Dealing with Tax Services
Regarding a previous message regarding my friend who is in IRS trouble, he is now trying to decide to use a tax service with accountants and attorneys available to get his mess straight or to use just a tax attorney OR just a good independent accountant. Does anyone have any advice from your knowledge or personal experience with any of these? He has owned a small business and is about 5 years negligent in filing, PLUS I doubt that his records are very well kept.
I also doubt if he kept receipts which he could use to get deductions such gasoline, etc. Major ADD person! Phew! What a mess. I wish I could help him, and sure do wish him luck.
From what I understand, though, this is not real uncommon. For his sake I hope it is simpler than I'm thinking.
Also, does anyone know if the tax services such as the ones advertised on TV are very expensive? This person doesn't have a lot of money and has been barely surviving which is one of the reasons he didn't file to begin with... fear of having to pay what he couldn't.