What Americans With Back Taxes Need to Know About Reaching Out to IRS for Tax Help

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While the IRS is offering greater flexibility to struggling taxpayers in need of income tax relief, Americans who work directly with the IRS to reach tax settlements could be putting their financial future at risk.

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It's important to keep in mind that when you work with the IRS, their agents often don't have the proper experience or expertise to provide you with the tax help that you need

IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman recently announced that IRS agents would have more flexibility to reach settlements with taxpayers who have fallen on hard times. However, struggling taxpayers who turn to the IRS online payment service or toll-free Tax Help Line for IRS tax help may be putting their financial future at risk.

According to tax relief expert Michael Rozbruch, when you attempt to handle your tax problems over the phone with help from IRS agents, you're essentially putting your financial fate in the hands of someone without specialized tax resolution training for successfully resolving an audit or unfiled tax returns and back taxes.

“It’s important to keep in mind that when you work with the IRS, their agents often don’t have the proper experience or expertise to provide you with the tax help that you need,” said Rozbruch, founder and CEO of Tax Resolution Services, Co., a company that provides affordable solutions to people seeking income tax relief. “It’s a fact that 43% of the information you get over the phone from the IRS is incorrect, which means that your phone call to the IRS could end up costing you even more money down the road!”

While the IRS may be doing its best to provide for options for struggling taxpayers, IRS enforcement is still on the rise. And taxpayers who owe the IRS more than $25,000 in back taxes, penalties, and interest should be prepared to fully disclose financial information to the IRS – or get expert tax help from a tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist to work with the IRS on their behalf.

“If you do end up on the phone with the IRS, take down the agent’s name, badge number and direct extension so you have a record of who you're talking to,” Rozbruch said. “However, my best advice is to not risk the wrath of the IRS by representing yourself before the IRS - it's like going to court without a lawyer.”

Tax Resolution Services, Co. is dedicated to providing affordable solutions to businesses and individuals alike who find themselves in trouble with the IRS. Their expert team of tax attorneys, CPAs, and Certified Tax Resolution Specialists has a success rate of 90% - second to none in the industry - and an Offer in Compromise Settlement Rate of $0.11 on the dollar. For more information or to receive a FREE tax relief consultation, visit TaxResolution.com or call 866-IRS-PROBLEMS.

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