IRS TAX RESOLUTION
IRS Tax Resolution
Our experienced tax attorneys understand the overwhelming fear and anxiety often associated with tax issues. We are committed to providing our clients with clear guidance, zealous advocacy, and peace of mind in otherwise difficult circumstances.
We invite you to browse the topics below where you can learn more about how we can help, review previous results, and request a consultation with a tax attorney.
Sometimes tax issues are forced to be resolved in court. This typically occurs when all administrative appeals with the IRS have been exhausted. It is critical to have the assistance of an experienced tax attorney when challenging the IRS or state taxing authority in court as it requires a deep understanding of tax law and strict procedural requirements. View Previous Results
We regularly represent both individuals and businesses in all phases of the IRS audit process. Don’t risk taking on the IRS yourself. View Previous Results
Tax fraud investigations, tax preparer investigations, criminal tax investigations, and indictments are very serious matters that require the immediate need for an attorney. If the government believes you have committed fraud, intentionally failed to file your tax returns, underreported your income, overstated your expenses, or otherwise evaded the payment of tax, you could face serious criminal penalties including jail time. Contact an attorney for a phone consultation to discuss your legal options. View Previous Results
The U.S. tax code is a massive body of complex laws and regulations intended to shape economic and social policy. The average American is overwhelmed by this complexity, especially self-employed individuals. Our professionals understand this complexity and understand how to accurately prepare tax returns, ensuring that the letter of the law is being carried out while also looking ahead for future tax savings. One of the first steps in resolving tax issues is ensuring filing compliance. This helps to prevent collection action, a substitute for return filing by the IRS, and sets the stage to begin resolving the liability. We will file any unfiled tax returns required to be filed, whether they are from ten years ago or last year. View Previous Results
The IRS imposes serious penalties on tax preparers and tax professionals for various offenses, including failure to follow due diligence requirements, failure to keep proper records, and fraud. Preparer penalties can range from $50 per return to over $500/return and potentially result in tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars in cumulative penalties. An experienced tax attorney can identify the best possible defense for proposed preparer penalties and advocate on your behalf before the IRS or in U.S. Tax Court. View Previous Results
The IRS is authorized to hold individual taxpayers liable for the employment/payroll taxes owed by a separate business when certain conditions are met, often referred to as “trust fund penalties“. This is an extremely powerful tool for the IRS as it essentially “pierces the veil” of liability protection provided by LLCs and corporations and allows the IRS to hold individuals responsible, including employees with no ownership interest in the entity. The IRS conducts an initial report to determine if a taxpayer is responsible for these trust fund penalties. It is critical to be advised of your rights and consult a tax attorney. View Previous Results
One of the most commonly rejected claims by the IRS is innocent spouse relief. This relief allows a taxpayer to escape liability when their spouse incurred understated income or overstated expenses, the taxpayer had no knowledge of the under or over reporting and it would be unfair to hold the taxpayer liable. These are extremely high hurdles to overcome and the skill and experience of a tax attorney can quickly narrow down your options. In addition to innocent spouse relief, the IRS provides other equitable remedies for spouses who are not directly responsible for a joint tax liability. View Previous Results
IRS Revenue Officers are well-trained, local IRS agents that possess broad power to collect tax through levy, garnishment, and asset seizure. View Previous Results
You have probably heard one of those “1-800” tax resolution companies promise “pennies on the dollar” tax settlements with the IRS. This is a legitimate program authorized by I.R.C. § 7122 and commonly referred to as an Offer in Compromise. These settlement opportunities are typically based on a taxpayer’s inability to fully pay the tax liability owed. The taxpayer’s income, expenses, assets, and liabilities are calculated using an IRS-defined formula, which determines whether a taxpayer qualifies for a settlement. The IRS generally accepts less than 50% of all submitted offers. This emphasizes the need to consult an experienced tax attorney. We have saved taxpayers millions of dollars through tax settlements and stand ready to help you. View Previous Results
Levies, liens, and garnishments are some of the most powerful tools used by the IRS and state taxing authorities to collect taxes. Levies are legal instruments issued by the IRS to third parties, requiring them to turn over money owed or belonging to the taxpayer to the IRS. For self-employed individuals and businesses, the IRS can issue levies to vendors and contractors, requiring them to pay money owed to you to the IRS instead. The IRS can also levy taxpayers’ bank accounts, which can be devastating. Garnishments are similar to levies, except they require employers to withhold the wages of a taxpayer with a tax liability. Finally, liens are legal instruments filed with local governments that encumber all taxpayer property, including real estate and personal property. View Previous Results
If you are facing levies, liens, or garnishments, it is critical to contact a tax attorney to ensure your rights are represented and to stop these measures.
Failing to comply with IRS guidelines for cryptocurrency, or worse, failing to report taxable cryptocurrency exchanges, may result in a tax assessment, interest, civil penalties, and possibly even criminal charges. It is critical to seek the advice of a tax attorney who is knowledgeable about cryptocurrency. View Previous Results
The U.S. is one of the few countries that taxes its citizens on all income, even income earned overseas. The U.S. also taxes nonresident and resident aliens who earn U.S.-sourced income. In addition to these income tax reporting requirements, the U.S. government requires taxpayers to file information returns to disclose offshore assets such as bank accounts and real estate. These requirements often cause reporting and compliance issues.
Failure to disclose these assets and report any taxable income generated from them can result in serious civil and even criminal penalties. To enforce these laws, the U.S. government requires foreign banks to disclose the names of its citizens who maintain foreign accounts. Luckily, taxpayers can attain compliance by entering into a voluntary disclosure program where amended tax and information returns are filed along with a penalty. For more information on these voluntary disclosures, please see our Offshore Assets page. View Previous Results
The IRS will provide money to individuals who report taxpayers who fail to pay their taxes or intentionally underreport income or overreport expenses. The law provides for two types of awards: (1) if the tax in dispute exceed $2 million, and a few other qualifications are met, the IRS will pay 15 percent to 30 percent of the amount collected; and (2) if the $2 million threshold is not met, the maximum award is 15 percent. The advice and experience of a tax attorney is often the difference between a successful claim and an unsuccessful claim. View Previous Results
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"Thanks to Tyler and everyone we worked with, we are once again FREE to live our lives without the burden of the IRS looming like an executioner over our heads!" - Jeff D.
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"My husband and I owed over $400,000 to the IRS. My husband’s small business got behind on taxes during the great recession. We were terrified and didn’t know what to do. I was recommended to call DeWitt Law and I’m so glad I did! Our tax liability was reduced by over 85% and we were able to gain a clean slate with the IRS. I recommend calling DeWitt Law if you are in serious tax trouble and want expert advice on what your options are." — Anonymous
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