Most taxpayers will receive a refund when they file their tax returns, yet some will receive a balance due notice from the IRS. While many times the balance is small and manageable, there are times when taxpayers are hit with a large tax bill that can be too overwhelming to resolve on their own. That is when a tax resolution company can be beneficial. For complex tax problems, or a large amount of taxes owed, taxpayers should seek professional assistance from the licensed tax professionals employed by tax companies.

A legitimate tax resolution company should have licensed licensed tax professionals on staff with experience with IRS negotiations because most taxpayers are not familiar with the ever-changing tax codes, laws, and IRS programs and policies needed to successfully arrange an affordable agreement with the IRS.

Senior associate licensed tax professional for Tax Defense Network, Beth Caudill, details what her role within a tax debt team is and how her expertise is beneficial to her clients.

“The majority of my clients are self-employed individuals who usually work for themselves. Many of these clients usually owe over $100,000 to the IRS, and their accounts are with Revenue Officers who live in their area,” Beth explains.

“Revenue Officers can typically take advantage of a taxpayer who may not be fully aware of their rights. If you happen to pay another person or business for their labor, make sure you gather their personal information and issue them a 1099 at the end of the year for the entire amount they received. If not, the IRS will attempt to disallow the expense and make you pay taxes on their income.”

Licensed tax professionals are legally qualified to negotiate any tax case, utilizing their knowledge of U.S. tax laws to identify the problem that causes a taxpayer to owe the IRS, correcting the tax returns, and matching taxpayers with their best tax solution. A licensed tax professional carries a Juris Doctorate degree and is certified by their state to practice law. A licensed tax professional is also allowed to work with the higher levels of the IRS to get taxpayers a tax resolution that will benefit them the most.

“I negotiate with the Revenue Officers, so my clients can keep their focus where it belongs: on their business and their family. [A licensed tax professional’s] job is to represent you, the taxpayer, in front of the IRS, but our job is also to help our clients, and it’s never too late to start.”