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, the time to act is now.
If you are an individual, the tax authorities have the power to garnish your wages, seize your assets and file liens against your property if you owe unpaid taxes. If you are a business owner, the Internal Revenue Service may come after you personally for any unpaid payroll taxes due from your business.
At The Wilson Firm, our practice focuses on the resolution of important tax collection issues such as liens, levies, seizures and wage garnishments.
The following are examples of the types of collection matters we handle:
Liens, levies, seizures and wage garnishments: If you did not file a tax return or do not respond to notices from the IRS, the IRS will file a tax return for you as a single person with no deductions. This may result in a tax liability far greater than what you actually owe. The IRS can then take actions such as filing a tax lien against your home, levying your bank account or garnishing your wages. Our tax lawyers work to defend against and challenge unreasonable assessments and collection actions.
Tax liabilities from foreclosure, loan modification and credit card negotiation: You may incur tax liabilities for debt forgiveness whenever a bank or credit card company forgives debt that you owe. These amounts can be significant, particularly in the case of mortgage debt. The bank or other entity may issue a Form 1099 for cancellation of the debt. The forgiven debt may be treated as income by the IRS. Our lawyers can defend these determinations and avoid or minimize the amount of tax due from the cancellation of debt.
Innocent or injured spouse: If our lawyers can prove that you qualify as an innocent or injured spouse, you may not be held responsible for the tax obligations of your spouse.
Collection Due Process: If negotiations with the IRS are not coming to fruition, our lawyers can challenge the process administratively through IRS Appeals , with the U.S. District Courts, or the U.S. Tax Court.
If you are under investigation, going through an audit, or have received an IRS summons, the time to act is now. The Wilson Firm's tax lawyers have successfully negotiated with the IRS to lower penalties, stop collection actions, and given clients the time needed to get their financial affairs in order. We will work diligently to do the same for you.
If you or your business are involved in an IRS collection dispute, do not hesitate to reach out to the experienced tax lawyers at The Wilson Firm. The sooner we get involved, the more options exist for positive resolution.