3 Important Questions to Ask a Tax Relief Firm
Anytime you deal with the IRS or any tax issues, ensure you get the most sound and up-to-date tax advice. Before committing to a tax resolution firm, you need to know they are professional, knowledgeable, and well-informed about the latest IRS tax laws and procedures. Before you agree to pay for their services, do some research to determine if the firm best equipped to deal with your particular tax problem or concern. Here are three questions you need to ask.
Important Question 1: Do you have a license? Legally provide me with professional and current tax advice?
Many tax relief firms hire unlicensed personnel to handle their clients. They do not have the training, knowledge, or license to legitimately advise you on tax-related issues. Always be sure that you are speaking with an Enrolled Agent, CPA, or Tax Attorney. Only the three previously mentioned credentials are authorized to represent taxpayers in front of the IRS. Even better, ask the relief agency if any of their tax professionals are former IRS Agents (like at Landmark Tax Group!).
Important Question 2: Are you, in fact, the person who will be handling my case?
You don’t want to divulge all information regarding your specific issue until you are speaking with the person who will handle your case. Don’t disclose any details of your case to someone not trained in tax relief matters. The IRS will not negotiate on a case that is not handled by an EA (Enrolled Agent), CPA, or Tax Attorney, as stated previously, nor will it help your case if you leave it in the hands of someone who is not specifically qualified to deal with the IRS
and tax laws.
Important Question 3: How much experience do you have in IRS tax resolution negotiations?
Before letting someone represent you in your IRS case, ensure they have actual hands-on experience with tax negotiations. Licensing and training are extremely important, but may not mean much if the person handling your case is not experience. They must handle tax resolution cases such as with IRS back taxes or IRS audits. Additionally, an experienced professional will be up to date on the most recent rules and regulations set forth by the IRS. Be sure their practice focuses 100% on IRS tax representation, as opposed to tax preparation, accounting, or bookkeeping.
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