What To Do When Someone Else Messes Up Your Taxes

“My dad has always done my taxes,” Elaine R., a Boston resident, said. “Ever since I was sixteen years old and had my first job. But last year, something happened. I don’t even know what. But the IRS is sending me all of these notices about an adjusted return and how I have to send them all of this money – plus interest!”

One of the most common reasons people get into trouble with the IRS is when they have an unqualified individual prepare their tax returns. Tax law is really complicated, and it changes every year. Even if the tax law changes don’t affect you, you could be in the same boat as Elaine – the returns that were perfectly adequate when she was a teenager with a single job just don’t cut the mustard now that she’s a homeowner who needs to itemize. It’s easy to make a mistake if you’re not a professional tax preparer.

When Your Income Tax Expert Lets You Down

It can come as a shock when you discover that the person you trusted to do your income taxes didn’t do a great job. You may feel anger, resentment, stress, and fear. After all, the IRS has a great deal of power: they can audit you, levy your bank accounts, and impose significant penalties – and you might not even know what was wrong in the first place.

If you’ve gotten notices from the IRS about errors in your tax return – or if you trusted someone to file tax returns or pay payroll taxes on your behalf and they failed to do so – you need the best tax help available right away. The IRS isn’t going to go after the person who prepared your return: they’re going to go after you. Prepare yourself and protect your interest by working with a team of tax professionals who can solve your problems fast!

Bankrupt Woman Saves Over $37,000 In IRS Audit

Lisa had suffered greatly as a result of personal problems, including both a divorce and a personal bankruptcy. She lost everything she owned – including her home. Fortunately, bankruptcy gave her a fresh start and a new lease on life . . . or so she thought! Just when she thought her troubles were over, the IRS came into her life, claiming she owed over $38,000 due to unreported income. As a result of her previous tax preparer’s mistakes in preparing her return, the IRS was demanding over $38,000 that she did not have and was threatening to levy her bank accounts and wages. She was terrified of what would happen. Our firm negotiated a reduction of over $37,000 in her tax bill by invoking a little known tax law relating to taxpayers discharged in bankruptcy. As a result, Lisa paid only $800 in tax. She was relieved beyond words.