Nothing is less true than Death & Taxes.
The good news is that whatever your tax-paying history, you, too, have an arsenal of weapons at your disposal – your legal rights.
A lawyer often can save you far more money than you would imagine.
Many of our clients start out by trying to handle their IRS case by themselves but end up with negative results, or worse, no results at all. Whether you’re an individual or a business and are having problems with the IRS, we at Freedom Law Group, LLP know the “ins and outs” of the tax system and can negotiate a solution that works for you.
We know how dealing with the IRS can be stressful, intimidating, and can leave you feeling hopeless. Crippling back taxes and penalties only add up to make matters worse. We will help protect you from the IRS, inform you of your rights as a taxpayer, and resolve your tax problems so you can reclaim your life.
Offer in Compromise
If you cannot afford to pay your back taxes in full, the Offer in Compromise program offers taxpayers who owe the IRS more than they could ever afford to pay, the opportunity to pay a small amount as a full and final payment. Taxpayers who attempt to file for an OIC on their own often put themselves at risk of not qualifying for a settlement or they end up paying more than they have to.
Freedom of Info Requests
It is important to understand how the IRS has assessed back taxes and penalties against you. You have the right to see governmental documents, including your IRS files, to better understand your IRS problems. The IRS must disclose the information used to assess back taxes and interest against taxpayers.
There are well over 145 various types of penalties. If you are one of these taxpayers, there is hope! Taxpayers that are hit with IRS penalties can request that the penalties to be abated. Abated means to completely or partially remove or forgive the penalty. In many cases where a taxpayer requests abatement, the IRS removes 100% of the penalty.
Once a wage garnishment is filed with an employer, the employer is required by law to collect a large percentage (usually 30-75% or more) of the taxpayer’s NET paycheck and return it to the IRS.
IRS Payment Plans
If you can’t pay your back taxes in full but could potentially pay them back over time, you can negotiate a reasonable monthly payment plan with the IRS. Once an IRS Payment Plan (also known as an Installment Agreement) is constituted, the IRS will not enforce collection action, including the levy of bank accounts or wages, as long as you remain current with all filing and payment obligations.
his is when the IRS places a Lien (or a hold) on real estate that you own. You cannot sell it without the net proceeds going to the IRS to satisfy your IRS debt. There are certain ways we can remove this lien (if you meet the very stringent criteria).
Payroll Tax Problems
If you owe back taxes on overdue payroll and employment taxes, it is important to resolve payroll tax debt problems swiftly to protect the future of your company since the IRS assigns a higher priority to collecting employment taxes than income taxes.
You may Appeal a decision with the IRS if you do not agree with that decision.
There are basically three types of audit methods the IRS will use: Correspondence (by mail), Office (you go to the IRS Office), or Field (the IRS makes a surprise visit to you). We can help protect you in each of these methods….You have RIGHTS.
Delinquent Tax Returns
To qualify for an IRS payment plan or Offer in Compromise tax settlement to resolve your back taxes, you need to file all delinquent tax returns with the IRS. Until you have filed all legally required tax returns, the IRS will not entertain any type of tax settlement or payment plan to settle your back taxes.
IRS Bank Levies
The IRS is serious about collecting on the debts that they “say” you owe. We can stop the IRS from taking money out of your account, within 8 – 12 business days.
If you owe back taxes because of your spouse’s (or ex-spouses) actions, you may qualify to achieve tax relief by qualifying as an innocent spouse. This means that if you can prove you are an innocent spouse, as defined by the Internal Revenue Code.
Don’t carry the weight and stress of dealing with the IRS alone. Speak to a consultant from our firm and let us bear the burden.