Shields Tax Consulting can help with tax problems

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What can I do if the IRS contacts me?
  2. What's the best way to resolve a tax liability?
  3. Can I talk with the IRS on my own?
  4. Can I find out how much I owe?
  5. Can I find out if I have deadlines?
  6. Can I negotiate lower taxes?
  7. Can I get a wage garnishment released?
  8. What is the difference between a lien and a levy?
  9. Can I go to jail for owing taxes?
  10. Why can't my attorney or accountant do this for me?
  11. How does Shields Tax Consulting operate nationwide?
1) What can I do if the IRS informs me of a collection action?

If you can afford to pay your taxes, do so. If you cannot afford to pay the taxes within the time frame the IRS or state is requesting, you need to protect your assets from collection.
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2) What's the best way to take control of my tax liability?

Do not avoid the government. Call the IRS before they call or visit you, or have a tax professional represent you.
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3) Do I need professional tax help?
If you are experienced with the IRS or state collection divisions, you may be able to resolve the issue yourself. If not, professional advice will help you determine the best tax resolution strategy for your situation. Taxes are not a good "do-it-yourself" project.
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4) Can Shields Tax Consulting find out how much I owe?

Yes. We will order account transcripts from the IRS and state taxing authorities, or help you understand a transcript that you have ordered.
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5) How do I find out if I have deadlines?

Three things are certain with the government: paperwork, procedures and deadlines. But it's tough to know who to contact and how to ask the right questions. We make it simple by handling the paperwork, understanding the procedures and clarifying deadlines. We will proactively contact the IRS to determine where you stand in the collection process.
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6) Can you negotiate lower taxes?

Yes. In many instances Shields Tax Consulting can lessen a tax burden through penalty abatements or a partial-pay installment agreement, and possibly an Offer in Compromise.
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7) Can you help release a wage garnishment?

Yes, we can.
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8) What is the difference between a levy and a lien?

A lien is a claim on an asset that the government uses to secure a debt. A levy, or bank levy, is when the government actually takes money out of your bank account. They may also levy a business's accounts-receivable.
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9) Can the IRS put me in jail for owing taxes?

Currently, people go to jail only for tax evasion. Not filing a tax return can be considered tax evasion if left unchecked. Contact us asap so we can get a Stay of Aggressive Enforcement in place while we get your missing returns filed.
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10) Can my accountant or attorney help me?

Maybe. In theory, accountants and attorneys may represent you in state or federal tax issues. In the real world, however, it depends upon their individual specific area of practice. Unless your accountant or attorney regularly works with IRS collection authorities, they will not have the practical understanding of someone who works exclusively with the collection & appeals divisions of the IRS and states. Shields Tax Consulting attorneys, CPA’s and Enrolled Agents have that practical understanding. They represent our clients and their only job is to represent you before the collections & appeals divisions of the IRS.
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11) I don't live in Florida. Can you help me?

IRS and state revenue officers prefer phone and fax contact because it eliminates time-consuming (and uncomfortable) face to face visits. Because of our expertise in collection procedures, we can effectively communicate with revenue officers across the U.S. via fax, email and phone, thus saving our clients time and money.
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Resolve your tax problems today.
Contact Shields Tax Consulting: 800-685-1340.

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