Are you currently facing back tax problems? If so, chances are you may be looking for professional help to resolve them. When you are faced with the burden and stress of financial back tax debt, you’ll likely want someone you feel comfortable with, someone to help you through those troubling times.
There are a few things you’ll want to be aware of when choosing a tax resolution company:
• A tax representation company who is offering you a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to straighten out your issues with the IRS or promising to significantly reduce your taxes should be avoided. A tax representation company represents you with the IRS but cannot guarantee that you will receive any particular outcome in your case. The IRS has the final say on the results. It is the company’s job to analyze your situation and determine the best course of action for your particular case.
• Many companies hire former IRS employees, however, these employees do not have an inside connection to the IRS, nor can they negotiate on your behalf any differently than an Enrolled Agent, attorney or CPA can. Avoid any company advertising that they have an inside connection to the IRS.
• Avoid any tax representation company offering to settle your tax liability with the IRS for “pennies on the dollar.” Again, a tax resolution company cannot guarantee the results when it comes to dealing with the IRS.
• Many national tax resolution companies conduct their business over the phone, rather than meeting their clients in person. JK Harris’ Sales Consultants prefer to meet with their clients, by appointment only. JK Harris has over 325 convenient locations nationwide to help get you started on the road to fixing your tax problems with the IRS.
• A company who has longevity, and experience is the company to choose. The tax resolution industry is fast growing and many companies do not have the required experience that would ensure you feel comfortable in hiring them. Remember: the company that you choose to hire will be representing you before the IRS. You want a company that will be well-versed in IRS procedures and taxes. Choose a company you are comfortable with; make sure you hire someone you trust. The process of negotiating with the IRS can take months, even more than a year.