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File Back Taxes Lighthouse Point

You haven’t filed your taxes in a while. Suddenly, several years have gone by and you really need to file your back taxes. There is stress and worry, you don’t know what to do. You are not alone, many people need to file back taxes!
Total Tax Solutions specializes in filing back taxes for its clients. We help clients find and organize their information so that we can file an accurate income tax return. We have worksheets, methods and staff members that help the client file an accurate return. If you need to file back taxes, you want to ensure that the return is as accurate as possible and there are no red flags in deductions. There are many reasons accuracy is important, penalties and interest accrue from the base tax owed. If your return is not accurate you may owe way more than you should, had you filed an accurate return.

Recently, Total Tax Solutions helped a client who owed back taxes. He thought she owed about $50,000. When we got done preparing the back taxes he was owed a refund of  $10,251. Many people worry so much about the balance that is owed they think the situation is worse than it really is.

We help our clients achieve the best possible results. When you have not filed your back tax returns in a number of years, there is a lot of work that needs done. Let Total Tax Solutions help you file your back taxes.

Tax Audit Lighthouse Point

What is a tax audit in Lighthouse Point?

A tax audit is an examination of a tax return done either in person ( a “field” audit), or by mail (a “corr” audit). There are far more corr audits than field audits.

What are some of the things that may trigger a tax audit?

The IRS never gives its exact formula away, but we do know that high deductions and unusually low gross income tend to be audit red flags. Also, there are “whistleblower” tax audits (generally when ex-spouses and ex-employees call you out to the IRS). Additionally, the IRS has ramped up its scrutiny of tax returns with international income.

 

How we help with your tax audit in Lighthouse Point

There are certain actions you should take, and certain actions you shouldn‘t take in a tax audit. For instance, if you represent yourself in a tax audit it is very possible that you will become emotional with the auditor. This will shine a negative light on you. Or you could trip up and say something that seems innocent, but could be used against you.

 

Hiring Total Tax Solutions means that you don’t have to personally deal with the IRS; we become the middle man that shields you from the auditor.
Also, many people just have boxes of all their records. If we give the auditor all of your records, the auditor will then have to go through a lot of work to organize your information. Usually, their assumptions about your financial story will not be helpful to you. It is our job to take all of your financial information and provide simple, easy to understand information to the auditor.

 

Is there a criminal risk of prosecution?

Yes, but it is very little if you are polite, honest, organized, upfront, and properly represented.

 

What about tax audit negotiations – can you help me with that?

Yes. The IRS loathes the thought of having tax court decisions go against them. The threat of legitimate litigation is a factor considered in negotiations. Don’t give up hope. An auditor’s determination of an issue is not final. Total Tax Solutions plan of action is to create a record that can be won on appeal, or in tax court if the audit doesn’t go your way. We are highly organized and ready to fight for you.

 

We have a proven track record of success in helping thousands of taxpayers dig out of their tax troubles. With over 23 years of experience, we’ve developed a process. It works.

Unfiled Tax Return Lighthouse Point

If you haven’t filed your taxes for years and you don’t have the records or bookkeeping necessary to file those taxes, you don’t need to worry. Total Tax Solutions has the knowledge and expertise to recreate multiple years of past tax returns for you in days, not weeks or months.

How much time does the IRS have to come after me for unfiled returns?

If you do not file a return, the IRS technically has forever to assess taxes as the statute of limitations of assessment (ASED) does not begin to run. But, some good news! The IRS policy is that if you do decide to get up to date and file old returns, you only need to go back and file for the past 6 years. In some circumstances, you may have to go back a little bit further.

Are you worried about the IRS coming after you for your unfiled tax returns? Many companies use scare tactics in order to lure you into using them to file your unfiled tax returns. However, the fact is that in 99.2% of cases, the IRS doesn’t actually follow through with prosecution. The most important thing is having these returns prepared and filed correctly. Total Tax Solutions prepares your returns correctly by obtaining your records from the IRS to see exactly what information the IRS has concerning your income. The worst thing you could do is file your tax returns and fail to show 1099’s and W2’s that you’ve received several years ago. This is the main reason why it is essential to have Total Tax Solutions pull your history from the IRS to see what income has been reported on your behalf.

What if I complete my returns and find out I owe money? And what if I can’t afford to pay it?

Even if you find that you owe money, you should still file the return. If you don’t have the money to pay, this could be the best time for us to settle your back taxes….not in the future when you actually have money. The only way to settle a tax debt is to first have the IRS recognize it with a tax return.

The IRS has several ways to figure out which taxpayers have not filed their taxes. The IRS now teams up with a number of states to combat tax avoidance. They check state records to see if you did not file your federal returns.

With the superior technology these days, the IRS has updated their computer systems. These systems scan daily to verify which individuals have returns that are missing for certain years. This is the reason why they are able to catch more people that have not filed taxes in several years. Everyone has a reason as to why they were unable to file their taxes. Many people state that they didn’t know they had to file, they forgot to file, and they thought somebody else filed for them or that they even filed for an extension of time. These reasons will not matter to the IRS. Their job is solely to get you to file your taxes so they may assess high penalties and interest to collect from you.

The only way the IRS can assess taxes against you is if you file your own tax returns or if the IRS files a substitute return on your behalf. The IRS will generally file a substitute return for you if they have a record that you earned income but there is no return filed within two years. You don’t want the IRS to file a return on your behalf; the IRS will include all of your income, but will purposely fail to include all of your deductions, which results in owing more money than you actually need to pay. If the IRS has filed substitute returns for you the solution to this is to simply have Total Tax Solutions prepare correct returns for you to bring your debt to a lower amount.

When the IRS catches up with you, they will send you an automated letter asking you to file the years you haven’t filed. In more severe cases, your file will be transferred to an IRS Revenue Officer. Everything then becomes much more complicated. A Revenue Officer is very aggressive and also has the ability to audit you as soon as they receive your returns. If you have received an automated letter, we highly suggest that you have Total Tax Solutions prepare these unfiled tax returns before your file is sent to a Revenue Officer. The IRS will require that you file your tax returns immediately. In most instances, this is difficult to accomplish, especially under duress. Total Tax Solutions is able to file your unfiled tax returns within days including forms such as 1040, 941, 1120, 1120S and 1065.

Total Tax Solutions has a direct interface into the IRS’ computer system, which allows us immediate access to your confidential records without raising any red flags. Our knowledge of the IRS gives us the background that the IRS requires in order to grant us access to their confidential taxpayer records. After your unfiled tax returns are processed by the IRS, you may have additional taxes that you owe to the IRS. If you can’t pay these taxes, we are also able to solve this problem for you with quite a few options. With our services, we can possibly have you declared currently non-collectible, submit an offer in compromise, negotiate an installment agreement or even file for an abatement of penalties. As you can see, with our great deal of experience, you need to contact Total Tax Solutions at 954-946-4142 immediately to handle all your tax return needs.

What are the options to pay back my tax debt?

Many people are very surprised to learn that you can negotiate with the IRS.

Option #1 – An IRS Offer in Compromise: In this case, you negotiate with the IRS to come to an agreement on a lump sum you can afford to pay off your debt. This is a one time payment.

Option #2 – An Installment Agreement: In this case, you negotiate a monthly payment that you can afford. Many times, you don’t end up paying the debt in full because the time the IRS has to collect the debt expires.

Tax Lawyer Fort Lauderdale

Why Pay Fort Lauderdale Tax Lawyer Fees?

Total Tax Solutions is a tax resolution company founded by a Certified Public Accountant and Enrolled Agent focused on helping taxpayers and businesses reduce, remove, and resolve unpaid Federal, State and City tax debts for individuals or businesses. If you have unpaid, unfiled or other tax issues and problems, our team of tax professionals are the alternative to expensive tax lawyer fees.

Affordable Alternative to a Fort Lauderdale Tax Lawyer

You do NOT need a tax lawyer to solve your administrative tax problems. For one, hiring a tax lawyer may be more expensive than necessary. Some tax lawyers require retainers, while others charge “hourly” fees. Second, many tax lawyers represent clients in a broad range of areas, and do not concentrate on tax resolution only, as Total Tax Solutions does.

We at Total Tax Solutions help people who are in trouble. It is our number one goal to get them in good standing with the Federal, State, or local tax authorities in a reasonable manner that makes financial sense for our clients. Then, we work hard to negotiate a final resolution to their past due tax debts and get their lives back to normal once and for all. Finally, it is our objective to put our clients on the path to remain in good standing with the tax authorities going forward!

Back Tax Fort Lauderdale

The IRS will take advantage of a taxpayer that is not knowledgeable about tax law and IRS collection procedures.

Frankly, taxpayers need to be protected from IRS error, abuse, and intimidation in handling back tax issues in Fort Lauderdale.

Taxpayers frequently overpay their tax liability either as a consequence of inappropriate IRS actions, or because they do not have the counsel of a skilled and experienced tax professional.

That’s why Total Tax Solutions was founded: to represent you, the Fort Lauderdale taxpayer or business, against them, the IRS for back tax.

Put Total Tax Solutions Between You and the IRS for back tax

When you seek tax representation with Total Tax Solutions you can stop IRS action, penalties and intimidation. Once you have obtained our tax representation services, the IRS cannot contact you.Thereafter you will not be required to have any personal contact with the IRS whatsoever.

We will help you resolve all of your back tax problems including outstanding taxes, penalties and interest, audits, liens, levies, garnishments and seizures.

Because we are dedicated to only representing Fort Lauderdale taxpayers and businesses, we put all our training, knowledge, and skills as Certified Public Accountant and Enrolled Agent to work for you to help resolve your back tax issues. With decades of experience and thousands of completed tax negotiations to our credit, we know how to plan and prepare an acceptable Offer in Compromise in an amount that is often drastically lower than the taxpayer ever hoped.

Due to our highly-experienced representatives, we deliver one of the highest rates of acceptance by the IRS of Offers in Compromise, Request for Innocent Spouse Relief, Equitable Relief, Collection Due Process Appeal, Abatement of Penalties and Interest, reduction of tax liability determinations, protection from harassing communications, and in some cases, even relief from all taxes due from back tax issues.

Tax Audit Fort Lauderdale

If You Get Tax Audit by the IRS in Fort Lauderdale What Happens?

You Need a Certified Public Accountant and Enrolled Agent Tax Audit Representation to Avoid Debt You May Not Owe!

Whether it’s income, business, payroll, state or sales audits, Total Tax Solutions will protect you. Protect your best interest with a strong Certified Public Accountant and Enrolled Agent. Total Tax Solutions is experienced in Tax Audits and will go between you and the auditor (state or federal) to ensure you receive fair treatment and the best possible outcome of an audit.

Tax audits and examinations can often be intimidating and overwhelming to handle by yourself. The IRS will request massive amounts of documentation from you that you may not have. Let Total Tax Solutions help you gather and sort your information in preparation for your tax audit in Fort Lauderdale. If you don’t have the documentation, that’s OK, too. Let Total Tax Solutions fight for your taxpayer rights.

Never Pay More Tax Than You Owe!

Being selected for an tax audit in Fort Lauderdale does not necessarily mean you have made an error or owe money. Often tax returns are selected at random for a tax audit. Carefully controlling the process and ensuring you are not bullied are essential for positive outcomes. We have abundant experience and expertise assisting taxpayers in successfully resolving their audits.

Tax Audits Can Get Expensive, But They Don’t Have To

Forgetting for a moment the expense of owing back taxes and penalties which can span years and run into SIX or SEVEN FIGURES the process of an IRS tax audits can get expensive. The length and complexity of an IRS audits in Fort Lauderdale can run up HUGE accounting fees and drain time and focus from your personal life, professional life or your business. Total Tax Solutions helps alleviate all of those matters administratively, by taking as much of the load off of your plate and your wallet as possible. And, ideally, we want to eliminate or lower the amount proposed from IRS tax audits.

IRS Tax Audits Fort Lauderdale

As a consequence of an IRS Tax audits, Fort Lauderdale businesses and individuals risk overpayment for tax liabilities due to improper representation. Total Tax Solutions provides Certified Public Accountant and Enrolled Agent expertise of skilled tax specialists for Fort Lauderdale individuals or businesses confronted with an IRS tax audits.

The facts about an IRS Tax Audits

When conducting an IRS tax audit, the IRS typically operates with the knowledge that the average Fort Lauderdale taxpayer is unaware of their rights and vulnerable to intimidation and pressure. Representation for IRS tax audits by Total Tax Solutions ensures that penalties and interest payments are effectively negotiated through various liability response options available to Fort Lauderdale taxpayers. All direct communication with IRS authorities is handled exclusively by qualified Total Tax Solutions tax specialists experienced with numerous settlement negotiation strategies for:

  • Business or personal tax audits
  • Tax interest payments
  • Tax Liens
  • Garnishments and seizures

No matter how feasible it may seem, handling your IRS tax audits issue without professional representation is not recommended. The sheer volume of detailed financial records that must be carefully substantiated, combined with a typically high level of bureaucracy associated with an IRS tax audits, can result in additional losses if handled without the assistance of a tax expert.

Total Tax Solutions responses to IRS tax audits

Total Tax Solutions is experienced in planning and preparing an Offer of Compromise and other effective strategies in response to an IRS tax audits which include:

  • Protection from intimidation and IRS harassment
  • Collection due process appeal
  • Reduction of tax liability decisions
  • Equitable relief
  • Abatement of penalties in interest
  • Relief from unjustified audits
  • Request for Innocent Spouse relief

If you have been contacted by the IRS or the state department of taxation, have received a tax lien or any other IRS notice, IRS tax audits notice; contact the offices of Total Tax Solutions at 954-946-4142 immediately for a free assessment.

File Back Taxes Fort Lauderdale

Total Tax Solutions provides solutions to help taxpayers file back taxes in Fort Lauderdale

Failing to file back taxes returns is a criminal offense.

Not only can Total Tax Solutions restore peace of mind, our qualified Fort Lauderdale Certified Public Accountant and Enrolled Agent possess the knowledge and experience necessary to rectify pending tax files for individuals or business owners to help file back taxes. By voluntarily submitting your non-filed returns through our offices, equitable settlements can be more readily negotiated and tax penalties and interest payments can be substantially reduced for taxpayers in need to file back taxes.

Non-filed tax returns incur hefty penalties for Fort Lauderdale individuals and business owners

The first step to rectifying a tax file involves the professional preparation of all unfiled returns, a knowledgeable assessment of all payments and penalties owed, and the implementation of Total Tax Solutions strategies to relieve or reduce tax liability associated with file back taxes matters.

Delaying the handling of your non-filed taxes will result in the IRS filing on your behalf with little or no consideration for deductions to which you are rightfully entitled. Managing your own unfiled returns is not recommended in cases of tax delinquency. The successful resolution of tax arrears requires professional guidance and representation. When weighed against the potential loss of time, income, or more serious financial loss, enlisting the skillful leadership of Total Tax Solutions provides actual savings in the long run.

Free consultation for Fort Lauderdale residents with file back taxes IRS issues

Whether you have already been contacted by the IRS or state tax department for back taxes owed, or if you are seeking IRS representation for an audit, enlisting the specialized services of Total Tax Solutions tax professionals ensures competent representation and an accurate rectification of your tax file.

Contact our office at 954-946-4142 for a discreet and free consultation to learn more.

Unfiled Tax Return Fort Lauderdale

Unfiled Tax Returns Fort Lauderdale

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What Is Are Unfiled Tax Returns?

Unfiled tax returns, Fort Lauderdale residents and businesses, have you received an irs letter or notice about owing back taxes due to unfiled tax returns? Having unfiled tax returns whether your an individual or a business is one of the most harsh type of tax problems you can have. In not filing taxes, the IRS will file one for you and not include any deductions or credits. In fact, they will tach on penalties and fees for not filing. I’ve seen and have helped people that have years of unfiled tax returns and the penalties and fees can add up to $5,000 to $1,000 extra on top of your tax debt.

Fort Lauderdale Unfiled Tax Returns

What’s Going To Happen Now?

If you’re considering what your next steps are and worried or concerned about the IRS unfiled tax returns, here are some of the actions they’ll take against in an attempt to collect any owed tax, penalties and or fees. Fort Lauderdale, the IRS is very aggressive in these actions, please keep this in mind as you think through your next steps. If you’ve receive a letter or notice, the IRS has 30 days to take these actions below. In fact, they’ve already started and getting any irs action lifted will need a experienced and knowledgeable tax attorney, too establish contact and protection with an actual IRS agent:

 

  • IRS wage garnishment
  • IRS bank levy
  • IRS tax lien
  • IRS asset garnishment or repo
  • IRS business account garnishment

As you can see the IRS does not have many obstacles to climb to recover money owed. Are there possible tax solutions that you can look into; yes there are many. One of the things we’ll do to is pre-qualify you on my FREE 15 Min Tax Consult is determine what options you have and what path to take on a few of the IRS’s tax relief programs. Some programs have added benefits and are better than others and there some that are not.

 

What To Do Next? Take our FREE 15 Minute Tax Consultation Today!

Fort Lauderdale, if you’re seriously considering not trying to handle dealing with the IRS direct about your unpaid back tax problems, call Total Tax Solutions for a quick FREE 15 Minute Tax Consultation. In that consultation, we listen to your current predicament regarding the state of your financial situation, help you understand what your option are, pre-qualify you for any possible tax relief programs, and go over the entire process of getting tax relief. Best of all, we are flexible in helping you get a tax professional with stretched out payments to help aid you and represent you in dealing with the IRS. If you decide on our services it will be because of the our initial tax consult; we’ll give you powerful information that you didn’t know and as a result, you’ll see that your back tax situation is solve-able without much pain or interruption in your day-to-day finances. CALL Total Tax Solutions Today 954-946-4142!

 

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Experience dealing with the IRS

When you receive a threatening letter or phone call from the IRS, what should you do? Most people think they have to contact a tax lawyer to represent them! Should you hire a tax lawyer or a team of tax professionals, who all will be working together to solve your IRS problem?

Your first thought should be who might be best qualified to solve your IRS problems. After all, don’t you really want to hire the BEST TEAM for the job? Of course, but would you really hire someone to represent you based on a title, such as “individual tax lawyer.”

A tax lawyer can handle some of the issues, however, Total Tax Solutions team deals with the IRS on a regular basis, and we have the knowledge and experience to advise you of options for resolving your IRS problems. The IRS officers’ actions and advice are in the governments’ best interest.

You need a team of Certified Public Accountant and Enrolled Agent working on your behalf to protect your interests. IRS problems do not go away unless they are dealt with. In fact, they only get worse the longer you wait to have them taken care of, with penalties and interest being added daily.

Don’t delay, get started today

As you may already know, the IRS can garnish your wages, put liens and levies on your bank accounts and homes, and much more.

Don’t wait any longer to have this taken care of and get the peace of mind you have been wanting. By contacting a tax lawyer you will spend a lot of money when you could have hired the Total Tax Solutions team, you can reduce your tax debt, potentially remove a lien, stop a garnishment and put an end to your headaches.

 

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We’re happy to meet with you in-person to discuss your tax problems for a free consultation.

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