Millions of Americans face tax issues every year. Whether it be an audit, an unfiled tax return, a tax lien, or a garnishment of wages, any tax problem with the IRS can wreak havoc on an individual, his or her family, and/or business. The good news is there are resolutions to tax problems and help is available when dealing with the IRS.
The IRS sends a letter and by simply opening an envelope, you have a tax problem. The fear and intimidation of the IRS sets in and can be overwhelming. Perhaps you forgot to file a return one year and the IRS states they will file the return for you. If you just thought, “Whew! They are going to take care of it,” don’t be so quick to celebrate. The IRS may be unaware of all of your deductions, expenses, and even your filing status. Other tax-saving strategies will not be applied to the return which could result in further tax liability for you. Immediately consult a professional tax attorney if you realize you forgot to file your taxes. Likewise, if you know you did not file, it is best to contact a tax attorney and let him or her contact the IRS. Some other tax issues an individual may encounter include:
- Inability to pay back taxes
- IRS Penalties and Interest
- Tax Liens
- Tax Levy
- Wage Garnishment
- Bank Levy
- IRS Audits
The Internal Revenue Service is an agency operated by humans. All humans make mistakes, including those employed by the IRS. Being contacted by the IRS about a tax issue does not necessarily mean it is an error made by you, the taxpayer. Examples of errors an IRS agent can make includes: payments being misapplied, tax returns being lost, income earned by someone other than you that is applied to your Social Security number, or an incorrect 1099. If you face any difficulty resolving an issue that is not your fault, contact a professional tax attorney. He or she can request your tax file and help you resolve the situation.
Although facing a tax problem with the IRS can be daunting, there are resolutions to tax problems. These resolutions include but are not limited to:
- Offers in Compromise
- IRS Tax Installment Agreement
- Abatement of Penalties and Interest
- IRS Fresh Start Initiative
Understanding these resolutions is very difficult for an average citizen to comprehend. The IRS tax codes and laws use cryptic language that can be foreign to the average citizen. A professional tax attorney who understands the IRS, taxes, codes, and laws will handle all of the correspondence for you until a resolution is reached.
The last thing you want to do is ignore the IRS. They do not and will not give up looking for you. An IRS Revenue Officer has the authority to show up at your home, job, family members homes, and even your neighbor’s home to locate you. They are not going away until a resolution has been reached. Before resolving any problem with the IRS, seek help. As a taxpaying citizen, you are entitled to the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. This includes the Right to Representation. The IRS does not have your best interests in mind. A professional, aggressive tax attorney with in-depth knowledge of the IRS tax codes and laws is your best ally. The Law Offices of Nick Nemeth, PLLC are on your side and will passionately fight for your rights when facing a tax problem or IRS tax issue.