IRS Representation For Individuals and Businesses
IRS representation, should you have the misfortune to be audited by the IRS, may be the only way to reduce or possibly eliminate unexpected tax issues. Perhaps, you owe back taxes that you cannot pay or you have unfiled tax returns, or your wages and your bank account have been garnished by the IRS. No threat to your personal or business financial security is as concerning as owing the IRS. While the IRS has strong enforcement, you as a taxpayer have laws to help protect your money and livelihood. As a tax professional, we have provided IRS representation to people needing to put their tax problems behind them. Our IRS Representation offers possible relief services including:
- Wage or Bank Garnishments
- Installment Agreements
- Offer in Compromise
- Suspension of Collection Activity
- Abatement of Penalty Applications
What to Know About Hiring an IRS Representative
Most people are unaware that there are two groups of professionals that can represent you should you receive notice of an IRS audit. One group has limited IRS Representation powers, and the other has unlimited IRS Representation powers. – Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Attorneys or Enrolled Agents possess credentials that have unlimited powers. These professionals may represent their clients on any matters including audits, payment/collection issues and appeals. – Some tax preparers without CPA, Attorney or Enrolled Agent credentials have limited powers. This group may only represent clients whose returns they have prepared and signed, and only before revenue agents, customer service representatives, and similar IRS employees. They cannot provide IRS Representation for clients whose returns they did not prepare, and cannot represent clients regarding appeals or collections issues even if they completed the tax return in question. Just as most people don’t know that it’s best to have a Certified Public Accountant prepare your tax returns, most taxpayers do not understand their rights when it comes to IRS audits. If the IRS audits you, they leave no stone unturned in their efforts to determine the accuracy of your tax returns. Even if we didn’t prepare your IRS return, it is possible we can help in the unfortunate event you receive notice of an IRS tax audit.
Need IRS Representation Today?
The best way to avoid tax problems is to accurately, complete and file your tax returns timely. However, if you receive written notice from the IRS about your taxes, you may need help. James M. Wesolowski, CPA, P.A. has successfully provided IRS representation to local families and businesses just like you since 1993. For IRS representation questions, please complete our online request form or call us today at (239) 574-4449.