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This is a question that we hear frequently.  I think there are quite a few salesmen out there that tell prospective clients that without a tax attorney, they won't be able to do certain things while negotiating their back taxes with the IRS.  This really isn't true.  The IRS states that Enrolled Agents, certified public accountants and attorneys have unlimited practice rights before the IRS.  T...
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I don't carry cash anymore.  I use my credit card or debit card, and sometimes it gets me into trouble.  I'm not alone in this.  A lot of my clients over the years have been in credit card debt along with the IRS and state back taxes.  It's something we commonly see at Fresh Start Tax Relief. 

Credit card debt is unsecured debt.  IRS and state back tax debts are secured debts.  Once a tax lie...
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If you owe back taxes to the IRS and you've received a notice from the Service, your case may be in IRS collection status.  Once the IRS starts issuing notices to collect a past due tax debt, the machine is moving forward and the collection process has begun. 

We understand that is never fun to receive a letter from the IRS let alone open it and try to figure what in the world it means.  When...
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The average IRS Offer in Compromise takes a tax professional about 35 hours to complete from start to finish.  Multiply that by an hourly rate of just $100 and you have a $3,500 fee on your hands.  Good luck finding a tax resolution professional that's any good to work for less than $200 per hour.  And if you're hiring an attorney, that hourly rate is likely to be between $250 and $500. 

A lo...
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If you're considering hiring any of the companies listed below to help you resolve your IRS back taxes, contact Fresh Start Tax Relief first.  Our $499 Service is outlined here.  Even if you don't hire us, you'll learn something about your back tax debt.  Securing a solution to your IRS tax problem may not be as difficult as these other companies make it out to be. 

Call Fresh Start Tax Relie...
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In an effort to treat all taxpayers that are attempting to resolve a back tax debt equal, the IRS has limits or caps on certain monthly expenses.  The Service calls these expense ceilings Collection Financial Standards.  The Service uses the Standards to help establish your ability to pay. 

The Collection Financial Standards can be found online at here.The Standards are updated yearly, April ...
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Reasonable fees are always a concern when you're looking help resolving and reducing your back IRS taxes.  Depending on your case, tax resolution companies charge anywhere from $500 for an investigation only up to $10,000+ for larger cases. 

Fresh Start Tax Relief's fee is $499.  It doesn't change.  Here's what you get.
  • Investigation of your IRS back tax case
  • Analysis of your Collec...
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A lot of people that owe back taxes to the IRS and state also owe other creditors.  Many of them have considered bankruptcy as an option to resolve all of their debts.  In some cases bankruptcy can help.  M&M Financial's blog about taxes and bankruptcy discusses it briefly.  And, Fresh Start has some limited information about it here.  The IRS has provided some useful information on their websi...
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We all know that the IRS Offer in Compromise (OIC) is an option available to some delinquent taxpayers to settle their federal tax debt for less than the total amount owed.  But the finer points of the OIC are what you need to know in order to successfully submit your Offer and increase your chances of success.  Here's a quick tip for those delinquent taxpayers that are really struggling financ...
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Fresh Start Tax Relief recently had a client that needed to know whether or not he qualified for the IRS Offer in Compromise (OIC).  Most of the facts were in his favor.  His IRS tax debt totals more than $30,000.  His family's monthly expenses do not exceed the IRS Collection Financial Standards.  He has zero disposable monthly income and cannot make a monthly payment toward his tax debt.  His...
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