Posted by Larry D. Tew, EA

Choosing the Right Tax Resolution Company

Choosing the Right Tax Resolution Company

Getting a legal advice from the tax preparer is always better to find out about the tax resolution rather than staying in ambiguity related the tax issues. You have to be sure that the tax resolution company is professional and updated to the laws in order to sort out your IRS concerns. We all want to have best legal advice when we are paying for the services. There are certain questions which you need to address before you choose the tax resolution company to help you with tax concerns. 

Always prefer to get everything in writing from the company regarding the fee and services so that you are not in any vague situation. Read different reviews about the tax resolution firm and then commit to them in order to build the business relationship. Talk to the accountant or the tax preparer in order to make the right decision to have the services for your business. Never hurry in such decision and consider to do the homework on your end. 

Questions to Consider

Before you get started with searching the tax resolution company, here are some of the question which you need to evaluate:

  • Is the company legal?

Many of the companies hire the illegal people to handle the client’s issues and do not have training. They provide knowledge on the basis of guesses which may not work in your favor. The non-professional attitude of the tax resolution companies can be harmful to your tax returns. Always prefer to talk to the professionals and licensed people in order to choose the tax resolution firm. 

  • Who will handle the case for you?

You do not want to expose all the information to someone who will not be handling your case. Talk to the person directly who will be handling the issues and working with you on the taxes. IRS always prefer the case which is handled by a CPA agent, attorney, accountant or any taxpayer professional employee. Always prefer to speak to the person only who will be looking after your case. 

  • How much experience do you have to deal with the tax resolutions?

It is essential that the person who is handling your case needs to have professional experience in tax resolution. The person who is licensed and professionally trained with hands-on experience will prove to be the best one for your business. A professional tax negotiator will be able to handle all kinds of questions and answer them with all the logic without you worrying about it. He/she will also be aware of all the updates in the market and keep the process smooth.

  • What are fees or hidden rates?

Most of the times, the tax resolutions charge hidden fees and clients do not get to know unless they check their accounts. So before you commit to the company, make sure to ask this questions so you are sure about investing your money on the fee. You will be able to know whether you will be able to invest that amount or not. It will give you an estimated budget and prefer to take that in writing so that it stays with you as a proof for future reference. 

Many of the tax resolution firms have the flat fee policy where they charge for the negotiation, removal or change in the form, filings and preparing any necessary missing document. If you are wanting the service above these four then there would be an extra charge for it so make sure to get it clear before you hire the tax resolution company with you to work on the tax returns.

  • What about the BBB?

BBB stands for the better business bureau. The BBB ratings assure you that the company is authentic and you are able to trust them. After the conversation with the tax resolution firm, you have to check the BBB rating on the internet with the company’s name. You will be able to see the reviews, licensing information, overall rating and comments of the people who have used their service before. This way you will get to know if you are about to make the right choice or you can look for some other option. 


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