Professional tax representatives—tax reps— bring a few invaluable things to the table:
First, there is a strategy. There are multiple ways of dealing with the government, but which one is best for your situation? Which approach will save you the most money? Which path is best short-term or long-term?
Second, and perhaps most important, is avoiding changing a civil action into a criminal action. Lying to the government is a criminal offense. The best way to avoid saying anything that might later be misconstrued as lying is to never talk to IRS agents at all. Let a professional represent you instead. As a tax rep, I often get to tell revenue officers or agents, “I don’t know the answer to that. Let me get back to you!”
When It’s OK Not to Hire a Pro
If you can qualify for an automatic payment plan that does not require any detailed reporting of your financial situation, then go online and sign up. Since you are not talking to a Revenue Officer directly, it’s hard to get into a situation you might regret. And of course, make sure you can live with the monthly amount you are agreeing to; like all lenders, the IRS will not look fondly at you if you default!
I look forward to serving you, saving you money, and releasing you from much of the stress and anxiety of dealing with the IRS. Please call 352-317-5692 or email me for your free phone consult.