Read This Before You Select Your Tax Resolutions Representative

You’re in trouble with the IRS.

You feel overwhelmed, scared and confused. Now is the time that you need to find and speak with a qualified tax resolution professional. However, even though you may feel desperate, you need to take a bit of time to make sure that the representative you choose is qualified, capable and motivated to find the right solution for your specific case. You need to make sure that they have your best interests in mind. So how do you do that? Well, you can start by asking them a few questions.

You should ask:

  • Are you a licensed attorney, a CPA or an enrolled agent?  These are the three types of individuals who have the appropriate credentials to represent you before the IRS.
  • Do you participate in tax resolution and tax law continuing education activities? The tax laws change and you need to know that your representative is keeping up to date on those changes.
  • Are you an active member of any tax specific professional organization? Active membership in such organizations shows their current involvement and their interest in the profession.
  • How much of your practice is devoted to IRS tax resolution? A high percentage of their practice being focused on tax resolution gives you an idea of how much experience they have in the field. Less than 100 percent translates into less tax resolution experience and it also reflect that their focus is on other areas of the law.

Starting with these questions will give you a better idea of the representatives experience and qualifications.

Remember, many questionable tax resolution companies have very few adequately trained employees. Your initial consultation should be directly with a licensed attorney, CPA or an enrolled agent. Only someone with those qualifications can adequately help you. That first consultation SHOULD NOT BE WITH A SALESPERSON.

If you find that the company you are talking to is using high pressure sales tactics, trying to get you to pay ridiculous upfront fees or making promises of unbelievable results then keep looking. A qualified representative will be straightforward and honest with you and will be looking out for your best interests not their personal sales commission.

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