About

It Figures Tax Services Inc.

It Figures Tax Services Inc. is committed to providing reliable and accurate services to our clients.  We provide our clients both personal and professional attention while maintaining our focus on quality service.

It Figures Tax Services Inc. was established in 2003 in order to provide business accounting and tax services.  Scott Alving, IFFS founder, has been in the accounting field since 1990.  Scott is an Enrolled Agent* and graduated college with a BS in Accounting and an AS in Management.  He has worked with a wide variety of clients such as landscapers, restaurants, contractors, dental & medical offices, a real estate attorney, churches/non-profits, and more.

Prior to opening It Figures Tax Services Inc., Scott held positions as a staff accountant and controller for a Bio Tech company, utility management company, and a manufacturing plant.  From 2003-2008, Scott owned and operated a retail store.  His experiences gave him an in depth understanding of how your business runs.

Whether you are several months or several years behind in your accounting, Scott can help.

Scott Alving, EAwood-park-bridge

Scott is an Enrolled Agent* and graduated college with a BS in Accounting and an AS in Management in 1995. Before he opened up It Figures Tax Services Inc. , he held positions as a staff accountant and controller for a Bio Tech company, utility management company and a manufacturing plant.

From 2003-2008, I owned and operated a retail store. That venture has provided me with hands on experience operating a small business. This experience can be useful in understanding how your business runs.

Whether you are 2 months or 2 years behind in your accounting and bookkeeping, I can help.

*What is an enrolled agent?

EA is the professional designation for Enrolled Agent. After the Civil War, many citizens had problems settling claims with the government for horses and other property confiscated for use in the war effort. After much petitioning and much pleading, Congress in 1884 endowed enrolled agents with the power of advocacy to prepare claims against the government and to seek equitable justice for the citizenry. For many years, the purpose of the Enrolled Agent was to act in this capacity.

In 1913, when the income tax was passed, the job of the enrolled agent was expanded to include claims for monetary relief for citizens whose taxes had become inequitable. As the income, estate gift and other sources of tax collection became more complicated, the role of the Enrolled Agent was again expanded to include the preparation of the many tax forms that were required. Additionally, as audits became more prevalent, their role evolved into taxpayer advocacy, negotiating with the IRS on behave of their clients.

Currently, An Enrolled Agent is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the IRS for audits, collections, and appeals. Only Enrolled Agents, attorneys, and CPAs may represent taxpayers before the IRS.