We represent clients on the most complex tax issues from IRS collection cases to audits. In our 25 year history, Mr. Stoller and his qualified staff have amassed an institutional knowledge that we think is second to none. If your problem is among the most common cases we see (listed below), we can help. Please call us at (661) 616-1348 to discuss how we can solve your tax problem. Tax Problem Situations
Owing the IRS - "Pre-Collections"| When you owe the IRS and/or Haven't Filed Returns and Might Owe
Unfiled Returns Assistance| When you haven't filed tax returns in a short or long while
Examination and Audit Support| When you're being audited by the state or federal government
Penalty Abatement| Waiving IRS penalties
IRS Collection's Case| When you owe the IRS and are in "Collections"
Payroll Tax Resolution| Getting your business back on track with 941 payroll taxes
Research| Figuring out where you stand with the IRS State Tax Resolution| When you need experts to navigate tax schemes as unique as each of the 50 states
What to Expect The Process
We'll research your record. A staff member will research your IRS record to determine if there are any holes in your compliance history. If we find any, we'll figure out the minimum of returns that you need filing to bring you in compliance. If you owe money to the IRS, we'll determine what's owed and when it expires (or the CSEDs: collection statute expiration dates). Finally we'll determine where you stand in the collection process.
We'll post Power of Attorney and schedule IRS contact. One of our representatives will contact the IRS immediately to stop or release levies. If the collection process is not impending, however, your representative will carefully schedule his/her contact to the IRS on your behalf. The "entry point" of contact with the IRS is very important - you don't want to move too fast sometimes (or slow, depending).
We'll track your case. Your case is tracked to completion by one of our representatives. Staff members regularly follow up with each other to make sure your case is moving along. You'll also be spurred by your case workers to provide any information needed to complete the case.
We'll package your resolution and ask you to sign and forward it to IRS/State. Most cases will be finished up via email, where you will be asked to sign and date documents and then forward them to the IRS. We'll ask that you let us know when the package is off so we can track it.
We'll follow up on the progress of your resolution. We'll track the progress of your resolution directly with the IRS. The IRS will call us or mail us their response to the resolution. Hopefully at this point we're done because your resolution is accepted. But if that doesn't happen, we're committed to working your case until you have a positive outcome...
We'll appeal the resolution if it fails. If the IRS rejects whatever we propose (Offer in Compromise, Installment Agreement, Penalty Abatement, etc.), we will begin preparing the appeal of the resolution. The appeal is included in the flat-fee that you paid us originally.
We'll keep working if an appeal fails. If the appeal fails, we'll put together another form of resolution to keep the IRS collection process stopped. If your offer fails in appeals, for example, we'll look to get your case in uncollectible status or a payment plan. This added process might require a reopening fee depending on how long your case has taken and whether the rejection of appeals was due to client neglect or unforeseen circumstances. Naturally, we want to be fair in judging a continuation fee but also respectful to the amount of time we devoted to your case.
We'll provide great customer service. If you have any questions about the process, your original case worker will be available to you with a direct phone line and email address.
Why Hire a Professional? Seven Good Reasons
"Tax Representation," defined as hiring a tax professional or tax resolution expert like the staff members of Keith Stoller Tax & Business Solutions to represent you before the IRS or another state agency is not for everyone and, in many instances, might be an unnecessary waste of money. ...But when IS it necessary?
1. You are afraid of dealing with the IRS on your own. You can't discount the "fear factor" as a reason to pay a tax professional for representation. Fearful people get themselves in deeper trouble by putting their proverbial foot in their mouth. The objectivity of a tax professional, or third party, is sometimes essential for resolving a tax case. Furthermore, you can't underestimate the PEACE OF MIND of having a qualified individual handle your dealings with the IRS.
2. You owe a lot of money to the IRS or the State. The more you owe the IRS, the higher the stakes are, and the more aggressive the IRS will get. You will benefit from having a tax professional lowering the temperature of the negotiations and handling the matter for you.
3. You are being levied by the IRS or on the precipice of aggressive collection action. Levy release/reductions require a lot of work in a very short period of time. A qualified tax professional like those on the staff of Keith Stoller Tax & Business Solutions should know all of the ropes to get the levy fixed quickly.
4. You haven't filed for many years and/or the IRS filed returns for you (Substitute-For-Returns - SFR's). The tendency of a non-filer is to overestimate the task of resolving their tax situation -- thinking that they need to file TEN returns -- with information they lost in their flooded basement, e.g. Most non-filer situations are NOT as a bad as the taxpayer thinks. A tax professional can clear the air by researching the taxpayer's record and properly determining the MINIMUM needed to be done. Furthermore, "SFRs" do not always need to be fixed. In some cases, your representative will recommend that the returns STAND as they are while the debt is negotiated another way.
5. Your case is assigned to a Revenue Officer or Automated Collection Systems (ACS). If your case is assigned to one of the above, that means serious business: you are in jeopardy of aggressive collection actions. Workers in these divisions are HUMAN: capable of error and OVERSTEPPING their powers. (Trust us on this. We deal with them every day). Having a representative automatically lowers the temperature of the negotiations -- making sure that your rights as a taxpayer are defended, preventing the agencies from levying you.
6. You run a business that owes 941 - Payroll taxes or State taxes Falling behind on 941 taxes is pretty common and when the dollar amount owed increases you are almost guaranteed to have your case assigned to the field.
7. You are being audited by the IRS on your 1040 or Business Tax returns If your returns have been selected for examination by a field agent or thru a "correspondence" audit by the IRS -- you might benefit by having a licensed tax professional use all of his/her tricks of the trade to insure that you are getting the best deal.
Please call us at 1-661-616-4697 or email us HERE-- if your tax problem meets any of the above criteria.