If you owe the IRS back taxes, one of their collection tools is a wage
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Based on the client’s circumstances, The Law Office of Deborah Gregory, PLLC may be able to enter into one of the following debt resolution program offered by the IRS.
1) Offer in Compromise:
An offer in compromise (OIC) is an agreement between the taxpayer and the IRS that allows the taxpayer to settle their debt for less than the full amount that is owed. The IRS will consider the ability to pay, income, expenses, and asset equity in determining a taxpayer’s eligibility for an OIC. The IRS will also consider whether there is doubt as to the liability of the underlying tax dispute. In appropriate circumstances, The Law Office of Deborah Gregory, PLLC will execute an offer in compromise for its clients.
2) Installment Agreement:
An installment agreement is an agreement between the taxpayer and the IRS that allows the taxpayer to pay their debt over an extended period of time. This is available to taxpayers who are not financially able to pay their entire tax debt immediately. In appropriate circumstances, The Law Office of Deborah Gregory, PLLC will execute installment agreements for its clients.
3) Abatement of Penalties and Interest:
In some situations, the IRS will abate penalties and interest when the taxpayer can show reasonable cause. The Law Office of Deborah Gregory, PLLC will pursue this option in appropriate circumstances.
4) Avoidance/Termination of Bank Levies, Wage Levies, or Wage Garnishment:
An IRS wage levy or IRS wage garnishment presents problems for a taxpayer. A levy is a legal seizure of a taxpayer’s property to satisfy a tax debt. In a wage levy/wage garnishment situation, the IRS sends the taxpayer’s employer a written notice requesting a portion of their pay as payment for their outstanding tax bill. The employer must obey the IRS’s request or face legal punishment. Likewise, an IRS bank account levy is the seizure of funds from a taxpayer’s bank account to satisfy unpaid tax debt. An IRS levy will remain in place until the taxpayer pays the IRS tax debt or until a release of levy is issued. In appropriate circumstances, The Law Office of Deborah Gregory, PLLC will help clients to release levies and even resolve the IRS problem before a bank or wage levy begins.
5) IRS Tax Lien Assistance:
An IRS tax lien presents similar challenges for a taxpayer. A federal tax lien is the government’s legal claim against a taxpayer’s property when they neglect or fail to pay a tax bill. The lien protects the government’s interest in all the taxpayer’s property, including real estate, personal property and financial assets. In appropriate circumstances, The Law Office of Deborah Gregory, PLLC will help release the client’s tax liens and even resolve the IRS problem before a lien is placed on their property.
6) Unfiled Tax Return:
If you have unfiled returns, The Law Office of Deborah Gregory, PLLC can prepare the returns and file them for you.
7) Audit Representation:
An IRS audit is an examination of a business or individual’s accounts and financial information to ensure information is being reported correctly on their respective tax returns in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code. Many times the audit is done through an in person interview and review of the taxpayer’s records. If you get selected for an audit, you should hire The Law Office of Deborah Gregory, PLLC to represent you during the audit process. We know your rights as a Taxpayer and understand the complexities of the Internal Revenue Code. Let an experienced former IRS attorney represent you against the IRS.
8) Payroll Taxes:
If you are late or have not paid you payroll taxes, you need to take immediate action. If a business has employees and failed to pay payroll taxes or file payroll tax returns, the IRS may levy assets of the business and can even shut down the business. Even if the business seeks bankruptcy protection, the IRS may look to the owners, officers, and even employees of the business to collect the unpaid payroll taxes.