Thinking about hiring a “tax debt relief” company?
as Most of these articles correctly point out, you may pursue tax debt solutions on your own.
The Maui Tax Counseling website displays links to authoritative information which contains much of what you need to know to represent yourself in the process. Taxpayers can (and do) successfully prepare and file the necessary Forms and other documents necessary for tax debt relief under the IRS Fresh Start Initiative. You are the best judge of your own abilities.
Solving tax issues on your own is not for everybody. Use caution when shopping for professional services in this area. Service providers have different qualifications, education, certifications, and expertise. Ask questions about their credentials and licensing, and what their services cost. CPAs and attorneys appreciate the risks and uncertainties of placing your trust in a professional.
If you can’t get straight answers you are comfortable with: keep shopping.
If you can’t afford or don’t wish to utilize a CPA or attorney, IRS and state tax departments can provide significant information and advice without cost.