Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Settlements with the IRS

Many times citizens try to negotiate their own settlements with the IRS flat out get rejected because the paperwork is complicated to fill out correctly and they don't know all the allowable expenses and deductions they are entitled to. 

Due to this many end up defaulting again which leaves them far worse off than when they started. So even when it seems like you 'won', you actually lost. 



The settlements and payment plans we work out for our clients, sometimes can save you up to 40-95%, LITERALLY PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR! Now I'm not saying that's always possible, but again, you owe it to yourself to find out what type of tax relief you may qualify for. 



In reality, our experience shows that very few people that negotiate with the IRS work out a significant settlement for themselves. Very often they end up worse off than when they started, sometimes much worse off, because in the process of negotiating they show all their cards, revealing too much to the IRS. Again, when you reveal more than you are required to they just turn around and use it against you. This happens all the time! And again, even when you do have "success" most times the amount you are able to negotiate with the IRS is so small it provides no real relief. 


Unless there is a big change in circumstances, almost everyone that negotiates them self with IRS agrees to such bad terms that they end up behind the eight ball and default again because they got bullied by the IRS. When that happens you are in more hot water than when you started because now you not only owe your original tax debt but you have penalties, interest and maybe even a default penalty along with the original debt! It's really frustrating and on top of that the IRS returns to putting levies and liens in place and goes back to garnishing your wages, the things you tried to avoid when you originally contacted them to resolve things. 


We negotiate tax debt settlements and payment plans that actually significantly benefit our clients. We can say this for a certainty because if we can't help you we won't even take your case. And did I mention that the evaluation to find out is free?


Congress forced the IRS to create various tax relief programs and the IRS can be forced to comply with them, but only if you are properly and fully armed by understanding the options and the correct application to your particular situation! But again, beware, the IRS isn't going to explain this to you when you call. They don't hesitate to keep citizens in the dark in respect to these tax debt relief programs. 



Usually the IRS settlements and payment plans we negotiate will cover our fee within the first few payments. After that the savings are all "icing on the cake" so to speak. It could turn out in the long run, that the IRS' bullying you into seeking help was the best thing that ever happened when it saves you thousands, tens of thousands or even millions of dollars based on how much you really owe!


So you can negotiate your own tax debt relief with the IRS but it's probably not in your best interests to do so. Would you try to be your own lawyer in any other situation? (most tax relief programs require an IRS tax attorney).

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