IRS Tax Debt Specialist, Frank Haarlander of Exton's Keystone Financial Solutions, Speaks on Strategies to Use When Filing Back Tax Returns for Taxpayers Who Owe the IRS

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Taxpayers who have failed to file prior years' tax returns should work with an IRS tax resolution specialist. Inexperienced tax preparers may file more back tax returns than required by the IRS and create the unintended consequence of increasing the taxpayer's tax debt owed to the IRS.

It is not unusual for taxpayers who owe the IRS to have several years of unfiled tax returns and typically owe the IRS $50,000 to $70,000. These taxpayers don’t know where to turn for help.

Frank Haarlander, a Certified Public Accountant with the Exton, PA accounting firm of Keystone Financial Solutions, Inc., spoke to Enrolled Agents, Attorneys and CPAs at the PA Society of Tax & Accounting Professionals Annual Tax Potpourri seminar held at the Springfield Country Club in Springfield, PA on Feb. 1, 2019.

Haarlander, who is a tax resolution specialist who represents taxpayers who have IRS tax debt problems, said “It is not unusual for taxpayers who owe the IRS to have several years of unfiled tax returns and typically owe the IRS $50,000 to $70,000. These taxpayers don’t know where to turn for help. Most tax preparers lack the experience and training to help these taxpayers. Since we specialize in representing taxpayers with IRS tax debt, we are able to best position the taxpayer to pay what they can afford to pay, rather than what the IRS says they owe.

Topics covered included how inexperienced tax practitioners can inadvertently increase the amount of taxes owed to the IRS, how many years of back tax returns need to be filed, the importance of getting IRS transcripts and the challenge of dealing with redacted transcripts, knowing the statute of limitations for collection matters, determining which tax years are eligible to be forgiven in bankruptcy, the importance of getting into a state payment plan before paying the IRS, which tax years should be filed first, and how to determine if married filing jointly or married filing separately is the best filing status for married couples who owe the IRS.

Haarlander, the author of “How to Resolve Your IRS Tax Debt Problems” https://www.amazon.com/Resolve-Your-Debt-Problems-self-representation/dp/1540773493/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549730098&sr=8-1&keywords=haarlander, has been practicing in Exton for 18 years. His blogs http://www.taxexpertblog.com and http://www.stopmytaxproblems.com discuss pertinent tax issues and he speaks before various accounting associations about IRS collections matters.

Frank Haarlander, CPA, MBA, MS-Tax, is a member of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers, PA Society of Tax & Accounting Professionals, and the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.

Keystone Financial Solutions, Inc. specializes in providing innovative tax planning, tax preparation, and solving IRS tax problems. The company’s web site is https://stopmytaxproblems.com and its telephone number is (610) 594-2601.

For an informative interview, call Frank Haarlander at (610) 594-2601.
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