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Can I Dispute or Stop an IRS Tax Lien?

IRS tax lien removal

The IRS has placed a lien on your property or financial assets.  What is your next move? How do you handle this situation?  And, most importantly, can you dispute or stop a tax lien? Finding out there is a tax lien on your property – whether real estate, personal property, or financial assets – is… Read more »

How Can You Prevent a Tax Lien from Damaging Your Finances?

How to remove a tax lien

If you owe the IRS in back taxes, the federal agency can assess a tax lien against you for the amount you owe, plus any penalties and interest that you have accrued.  This can mean the federal government has a legal claim to your property, and it can remain this way until your tax debt… Read more »

What Is an Audit Reconsideration

IRS Tax Audit dispute

Did the IRS audit your tax return and determine that you owe additional money?  Don’t worry – you have options.  With the help of a tax attorney, you can request an audit reconsideration.  Learn more about what this is and who may qualify below.

How to Appeal IRS Wage Garnishments

What to do if your IRS Wage Garnishment Appeal is denied

If the IRS garnishes your wages to seek repayment for owed taxes, it can cause financial hardships for you and your family.  To avoid this, you can try to appeal the wage garnishment to have it removed.

How to Stop a Wage Garnishment Before it is Applied

Prevent IRS wage garnishment from being applied

When you owe back taxes to the IRS, the federal agency can take several measures to collect the money owed – including garnishing your wages.  This means that the IRS can contact your employer and have them direct a portion of your income — whether it is hourly wages, salary, commissions, or bonuses — directly… Read more »

How to Qualify for an Offer in Compromise Program

Offer in Compromise Qualification

If you owe taxes but you cannot afford to pay off your entire debt, you can try to qualify for an Offer in Compromise (OIC).  While working with a tax attorney, you can make an offer to the IRS stating what you can afford to pay – typically for less than what you owe.

Ways a Tax Attorney Can Help You Set Up a Payment Plan with the IRS

IRS payment plan

Do you owe a large tax sum to the IRS that you cannot afford to resolve it in one payment?  Relax.  You have options.  Instead of putting yourself in a tough place, financially, to pay your tax bill, you can work with a tax attorney to set up a payment plan with the IRS.  This… Read more »

What Prosecutors Must Prove in Tax Evasion Cases

tax evasion investigation

If a person deliberately avoids paying taxes, he or she can face federal tax evasion charges.  However, just failing to pay taxes does not necessarily mean a person will face jail time or stiff penalties from the IRS.  For these penalties to be assessed, the prosecution must prove to a judge or jury that the… Read more »

5 IRS Issues a Tax Attorney Can Help You Resolve

IRS tax lawyer

While you can work with a tax preparer to file your annual taxes, there are situations where you should seek representation from a tax attorney.  Some instances where it can benefit you to hire an attorney include: if you’re facing a tax audit; if you’re being charged with tax fraud; if you have a large… Read more »