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What to Ask When Hiring a Tax Attorney (Part 3)

IRS tax attorney

Ayar Law back again.  Here for our third installment of “What to Ask When Hiring a Tax Attorney.” In our last installment of the series we looked at questions to ask your prospective IRS tax attorney regarding their working and billing style.  In this installment, we will look at the questions to ask regarding his… Read more »

Understanding the Types of IRS Audits

field audits, correspondence audits and office audits

The first reaction by most taxpayers when they find out they are being audited by the IRS is crippling fear.  An audit occurs when the IRS has reason to believe that the tax you paid is not what should have been collected.  The IRS wants to investigate how you calculated your tax due for the… Read more »

What to Do If Your Offer in Compromise is Rejected

OIC rejection appeal

The IRS rejects a lot of Offers in Compromise (OICs).  When an offer is rejected, you have 30 days to request an appeal.  You can also consider using other tax resolution strategies.

What Happens If You Owe Over $50,000 to the IRS?

IRS tax debt

Taxpayers who owe the IRS over $50,000 may have to deal with tax liens, tax levies, and IRS passport actions.  There are many tax resolution options that can be used to protect your property and get the IRS off your back.

Can You Stop the IRS from Taking Your Passport?

Passport denial and revocation

The IRS can ask the State Department to deny your passport application or even revoke your passport if you have seriously delinquent tax debt.  There are several ways to avoid IRS passport actions or to get your passport back after a denial or revocation.

How to Handle a Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Assessment

Payroll Taxes

The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) is a severe tax penalty assessed against individuals who fail to comply with certain payroll tax obligations. You may have several defenses and appeal options if the IRS assesses the TFRP, so contact a tax attorney for assistance.

How to Avoid an IRS Lien Without Paying Your Full Balance Off

Avoiding an IRS tax lien without paying your full tax balance

You can get around an IRS lien by requesting a withdrawal, discharge, or subordination.  Each of these strategies can be useful in different situations, depending on the reason you are trying to avoid the lien.

Can You Avoid an IRS Levy without Paying off your Tax Debt in Full?

avoid IRS tax levy

There are several ways to avoid an IRS levy without paying your full tax liability.  You’ll need to request a Collection Due Process (CDP) hearing before the appropriate deadline if you want to stop the bank levy, wage garnishment, or another type of IRS tax levy.  The most common ways to stop a levy are:… Read more »