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GuardDog Tax Analysis

This is a flagship service of GuardDog Tax and the first step in IRS representation. This is a major thing that separates GuardDog Tax from other tax resolution firms. You see their advertisements on TV and hear of “settling for pennies on the dollar” and the “IRS fresh start initiative”. But what does this mean to you personally?

All too often taxpayers with large IRS debt or tax liens, tax levies, and wage garnishments scrape together thousands of dollars and pay a tax firm to get the IRS debt substantially reduced or make those tax liens go away, only to be told after payment that they have to file all their un-filed tax returns or “The IRS disapproved your Offer in Compromise” or are given impossible directions to get their tax liens released.

We don’t do it that way

At GuardDog, we do not do it that way. There are many solutions to IRS problems. These include the Offer in Compromise, Currently Not Collectible status, Penalty Abatement, and different types of installment agreements. At GuardDog Tax, we do not accept thousands of dollars for unrealistic solutions. Rather, we start out with an affordably priced “Tax Analysis.” If you sign up for this service, we have you sign an engagement letter (where we state what we will do for what fee), a form 7216 authorization (in which you give your consent for us to use our powerful software programs to analyze your tax options) and a Form 2848 IRS Power of Attorney empowering us to represent you before the IRS. In this Power of Attorney, we cover more years than you think you have a tax problem in. This way, if you are unaware of a tax problem for a given year, we find out about it. We also have you fill out a Client Questionnaire, in which you  honestly report your financial situation in detail.

Once we have the IRS files and your financial data, our computer software, under our skilled oversight, explores your options. Rather than accept a hefty payment for an Offer in Compromise (OIC) and then tell you later “So sorry, IRS disapproved it. Dang.” we will tell you up front in our Tax Analysis whether the OIC is approvable. If our software program using the IRS files and your financial data and our expertise say “ineligible for OIC” we will tell you that. Maybe you are eligible for another solution. We will tell you what our recommended solution is.

Also, it is true that the IRS requires tax returns be filed up to present time before settling IRS debt. The Tax Analysis gives us the wage and income data the IRS has on you. If you have un-filed tax returns due to faulty or incomplete records, this gives us vital data to make filing of un-filed tax returns possible. It also makes sure that if you do file a return, it does not contradicts data the IRS already has. A key point of the Tax Analysis is that often we find the real problem.

No absolute Guarantee

When we go to bat for you with the IRS, we plan to win. The tax analysis allows us to avoid battles doomed to defeat. There is no absolute guarantee of victory in dealing with IRS. IRS employees can make random decisions not justified by tax law or regulations. Financial situations can change in the middle of IRS negotiations (like a windfall inheritance). Sometimes the client accidentally or on purpose gave us incorrect financial data. These can be barriers to a successful IRS negotiation.

But the fact that victory is not certain does not justify fighting battles doomed from the start (and charging the client for them). The GuardDog Tax Analysis is based on a solid understanding of tax codes and regulations and tells us what should be an acceptable settlement to the IRS. We use state-of the-art software and our expert acumen to find your best attainable resolution. We ignore the solutions that should be rejected and recommend the best realistic solution to our client.

Is a GuardDog Tax Analysis right for you? Contact GuardDog Tax at 1-877-758-7797 for a free consultation.

IRS Offer in Compromise: Settling taxes for less

IRS Offer in Compromise is an IRS program that allows a taxpayer to make an offer for less than the total amount owed. If the IRS accepts the offer, you pay less than you owe, and the IRS wipes clean the rest of the debt. After your payment, you are in good standing, and you don’t owe anything else. However, you will need to stay in tax compliance for five years going forward.

Sounds great doesn’t it. “Sign me up” seems the obvious answer. Who would not want to have their IRS debt reduced?  But here is the catch.  The IRS will only accept an offer if they feel that your offer is equal to or greater than the amount they would ever collect from you, even if they used enforced collection actions (garnishment, or levies).

How do you predict what the IRS will accept?  Crystal balls and the reading of entrails have gone out of fashion.  The best solution is the GuardDog Tax Analysis.  We will use the I|RS files and your financial data (which you disclose to us, not the IRS) to predict the likely outcome using our advanced computer software and our expertise.

Meticulous Documentation Required

The Offer in Compromise is a laborious project that requires lots of paperwork and communication back-and-forth to the IRS. The IRS does not lightly cancel tax debt.   But following our skilled advise, documenting each step meticulously,  and  presenting your case property,  we may be able to reduce your  IRS debt. BUT we do not sell the Offer in Compromise as a first service. Unless we think your case is winnable,we will not take it on. Before we do an OIC, we will do  the GuardDog Tax Analysis Service.  We will get your IRS transcript

We cannot absolutely guarantee  a successful OIC.  The IRS may make  an arbitrary decision.. Your financial circumstances may change during the OIC time-span.  Or maybe you missed something in your financial statement, such as un-reported income or assets.s. We will get your financial details from you in a client questionnaire. We will file any un-filed tax returns.

However, we will not proceed with your OIC if our Tax Analysis after thorough review shows the OIC should be rejected. In other words, we only fight the battle if we realistically expect to win. For a free consultation, contact GuardDog Tax at 1- 877-758-7797.

 

Currently not collectible

What can you do, if you can’t afford to pay the IRS?

It is a little known fact that  the IRS is not supposed to collect back tax debt  from you if doing so would put you in poverty.  I had a retired gentleman in my  office who at age 75 had been cajoled by an IRS employee into agreeing to a payment plan that he could not realistically keep without cutting his standard of living below the poverty level.  After agreeing to a payment plan he could not keep,  he came and saw me.

This gentleman had paid his full share of taxes his whole life,  but due to financial reversals that occurred while hospitalized for a life-threatening condition, wound up with an IRS debt.  I review his financial data and got him Currently not collectible (CNC) status.

As soon as the IRS determines that you cannot afford to pay any of your tax debt due to economic hardship and declares you currently not collectible, the IRS must immediately stop all collection activities including levies and garnishments.

Statute of Limitation

While you are in the currently not collectible status, the 10-year statute of limitation on tax debt collection continues to run. If the IRS cannot collect the tax you owe within the 10-year statutory period, then your tax debt will expire and you’ll owe nothing to the IRS. A taxpayer facing significant hardships or tax debt burdens should seek the advice of a tax professional specializing in resolving IRS tax debts.

Now, CNC has the disadvantage of not terminally erasing IRS debt, as an OIC  (Offer In Compromise can do.  And under CNC status, IRS debt is increasing due to failure to pay penalties and interest.. However,  you will only have to pay if your financial situation improves before the statute of limitation expires. And, as mentioned above, the Statute of Limitations can eliminate tax debt.

Tax Analysis

At GuardDog Tax, the first step is a GuardDog Tax Analysis.  If this shows un-filed tax returns, we will use the IRS files procured to file tax returns consistent with IRS records.   Then we will use the I|RS files and your financial data (which you disclose to us, not the IRS) to predict the likely outcomes the IRS will accept  using our advanced computer software and our expertise.  Why apply for CNC status if  we can predict it will be disapproved?  Or if an OIC is a better solution for you?  Or perhaps an installment agreement is your best option.  Our Tax Analysis results in a solution tailored to your exact situation. It is not  “one size fits all”

If you do get CNC status, the IRS agree to stop their collection actions and not require you to send them any money until such time as you can afford to send them some money each month. We will stop the IRS from sending you those nasty collection letters, and you won’t have to worry about the IRS taking your salary, bank account, car or even your home to pay the debt.

As the first step to handling tax problems, contact GuardDog tax at 1-877-758-7797 for a free consultation.

Abatement of Penalties & Interest

Under certain circumstances, the IRS will abate penalties. The most common type of penalty abatement allows a taxpayer who has had a good record of tax filing and payment to get one year’s penalties cancelled, including interest on those penalties. This is known as first time penalty abatement.

There is also “reasonable cause” penalty abatement. In this case, you have to be able to demonstrate what the IRS will consider a reasonable cause for penalties to be cancelled.
Penalty abatement is one of the options explored when you get the Tax Analysis service at GuardDog Tax. While not as sexy as an IRS Offer In Compromise where the IRS settles for less than your total tax bill, or Currently Not Collectible Status where the IRS leaves you alone until your income goes up, it nevertheless can provide significant tax relief. It is often combined with an installment agreement n tor other tax handling.

Contact GuardDog Tax at 1-877-758-7797 for a free consultation to determine if penalty abatement is an option For you, or if there is a better solution to your tax situation.

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a legal process whereby individuals, businesses, and organizations can discharge or pay back debts with the help of a court appointed trustee. Realize there are different types or chapters and each will treat tax debt differently. For many, bankruptcy is a last resort. It can ruin your credit, leave a social stigma, and it cannot discharge the taxes less than three years old.

But tax debt does not occur in a vacuum. The taxpayer may have other debts and obligations. Freeing a taxpayer of thousands of dollars of IRS debt may be of limited value if other overwhelming debts are not handled. Social stigma and ruined credit may be preferable to a financial meltdown leaving you with nothing.

GuardDog Tax does not handle bankruptcy. This is, by law, the province of a lawyer. However, we can consult with a lawyer and ask his recommendation and refer you to a competent bankruptcy attorney if that seems the best solution.

There are a lot of non-bankruptcy remedies for tax debt. These are definitely the province of the Enrolled Agent and, to a lesser degree, the CPA. However, if you are not satisfied with these remedies, we can refer you to a competent bankruptcy attorney in your state. And if we think bankruptcy might be your best option. We will ask an attorney.

If you are in serious tax debt, contact GuardDog Tax for a free consultation. If bankruptcy looks like a possible solution, we will help you find a competent bankruptcy attorney in your area who will give you a free consultation on the bankruptcy option.

Call 1-877-758-7797 for FREE consultation.

IRS Audit Defense

Your worst fear has occurred. The IRS is auditing you. Whether it is a correspondence audit by mail, an audit down in your local IRS Office, or an IRS Field Audit in your home or business, it is stressful.

You can represent yourself in an IRS Audit and may even achiever a successful result. Then again, you can walk away unscathed from pulling the trigger in a game of Russian Roulette.  That being said, unless you are talking about a correspondence audit with minor money involved, this is probably unwise.

One could argue that if you are totally honest and have excellent records  done your taxes correctly, you have nothing to fear in an IRS audit.  And there is truth in that.

But… what is you fibbed a little, or your records are spotty, or your return was not done perfectly.

Now we are getting to a more common situation. It does not mean you evaded taxes or paid less than you were required to. But perfection and taxes do not commonly appear together in front of an IRS Auditor.

So, what do you do if you are under an IRS Audit?

Power of Attorney

First, you signed an IRS Power of Attorney. Then you have your tax professional (EA, lawyer, or CPA please) review your tax records. It is usually prudent to get full IRS transcripts. This gives you the data the IRS has on your client. If a debt is owed, a completed financial questionnaire is needed.  From the client. This will allow the pro to propose solutions to tax debt that would work for the client and meet IRS guidelines.

The tax pro can see any errors in your returns or records and correct them.  He then meets with the IRS or corresponds with them, and works out a solution.  It is usually wise for the taxpayer to keep his mouth shut and leave this to the pro.  The pro of course knows what the IRS is supposed to ask and how to respond to them.  Also, if the IRS asks a question that catches him by surprise, he can say “Wow! $30,000 dollars deposit into the account by Jones Industries and not reported as income.  I have no idea what that is. I will  have to check with my client.” And then come back the next day with the explanation that the $30,000 was a loan from Uncle Bob Jone’s company and not income at all.

Do not get me wrong. I do not LIE to the IRS and I do not countenance my client’s lying to them. But in the heat of an IRS audit interview, it is easy to make a mistake and it can be disastrous. The Pro can come back the next day and put whatever situation in the best possible light.

If  you are under tax audit, contact GuardDog Tax for a free consultation.  Our team will review your situation and recommend a handling.

For a free consultation call 1-877-758-7797.

 

The IRS Quarantine

Ok. You have a major IRS problem. IRS debt tax liens, levies,  wage garnishments, tax audits.  They can infect all areas of your life.  You get phone calls at home and your wife and kids get upset. You get calls at work and your employer or employees get upset.  Your credit drops and you can’t get needed capital anymore.  And you get so upset your work suffers, which hurts your income. Maybe your employer fires you or your employees quit, compounding the problem.

One client fell in love and was afraid to get married and infect his bride with his tax problems.  Another did not make money because the IRS would take it all anyway.

What do you do?

Contact GuardDog Tax.  We will implement the IRS Quarantine. You sign an IRS Power of Attorney empowering us to represent you and you do NOT  talk to the IRS.  You tell your family, your work and yourself that it is all being handled by GuardDog Tax, and that you are under GuardDog protection.  And you get back to work and make money and Guard Dog handles the IRS.

We take Appropriate Action

We call the IRS and  let them know we are representing you. We take appropriate action on liens and levies, or threatened liens and levies. We get any un-filed tax returns done, making sure the tax liability is minimized by using every legal stratagem. We protect your assets from seizure any legal way we can.  We get financial data from you, and this, with the IRS Transcripts and our advanced computer software,  lets us know possible solutions to  your tax situation that the IRS if they follow their own rules and regulations should accept.

Meanwhile, your mom, knowing you are in tax trouble, offers to give you $10,000 so you can start a new business or expand your current one.  You tell us this. Maybe this is fine.  But maybe we tell you if she gives you the money  the IRS will levy it.  So instead, she forms an LLC with you, she puts the money there, and  this LLC under your direction becomes an additional source of income for you that can help handle the IRS debt, but which the IRS cannot seize.

The basic concept of the IRS Quarantine is let the pros at GuardDog Tax handle the IRS. You do not talk to or worry about the IRS.  You give GuardDog the data they request and you follow GuardDog instructions.

If you really cannot pay your IRS debt, a settlement will be negotiated.  You may have to sell some assets or agree to a payment plan. Or maybe you won’t. Each situation is unique.  For each IRS problem there is an optimal-for-the-client that  the IRS will approve, i.e. the optimal approvable resolution.

And while we get that for you, you live your life and let us quarantine the IRS problem so you, our family, and work do not get infected.

Contact GuardDog Tax for a free consultation at 1-877-758-7797.

Emergency IRS Relief

So you ignored those IRS notices too long, and disaster strikes. The IRS lien arrives, the bank account disappears in a levy, or your employer just got a wage garnishment order with your name on it!

Whatever it is, it is just too much!

You cannot allow it to happen!

What do you do?

Contact the  GuardDog Tax   Emergency Response Unit at 1-877-758-7796 . Be prepared to move into action. Our team will deploy immediately in your defense. But we will need legal forms like an Engagement Letter and IRS  Power of Attorney right away.

We will act swiftly—within hours—to protect your rights—but you must authorize us to deploy. Without an Engagement Letter and Power of Attorney,  we are powerless to assist you.

If you  are the recipient of IRS Action or threatened action that requires emergency relief, contact GuardDog Tax for help immediately. The sooner you contact us, the better. If you bank account has already been drained,  it is unlikely we will get it right back.  So speed of contact is important.

Perhaps it is true that time heals all wounds.  Well, time does NOT heal IRS threatened wounds—quite the opposite.

If you contact GuardDog Tax for emergency assistance,  we will take all possible and necessary measures to handle the emergency. Perhaps your situation is not as severe as you think it is. Or maybe it is worse. It is very common  for the embattled taxpayer to have an extreme over or under-estimate of his IRS problem.  With an IRS Power of Attorney in our hands, we can contact the IRS  and analyze your IRS situation.  IRS communications  are confusing to almost anyone.  Our seasoned tax pros will not be confused and will know the appropriate response.

Contact GuardDog tax Emergency Response Unit at 1-877-758-7797 for a free consultation.

GuardDog Tax Analysis

This is a flagship service of GuardDog Tax and the first step in IRS representation. This is a major thing that separates GuardDog Tax from other tax resolution firms. You see their advertisements on TV and hear of “settling for pennies on the dollar” and the “IRS fresh start initiative”. But what does this mean to you personally?

[expand title=”Read more…”]All too often taxpayers with large IRS debt or tax liens, tax levies, and wage garnishments scrape together thousands of dollars and pay a tax firm to get the IRS debt substantially reduced or make those tax liens go away, only to be told after payment that they have to file all their un-filed tax returns or “The IRS disapproved your Offer in Compromise” or are given impossible directions to get their tax liens released.

At GuardDog, we do not do it that way. There are many solutions to IRS problems. These include the Offer in Compromise, Currently Not Collectible status, Penalty Abatement, and different types of installment agreements. At GuardDog Tax, we do not accept thousands of dollars for unrealistic solutions. Rather, we start out with an affordably priced “Tax Analysis.” If you sign up for this service, we have you sign an engagement letter (where we state what we will do for what fee), a form 7216 authorization (in which you give your consent for us to use our powerful software programs to analyze your tax options) and a Form 2848 IRS Power of Attorney empowering us to represent you before the IRS. In this Power of Attorney, we cover more years than you think you have a tax problem in. This way, if you are unaware of a tax problem for a given year, we find out about it. We also have you fill out a Client Questionnaire, in which you  honestly report your financial situation in detail.

Once we have the IRS files and your financial data, our computer software, under our skilled oversight, explores your options. Rather than accept a hefty payment for an Offer in Compromise (OIC) and then tell you later “So sorry, IRS disapproved it. Dang.” we will tell you up front in our Tax Analysis whether the OIC is approvable. If our software program using the IRS files and your financial data and our expertise say “ineligible for OIC” we will tell you that. Maybe you are eligible for another solution. We will tell you what our recommended solution is.

Also, it is true that the IRS requires tax returns be filed up to present time before settling IRS debt. The Tax Analysis gives us the wage and income data the IRS has on you. If you have un-filed tax returns due to faulty or incomplete records, this gives us vital data to make filing of un-filed tax returns possible. It also makes sure that if you do file a return, it does not contradicts data the IRS already has. A key point of the Tax Analysis is that often we find the real problem.

When we go to bat for you with the IRS, we plan to win. The tax analysis allows us to avoid battles doomed to defeat. There is no absolute guarantee of victory in dealing with IRS. IRS employees can make random decisions not justified by tax law or regulations. Financial situations can change in the middle of IRS negotiations (like a windfall inheritance). Sometimes the client accidentally or on purpose gave us incorrect financial data. These can be barriers to a successful IRS negotiation.

But the fact that victory is not certain does not justify fighting battles doomed from the start (and charging the client for them). The GuardDog Tax Analysis is based on a solid understanding of tax codes and regulations and tells us what should be an acceptable settlement to the IRS. We use state-of the-art software and our expert acumen to find your best attainable resolution. We ignore the solutions that should be rejected and recommend the best realistic solution to our client.

Is a GuardDog Tax Analysis right for you? Contact GuardDog Tax at 1-877-758-7797 for a free consultation.[/expand]

IRS Offer in Compromise: Settling taxes for less

IRS Offer in Compromise is an IRS program that allows a taxpayer to make an offer for less than the total amount owed. If the IRS accepts the offer, you pay less than you owe, and the IRS wipes clean the rest of the debt. After your payment, you are in good standing, and you don’t owe anything else. However, you will need to stay in tax compliance for five years going forward.

[expand title=”Read more…”]Sounds great doesn’t it. “Sign me up” seems the obvious answer. Who would not want to have their IRS debt reduced?  But here is the catch.  The IRS will only accept an offer if they feel that your offer is equal to or greater than the amount they would ever collect from you, even if they used enforced collection actions (garnishment, or levies).

How do you predict what the IRS will accept?  Crystal balls and the reading of entrails have gone out of fashion.  The best solution is the GuardDog Tax Analysis.  We will use the I|RS files and your financial data (which you disclose to us, not the IRS) to predict the likely outcome using our advanced computer software and our expertise.

The Offer in Compromise is a laborious project that requires lots of paperwork and communication back-and-forth to the IRS. The IRS does not lightly cancel tax debt.   But following our skilled advise, documenting each step meticulously,  and  presenting your case property,  we may be able to reduce your  IRS debt. BUT we do not sell the Offer in Compromise as a first service. Unless we think your case is winnable,we will not take it on. Before we do an OIC, we will do  the GuardDog Tax Analysis Service.  We will get your IRS transcript

We cannot absolutely guarantee  a successful OIC.  The IRS may make  an arbitrary decision.. Your financial circumstances may change during the OIC time-span.  Or maybe you missed something in your financial statement, such as un-reported income or assets.s. We will get your financial details from you in a client questionnaire. We will file any un-filed tax returns.

However, we will not proceed with your OIC if our Tax Analysis after thorough review shows the OIC should be rejected. In other words, we only fight the battle if we realistically expect to win. For a free consultation, contact GuardDog Tax at 1- 877-758-7797.[/expand]

 

Currently not collectible

What can you do, if you can’t afford to pay the IRS? It is a little known fact that  the IRS is not supposed to collect back tax debt  from you if doing so would put you in poverty.  I had a retired gentleman in my  office who at age 75 had been cajoled by an IRS employee into agreeing to a payment plan that he could not realistically keep without cutting his standard of living below the poverty level.  After agreeing to a payment plan he could not keep,  he came and saw me. [expand title=”Read more…”]This gentleman had paid his full share of taxes his whole life,  but due to financial reversals that occurred while hospitalized for a life-threatening condition, wound up with an IRS debt.  I review his financial data and got him Currently not collectible (CNC) status. As soon as the IRS determines that you cannot afford to pay any of your tax debt due to economic hardship and declares you currently not collectible, the IRS must immediately stop all collection activities including levies and garnishments. While you are in the currently not collectible status, the 10-year statute of limitation on tax debt collection continues to run.

Statute of Limitation

If the IRS cannot collect the tax you owe within the 10-year statutory period, then your tax debt will expire and you’ll owe nothing to the IRS. A taxpayer facing significant hardships or tax debt burdens should seek the advice of a tax professional specializing in resolving IRS tax debts. Now, CNC has the disadvantage of not terminally erasing IRS debt, as an OIC  (Offer In Compromise can do.  And under CNC status, IRS debt is increasing due to failure to pay penalties and interest.. However,  you will only have to pay if your financial situation improves before the statute of limitation expires. And, as mentioned above, the Statute of Limitations can eliminate tax debt.

Tax Analysis

At GuardDog Tax, the first step is a GuardDog Tax Analysis.  If this shows un-filed tax returns, we will use the IRS files procured to file tax returns consistent with IRS records.   Then we will use the I|RS files and your financial data (which you disclose to us, not the IRS) to predict the likely outcomes the IRS will accept  using our advanced computer software and our expertise.  Why apply for CNC status if  we can predict it will be disapproved?  Or if an OIC is a better solution for you?  Or perhaps an installment agreement is your best option.  Our Tax Analysis results in a solution tailored to your exact situation. It is not  “one size fits all”

If you do get CNC status, the IRS agree to stop their collection actions and not require you to send them any money until such time as you can afford to send them some money each month. We will stop the IRS from sending you those nasty collection letters, and you won’t have to worry about the IRS taking your salary, bank account, car or even your home to pay the debt. As the first step to handling tax problems, contact GuardDog tax at 1-877-758-7797 for a free consultation.[/expand]
Abatement of Penalties & Interest

Under certain circumstances, the IRS will abate penalties. The most common type of penalty abatement allows a taxpayer who has had a good record of tax filing and payment to get one year’s penalties cancelled, including interest on those penalties. This is known as first time penalty abatement. [expand title=”Read more…”]There is also “reasonable cause” penalty abatement. In this case, you have to be able to demonstrate what the IRS will consider a reasonable cause for penalties to be cancelled. Penalty abatement is one of the options explored when you get the Tax Analysis service at GuardDog Tax. While not as sexy as an IRS Offer In Compromise where the IRS settles for less than your total tax bill, or Currently Not Collectible Status where the IRS leaves you alone until your income goes up, it nevertheless can provide significant tax relief. It is often combined with an installment agreement n tor other tax handling. Contact GuardDog Tax at 1-877-758-7797 for a free consultation to determine if penalty abatement is an option For you, or if there is a better solution to your tax situation.[/expand]

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a legal process whereby individuals, businesses, and organizations can discharge or pay back debts with the help of a court appointed trustee. Realize there are different types or chapters and each will treat tax debt differently. For many, bankruptcy is a last resort. It can ruin your credit, leave a social stigma, and it cannot discharge the taxes less than three years old. [expand title=”Read more…”]But tax debt does not occur in a vacuum. The taxpayer may have other debts and obligations. Freeing a taxpayer of thousands of dollars of IRS debt may be of limited value if other overwhelming debts are not handled. Social stigma and ruined credit may be preferable to a financial meltdown leaving you with nothing. GuardDog Tax does not handle bankruptcy. This is, by law, the province of a lawyer. However, we can consult with a lawyer and ask his recommendation and refer you to a competent bankruptcy attorney if that seems the best solution. There are a lot of non-bankruptcy remedies for tax debt. These are definitely the province of the Enrolled Agent and, to a lesser degree, the CPA. However, if you are not satisfied with these remedies, we can refer you to a competent bankruptcy attorney in your state. And if we think bankruptcy might be your best option. We will ask an attorney. If you are in serious tax debt, contact GuardDog Tax for a free consultation. If bankruptcy looks like a possible solution, we will help you find a competent bankruptcy attorney in your area who will give you a free consultation on the bankruptcy option.

Call 1-877-758-7797 for FREE consultation.[/expand]

IRS Audit Defense

 

Your worst fear has occurred. The IRS is auditing you. Whether it is a correspondence audit by mail, an audit down in your local IRS Office, or an IRS Field Audit in your home or business, it is stressful. You can represent yourself in an IRS Audit and may even achiever a successful result. Then again, you can walk away unscathed from pulling the trigger in a game of Russian Roulette.  [expand title=”Read more…”]That being said, unless you are talking about a correspondence audit with minor money involved, this is probably unwise. One could argue that if you are totally honest and have excellent records  done your taxes correctly, you have nothing to fear in an IRS audit.  And there is truth in that. But… what is you fibbed a little, or your records are spotty, or your return was not done perfectly. Now we are getting to a more common situation. It does not mean you evaded taxes or paid less than you were required to. But perfection and taxes do not commonly appear together in front of an IRS Auditor. So, what do you do if you are under an IRS Audit?

Power of Attorney

First, you signed an IRS Power of Attorney. Then you have your tax professional (EA, lawyer, or CPA please) review your tax records. It is usually prudent to get full IRS transcripts. This gives you the data the IRS has on your client. If a debt is owed, a completed financial questionnaire is needed.  From the client. This will allow the pro to propose solutions to tax debt that would work for the client and meet IRS guidelines. The tax pro can see any errors in your returns or records and correct them.  He then meets with the IRS or corresponds with them, and works out a solution.  It is usually wise for the taxpayer to keep his mouth shut and leave this to the pro.  The pro of course knows what the IRS is supposed to ask and how to respond to them.  Also, if the IRS asks a question that catches him by surprise, he can say “Wow! $30,000 dollars deposit into the account by Jones Industries and not reported as income.  I have no idea what that is. I will  have to check with my client.” And then come back the next day with the explanation that the $30,000 was a loan from Uncle Bob Jone’s company and not income at all. Do not get me wrong. I do not LIE to the IRS and I do not countenance my client’s lying to them. But in the heat of an IRS audit interview, it is easy to make a mistake and it can be disastrous. The Pro can come back the next day and put whatever situation in the best possible light.

If  you are under tax audit, contact GuardDog Tax for a free consultation.  Our team will review your situation and recommend a handling. For a free consultation call 1-877-758-7797.[/expand]

 

The IRS Quarantine

Ok. You have a major IRS problem. IRS debt tax liens, levies,  wage garnishments, tax audits.  They can infect all areas of your life.  You get phone calls at home and your wife and kids get upset. You get calls at work and your employer or employees get upset.  Your credit drops and you can’t get needed capital anymore.  And you get so upset your work suffers, which hurts your income. Maybe your employer fires you or your employees quit, compounding the problem.

[expand title=”Read more…”]One client fell in love and was afraid to get married and infect his bride with his tax problems.  Another did not make money because the IRS would take it all anyway.

What do you do?

Contact GuardDog Tax.  We will implement the IRS Quarantine. You sign an IRS Power of Attorney empowering us to represent you and you do NOT  talk to the IRS.  You tell your family, your work and yourself that it is all being handled by GuardDog Tax, and that you are under GuardDog protection.  And you get back to work and make money and Guard Dog handles the IRS.

We Take Appropriate Action

We call the IRS and  let them know we are representing you. We take appropriate action on liens and levies, or threatened liens and levies. We get any un-filed tax returns done, making sure the tax liability is minimized by using every legal stratagem. We protect your assets from seizure any legal way we can.  We get financial data from you, and this, with the IRS Transcripts and our advanced computer software,  lets us know possible solutions to  your tax situation that the IRS if they follow their own rules and regulations should accept.

Meanwhile, your mom, knowing you are in tax trouble, offers to give you $10,000 so you can start a new business or expand your current one.  You tell us this. Maybe this is fine.  But maybe we tell you if she gives you the money  the IRS will levy it.  So instead, she forms an LLC with you, she puts the money there, and  this LLC under your direction becomes an additional source of income for you that can help handle the IRS debt, but which the IRS cannot seize.

The basic concept of the IRS Quarantine is let the pros at GuardDog Tax handle the IRS. You do not talk to or worry about the IRS.  You give GuardDog the data they request and you follow GuardDog instructions.

If you really cannot pay your IRS debt, a settlement will be negotiated.  You may have to sell some assets or agree to a payment plan. Or maybe you won’t. Each situation is unique.  For each IRS problem there is an optimal-for-the-client that  the IRS will approve, i.e. the optimal approvable resolution.

And while we get that for you, you live your life and let us quarantine the IRS problem so you, our family, and work do not get infected.

Contact GuardDog Tax for a free consultation at 1-877-758-7797.[/expand]

Emergency IRS Relief

So you ignored those IRS notices too long, and disaster strikes. The IRS lien arrives, the bank account disappears in a levy, or your employer just got a wage garnishment order with your name on it! Whatever it is, it is just too much! You cannot allow it to happen! What do you do? Contact the  GuardDog Tax   Emergency Response Unit at 1-877-758-7796 . [expand title=”Read more…”]Be prepared to move into action. Our team will deploy immediately in your defense. But we will need legal forms like an Engagement Letter and IRS  Power of Attorney right away. We will act swiftly—within hours—to protect your rights—but you must authorize us to deploy. Without an Engagement Letter and Power of Attorney,  we are powerless to assist you. If you  are the recipient of IRS Action or threatened action that requires emergency relief, contact GuardDog Tax for help immediately. The sooner you contact us, the better. If you bank account has already been drained,  it is unlikely we will get it right back.  So speed of contact is important. Perhaps it is true that time heals all wounds.  Well, time does NOT heal IRS threatened wounds—quite the opposite.

If you contact GuardDog Tax for emergency assistance,  we will take all possible and necessary measures to handle the emergency. Perhaps your situation is not as severe as you think it is. Or maybe it is worse. It is very common  for the embattled taxpayer to have an extreme over or under-estimate of his IRS problem.  With an IRS Power of Attorney in our hands, we can contact the IRS  and analyze your IRS situation.  IRS communications  are confusing to almost anyone.  Our seasoned tax pros will not be confused and will know the appropriate response. Contact GuardDog tax Emergency Response Unit at 1-877-758-7797 for a free consultation.[/expand]