Dealing with the IRS is not for the layman. If you have attempted to do so, on your own behalf, you already know that. I have had extremely good success in my representation efforts. To do that requires training, experience, knowledge, good preparation, negotiating skills, extreme patience and knowing who to deal with in the IRS. I must admit that the IRS has been getting more and more difficult to deal with over the last several years, due to budget cuts, pressure and other factors.
Only Enrolled Agents, CPAs and Attorneys are allowed to represent clients at all levels of the IRS. CPAs and Attorneys are licensed by their respective state(s) and may or may not choose to specialize in taxation. EAs, on the other hand, are licensed by the Department of the Treasury and deal exclusively in taxation. All three professionals can do an excellent job, depending on the circumstances, their training and experience.
If you are facing an audit by the IRS, are receiving threatening letters and/or owe the IRS money and don’t have the ability to pay, I highly recommend you engage an EA to deal with the IRS on your behalf. Don’t try to go it alone. The IRS is too sophisticated and big and can be merceless when dealing with taxpayers who don’t know what they are doing.
My representation includes a free consultation to understand your situation and determine what I can do for you. Following the initial consultation, I will provide you with a written proposal in the form of a Client Agreement. Depending on the circumstances, my proposal may be a one price package or I may work on an hourly basis.