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FAQS

DO I REALLY NEED A PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE?

This is the first question you should ask yourself. In some cases you can handle the problem without hiring an Attorney, CPA or Enrollment Agent. However, if the situation has persisted or you feel you’re not familiar with the relevant rules and procedures governing your rights in negotiation with taxing authorities, a representative is highly recommended.

WHAT KIND OF REPRESENTATION DO I NEED?

A lot of our competitors will provide unlicensed representatives to handle your case. In these situations, their service and your protection is limited. Only licensed Attorneys, CPAs and Enrolled Agents may negotiate with the Internal Revenue Service and most other taxing authorities. Be sure that your direct representative is knowledgeable and licensed! Ask to speak with your representative prior to choosing any firm to assist you.

HOW MUCH DO REPRESENTATIVE COMPANIES CHARGE?

There are many ways to determine a fee schedule, including fixed rates, hourly fees and contingency fees. Hourly fees are calculated by multiplying the amount of hours your representative and staff works on your case by an hourly rate. Contingent fees allow your representative to receive a certain agreed upon percentage of any judgment amounts received by you. A fixed rate places a set price for the services your representative will provide to you. Fees are usually calculated without including court costs and filing fees that are usually paid up front by the client. Always ask potential Attorneys, CPAs and Enrolled Agents to explain their fees and billing practices prior to engaging their services.

Make sure you understand the fee arrangement being provided to you. It should appear in writing on the work agreement provided by the company you hire.

There may be additional questions that you would like to ask before or during the process of addressing your tax matter. For additional information or for a
FREE EVALUATION, call Heartland Tax Solutions at 1-303-996-6006.