Proactive Solutions for IRS Tax Problems
One of the most common reasons businesses and individual taxpayers retain the services of Brown, PC is because of our proven ability to guide clients through one of the most stressful experiences there is: an IRS collection matter. If you have been assessed taxes or penalties as a result of an IRS audit, or wish to negotiate proactively with the IRS to resolve a tax problem on your terms, rely on our experienced tax professionals for help.
The Brown, PC Advantage
We have four IRS Enrolled Agents at our firm, three of whom previously worked for the IRS Collection Division handling high-dollar delinquencies. When combined with the legal knowledge of founding attorney Lawrence Brown and his associate attorneys, the direct tax collection experience of these Agents maximizes our clients' likelihood of obtaining a positive outcome, even when the situation appears difficult.
We represent clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, statewide in Texas, and nationwide. Call 888.870.0025 to discuss how our IRS collection lawyers can help you or your company with any IRS tax matter.
Exploring All Options for Resolving IRS Collection Disputes
The first step in resolving collection issues requires bringing the taxpayer into compliance with current tax obligations. The second step requires taking strong and decisive action to deal with the IRS directly. Our Texas IRS collection lawyers have a variety of tools at their disposal, including:
- Installment agreements — Through an agreement with the IRS, back taxes are paid over time and the IRS stops wage garnishment, levies or property seizure.
- Offers in compromise — We skillfully negotiate to satisfy a tax liability for substantially less than the full amount owed to the IRS.
- Currently Not Collectible status — It may be possible to defer taxes and suspend IRS enforcement if you can't afford to pay now.
- Innocent spouse tax relief — If you owe substantial taxes because of the criminal acts or negligence of an ex-spouse, we work to get your portion reduced or forgiven.
- Bankruptcy tax relief — Filing for bankruptcy may be the only way to overcome a massive tax debt. Lawrence Brown advises on which taxes can be discharged and the critical timing of the petition.
- Abatement of penalties — We can often convince the IRS to waive penalties if there was a reasonable cause for failing to file, filing late or not paying taxes.
- Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDI) — The IRS has renewed this program, whereby you can disclose the existence of offshore assets and pay taxes on them without the threat of criminal prosecution.
- Collection due process appeals — If a collection due process hearing is requested, the IRS cannot levy or garnish wages until the hearing takes place.
Understanding the IRS' Collection Mechanisms
Whether your problem stems from unfiled tax returns, payroll tax issues, an estate tax controversy or any other scenario, the IRS has a variety of ways to collect taxes. The IRS may choose to pursue criminal tax charges or it may decide to collect payment through:
- Wage garnishment
- Lie ns and levies
- Trust fund recovery penalty — The IRS can assess penalties against responsible persons for unpaid employee payroll taxes. We challenge the tax liabilities and/or resulting penalties through appeals or litigation.
- Constructive dividends — The IRS may assert that business expenses claimed on corporate returns enriched the individual. We challenge any attempts to reclassify those charges as personal expenses.
If you are under investigation, going through an audit or have received an IRS summons, the time to act is now. Your company does not have to go out of business because of tax issues. At Brown, PC, we have successfully had penalties lowered and bought clients time to pay back their debts and keep their businesses going. We will work diligently to do the same for you.
Contact a Fort Worth Tax Relief Attorney Today
If you or your business is involved in an IRS collection dispute, do not hesitate to reach out to the experienced tax lawyers here at Brown, PC. The sooner we get involved, the more options exist for positive resolution. Call 888.870.0025 or contact our Texas law firm online. We serve clients across the United States.