How the Steburg Law Firm Can Help
Steburg Law Firm stands out by providing each one of our clients with exceptional attention to their needs. We know tax law, and we have years of experience in helping in all areas of tax resolution, including more challenging cases. Whether you are facing an audit or received a large bill in the mail you know you cannot pay, we can help you.
Set up a consultation to speak to our tax resolution attorney. Let us give you the support you need when it comes to resolving your IRS legal matters efficiently and at the most affordable level possible. Contact us now to discuss your needs.
Offer in Compromise
The IRS Offer in Compromise (OIC) program was established by the U.S. Congress to help taxpayers who have experienced significant financial problems to get a fresh start, if they qualify. Back tax liabilities, penalties and interest can be settled. All federal tax liens can be released once the IRS accepts the OIC and the negotiated settlement amount is paid. This tax resolution option is also available with most taxing agencies.
First, for those clients with minimal assets who are able to demonstrate sufficient financial hardship, the taxing agency may designate an account as uncollectible. A “Currently Uncollectible” status will result in the taxing agency halting all collection efforts for a predetermined amount of time.
For those who cannot resolve their tax debt immediately, an installment agreement can be a reasonable payment option. Installment agreements allow for the full payment of the tax debt in smaller, more manageable amounts. Keep in mind that these payments may include interest and penalty charges. Sometimes the taxing agency will compromise some portion of these extra charges. You should consult with a knowledgeable tax resolution attorney first, as they may be able to negotiate the tax debt and assist you in receiving lower payments.
Defending your tax return in an audit against the taxing agency can be intimidating. Understanding your facts and circumstances, not merely the numbers on your tax return, and creating a unique strategy is key to a successful audit defense.
Penalties can be significant. Many times the penalties can be removed or refunded through penalty abatement or an adjustment.
You can be relieved of any tax liability your spouse caused. If the actions of your spouse caused the tax problem and you were unaware of or had no part in those actions, you can request “innocent spouse relief” on IRS Form 8857 to and have the tax debt and penalties removed against you.
Tax Lien Release or Withdrawal
The IRS can remove or withdraw a previously filed tax lien. A withdrawal removes the tax lien as if it never occurred. A release means the lien is no longer attached to your assets.
How to Choose the Best Tax Resolution Attorney for My Needs
Taxes are confusing, and the IRS makes the process even more challenging for individuals, families, and businesses. When you’re facing legal matters related to taxes, whether a mountain of debt or the need to file for bankruptcy, our legal team is here for you. It is critical to choose an attorney you trust and one that can provide you with the exceptional service and support you need in this situation. We encourage you to choose a tax resolution attorney that stands out. Look for:
- A trusted professional with a solid reputation for resolving tax-related legal matters favorably (don’t assume, ask if they do)
- Experience in cases like your own, with some types of tax resolution solutions being difficult to obtain, requiring highly skilled support
- Reliability in a company that will not put off your case but will work tirelessly to support you through all of the IRS interactions you have
- An attorney you feel you can count on based on the personal interactions you have – you want someone you feel good about working with through this difficult time
- Honest and fair advice, not promises that cannot be kept or misleading strategies that put you at risk long term
You need reliability when it comes to choosing a tax resolution attorney. Select a professional that has helped people going through the same challenges you have to get the results you need.