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Reverse SFRs or Assessments Made After You File
SFR stands for Service Filed Return. It happens when a tax return is not filed by you, and the IRS takes the liberty of doing one for you. An SFR is calculated without any deductions. For example, if you’re self-employed, the tax is calculated on your gross income reported to the IRS via 1099s, with no business deductions. Obviously, this results in an inflated balance due. This can happen without your knowledge if you moved your residence and the IRS did not know where to send any notices. You could also have tax liens filed against you and unbeknownst to you. Another way an SFR is done is when you sell property, it gets reported to the IRS.
Additional assessments can be made by the IRS after you file a tax return. This can happen when you have failed to report an item of income on your tax return. For example, if you fail to report the sale of property that is not your residence, the IRS can calculate a tax due, and send you a notice, usually a CP2000 Notice. However, what the IRS does not do is subtract the cost of the property, and you end up owing more than what is legally due. We have a lot of experience dealing with CP2000 Notices for any reason.
Don’t let the IRS rob you of deductions that you have a right to. Set the record straight with help from Lothamer.
How Lothamer Can Help You Reverse Overstatements Of Tax Due As A Result Of An SFR Or CP2000
We have reversed thousands of tax returns filed by the IRS. You always have a right to file an original return with all of your deductions. However, there are situations where it is not necessary to file tax returns that have been done for you. In other words, you can accept such returns, although incorrect and overstated, for purposes of filing an Offer in Compromise.
If you are a good candidate for an Offer in Compromise, you could save yourself the cost of reversing an SFR. On the other hand, if you are required to pay back tax because you do not qualify for an Offer in Compromise, then you certainly would want to file an original tax return and reverse the SFR and reduce what you owe.
CP2000 Notices are aggravating, but we’re here to help. These notices can be very difficult to read due to the way the IRS presents the information, and it is not readily apparent what the problem is. You will learn whether the IRS has done any SFR or any additional assessments at your initial consultation, because we pull your IRS transcripts prior to your consultation. Don’t have your initial consultation without your transcripts having been pulled. Use Lothamer.
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