Taxpayer Representation

Jeanine can work with your corporate taxpayer representation team, or your company management, providing valuable Enrolled Agent (EA) support services.
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Jeanine Buben, MT, EA in Westminster is here to help you resolve your tax problems via virtual research and analysis services, tax information or taxpayer representation support, and put an end to the misery that the IRS can put you through. She can also assist your tax resolution team or tax compliance department with online research and analysis, tax documents preparation or tax review, and writing and editing, as needed. Jeanine prides herself on being very efficient, affordable, and, of course, extremely discrete about resolving your tax compliance issues via virtual research and analysis services to resolve your Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and/or your state or local department(s) of revenue issues. Jeanine can even assist your licensed tax attorney with online legal and paralegal support.

See our Pricing & Plans tab for estimates and discounted plan options. Please call Jeanine's virtual office at (616) 430-5231 or e-mail to to set up a free needs evaluation consultation. Appointments are currently available on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays via remote or in-person venues. DO leave your name, company, cell number, and e-mail address for return calls. All appointments are confirmed via e-mail, and may be arranged remotely or in-person at available sites.

Jeanine can help your company or your tax team with the following IRS tax problems:

  • Threatening Letters - The IRS carry out their threats, so ignoring an IRS threatening letter is absolutely the worst thing to do. First, you should check the facts in the letter. If there is anything amiss in their calculations or your liabilities or their assessment, write a polite letter back explaining the error or omission and see if they will remedy the situation. If they have reached the point where they are sending you threatening letters, you may need to be a little more proactive in resolving the situation before the IRS become proactive themselves. You do not want this to happen. If you allow the IRS to take action before you do it will result in you unnecessarily suffering at their hands. The IRS has considerable powers when it comes to collecting taxes and they are rarely if ever prone to taking the light approach. The IRS sends out threatening letters when they know or think they know that you owe them money; beyond that, they have little interest in you.

  • IRS Audit Notification - Did You Receive an Audit Letter From the IRS? - The first step is not to panic. The IRS uses letters to communicate with taxpayers about IRS audits. As with most IRS communication, there are deadlines associated with IRS audit letters. You will have time to review the items that are being contested and prepare your response. Selecting a return for examination does not always suggest that the taxpayer has either made an error or been dishonest. In fact, some examinations result in a refund to the taxpayer or acceptance of the return without change.

  • Non-Filing - What if you fail to file? - The IRS may file what is known as a substitute return filing (SRF) for you. However, as you well know, the IRS will not be looking to save you any money. In fact, a substitute return will not include any of the standard deductions your accountant would typically include in your return. Case in point, a substitute return only allows one exemption: single or married filing separate for individuals, so you end up with higher tax liability than if you would have just filed. Business returns filed by the IRS for you, will also result in little benefits for your entity. It is therefore better to get assistance in filing late, hopefully within the statute of limitations for possible refunds, rather than to let the IRS limit you to minimal taxpayer benefits due to your failure to file required tax returns.

  • Liens - A federal tax lien arises when a tax return is filed and the tax isn’t paid after a demand for payment has been made. By law the lien is in favor of the United States and is upon all property and rights to property of the person (which can be a corporation or legal person) with the unpaid tax. It gives the IRS the authority to seize any proceeds from sales of real estate owned by a delinquent taxpayer. To protect the government’s right of priority against other parties who are owed money by the same person or business, the IRS will file a Notice of Federal Tax Lien, which puts other creditors on notice about the IRS’s claim.

  • Offers-in-Compromise - Reduce Your IRS Debt with an Offer-In-Compromise - Qualifying for an offer-in-compromise settlement can save you thousands of dollars in taxes, penalties and interest. An offer-in-compromise is an agreement between a taxpayer and the IRS to settle the taxpayer’s tax liabilities for less than the full amount owed. Absent special circumstances, an offer will not be accepted if the IRS believes that the liability can be paid in full as a lump sum or through a payment agreement.

  • Tax Payment Plans or Extensions of Time to Pay - Negotiate scheduled payments (interest applies on balance due) to pay off your tax liabilities with an agreement with the Internal Revenue Service and/or state/local departments of revenue. This will suspend any demands by governmental authorities to pay up the full amount now, as long as taxpayers agree to payment terms and conditions, and do not miss monthly payments due. This resolution is easier to negotiate tha offers-in-compromise which get granted for only a small portion of applicants.

Resolve your IRS tax problem via Jeanine's virtual research and analysis services with the peace of mind that you are in good hands, please call Jeanine at (616) 430-5231 or or contact us to set up a free evaluation consultation. Please go to secure file exchange application on home page to request an account on our secure file exchange.

Serving the Westminster, CO area, Boulder, CO area, Westminster, CO area, Kentwood, MI area, Troy, MI area, Ann Arbor, MI area, in-person or remotely, and other USA state areas remotely. Appointments required and engagements confirmed via signature and requested retainer in engagement letter. Your initial telephone "needs evaluation" is free of charge, followed up with an offer with pricing options. Appointment confirmations are sent via e-mail, invoices via e-bills. Jeanine works from multiple sites as needed. If you need assistance with scheduling or have a general question, you may text Jeanine at (616) 430-5231, or e-mail her at for the quickest response.