State Tax Problems

In many instances, state taxation authorities can be even more aggressive than the IRS. Therefore, proper legal representation with your state is incredibly useful in both personal and business investigations. Even if you feel you have done nothing wrong or are unsure why the state is being aggressive, by contacting our attorneys you become protected and properly represented. Know your rights beforehand; do not let an aggressive collection agent take your home, business, savings or your wages. We can help.

Penalty Abatement

In most cases involving a tax debt, interest and penalties accrue and become a very significant portion of the total amount due. In an abatement, our attorneys will work hard so that it can be either eliminated altogether or adjusted to something much more reasonable. Penalty abatement can be one of the most significant savings vehicles for a taxpayer when it comes to resolving IRS tax debt. Proper attorney representation with the IRS typically leads to a very favorable outcome.

Wage Garnishment or Bank Levy Release

When you as a taxpayer have failed to pay back taxes to the IRS or state, taxing authorities are legally allowed to garnish your wages and levy your bank accounts. They can also assume title on vehicles you own, seize your property, and utilize a myriad of other aggressive remedies. This is all in the interest of satisfying the outstanding tax debt you owe. When you are found in this situation, our attorneys place their sole focus on the goal of ending any garnishments or levies immediately. Know your rights, our attorneys are here for you.

Payroll Tax Negotiation

Business owners are frequently the subject of considerable attention by the IRS or state taxing authorities. If you currently own or have owned a business with employees and have found yourself owing withholding tax, then timely resolution to this issue with proper legal representation is imperative. The IRS is incredibly aggressive in this type of scenario and by not addressing the issue in as timely a manner as possible, you place your personal finances at risk. We employ attorneys that have assisted with hundreds of payroll tax problems and can be an invaluable resource in determining the best possible outcome for you.

Unpaid Tax Returns

Unfiled tax returns are commonly associated with a tax debt issue. Even if not all records are available to ensure the most accurate record keeping, we can use alternative sources to ensure a high level of accuracy. In fact, we have an entire division of staff under the supervision of our attorneys, whose sole purpose is effective tax preparation. Unfiled tax returns should always be filed as soon as possible in an effort to avoid compounding penalties and interest. On a positive note, any returns you file covering the most recent three years could result in a tax refund being issued to you! Get the legal representation you deserve.

Tax Lien Subordination

A tax lien on your home can leave you feeling helpless and place your family at risk. It can be especially burdensome when it comes time to sell or refinance. Provided you qualify, our attorneys can negotiate to have your tax lien released, which allows you renewed freedom to control your homes equity. Given the Fresh Start initiative, recently announced by the IRS, the ease in which our attorneys can help you qualify for a release of lien is considerable. Call to see if you qualify.

Statute of Limitations

The authority of the IRS does have its limits, even with legal representation. Under federal law, the IRS has a maximum of 10 years to collect on a tax debt, and after that, there is little to no recourse. Under the law, this is called a Statute of Limitations. This statutory limit initiates as of the date the tax is officially assessed and a statutory letter is sent to the taxpayer. In most cases, at the expiration of the 10-year period, there is a possibility of your tax debt being eliminated. However, of note is the fact that in some cases the statutory limit could be extended.