We help resolve business and individual IRS tax problems
Our emphasis at this time is on assisting taxpayers that are having a difficult time working with the IRS Collection Division to resolve their tax issues. Our assistance extends, but is not limited to, helping with bank and wage levies, injured or innocent spouse relief, audits, IRS summonses, liens, payroll tax issues, seizures, DOJ civil issues initiated by IRS, unfiled tax returns (income and employment) and other issues. Having worked with the Criminal Division, Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice in the past helps Juan Cortez understand both sides of the controversy well.
Authorization to represent taxpayers extends to all fifty states. Please note that while there is no charge for telephone consultations, there is a $200 fee for in-office consultations (available by appointment only – 2 days’ notice required).
Some casework can begin with a $600 payment. This fee pays for preparation of Form 8821, Tax Authorization. Once that form is filed and processed, we will download your and/or your Company’s IRS transcripts, review the account history and determine the best course of action to resolve your case. After we determine the scope of the work, we will prepare a service proposal for your review, and if you do not wish to continue beyond the initial research, there is no further obligation on either your part or ours. NOTE: Form 8821 is not a power of attorney. It only allows us to obtain information from IRS to determine the status of your case. If you decide to hire us to negotiate with IRS on your behalf, then we would ask you to sign a Form 2848, power of attorney, and from that point on IRS will talk directly with us.
We have always had a good working relationship with IRS employees…one based on mutual respect and a willingness to work together to arrive at solutions that do not impose unfair or disproportionate hardships on our clients.
Many taxpayers have never heard of Enrolled Agents. An Enrolled Agent (“EA”) is a federally authorized tax professional. Attorneys and CPAs are licensed by states. “Enrolled” means to be licensed by the Federal Government, and “Agent” means authorized to appear in place of a taxpayer before the IRS. The Enrolled Agent designation dates back to 1884. EAs are admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by the Director of Practice, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.