Effective Tax Relief in Richmond VA
We use our knowledge of the system to negotiate the best deal for both sides. Because we understand that no two taxpayers’ collection problems are identical, we specialize in finding a solution that is custom-tailored to your situation.
How we work with you
Once we have your IRS Power of Attorney form, we examine your specific financial situation.
- Is your IRS problem justified? If so, what factors–both obvious and underlying–caused it?
- Are there more problems lurking in the background that the IRS hasn’t noticed yet?
- Could your problem be solved by amending a past return?
- Are there things that could create future problems?
- Are there disputed facts or numbers that can be the basis for a successful appeal or negotiation? (More than once we based a client’s successful appeal on a mathematical error we uncovered in the IRS’s software.)
- Are there simple things you might need to do, such as filing back returns, that will gain you negotiating leverage?
- Are there preventive steps you can take to minimize your total, long-term liability?
- Armed with this specific knowledge of your situation, we can proceed to negotiate the best deal that provides benefits to both sides, working with the system’s built-in flexibilities and with IRS agents as individuals.
Does an Offer in Compromise makes sense? An Offer in Compromise is often the most expensive billable-hour option. The taxpayer has to give the IRS money up-front, which is not refundable, regardless of the outcome. We’re very selective about filing them, because we’ve seen that they aren’t always very successful.
Should we file an appeal? Tax Solutions Alliance files appeals only when necessary. Our goal is to minimize the need for appeals by developing the best solution possible for your initial proposal.
How we partner with your Enrolled Agent, CPA or tax representative
Enrolled Agents, CPAs, Attorneys or tax representative want to help their clients. Tax Solutions Alliance isn’t here to replace the CPAs and attorneys but to work with them through an IRS process that is time-consuming and sometimes unfamiliar, while reducing costs and stresses for their clients.
This benefits attorneys and CPAs, who don’t have day-in-day-out experience in IRS negotiations. It also benefits clients because we know how to work with their attorneys and accountants to build a negotiating case–and how to present that case to achieve the best results.
Each Tax Solutions Alliance negotiator has either passed a rigorous written exam or has undergone extensive IRS experience to meet the federal requirements for becoming an enrolled agent. Our specialized knowledge of the system and experience at negotiating within it can achieve better results:
- We’re skilled and experienced at negotiating with the IRS on a daily basis.
- We know the ins and outs of the system, and where flexibilities are built into it.
- We exhaust every avenue to avoid expensive — and usually rejected — appeals and Offers in Compromise unless there’s a very strong factual basis to go down that path.
- We know how to make sure that, regardless of final tax bill, your clients don’t have to pay the IRS more than they can reasonably afford (within allowable IRS standards).
However, in trying to help professionals can sometimes find themselves bogged down in a very time-consuming and frankly unfamiliar process.
Give us a call or have your tax representative or CPA contact us if you’d like us to talk to your accountant or attorney about our practices and procedures.
How we partner with the IRS
We’ve worked with IRS agents for years and have developed a sound relationship with them. They are professionals who recognize that our goal is to find solutions that work for both the IRS and you.
We know where there’s room for compromise, on which issues, and where there isn’t.
And we put all this knowledge to work for you as no national firm with an assembly-line approach can.
Let’s face it: The IRS exists to collect taxes. What they do not want to do is inflict undue hardships.
Their regulations let you keep enough for necessary living expenses–food and clothing, housing and utilities, vehicle payments and operating costs, health insurance and health care expenses, child care, and court-ordered payments – before they can collect what you owe them.
There is plenty of room for compromise built into the IRS process. We’ll gather supporting data, puts it into IRS format and presents your case to minimize your monthly IRS outlay by maximizing your necessary expenses (up to allowable IRS standards).
When Tax Solutions Alliance negotiates honestly, fairly, and professionally with the IRS, they do likewise.