Meet The Team

Carlos Samaniego EA

Carlos Samaniego EA NTPI Fellow® - Founder of Tax Debt Consultants

Carlos is the Founder of Tax Debt Consultants, LLC. He is and the author of How to Make The IRS An Offer They Can't Refuse.

As an Enrolled Agent, Carlos is also an NTPI Fellow®. This is an elite group of professionals with significant expertise in representing taxpayers before the IRS.

He has spent the last 19 years helping clients and customers all over the country get out of financial trouble and problems with the IRS.

Carlos is a highly sought-after Speaker and has traveled extensively across the country teaching, speaking, and helping small businesses, professionals, and consumers with their tax problems. You can also hear him and his acclaimed guests giving wise tax advice on his podcast, Tax Debt Consultant Podcast and on his YouTube channel.

His dedication to helping clients from every walk of life has earned him 2020 Tax Professional of the Year Award!


Michael Sullivan

Michael D. Sullivan, Former IRS Agent

Michael D. Sullivan is the founder of Michael D. Sullivan, Former IRS Agent. He had a distinguished career with the Internal Revenue Service for 10 years. As a veteran IRS Revenue Officer / Agent, he served as an Offer in Compromise Tax Specialist and Large Dollar Case Specialist. He also collaborated with the U.S. Attorney’s office on undercover operations. Michael received several awards for his work and dedication as an IRS Agent.

During his tenure with the IRS, he was a Certified Tax Instructor who taught out of the Atlanta Regional IRS Training Offices. He also taught out of the local and district offices of the IRS. Mr. Sullivan trained many of the new IRS Agents.

Michael has been in private practice for the last 35 years in the field of Taxpayer  Consultation for IRS Audit and Collection tax resolution issues. He often consults with corporations and individuals, which involves a wide range of tax issues.

Michael has worked many large complex cases for high-net-worth individuals and large corporations. Mr. Sullivan is a committed professional with dedicated involvement in the tax profession community as a frequent speaker on the South Florida circuit and also served as an officer and on the Board of the Greater South Florida Tax Council. Michael has been the program host and moderator for several Internal Revenue Service forums both in the public and professional sectors.

Mr. Sullivan also teaches courses for Attorneys, Lawyers, and CPA’s for continuing education and has been a featured speaker in the credit card industry, student loan and the debt settlement vertical as well. He also was one of the featured speakers at the Latino Tax Fest which also featured Nina Olsen, Nation Taxpayer Advocate.


Julie Lynch

Julie Lynch, Former IRS Agent & Enrolled Agent

Julie Lynch recently retired after a 38-year renowned career as a Revenue Officer in the Collection Division of the Internal Revenue Service. During that time, she worked collection cases involving both individuals and businesses, and handled all aspects to resolve the cases; from securing OFfers-in-Compromise, installment agreements, reporting cases currently not collectible and requests for abatement.

She worked closely with all divisions within the IRS, including Examination Division and Taxpayer Advocate. She also met regularly with representatives of both the U. S. Attorney’s Office and the IRS Office of Chief Counsel. Julie taught several IRS classes, was an On-The-Job Instructor for new employees; and as a senior Revenue Officer, she acted as a mentor to lower graded employers.

She was often called upon for her expertise to assist with other departments within the Collection Division, as well as assisting employees within her group.

During her tenure, she received yearly Performance Awards, as well as a Regional Commissioner’s Award and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Secretary of the Treasury.

At the time of her retirement, she received the Albert Gallatin Excellent Service Award from the Secretary of the Treasury.


Herb Cantor

Herb Cantor, Former Appeals Officer, IRS Revenue Agent

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting- University of Miami

Masters Degree in Taxation (MST)

Born in Coral Gables, Florida, Herb’s career started with 2 years in public accounting at the international CPA firm Harris, Kerr Forster.

After 2 years, he was hired by the IRS and started in the Small Business Division as a Revenue Agent. He primarily audited “C” and “S” corporations and Schedule-C’s. He also acted as an acting group manager.

After 6 years, he was recommended to join the Appeals Division as an Appeals Officer.

He worked on hundreds of cases such as those involving individual income taxes, “S” and “C” corporation tax issues, whether the trust fund recovery penalty applied to various individuals, claims for refunds, whether a civil fraud or accuracy penalty applied to a tax understatement, unreasonable compensation from a corporation, whether a preparer penalty should beapplied against a tax return preparer, under-reported income, whether a sale of an asset should be classified as a capital gain versus ordinary income, charitable contribution valuations, distributions exceeding basis in an “S” corporation.

Herb also worked Offers in Compromise, Doubts as to Liability and Collectibility and cases scheduled for trial before the United States Tax Court.

He also lectured before various professional groups such as the Greater Fort Lauderdale Tax Council, the Florida Institute of CPA’s and several radio talk shows.

Herb has received numerous commendation letters from taxpayers and their CPAs on cases he resolved While at the IRS, Herb even resolved cases with Mike Sullivan and Steve Jacob of this firm.

Herb’s areas of expertise are examinations of individuals, corporations, Appeals and negotiating with the IRS. Herb was also a lay member of the Fee Arbitration Committee of the Broward County Bar Association.

After working in Appeals for 18 years, Herb moved to the Large Case Division of the IRS. He examined financial records of large corporations and proposed various tax issues. The largest case he was engaged in exceeded $20 billion in sales.

He met with numerous taxpayers and their CPAs and Attorneys in scheduling and performing tax examinations. He was also a consultant to the IRS Criminal Investigations Division to determine if their tax cases warranted a criminal or civil investigation.


Edward Parsons

Edward Parson, CPA

Ed Parsons CPA is a highly experienced CPA specialized in the field of international taxation.

Ed has helped hundreds of individuals with unreported foreign assets, filing past due years under the Streamlined Procedure – with ample experience with other amnesty programs such as the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program.

Ed is well versed in the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, Foreign Tax Credit, Controlled Foreign Corporations, Passive Foreign Investment Companies and foreign trust fields.

Foreign Nationals doing business in the US will also benefit from his experience with inbound transactions, whether for tax planning or for specific US Trade Or Business or Effectively Connected Income open matters representation before the IRS.

Ed helps entrepreneurs and businesses with even the most complex needs that other CPAs are afraid to tackle. He works in person with local clients and through a robust online platform for those farther away. Whether it’s a mom-and-pop business, an international firm, or a Fortune 50 company, business owners count on his expertise to help them succeed.

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