Recently the IRS has undergone budget cuts while at the same time being asked to administer several new stimulus and benefits programs. Once health care reform goes into effect, the IRS will also be responsible for calculating healthcare subsidies and collecting penalties from the uninsured.
What does that mean for Arizona taxpayers? If you do have a problem with your taxes you may have a hard time getting any answers from the IRS.
Just as the requirements of the making work pay and first-time homebuyer tax credits are making taxpayers across the country scratch their heads, the IRS has dropped its phone answering goal from 87% to 71% of calls. The IRS has also fallen behind on correspondence and on processing the homebuyer tax credits. That amounts to a lot of American citizens who can’t get help straightening out tax problems and questions.
At the same time, the budget – and the need for – tax enforcement has actually increased, with the number of liens issued having increased an amazing 475% in the last ten years.
So with more people than ever getting slapped with tax liens and fewer IRS agents than ever available to help them sort it all out – either before or after it becomes a problem – taxpayers in Arizona and elsewhere may find themselves banging their heads into the wall come tax time.
If you have a question on your taxes, it’s best to consult a qualified tax professional. If you’ve been slapped with a back tax bill or IRS lien, it’s best to consult with a qualified tax relief attorney.
At the Pew Law Center, we understand that if you do run into tax problems with the IRS, it can be overwhelming. Whether you owe back taxes, haven’t filed taxes for several years, or have received an audit or wage garnishment notice from the IRS, the attorneys at Pew Law Center can help you or your business with these and any other federal and state tax problems.
We are a dedicated debt relief law firm. We help people from Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Chandler, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, Tempe and throughout Arizona work through tough tax problems or file for bankruptcy every day. We can help stop the debt cycle and give you relief from your overwhelming, burdensome, and crushing tax problems. Please don’t wait another moment. Call us right away – our attorneys will help get you the fresh start you deserve.