Our Knowledgeable IRS Attorney Has Solutions for Federal Tax Issues
Even though you may be feeling overwhelmed with your tax situation, it can help you to understand that even the most serious tax problems have solutions. Trying to achieve the best solution on your own, however, can be hard. Our IRS attorney has in-depth knowledge into tax law, IRS processes and procedures and initiatives the agency offers to taxpayers in order to collect on debts. He can help you understand whether you may qualify for IRS debt relief under the agency’s Fresh Start program, which includes the following debt relief options:
- Offer in Compromise program that allows taxpayers to settle their debt for less than the full amount they owe
- Installment agreement that lets people pay taxes in regular installments rather than all at once
- Penalty abatement that removes or reduces penalties on taxes that are owed
- Currently Not Collectible status that halts IRS debt collection because of financial hardship.
The IRS does not casually agree to allow taxpayers any of these options. There are very specific eligibility requirements and application filing steps for each one. When you work with IRS tax settlement attorney Timothy S. Hart, he will advise you about possible eligibility in your case. To get to know you and your circumstances, he will talk with you about your current financial and tax situation. He will examine your back tax information to ensure the debt the IRS says you owe is accurate. Once he feels he thoroughly understands your tax case, he will work to negotiate an IRS debt settlement or repayment plan.
Learn how our attorney can help you with IRS debt settlement. Reach out today to arrange a free consultation by calling (518) 213-3445.
Knowledgeable IRS Tax Lawyer Answers Common Questions
Tax laws are confusing. Here our IRS tax lawyer provides answers to some of the most frequent questions our firm gets. These are only general answers, however. To get answers to specific questions about your tax problems, call Timothy S. Hart to arrange a free consultation. Once he understands all the details in your case, he will advise you about possible options to resolve your issue. Call our New York City office at (917) 382-5142 or our Albany office at (518) 213-3445.
The more money you make, the higher your odds of being audited. According to the IRS website, high-income taxpayers are much more likely to be audited than lower income people. On average, over 8% of people who claim incomes of $10 million or more are audited. The odds of being audited are less than 1% for people earning under $1 million annually. So, while the likelihood of being audited by the IRS is low, if you are notified of an audit, the fear you feel can be very high. This is especially so if you believe there may be income discrepancies on your tax return, or you aren’t sure if you included all the proper receipts for the deductions you took. An audit can cost you more in taxes and penalties if problems are discovered. If you have received notification of an audit, our IRS tax lawyer will help you prepare to meet with auditors, defend you in the audit and make sure your rights are protected throughout the process.
There is a general statute of limitations of three years from the filing date on IRS tax audits. But there are exceptions to this rule. If the IRS thinks you understated income or overstated deductions, they can go back six years from the filing date. And if they believe you were intentional in your actions, they may begin a fraud investigation and then they can go back an unlimited number of years.
Yes, the IRS can garnish your wages to collect back taxes. If you have received an intent to levy notice from the IRS, or a demand for payment letter to which you have not responded, do not wait to speak with a tax attorney. Following the intent to levy letter, if you do not come current on your taxes, you will receive a final notice telling you of your right to a due process hearing as a final step to try and avoid garnishment, liens, and levies. Our IRS tax lawyer may be able to stop the garnishment and negotiate another solution for collecting unpaid taxes. If your wages are already being garnished or if federal tax liens have been placed on your home, car or other property, or bank holds put on your accounts, our attorney may be able to obtain releases.
People who are found guilty of tax fraud or tax evasion may be sentenced to jail or prison time. Tax evasion can include intentionally not filing IRS tax returns in order to avoid paying taxes. But you won’t be sent to jail if you simply can’t pay taxes you owe but are not intentionally trying to commit fraud or evasion. However, the more your debt adds up, the more you will owe in financial penalties and interest, and you could face levies, liens, and wage garnishment. If you are unable to pay your taxes, reach out right away for help. The sooner you face the problem head on and seek a legal settlement or other resolution with the IRS, the better for your stress level and your financial circumstances.
Why Choose Timothy S. Hart When You Need IRS Debt Relief
Timothy S. Hart is both a skilled IRS tax attorney and a certified public accountant, with a long history of helping taxpayers get IRS debt relief. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court, which means that he can help you with your IRS tax issue no matter what state you live in. When you trust our firm with your matter, you will get the direct benefit of his tax code knowledge and IRS experience. Plus, we provide free, no-obligation telephone consultations so you can speak with our attorney and decide if he is the right one to resolve your IRS tax issue before you make a commitment. Call our NYC office at (917) 382-5142 or our Albany office at (518) 213-3445. Our law firm has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Don’t let the IRS trample on your rights when you have a tough tax problem. Get experienced legal help from a reputable attorney.
A tax problem with the IRS is not something to ignore. If you owe a lot of money you can’t pay, you need an attorney who knows how to effectively negotiate settlements for taxpayers. If you have years of unfiled returns or the IRS suspects tax fraud, you need a legal advocate to defend you during a fraud or tax evasion investigation. The IRS has its own attorneys advising tax investigators and auditors every step of the way. You can greatly improve your chances of a satisfactory outcome to your tax matter by getting experienced and knowledgeable legal representation from our IRS tax lawyer.
When Do You Need an IRS Tax Lawyer?
Federal tax laws are extremely complex and change constantly. While you may be able to resolve simple and straightforward tax issues on your own by following instructions on the IRS website, you will find yourself at a disadvantage if you have a serious tax issue. You could lose more than you gain by neglecting to get the help of a tax lawyer when you owe a lot of money or have unfiled returns or other complicated problems.
Situations that Call for Experienced Tax Law Guidance
If you are an individual or business owner experiencing any of the following tax situations, it is to your benefit to get representation from an educated IRS tax attorney. Our attorney focuses his practice exclusively in tax law, has a master’s degree in taxation and has years of experience assisting taxpayers with IRS problems. Reach out for help when you:
- Owe a lot in back taxes and want to negotiate a settlement with the IRS
- Want to avoid paying the interest and penalties that keep adding up
- Have unfiled tax returns and are worried about being accused of tax evasion
- Have been notified of an audit of your personal or business taxes
- Have found out that you are being investigated for tax fraud
- Want to have an IRS levy, wage garnishment or lien released
- Are not knowledgeable about federal tax laws and may make your tax problem worse by trying to resolve it on your own
- Have any serious IRS tax concern.