Why Use an Enrolled Agent?

When you get a letter from the IRS or the State Tax Commission and it is asking for money, forms and papers, or questioning your taxes, you are involved in a Tax Controversy. Tax Controversy is simply a tax dispute that arises between Tax Collection and Audit Entities from the IRS and/or State Tax Commissions and the taxpayer.

Differences between an Enrolled Agent, Tax Attorney, and CPA

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT

CPAs are expert accountants. They are trained to audit companies financial statements for the benefit of their owners. CPAs are adept at preparing tax returns. The do not have to know tax law. They are licensed to practice before the IRS in States they have board licenses, unless they get special permission directly from the IRS. They answer to State Boards if there is a problem with their performance.

Tax Attorney

The name says it all. Tax Attorneys deal more with criminal tax evasion cases like high dollar tax fraud. Some do tax preparation. A Tax Attorney does not know ALL tax law. Their yearly education on tax law does not meet the requirements of an Enrolled Agent. They answer to State Boards if there is a problem with their performance.

Enrolled Agent

EAs are the only Federally Licensed Tax Professional in America. EAs can practice in all 50 States in America and its Providences. EAs answer directly to the IRS and the Dept Of Treasury.

Who better to represent you and your situation than an EA who knows current tax laws, has continuous studies throughout the year on tax law and is recognized by the IRS as AMERICAS TAX EXPERTS by the IRS and US Government? The IRS acknowledges that most EAs know the tax codes and laws better than their own IRS employees.

We can provide complete representation services before the IRS as well as state and local taxing authorities.

Prices for EA Services are flat rates (based on estimated hours and services required).

If you are notified of an IRS or other State Tax Agency tax audit or collection action (IRS tax lien or IRS tax levy – or a lien or levy from any state), you need to be very careful what you tell – or don’t tell – an IRS (or other tax agency) employee. Taxpayers who represent themselves hoping for a favorable resolution of their IRS tax controversy or state tax controversy, or who are represented by individuals who lack in-depth knowledge of the IRS or State Agency procedures and practices, can find themselves owing more than the professional representation fees they believed they saved. As mentioned previously, an IRS tax audit appeal is a complicated process that requires experience and knowledge of not only tax law, but of the internal procedures and the Internal Revenue Manual that IRS employees are supposed to follow.

The following are just some of the areas where I can help you get through the process:

  1. Assessed Penalties (IRS Service Center)

  2. Offers in Compromise

  3. Innocent Spouse

  4. Collection Appeals (liens, levies and seizures)

  5. Collection Due Process

  6. Taxpayer Assistance Orders (Form 911)

  7. Installment Payment Plans

  8. Penalty and Interest Abatement

  9. Administrative Appeals

  10. Delinquent Returns

  11. Trust Fund Recovery Penalties

  12. Statute of Expiration Defense

  13. FOI (Freedom of Information Request)

  14. Collateral and Closing Agreements

  15. Transcripts (This shows exactly what information the IRS has on you as well as to exactly why and how much you owe)