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!

Elizabeth Samaniego - COO

Elizabeth Samaniego - COO - Chief Operations Officer

Elizabeth Samaniego is the woman behind Tax Debt Consultants. She married founder, Carlos Samaniego after he came clean about his tax problems. Elizabeth has always been a support to Carlos, and she inspired him to create the company to help other people who have tax problems.

When you decide to work with us she will make sure you have everything you need to get started. Elizabeth will be one of your primary points of contact. She is a California Licensed Tax Practioner, but most importantly, she's an amazing mom and wife.

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Ernie Matision EA, CPA

My name is Ernie Mattison. Yeah, that is me hanging out with my buddy and former client, Carlos Samaniego, EA. You may have heard Carlos tell you the story about how he didn’t file his tax returns for years and how I helped him solve his tax problems. Isn't it interesting now Carlos and I, fight the IRS together!

But here is something different about me.

Don’t hate me for this! Yes. I was an IRS agent for almost 10 years. That is right, I was an Internal Revenue Service Field Auditor. I was even a trainer and supervisor of many agents in California.

How is this now a good thing I know their secrets? In fact, I taught them the secrets they use to come after you! I was telling my client Carlos one day, “…most of the time at audit’s, I am teaching the IRS agents the law they have to follow.

They really don’t like it when they see us now representing my tax clients. They know they have their work cut out! So, If you are having problems with the IRS, wouldn't you like to have us your corner. The one person that worked at the Internal Revenue Service as a Field Auditor for over 10 years and with over 30+ years of representing taxpayers before the IRS. I know their tricks better than most of them!

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