Settling Tax Debt with the IRS & States
There exists a variety of mechanisms in place for taxpayers to resolve their tax issues, including entering into a monthly installment agreement, appealing IRS assessments and seeking relief as an innocent spouse. There are a variety of problems a taxpayer can have and a variety of ways to try to resolve them.
Offer in Compromise
If you are can not afford to pay your back taxes in full, the Offer in Compromise program allows taxpayers to make payments over time in agreed upon intervals while waiving collection of a portion of the taxes owed.
The IRS allows taxpayers to make payments over time in agreed upon intervals in which full amount of the debt is eventually paid.
Currently Not Collectible (STATUS 53)
When the IRS is convinced that are unable to pay due to your current financial condition. If it is proven that you are unable to pay both your reasonable living expenses and your back taxes, it is possible the IRS will assign your case to Currently Not Collectible (CNC) hardship status which allows you to be free of collection actions such as a bank levy and a wage garnishment.
innocent spouse relief
The IRS allows relief from additional tax owed by a taxpayer if their spouse or former spouse failed to report income, reported income improperly or claimed improper deductions or credits.
Often an individual or business who is delinquent on his or her federal taxes often faces other debts, including late mortgage payments and credit card debt. In these circumstances bankruptcy protection may be consideration. Some federal taxes can be discharged by filing for bankruptcy protection. Depending on the type of bankruptcy protection sought, the debtor's assets will be sold and used to pay debt or the debtor will enter into a repayment plan. Prior to declaring bankruptcy, we will help you explore all other tax resolution options available.
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Available for all taxpayers in every state and all Expatriates living abroad.
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Areas of Practice
expat tax preparation
Foreign earned income and housing exclusions for both federal and state income tax returns. Foreign bank account reporting (FBARs), Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets, Tax Treaties, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number,etc.
business tax debt representation
We will file a power of attorney with the IRS and State Taxing Authority to negotiate a hold on all enforcement action such as bank and account receivable levies while we work on an appropriate resolution including Installment Agreements, Company Restructuring, Penalty Abatements, Offer in Compromises, and Currently Not Collectible Status. We will also advise you if bankruptcy is an option.
irs and state tax debt representation
We will file a power of attorney with the IRS and State Taxing Authorities to negotiate an appropriate resolution for back tax debt including Installment Agreements, Penalty Abatements, Offer in Compromises, Innocent Spouse Requests, and Currently Not Collectible Status. We will also advise you if bankruptcy is a option.
new business entity formation
We will educate you of the pros and cons of organizing an Limited Liability Company versus a Corporation, S-Corp., Limited Partnership, etc. and assist in the formation of the entity of your choosing.
previous years tax returns
We will prepare your previous years tax returns to bring you back into compliance with the IRS and State.
business tax return preparation
Whether you have a sole proprietorship with a Schedule C or a 1120 Corporate return we will prepare any business return.
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