At SCL Tax Services, we can work with you to resolve your tax issues. No matter how small or large, we can help. We understand the tax laws and we have immense experience dealing with the taxing authorities. We are tax experts so you don’t have to be. Let us help you get your tax accounts in order again. Contact us today!
A Federal tax lien is not a piece of paper. It is a legal claim to your property (bank accounts, retirement accounts, your home, etc.).It arises by operation of law when Federal tax is assessed against your property as results of failure to pay income taxes or other taxes. We can assist you in taking the necessary steps to release the lien against you and your property. Make an appointment today!
Release of Wage Garnishment and Levies
A levy is a legal seizure of your property to satisfy a tax debt. Levies are different from liens. A lien is a legal claim against property to secure payment of the tax debt, while a levy takes the property to satisfy the tax debt. It can garnish wages, freeze bank accounts and/or other financial accounts. If you receive a levy, it’s important to act quickly to avoid seizures. We know the complex laws and procedures regarding levy release. We can often expedite a levy release within 24 hours. Call us right away to release your levy!
Offer in Compromise
In some cases, the IRS will settle a tax debt for pennies on the dollar. You may have seen late night commercials from less reputable internet companies promising to can get you out of debt quickly and easily. We can tell you that the rules for Offer in Compromise (OIC) are complex and not everyone will qualify. We will work with you to assess if this is a viable option for your tax situation. Otherwise, we will work out another alternative to help get you back on track again. Take the first step and contact us!
We can help you arrange a payment agreement with the IRS or state taxing authorities if you have an outstanding balance that you are unable to pay in full. We can also see if you qualify for a Streamlined Installment Agreement or the Fresh Start Initiative. Take the first step to relief by calling our office.
The dreaded Audit letter can cause many a sleepless night. We can represent you in an audit situation and correspond with the taxing authorities on your behalf. Our “hold your hand” approach to representation will put your soul at ease. Put those sleepless nights to rest and call our office for immediate relief.
Representation of Client Before the IRS
The IRS is currently understaffed and under extreme budget cuts. Trying to get in touch with someone at the IRS can be a frustrating experience. Hold times can be as long as 2 hours at peak times. With your permission, we can be your representative and speak to the taxing authorities on your behalf. We can cut through the red tape and get you results! We can also represent you before any state tax office. Contact our office for a free consultation.
Filing of Back Taxes and Unfiled Tax Returns
Sometimes, life events cause you to miss the filing dates to file your income tax returns. As time goes on, you might lose your documents or maybe you’ve become afraid to file. At SCL Tax Service, we can take the pressure off by obtaining transcripts to find all the documents you need to file your unfiled returns. We are here to help. Take the first step and call our office.
SFR’s – Substitute for Return
When you fail to file a required tax return, the IRS is nice enough to file it for you and assess the taxes owed. The IRS will file the return with the income reported but will not include certain tax credits and deductions. They will also not file you with your spouse even if you are married nor will they claim any dependents. In our experience, it is usually in your best interest to officially file the tax return for two reasons. Firstly, the IRS has a set period to collect a tax debt. This is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to file a return, the statute of limitations never begins so there is no end. You must file a return for the statute to have a beginning and ending period. Secondly, filing your return and claiming items the IRS did not include in their assessment almost always lowers the taxes owed. We’ve even experienced filings where the IRS winds up owing YOU! Contact our office for help.
Penalties are added to assessed taxes for a variety of reasons. Failure to file, failure to pay and accuracy related penalties are just a few of the many penalties the IRS issues. Oftentimes, the penalties greatly increase the original tax debt and sometimes can even double or triple it! We have had great success in negotiating with the IRS to reduce or completely eliminate these penalties. We will use our experience and know how to help you reduce your tax debt. Start now and contact us today.
Innocent Spouse Relief
Filing a joint return with your spouse makes you both, husband and wife, 100% responsible for taxes owed. In some instances, you can request release from the responsibility from having to pay tax debts of the other spouse (current, ex or estranged). This request is called Innocent Spouse Relief. The IRS has the power to grant this relief to you based on various factors. We can help walk you through the complicated process. Make an appointment today!