Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What is GuardDog Tax?
Can I represent myself before the IRS and save a fee?
Can’t I simply call the IRS help desk?
I received a tax levy or lien notice. What should I do?
My tax debt is killing me. What should I do?
Call GuardDog Tax for a free consultation. We will review your individual situation and discuss remedies.
How much does IRS Representation cost?
What is a GuardDog Tax Analysis?
Our advanced computer software integrates this data. Our tax expert reviews the results and interprets it. We then can tell you, based on your financial data and the IRS data what your best options are. At his point we may say “An offer in compromise is your best option. You should offer $5,502 to settle your $122,433 debt.” or “Offer in compromise is un-approvable. But an installment agreement of $325 per month…” At this point we have not given the IRS your financial data and have only requested transcripts from them.
We do this step as we don’t want to accept money for an expense service (e.g. Offer in Compromise) for which we have no realistic prediction of victory.
This is unfortunately common in the tax resolution field. So we charge a small fee and do the tax analysis and give your our verbal recommendation.
Only if we have a reasonable chance of winning an Offer-In- Compromise or other tax resolution will we recommend it.
What if I have un-filed tax returns?
What if I have missing tax records?
Am I eligible for an Offer in Compromise?
Can you guarantee an Offer in Compromise approval?
No. There are too many variables. The OIC takes time, and financial circumstances can change. IRS agents can make arbitrary decisions that are not covered by law. Laws can change. Financial data provided can be incomplete. We do the tax analysis first so we have a realistic shot at victory.
We do not want to collect a fee and lose. Moreover, if you cannot provide needed financial data or work with us to file your un-filed tax returns, we do not want you to pay us for a major IRS negotiation handling. If you cannot fill out a financial questionnaire to complete a tax analysis, we do not want an OIC fee. Fly-by-night tax firms will collect for an OIC and THEN when you cannot complete a financial questionnaire or file your un-filed taxes, tell you these are needed first and that they will submit your OIC when these points are handled. And wash their hands of helping you. Legally, they can probably get away with this.
We do not operate this way. We collect a small fee for a tax analysis. If we need to file un-filed tax returns, we collect a fee for these. Only when your tax returns are filed up to present time and you have given us your financial data in a questionnaire, can we project what resolution is best for you.
I have a large IRS debt that I cannot pay. What should I do?
How do I get a lien or levy lifted?
What is IRS Representation?
IRS Representation is when an Enrolled Agent or other authorized person (e.g. a lawyer) represents a taxpayer before the IRS.
When a person has a tax debt, has received IRS notices, letters, tax liens and levies, they are wise to have a professional represent them before the IRS. Guard dog tax offers a full range of IRS Representation services. Our team of EAs, CPAs and tax lawyers is supported by the quality administrative and bookkeeping personnel that are needed to take a tax case to a successful resolution. Can we resolve your tax situation? Contact us for a free consultation.
How much does IRS representation cost?
What should I do if I want to learn more about resolving my tax problems?
What can I expect if I call the IRS to handle my tax situation?
What if I made mistakes on tax returns or gave false data to the IRS?
This is also why GuardDog tax has lawyers on their team. GuardDog Tax will not assist you in lying to the IRS or falsifying records. However, without lying, we will present your data in the most favorable light. If you want to openly confess all your sins, we recommend you go to your Minister for confession, not the IRS.
Are all IRS problems solvable?
Can I hide my assets from the IRS?
Can a corporation or trust protect my assets from the IRS?
I have a large IRS debt. A family member has offered to help me with it, but cannot pay the whole thing. What should I do?
If you accept the gift first, it will drive up your OIC amount.
I have an IRS problem, but am tired of reading all this stuff. What should I do?
Call GuardDog Tax at 1-877-758-7797 for a free consultation.