FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Have more questions? Check out our most Frequently Asked Questions below.
WHAT DOES IRSTAXADVOCATES.COM DO?
IRSTaxAdvocates.com is a full service tax consulting and mediation provider, offering a suite of solutions including individual and corporate tax return planning, IRS audit and appeals representation, garnishment and levy removal, and IRS negotiations.
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
For most cases involving a tax liability, we begin representation by having you sign and remit to us several IRS forms. The first is an 8821, which allows us to order your master tax file and see how much is owed and for what years. The second form is a 2848 which allows us to speak directly to the IRS on your behalf so that we can request a hold against collection action and negotiate directly with your assigned revenue officer. We then send you a financial questionnaire which must be filled in and sent back to us. At that point, there will be some back and forth between you and our firm as we work to prepare your resolution matter and/or negotiate directly with an assigned revenue officer. Depending on the resolution matter, cases will vary moving forward, but these are the basic steps to getting represented.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR A TAX RELIEF PROGRAM?
If you have a tax debt, and the IRS or state collection agencies are in the process of collecting, both individuals and businesses can qualify for certain tax relief measures. These could be a reprieve against collections wherein all notices and threats of asset seizure are suspended, an agreement to waive accrued penalties on the initial tax liability, or in certain cases a suspension of collection altogether and a mediation of the tax liability. As qualifications for these measures vary from case to case, understanding your options and getting current with an accurate road-map are important considerations our associates will sit with you and go over in depth.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We do not charge any fees for our services. We work on a contingency basis only. If we can’t save you any money we don’t get paid. Simple as that. So you know if we take on your case we expect to save you money. We will provide you with a written contract guaranteeing that if we don’t save you money we will not charge any fees. We also provide payment plans to pay our bill after we have saved you money.
WILL THE IRS CONTINUE COLLECTING ONCE I'M REPRESENTED?
For the most part, we are generally able to stop most forms of collections against our clients quickly. When you decide to take advantage of our services, we will assume tax power of attorney (IRS form 2848) which allows us to do several very important things for you. First, it gives us authority to speak to the IRS on your behalf, letting us contact the IRS and request either a 30, 60, or 90 day hold on collections, and when appropriate, we can even place an account into what’s called CNC – Currently Non Collectible, wherein the IRS will cease collection action indefinitely. The second thing the 2848 allows us to do is get your mail and notices, which keeps us current with your case and directs correspondence through our office instead of your mailbox.
WHAT IF I HAVE YEARS OF UN-FILED TAX RETURNS?
Many taxpayers will accumulate tax debt at an alarming rate when their returns are not filed because the IRS submits the return for them on their behalf, commonly referred to as an SFR (Substitute for Return). This is the worst form of taxation as it allows for zero deductions and maximizes the IRS’s revenue. We assist many clients who haven’t filed their tax returns in years, and in many cases, we can reduce the liability that has accrued, bring the taxpayer legally current.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are located in Staten Island, New York, and serve clients across the nation. Our mailing address is:
U.S. Tax Advocates
65 Oak Lane.
Staten Island, NY 10312
For most of our clients, we service them easily through phone, email and fax. However, we understand that some of our clients prefer meeting in person. If you would like to setup a time to come in, simply call a tax associate and they will schedule an appointment.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
CLICK HERE or call 888-910-9727 to speak to a tax associate today. They will outline the specifics of your case and help map out your options moving forward. If you’ve received any certified mail or other threatening correspondence recently, make sure and tell them so they can take the necessary steps to intervene with immediate action. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Relief is just a simple phone call or click away.