Here at Bennett Guthrie PLLC, we know that many people struggle when it comes to filing and paying their taxes. If you struggle with completing the necessary paperwork, our team is here to help you check all the boxes correctly, and if you have had problems in actually paying in the past, our team can help with that too in the form of our tax resolution services. In this article, we’ll go over more about how tax resolution works so that you have a better idea of what to expect.
- Consultation- The first step in the tax resolution process is to consult a lawyer who specializes in these matters. In this initial meeting, your lawyer will focus on getting to know you and your needs, as well as learning more about your situation and any concerns that you have.
- Investigation- The next step on the way to tax resolution is to investigate the specifics of your situation so we can figure out the best way to solve your problems. Our team will file the necessary paperwork to let the IRS know that you are now taking control of your tax situation, and then we will obtain your IRS file and go over it. This will tell us what tax years you need to file for, as well as roughly how much you owe.
- Compliance- Once we know what years are missing, we will work with you to file all your missing tax returns in order to get you compliant with IRS regulations. This step is necessary in order to determine exactly how much you owe, and it needs to be completed before the IRS will agree to any kind of installment plan. (It’s important to note here that the IRS will gladly accept your money at any time, but sending them a check doesn’t mean that you have an installment plan. You need us for that.)
- Resolution- After all your paperwork is filed, our team will negotiate with the IRS to determine the best payment plan for your situation. We’ll negotiate on your behalf to secure the best possible outcome that we can for you, and we will make sure that the IRS takes any hardships or difficult circumstances you are facing into account.