience almost every taxpayer is eligible for some type of IRS repayment program.
  3. During a consultation I may be able to evaluate your issue immediately and talk to you about what the next steps are or how big your problem is.
  4. Dealing with the IRS/STATE directly might be very detrimental even if you are completely innocent. Generally it is not wise to speak with the IRS before consulting a tax attorney. Even the most innocent mistake in a seemingly normal conversation can lead to a very complicated situation and make matters worse for you.
  5. At the consultation I will go over your options which probably will include signing a retainer agreement and a retainer fee.

UNDERSTANDING TV ADVERTISMENTS

  1. Remember the IRS employees are paid to look out for the government’s interest, NOT YOURS! Be careful to watch for false Tax Advertisers. TV ADVERTISING
  2. During the consultation if I think your problem is an easy issue and can be handled by you I will be happy to suggest what you might consider doing unlike some of the tax advertisements. TV/RADIO ADVERTISEMENTS
  3. Remember Roni Deutch, JK Harris, Tax Masters, 3 well known firms you saw on TV and heard on radio, asking you to call their 800#, ARE ALL OUT OF BUSINESS! Beware don’t be fooled.
  4. I have represented clients who paid large sums of money and were very dissatisfied with the service they received. I am local, answer my own phone – emails and available to personally handle your tax matter.

IRS/STATE SENSITIVE AUDITS/ EXAMINATIONS

  1. Do not worry, I will handle all the meetings and correspondence with the IRS/STATE.
  2. My client’s audits are generally done in my office under my supervision. The IRS/STATE does prefer to do the audits in your home or your office however when I represent you I point out to the tax official THIS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT! Audits can be a lengthy process and may lead to an extensive in depth investigation.
  3. Please note, after the audit starts is not the best time to find out if it is a sensitive one.
  4. Beware some CPAs have a great deal of tax knowledge but many have never dealt with the IRS/STATE. Generally CPAs are not as aggressive as Tax Attorneys when dealing with IRS/STATE personnel. We are advocates for you, the taxpayer, and do not just blindly follow the IRS/STATE position.

UNREPORTED INCOME

  1. Are you worried you didn’t report all of your income? Any income you were required to report on your tax return but didn’t is “unreported income”.
  2. You would be amazed how the IRS/STATE finds your “unreported income”. The IRS/STATE uses indirect methods of detection, i.e. net worth method, expenditure method, bank deposit method, sales and cost of goods sold.
  3. Taking the first step with me is the way out of your problems. You need to help yourself get help and follow my advice. I am very successful in dealing with the IRS problems but you must be ready to follow my advice.
  4. If you are caught having “unreported income” the IRS/STATE agent can charge you with a penalty or refer your case to criminal investigations.

OVERSTATEMENT OF EXPENSES

  1. Taking the first step with me is the way out of your problems. You need to help yourself get help and follow my advice. I am very successful in dealing with the IRS/STATE problems but you must be ready to follow my advice.
  2. If you are caught overstating your expenses the IRS/STATE agent can charge you with a penalty or refer your case to criminal investigations.
  3. Generally every expense you deduct needs a receipt in order to comply with the requirement of tangible proof of the expense.
  4. Living beyond your means is definitely a red flag.

UNFILED TAX RETURN

  1. There are cases for non-filers that I have been able to get them refunds.
  2. Federal and State taxing bodies look for unfiled tax returns or poorly prepared tax returns. The IRS uses a point value system and your return may be suspicious to them. This fact may lead to an examination.
  3. In order for me to deal with the IRS/STATE on your behalf your personal and business tax returns must be filed. If you are behind, as many people are that owe the IRS/STATE, we have an easy way to complete old tax returns……even if your records are lost. Once all returns are filed, the IRS/STATE will listen, but not until then.
  4. Taking the first step with me is the way out of your problems. You need to help yourself get help and follow my advice. I am very successful in dealing with the IRS problems but you must be ready to follow my advice. UNFILED TAX RETURNS

PENALTY REDUCTION

  1. Under certain circumstances, possibly penalties and interest can be stopped.
  2. If you do not get counsel you possibly have two choices: (a). Pay what the IRS/STATE says you owe even if you don’t think you do, (b). Set up a monthly payment plan which may never go away due to additional penalties and interest that continue to add up.
  3. My goal in helping you is to find a solution. Once I have acquired all your financial data and accurate information I can get to work. There are times I may be able to request the IRS/STATE to abate the penalties for “reasonable cause”.
  4. I may be able to help you reduce the penalties and interest that accrue every day once you retain my services.

IRS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. Should your matter be of a criminal nature it may go to court. It is important to know when I, as your attorney, files the Power of Attorney to the IRS/STATE that gives me the authority to act on your behalf. This means I have ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE and I may NOT have to answer any questions asked by the IRS/STATE about your affairs if I choose not to. Non-Attorneys may be forced to answer the questions.
  2. If I suspect there is a criminal aspect to my client’s issue I discuss it right up front.
  3. There have been cases which I was able to get the criminal threats from the IRS/STATE dropped immediately.

CPA/PREPARER DEFENSE

  1. Remember whatever figures are put on your return are your responsibility – which is why it is important to look over your return carefully before you sign. The tax preparer’s responsibility is to prepare an accurate return based on the information you provided.
  2. During the consultation it is important for me to look over your returns for a CPA/Preparer error. That might entail working closely with the Preparer to make sure they used the proper information you gave them on your return.
  3. I review your tax returns and if necessary speak with your accountant. I also check for accountant misconduct. CPA/PREPARER DEFENSE

GRAND JURY SUBPOENAS

  1. There have been cases which I was able to get the criminal threats from the IRS dropped immediately.
  2. Should your matter be of a criminal nature it may go to Court. It is important to know when I, as your attorney, files the Power of Attorney to the IRS/STATE that gives me the authority to act on your behalf. This means I have ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE and I may NOT have to answer any questions from the IRS/STATE about your affairs if I choose not to. Non-Attorneys may be forced to answer the questions.
  3. There is no way the average taxpayer could know all the avenues available to fight the IRS, a few are: unfiled returns; removal of wage garnishment, removal of bank levies, removal of tax liens; enforcement of the collection statute of limitations, offers in compromise, CAP appeals, DCP appeals, penalty abatements, interest abatements, U.S. tax court, audit representation, installment arrangements, 911 tax payer advocate request, lien subordinations, innocent spouse, tax litigation, state tax problems, employment tax problems and most serious is criminal investigations and defense.
  4. Handling difficult situations with the IRS/STATE can involve an intricate and sometimes overwhelming web of rules, procedures and methods. This is someplace you don’t want to go without the help of someone who has seen it and done it before.

IRS SUMMONS REPONSE

  1. I hate to tell you that your Pension, Retirement or Social Security Check may not be safe. The IRS/STATE never forgets….once they find your source of income then it is Pay Day for them.
  2. In some IRS offices a Treasury Dept. audit found the IRS failed to follow all internal and legal guidelines 36% of the time in seizing taxpayer assets.
  3. I make the IRS/STATE call me, NOT YOU, so you can carry on with your normal life.

FILING OF INCORRECT OR FALSE TAX RETURN

  1. Remember whatever figures are put on your return are your responsibility – which is why it is important to look over your return carefully before you sign. The tax preparer’s responsibility is to prepare an accurate return based on the information you provided.
  2. To make sure you gave your tax preparer accurate and complete information, I suggest you read your completed return before signing as you sign under treat of perjury.
  3. During the consultation it is important for me to look over your returns for a possible CPA/Preparer error. That might entail working closely with the preparer to make sure they used the proper information you gave them on your return.
  4. Federal and State taxing bodies look for unfiled tax returns or poorly prepared tax returns. The IRS uses a point value system and your return may be suspicious to them. This fact may lead to an audit.
  5. Taking the first step with me is the way out of your problems. You need to help yourself get help and follow my advice. I am very successful in dealing with the IRS/STATE problems but you must be ready to follow my advice.
  6. There are cases for non-filers that I have been able to get them refunds.
  7. In my experience almost every taxpayer is eligible for some type of IRS repayment program.

MONEY LAUNDERING

  1. If you have clicked on this topic see me immediately and keep your mouth shut. This is a criminal offense.

INCOME-PAYROLL TAX FRAUD

  1. If you have a cash flow problem and don’t pay your employee payroll tax, the IRS/STATE, without notice can randomly drop by. The IRS takes an extremely strong position on payroll tax violations. They would rather close you down and sell off your assets instead of trying to work out a deal with you.

IRS ENFORCED COLLECTION
FEDERAL/ STATE LEVIES

  1. I’ll work with you on Federal tax levies so your credit doesn’t come to a standstill. The banks have gotten so tough that anyone with a Federal Tax Lien could be prevented from having a simple checking or savings account.
  2. I may be able to stop an IRS/STATE levy on your wages. They can leave only a few hundred dollars per pay period which makes it impossible for you to eat or pay your bills.
  3. I may be able to stop the IRS/STATE from going to your home or business in order to start the Seizure collection procedures, but I have to know ahead of time.

FEDERAL/STATE TAX LIENS

  1. We may be able to help you when the IRS has filed a Federal Tax Lien on your home. That means you cannot sell your home without paying off the lien. Through my knowledge and negotiation skills I will work on your behalf to resolve the problem.
  2. I’ll work with you on Federal tax levies so your credit doesn’t come to a standstill The banks have gotten so tough that anyone with a Federal Tax Liens could be prevented from having a simple checking or savings account.
  3. I may be able to stop the IRS from going to your home or business in order to start the Seizure collection procedures but I have to know ahead of time.

SEIZURE AND SALE OF ASSETS

  1. When the IRS/STATE levy your bank account we may be able to get that released after I begin working on your case. The IRS/STATE can levy ANY account that has your name on it. The IRS/STATE can issue a Bank Levy every time they want to clean out your bank account.
  2. My negotiation with the IRS/STATE can possibly prevent them from seizing your assets i.e. autos, motorcycles, real estate, retirement funds, insurance policies, collectibles, jewelry. Without me and my negotiating skills you risk having all your assets seized. As I work on your case IRS/STATE action may be stopped.
  3. I may be able to stop the IRS from going to your home or business in order to start the Seizure collection procedures but I have to know ahead of time.

OFFERS IN COMPROMISE

  1. With my help, I may be able to work directly with the IRS/STATE to stop bank account and wage levies. That will allow you to not lose your job and will help keep your credit report clean.
  2. Depending on your situation there is a new program that may allow you to pay pennies on the dollar to settle up on old return and payroll liabilities.
  3. Without my help, you possibly have two choices: (a). Pay what the IRS says you owe even if you don’t think you do, (b) Set up a monthly payment plan which never goes away due to the additional penalties and interest that continue to add up.
  4. I do the research for you and I have the reputation with the IRS/STATE to settle your case.

INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLANS

  1. Without my help, you possibly have two choices: (a.) Pay what the IRS says you owe even if you don’t think you do, (b). Set up a monthly payment plan which never goes away due to the additional penalties and interest that continue to add up.
  2. I do the research for you and I have the reputation with the IRS to settle your case.

WHEN YOU DON’T AGREE WITH THE IRS

  1. There is no way a person could know all the avenues available to fight the IRS, a few are: unfiled returns; removal of wage garnishment, removal of bank levies, removal of tax liens; enforcement of the collection statute of limitations, offers in compromise, CAP appeals, DCP appeals, penalty abatements, interest abatements, U.S. tax court, audit representation, installment arrangements, 911 tax payer advocate request, lien subordinations, innocent spouse, tax litigation, state tax problems, employment tax problems and most serious is criminal investigations and defense. GRAND JURY SUBPOENAS; WHEN YOU DON’T AGREE WITH IRS
  2. Handling difficult situations with the IRS/STATE can involve an intricate and sometimes overwhelming web of rules, procedures and methods. This is someplace you don’t want to go without the help of someone who has seen it and done it before.

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