Hello there, I’m Carlos Samaniego EA!

The Founder of Tax Debt Consultants, LLC. I not only helps clients directly, but also coach and mentors other tax professionals around the country, including CPAs, EAs, and attorneys.

My commitment to sharing knowledge and expertise has helped countless professionals build successful careers in the tax industry.
I am a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers. As of 2020 I was awarded with the Tax Professional of the Year Award
and was also presented with the EXPY award by the National Association of Experts, Writers, and Speakers.

Carlos’s expertise doesn’t stop there. He’s been seen on major news networks such as NBC, CBS, ABC, and USA Today, where he’s shared his insights on tax matters. He’s also made appearances on radio stations and news stations across the country, providing valuable advice to listeners.

Carlos was recently selected to be featured in an upcoming documentary on Viewpoint hosted by Dennis Quaid, which will be broadcast across the country on PBS television. Carlos’s journey from tax trouble to becoming a sought-after tax expert is chronicled in his book, How to Make The IRS An Offer They Can’t Refuse. In this book, Carlos shares his personal experience and provides practical advice on how to avoid and overcome tax problems.

Podcasts

Videos

From Tax Non-Filer to IRS Expert: Carlos Samaniego's Story
From Tax Non-Filer to IRS Expert: Carlos Samaniego's Story
Welcome back to the "Carlos Samaniego- Tax Debt Consultant" podcast! We're excited to bring you an insightful episode titled "Who is Carlos Samaniego and Tax Debt Consultant?" Today, we're tackling an issue that affects over 15 million Americans: unpaid back taxes. Dealing with the IRS can be overwhelmingly stressful, especially when facing the severe consequences of wage garnishments, liens, and levies. In this episode, we introduce you to Carlos Samaniego, the founder of Tax Debt Consultants, a firm established in Redlands, California, in 2003. Carlos is a federally licensed enrolled agent with a stellar reputation for integrity and a passion...
Michelle's Miracle: How I Helped Recover $15,000 from California Franchise Tax Board /Caliclaw!
Michelle's Miracle: How I Helped Recover $15,000 from California Franchise Tax Board /Caliclaw!
today I've got a story that will surely inspire and inform anyone dealing with state tax issues, especially in California. We're diving into the case of Michelle, a woman who faced overwhelming stress after the California Franchise Tax Board, or as I like to call them, CaliClaw, took over $15,000 from her bank account—her life savings. Michelle, battling health issues and living on Social Security, needed urgent help to recover her funds. Tune in to hear how we worked together to get almost every penny back and provided her with a lifeline she desperately needed. Whether you're facing tax levies,...
Tackling Tax Debt with Chapter 13: A Lifeline for High Earners
Tackling Tax Debt with Chapter 13: A Lifeline for High Earners
Got big earnings but bigger debts? Tune into the Carlos Samaniego Podcast! Join us with BK Attorney MaryAnn Bresenio as we explore the benefits of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Discover how it’s not just about wiping the slate clean—it’s a savvy strategy to safeguard your assets and steer your finances back on course. Don’t miss out on these invaluable insights! Watch Full Video: https://carlosea.me/BKVideo Ready to Solve your tax problems? Go to TaxDebtSurvey.com Download my free book: http://TaxDebtBook.com Get my Amazon best-seller for free at https://TaleofNoReturns.com. Visit Me: TaxDebtConsultant.com TEXT ME!! +1 (909) 909-345-9215 Office: (909)570-1103 Book an Appointment: CallTaxEA.com
Fresh Starts and Finances: Bankruptcy’s Role in Tax Debt Elimination
Fresh Starts and Finances: Bankruptcy’s Role in Tax Debt Elimination
In this hard-hitting episode, "Bankruptcy and Tax Debt: What You Need to Know," Carlos pulls up a chair with MaryAnne, a battle-hardened bankruptcy attorney who knows the ins and outs of tax-related turmoil like the back of her hand. Dive deep as we slice through the red tape of tax debts in bankruptcy. We're unpacking everything from choosing the right bankruptcy chapter to understanding which pesky tax debts you can kiss goodbye. Plus, we'll tackle the big issues: the lifesaver known as the automatic stay, how filing affects your credit score, the nitty-gritty of asset evaluations, and the must-dos to...
Till Taxes Do Us Part: A Marriage Amid Tax Trials
Till Taxes Do Us Part: A Marriage Amid Tax Trials
In this episode of Carlos' Blend: Business, Tax and Life Lessons with Carlos Samaniego EA, we travel back to the beginning of Carlos' tax journey. When Carlos Samaniego met Elizabeth, he wasn’t just falling in love; he was falling into a tax pit eight years deep. Unfiled returns, mounting stress, and the IRS breathing down his neck could have spelled doom for their budding romance. Instead, it forged an unbreakable bond. "Love & Taxes" isn’t just a book; it’s a lifeline thrown by Elizabeth and Carlos Samaniego. A couple who didn’t just survive Carlos’s tax nightmare—they turned it into their...
Tax Troubles Untangled - Your Guide to Solving Payroll Tax Problems
Tax Troubles Untangled - Your Guide to Solving Payroll Tax Problems
In this episode of Carlos' Blend: Business, Tax and Life Lessons with Carlos Samaniego EA, we chat with Andrew T. Lopes, President and CEO of Forensic Payroll Consultants. Andrew and his team are experts at examining the most extreme payroll tax concerns, and for that reason, he has partnered with Carlos on many occasions to help clients get into good financial standing with both state and IRS issues. Now sit back, relax and brew up your favorite blend. Slurrrrrrrp...ahhhh, enjoy! ---------------------------------------------------------- Ready to Solve your tax problems? Go to TaxDebtSurvey.com Download my free book: http://TaxDebtBook.com Get my Amazon best-seller for...
How Ignoring Your Past Due Payroll Taxes Could Shut Down Your Business Overnight
How Ignoring Your Past Due Payroll Taxes Could Shut Down Your Business Overnight
Dealing with payroll taxes: Payroll tax issues can have serious implications for business owners. Understanding the significance of dealing with past due payroll taxes and assessing the feasibility of the business is imperative to make informed decisions and avoid further complications. For more insights and in-depth information, tune in to the full podcast episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiJHoZNIAkM&t=28s ----------------------------------------------------------------- Ready to Solve your tax problems? Go to TaxDebtSurvey.com Download my free book: http://TaxDebtBook.com Get my Amazon best-seller for free at https://TaleofNoReturns.com. Visit Me: TaxDebtConsultant.com TEXT ME!! +1 (909) 909-345-9215 Office: (909)570-1103 Book an Appointment: CallTaxEA.com
Tax Tsunami - IRS Collections with Tax Attorney Eric Green
Tax Tsunami - IRS Collections with Tax Attorney Eric Green
In this episode of Carlos' Blend: Business, Tax and Life Lessons with Carlos Samaniego EA, we chat with Tax Attorney and Founder of The Tax Rep Network, Eric Green. Eric coaches accountants, attorneys, EA's and CPA's on how to deal with individuals with tax problems. Today, Carlos and Eric chat about the incoming Tax Tsunami and how you can be prepared for what's to come. Following the Covid-19 outbreak of 2020, the IRS ceased pursuing many tax debt cases due to limited resources and man power. Following the recovery of markets both domestic and abroad, the IRS began onboarding thousands...
The Truth about Non-Filing: Stories of Tax Debts and Consequences
The Truth about Non-Filing: Stories of Tax Debts and Consequences
In the first episode of Carlos' Blend: Business, Tax and Life Lessons with Carlos Samaniego EA, we step into the shoes of Carlos nearly a decade ago. As a non-filer turned tax debt expert, Carlos walks through some of the most popular misconceptions surrounding the topic of non-filers. As an enrolled agent licensed by the Department of Treasury, Carlos breaks down what you should know and importantly what you can do today to get yourself in good standing with the IRS, despite how many years you may be behind in payments. Is that relieving to know? We thought so, and...
Waking Up the Sleeping Bear: Confronting IRS Myth
Waking Up the Sleeping Bear: Confronting IRS Myth
Are you playing a risky game of hide-and-seek with the IRS? Let's debunk a perilous tax myth: "If I don’t file, the IRS won’t notice." It's time for a reality check. The IRS isn’t an oblivious bear; it's more akin to an ever-watchful eagle. Ignoring your tax obligations doesn’t make you invisible; it just increases your risk. In my latest podcast episode, we're going to confront this head-on. Expect a no-nonsense discussion on the consequences of avoiding your taxes and, crucially, pragmatic strategies to manage and rectify your situation. This isn't about fear-mongering; it's about empowerment and taking informed action....
The Truth About Non-Filing: A Personal Journey
The Truth About Non-Filing: A Personal Journey
In the first episode of Carlos' Blend: Business, Tax and Life Lessons with Carlos Samaniego EA, we step into the shoes of Carlos nearly a decade ago. As a non-filer turned tax debt expert, Carlos walks through some of the most popular misconceptions surrounding the topic of non-filers. As an enrolled agent licensed by the department of treasury, Carlos breaks down what you should know and importantly what you can do today to get yourself in good standing with the IRS, despite how many years you may be behind in payments. Is that relieving to know? We thought so, and...