Trying to find the best way to resolve tax problems can be a difficult process. Writing about the best practices to help taxpayers is also a unique challenge. When I started the project of writing a book on tax resolution planning I had a simple goal in mind. I wanted to present an overview of how to use the tax and financial process to deal with tax problems. However, I quickly noticed that very few tax and financial planning professionals actually provide comprehensive financial counseling and planning for a group of people that needs help the most. While exploring this specialized area of tax and financial planning, I have learned a great deal about my own approach to the tax resolution process.
My conclusion is quite simple. The ideal solution to tax and financial problems includes a dual focus on tax resolution and financial planning. Rarely are both disciplines combined in an effective manner. Resolving IRS tax liabilities by using fundamental principles of the financial planning process is the most effective way to deal with tax problems. The use of these same principles is also needed to prevent future IRS tax problems.
One thing that I realized during my research and practical application of this approach is that comprehensive financial planning does work for people with federal and state tax liabilities. However, tax resolution planning is a unique process that needs to be structured in a way that increases the likelihood that someone with significant tax issues related to financial management problems will actually succeed in taking control of their situation.
The LifeSpan Process of Tax Resolution and Financial Freedom combines the fundamental principles of tax and financial planning in a holistic manner that focuses on the psychological and behavioral aspects of managing money and taxes. Simply put, most other approaches to tax problems only deal with the elimination of tax debt rather than the elimination of poor financial decision making. In order to achieve freedom from tax debt you must start with a plan that emphasizes smart financial decisions. When the tax resolution process is performed the right way it always places the focus on “big picture” issues.
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