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The best decision you can make is to contact a qualified tax professional.
Congratulations on making that step by visiting with us. An audit is not something to take lightly and the possibility of owing more taxes can be overwhelming. Our team of tax relief experts work with people undergoing investigation by the IRS every day. Our goal is to remove the stress while guiding you through the process every step of the way. As your representative, we stand between you and the IRS to ensure the best available outcome. Tell us your story, and let us start helping you reclaim your life.
Filing a tax extension simply means that the IRS gives you extra time to file your taxes. Instead of submitting your taxes on April 15th, you can wait 6 additional months until October 15th, as long as the tax extension is approved. Businesses with a March 15th due date, are extended 6 months to September 15th. However, an extension to file your taxes does not relieve your responsibility to pay taxes by the due date of the tax return or estimated tax payment.
Penalty abatement is a complicated way to say that taxpayers can request the removal of all or a portion of the penalties for filing late, paying late, and certain other statutory penalties applied to their account.
A bank levy allows the IRS to remove funds from your bank account. When a levy is placed on your account, time is of the essence. The bank must hold the funds for a short period to allow you a chance to dispute the levy and obtain a release from the IRS. We prevent levies from being placed as well as remove existing levies as part of our process for relief.
Tax compliance in its simplest terms means
If you’re behind on taxes or have NEVER filed, we can help. IRS procedure requires only the last six years for non-filed returns to be filed to be considered compliant as far as filing the returns.
The IRS Fresh Start Program refers to several debt relief options offered by the IRS. The purpose is to provide relief for individuals and businesses who are experiencing financial hardships and are otherwise compliant.
Some of the most common solutions are;
We understand everyone’s story is different and your situation is unique. We take time to review and advise the best alternative or set of alternatives that apply to your case. Let one of our tax experts help you find out if you qualify for this program today.
If you owe back taxes, the IRS may garnish your wages. There are a couple of ways the IRS captures money from your paycheck. A wage garnishment requires your employer to take funds from your net paycheck and send them to the IRS to pay your debt. Often confused with a wage garnishment is a withholding order from the IRS. This order affects individuals who have owed year over year without paying and who claim too many exemptions on their W-4 form throughout the year. The order requires your employer to withhold the maximum federal taxes (single and 0) from your paycheck. But we can help! Reach out and let’s start examining your options together.
The IRS can garnish your wages, seize your property, and take money from your bank account if you owe back taxes.
The IRS has up to 3 years after the filing date of your tax return to open and close an audit. In most cases, an audit is selected and becomes active in the 2nd year after filing. This allows the final year for working on and resolving the audit. Once a year is selected for audit, the following year will also be reviewed and considered for opening up an audit, automatically. This is why it is important to get a knowledgeable representative to assist with resolving your audit and bring it to a close sooner rather than later.
Yes, it is called an Offer In Compromise and happens on a daily basis for taxpayers who qualify. Our initial case assessment is designed to determine if you qualify and if so, find the best strategy for obtaining a settlement based on your situation.
The IRS must provide you with written notice before they take any money from your accounts, seize your property, or garnish your wages. There is an opportunity to challenge the IRS’s claims before they can take your money or property, but you must act immediately upon receiving the notice to make a timely challenge to stop the levy.
A power of attorney, or POA, is a document that gives another party the legal power to act on your behalf. With regard to tax relief, your power of attorney can be your CPA, an attorney, or an IRS enrolled agent.
A POA allows you to hand off the stress of dealing with the IRS to us. We can negotiate with the IRS on your behalf and act in your best interests without you needing to be present every step of the way. This allows us to deal with the IRS while you handle your business and your life.
You’re summoned to appear at your local IRS office for an in-person meeting with an IRS examiner in an office audit. You are requested to bring supporting documentation at a specific time and date. The IRS office audit process is more formal than the correspondence audit, and it is usually conducted for more serious issues on the tax return. The good news is you don’t have to show up. Our team can take action to ensure your positions are fairly represented.
A field audit is the most detailed kind of IRS audit. In a field audit, an IRS representative will visit your home or business to examine records. Like an unwelcome houseguest, they come in and stay at your location for the audit duration. You don’t have to deal with a field audit alone; we can host the IRS in our offices so you can focus on your business while we work towards defending your legitimate tax positions. We don’t recommend facing the IRS alone, get our team behind you.
If you received a CP504 notice (CP504B for businesses), you have a balance due to the IRS for past taxes and have not paid the balance despite prior notices.
The purpose of the CP504 notice is that failure to respond will result in the seizure of your state or federal tax refund. If there is still an outstanding balance after applicable refund levies, the IRS may then commence levying other property as well, most commonly including:
The purpose of the CP90 letter is to notify you of the IRS’s intent to levy certain assets for unpaid taxes. Included with this letter is a notice of your right to a Collection Due Process hearing with the independent office of appeals if you don’t believe you owe or you cannot pay the balance. You should take action immediately as time is of the essence. You should take action to resolve your balance or request a hearing within 30 days of the date on this notice to protect your income from seizure.
The IRS mailed a CP11 notice to inform you of taxes due due to the IRS adjustment. However, in most cases, the IRS changed the tax return filed during processing because of a perceived math error. Therefore, you must review your return with a tax professional if you disagree with the adjustments.
Currently Non-Collectible Status, or CNC Status, means that the IRS has decided that you are not able to make tax payments. The IRS will refrain from garnishing wages, seizing property, and levying your accounts. The collection statute time period of 10 years (120 months) continues to pass during this time. In some cases, for low-income taxpayers, the statute can expire and the balance will become uncollectible and removed from your account at the end of the 10-year period.
If you do not have money after paying for essential living expenses, you may qualify for CNC status. Our team of tax relief experts can assist you in determining whether or not you qualify.
That depends on the type of tax relief that will fit your unique needs. An Offer in Compromise typically takes 12-14 months for IRS approval while you may be approved for Currently Non-Collectible Status in two weeks. Flowers & Associates Tax Relief can help you determine the tax relief you need and work with the IRS on your behalf.
Yes. We can file delinquent tax returns, assist with audit representation, and help with IRS tax settlement.
Reach out today and let’s work together to take back your life.
Yes. Flowers & Associates Tax Relief has a Signature Process that will identify and resolve the tax problems that you’re currently facing, including tax liens and levies.
An Offer in Compromise is an IRS program that lets qualifying taxpayers settle their debts for less than they owe.
It is possible to be making installment payments and qualify for an offer in compromise. The IRS will set you up on an installment agreement without any consideration as to whether or not you qualify for settlement. If you qualify for a lump sum settlement, we will stop your installment payments or help you redirect your payments to apply towards your settlement. For partial pay offers, installment payments will continue while the IRS evaluates the Offer in Compromise under review. Our initial case assessment is designed to determine if you qualify and if so, find the best strategy for obtaining a settlement based on your situation.
The IRS has up to 2 years to make a decision on your offer package, however, in most cases, the negotiations begin 10-14 months after submission. While the IRS reviews the Offer in Compromise, all collection activities will be suspended.
Yes. The IRS cannot continue collection activities like property seizure or levies while they evaluate your Offer in Compromise.
At their simplest, Installment Agreements are set monthly payments you make to the IRS to pay off your tax debts.
There are four types of Installment Agreements from the IRS: guaranteed, streamlined, partial payment, and non-streamlined agreements.
It depends. Your Installment Agreement will determine the length of your payment plan, but the most common plans involve you paying over a 36-month period, a 72-month period, or up to 120 months.
Our team of tax experts will negotiate with the IRS on your behalf to determine the best payment plan for your unique situation.
IRS payment plans are not loans and are therefore not connected to your credit score. However, it is important to take action to get on a plan as soon as you determine the balance due to avoid credit impacting liens.
Currently Non-Collectible Status, or CNC Status, means that the IRS has decided that you are not able to make tax payments. The IRS will refrain from garnishing wages, seizing property, and levying your accounts. The collection statute time period of 10 years (120 months) continues to pass during this time. In some cases, for low-income taxpayers, the statute can expire and the balance will become uncollectible and removed from your account at the end of the 10 year period.
If you do not have money after paying for essential living expenses, you may qualify for CNC Status. Our team of tax relief experts can assist you in determining whether or not you do qualify.
As soon as you partner with us, we’ll get between you and the IRS. We’ll then follow our signature process to stop the bleeding, identify the problem, and negotiate on your behalf with the IRS to get you back on track with peace of mind and freedom from tax stress.
“Tax relief” is a blanket term that refers to any number of programs and initiatives that can help you settle or reduce your tax debts.
The IRS looks at a few factors when determining who is eligible for tax relief. Our initial case assessment is designed to determine if you qualify and if so, find the best strategy for obtaining a settlement based on your situation. Tell us more about your situation and we can help determine if you qualify for tax relief.
Our tax laws are quite complex and apply differently depending on your filing status or business structure. If you are not trained in tax preparation and tax law, it is best to contact a CPA or a qualified tax professional for assistance. It’s important to understand the ins and outs of the tax system to achieve optimal results. People in the optimal tax position, typically invest in planning throughout the year to ensure they implement tax-saving alternatives in real-time.
No, your initial phone consultation is free.
We help taxpayers nationwide find tax relief and become compliant with their tax filings.