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Our customers commonly ask similar questions and we’re happy to provide the answers. Below are the questions we’re asked most frequently. Call us with any additional questions and receive a free consultation regarding your personal tax situation. There is no risk or obligation, so call 1-800-605-4909 today!
Why can't I just deal with the IRS myself?
Actually, you can. In fact, the IRS encourages you to. As experienced experts, we strongly recommend that you don’t. Resolving tax issues yourself is an extremely difficult process. You can expect it to be endless complicated and frustrating. Invariably, you’ll wait on-hold and find yourself lacking the expertise required to successfully negotiate with revenue officers. Over 85% of offers are rejected by the IRS, simply because the average person doesn’t understand the process. The experts at New Start Tax have decades of experience handling all kinds of tax issues, so you can be assured we'll negotiate the best settlement possible.
What do your services cost?
Our services vary in cost depending on the amount owed, type of resolution and where you are in the collections process. Our initial consultation is free and we won’t take on your case unless we're confident we can get a favorable settlement.
How long does it take to negotiate a settlement with the IRS?
It usually takes about 7 months to settle with the IRS. First, we need to gather evidence for the case. This takes approximately one month. Then, we submit the offer to the IRS for review and to verify the financials. This takes about 3 or 4 months, after which the IRS will either accept or reject the offer. If the offer is rejected, it takes about 2 months to appeal the judgment.
Do I have to appear before the IRS in person?
No. One of the benefits of hiring New Start Tax is you do not have to meet with the IRS or even speak with them by phone. Our firm will be your personal liaison with the IRS.
What are my options if I can't reach an agreement with the IRS?
The IRS is always interested in reaching some sort of settlement with delinquent taxpayers. Keep in mind, it's not their goal to make your life miserable by garnishing your wages and levying your bank accounts. They prefer to get you into compliance and collect as much money as they can, as quickly as possible.
What if I can't pay all my back taxes at once?
Most people can’t. This is, after all, why most of our clients are in the position they're in. It is our function to lower the amount of taxes owed and work-out an affordable monthly payment while protecting your assets.
What can I do about all the penalties and interest?
In some cases New Start Tax can argue for an abatement of all penalties and associated interest. Call us for a free consultation to see if you qualify.
When can I get the liens on my property removed?
The tax liens on your property and credit can be removed within 30 days, depending on the credit bureaus and the satisfaction of your settlement.
What should I do if it’s been several years since I last filed?
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Obtain income information such as W2s and 1099s from the IRS, Social Security Administration and state agencies to help you reconstruct your tax returns for the last ten years.
After we settle, will I be in good standing with the IRS?
Yes. For the next five years, however, you must remain in compliance with the tax laws. This means you must file and pay all subsequent tax returns in a timely manner. You must also make timely estimated tax payments, if required.