The law requires taxpayers to file their income tax return every year. Delinquent taxes are those that a taxpayer has not paid and/or not filed by the due date. If you don’t pay your delinquent taxes, the balance will keep growing with penalties & interest. The IRS may impose various civil and criminal penalties if taxpayers fail to file returns. Our team of attorneys can assist you to fix all types of IRS tax debt issues. Not only can we help getting your returns filed, but we can then help you resolve the debt owed on those returns.
Taxpayers are protected by the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. We can evaluate your financial circumstances and help you understand which route towards a possible solution best suits your needs if you can’t pay all of your taxes. The IRS may consider you for an ‘Offer in Compromise,’ an ‘Installment Payment Agreement,’ ‘Uncollectible Status,’ or even a ‘Tax Bankruptcy.’
Taxpayers with back taxes owed might be eligible for tax relief. If you are seeking tax relief, there are certain procedures that must be followed. There is short-term tax relief for such events as wage garnishments, bank levies or tax liens. More permanent tax relief may also be available such as tax settlements, installment agreements, and penalty removal. Having an experienced tax attorney guide you through these processes can be invaluable.

Though you may be able to access your tax records by requesting them from the IRS, requesting those records on your own can often trigger red flags. Our team of attorneys along with our support staff can conduct an IRS tax investigation by requesting your tax records in such a way as to minimize the likelihood of raising any red flags and determine exactly where you stand with the IRS, risks you are currently facing and how best to resolve those issues.

Yes. If you fail to file and pay your taxes on time, the IRS charges you interest on any unpaid balance and the interest rate varies and may be adjusted quarterly. You may also be subject to penalties, including the failure-to-file and failure-to-pay penalties. Each of these penalties are calculated a bit differently. Although both are capped at a maximum of 25% of your unpaid tax. The Failure-to-File penalty is 5% of your unpaid tax for each month the return is late. The Failure-to-pay penalty is 0.5% of the unpaid tax for each month the tax remains unpaid. The IRS will assess penalties for partial months.

A Federal Tax Lien is the way the government secures itself against your equity in assets for taxes owed. A Tax Lien may prevent or delay the sale of an asset and will likely cause any equity or funds you are entitled to from the sale to be paid towards your IRS debt. This can create substantial turmoil when trying to sell a home when a federal tax lien has been filed. At the Law Offices of Nick Nemeth, PLLC, we help our clients comprehend the complex process involved with lien discharges and lien subordinations. Our team of attorneys has extensive experience with respect to identifying taxpayers who qualify for the ‘IRS Fresh Start Program,’ and provide them the most strategic solution to their tax lien issues. This IRS tax lien assistance offers lien withdrawal or prevention for those who qualify.

If your business has unpaid employment taxes, the IRS may collect them from your business assets or receivables. In the case that your business fails to pay payroll taxes, the IRS may also holds the owner of the company personally responsible by assessing the ‘Trust Fund Recovery Penalty’ against the individual. To address payroll tax problems that companies face, ‘Offers in Compromise’ and ‘Installment Agreements’ are among the possible solutions that can effectively be used. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Nick Nemeth carry out a thorough analysis and will explain all options available to solve your current payroll tax problems.

The Offer in Compromise (OIC) Program, commonly referred to as the ‘IRS Fresh Start Program,’ allows the taxpayer to settle a tax debt for an amount that is less than the amount owed. In 2012, the IRS expanded its offer-in-compromise program under its Fresh Start Initiative, thereby allowing more taxpayers to qualify. If you meet the criteria and your OIC is accepted by the IRS, you are generally able to resolve your debt for a fraction of what was owed.
There are several different types of Bankruptcy, 2 of which are the most commonly used. The first one is Chapter 7 wherein a Bankruptcy Court may allow you to discharge your unsecured debt. You may also be able to discharge Federal Income Tax you owe in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy if certain criteria are met. The other commonly used type of Bankruptcy is a Chapter 13, or repayment type of Bankruptcy, in which the IRS debt is repaid through the bankruptcy repayment plan.
No, you don’t need to be an Attorney to represent yourself before the IRS. To represent another taxpayer, you must be an Attorney, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or an Enrolled Agent with the IRS.

Bank levies and wage garnishments are two common collection enforcement tactics used by the IRS. The IRS can generally seize any assets that you have access to. This includes, but is not limited to, wages, bank accounts, retirement plans & real property, including the taxpayers’ homestead. Taxpayers can protect themselves by ensuring correct handling of their IRS case. One of The Law Offices of Nick Nemeth primary goals for any new client is to decrease the likelihood of any possible collection activity.

A successful request for innocent spouse relief will generally require you to prove to the IRS that you had no actual knowledge or no reason to know about an understatement of income or underpayment of tax liability. If granted, Innocent Spouse Tax Relief will remove the liability from the spouse who was unaware or unable to find out about the tax liability. A few of the reasons that may be considered as justification for requesting Innocent Spouse Relief are a signature forged by the other spouse, denial of access to financial records or fear of asking for information due to spousal abuse. In most cases, there is a two-year limit to file a Request for Innocent Spouse Tax Relief.

Absent certain circumstances, the IRS must provide taxpayers with a 30 day notice of any form of a levy. You have a right to request a hearing before any levies commence within this 30 day time frame. Past this 30 day time frame, the IRS can send a notice to levy your bank, and within 21 days of receiving the notice, the bank will transfer your funds to the IRS.
A bank levy is not continuous. Once the bank receives the levy notice from the IRS, the bank is obligated to freeze all your funds in your accounts at the time the levy is received up to the amount owed. However, if you were to deposit additional funds into your account after the levy was received by the bank, those funds will not be part of the bank levy, unless the IRS issues another levy notice. If you are unable to pay your bills, you have 21 days to come to a resolution with the IRS. If you can claim “economic hardship” the IRS may release the funds, however it is a rigorous standard.
Once the funds have been sent by the bank to the IRS, it can be extremely hard to get the funds back unless you do not owe the tax debt. That is why it is important to contact a Tax Attorney as soon as you receive a notice of a levy or, ideally, well before the levy occurs.
The IRS is able to issue levies on just about anything that you own or any source that provides income in order to satisfy your tax debt. This can include, but is not limited to, wages, pension accounts, bank accounts, social security payments, accounts receivable, insurance proceeds, and 401K accounts.
If your soon-to-be spouse has tax debt we recommend considering a prenuptial agreement. If you do get married or have gotten married without a prenuptial agreement, the IRS will not transfer the taxability to the non-liable spouse. However, the non-liable spouse’s income, and refunds can be subject to levy, especially in a community property state. If you are the non-liable spouse and file a joint return, you can request “Injured spouse relief” to get your share of the refund if it was been applied to your spouse’s old debt.
Liens and levies are not the same thing. A federal tax lien is a public notice filed at a county courthouse stating that the government has an interest on all your property. A levy is when the government tries to take something such as a wage or bank garnishment or seizure of some other type of asset.
No. As one of the conditions of your installment agreement, the IRS can take your refunds and automatically apply them towards any taxes you owe.

Getting any form of correspondence from the IRS can be terrifying, but you must remain calm. The first step should always be to contact and retain an experienced tax attorney. The Law Offices of Nick Nemeth, PLLC offers a free, confidential and no obligation consultation for any IRS problems you may have. During this consultation, our attorneys will provide a step by step plan on getting to a solution for your IRS tax debt situation. If you need more information on tax-related matters or need to resolve any IRS debt problems, please contact us. You can fill out our Free Case Evaluation form or feel free to call us at (972)426-2553 for a free consultation.

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What Our Clients Have to Say

Brent VahleBrent Vahle
19:13 02 May 24
I called to see if they could help reduce some penalties and fees. The person I spoke with told me it might be counterproductive for them to take my case since their feels would likely equal the amount of penalty/interest abatement. I decided to pass on moving forward but was so happy to hear a legal team, or any business for that matter, who has that much integrity. I feel most others would likely try to take my money anyway. I hope I never have to go through this again, but if I do, I will definitely use the Law Offices of Nick Nemeth!
Jason WinkleJason Winkle
18:44 02 May 24
Jaime Flores was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. She gave me some very valuable information which helped guide me with a plan of action. The free consultation is very much appreciated.
Matthew SwigartMatthew Swigart
12:14 02 May 24
Great attorney who was able to provide quick and useful advice. Although my situation did not warrant their services, they still took the time to discuss solutions I could explore. I highly recommend visiting this office!
Tony PantojaTony Pantoja
12:57 09 Apr 24
Very professional and very knowledgeable, Jamie Flores was very straight forward and professional, a firm that doesn’t just take your money, Thanks
Carla AtwalCarla Atwal
10:52 02 Apr 24
Nick was wonderful in guiding me with direction on some tax questions I had. He was concise, and to the point, and was happy to provide general info to me at no charge. I truly appreciate him and would highly recommend him.
Miguel AlvaradoMiguel Alvarado
15:56 25 Mar 24
By far the best attorneys I have ever worked with. They’re are very helpful and supportive from day one. They went above and beyond to make sure all my documents were submitted on time and gave updates as soon as they received them. I cannot name a single flaw in their work. Their team of assistants are very professional and seem to all be on the same page. I’ve made multiple phone calls and sent a ton of emails to their staff and they were able to help me all through the course of the case. I cannot express my gratitude enough for how excellent they handled my case.
Lucy FoyLucy Foy
06:55 19 Jan 24
My first appointment I had with, Tax Attorney Nick Nemeth, gave me such a sense of relief. He listened and gave me his professional advice, Mr Nemeth took my case. I was well kept updated, by phone calls and letters. That really impressed me and gave me so much confidence in them. The case went on for a couple of months. The day I received the call from one of his team members Kyle, informing me that the case was resolved and that I owed absolutely nothing to the IRS, I was overwhelmed with joy. I would recommend this law firm to anyone that needs help, with any tax issue. Thank you, to the Law Firm of Attorney Nick Nemeth and his team.
Bradley RunyonBradley Runyon
20:17 13 Jan 24
I received a tax bill in the mail from the IRS last year in 2023. The fees and penalties I owed were something I myself could not afford. I reached out to Nick Nemeth's firm and received the best experience you could imagine. The team was professional, educational, and fast. If you have a tax issue with the IRS using another firm other than Nick Nemeth's would be an error in judgment. I would recommend their services above others.
Sue HulsemanSue Hulseman
19:55 11 Jan 24
Working with Nick Nemeth and his team to resolve my debt with the IRS was the best decision I could have made. I felt such relief knowing I didn’t have to deal with the IRS myself. They did a wonderful job and were responsive to my questions and kept me abreast of my case. My outcome was exactly what I was hoping for. I strongly recommend using them if you have an issue to resolve with the IRS.
20:53 21 Dec 23
I had an incompetent tax preparer, who also ignored several notices from the IRS, which in the end resulted in a lien on my property. I did not know what to do and an attorney friend recommended that I contact the Nick Nemeth Law Offices. I met with Jamie Flores and Ivan Nalbantov in December 2021 for a free consultation, and right away was impressed by their thorough examination of my paperwork and extensive knowledge of IRS tax laws. I felt not pressured and appreciated their advice and in the end decided that I would pursue resolving the issue by myself. I paid the IRS Civil Penalty and, as recommended also submitted a letter to the IRS requesting a refund and explaining what happened. I am glad to report that my persistence finally paid off. My case took two years to resolve and I finally received a full abatement/refund check from the IRS in December 2023. I could not have done this without the straightforward recommendation of Jamie and Ivan; and I highly recommend the Nick Nemeth Law Offices to anyone needing help with the IRS.
Susan WilsonSusan Wilson
03:27 25 Jan 23
I have been very pleased with the solid counsel and guidance that Nick Nemeth has provided me regarding my tax issue. I found him to be honest and straightforward which I appreciated. I was impressed with his relevant experience and knowledge . He has definitely brought me peace of mind during a difficult and stressful time.
Sarah HowardSarah Howard
03:44 14 Nov 22
I would like to thank Mr. Nick and his staff for the superb help that I received from them. My IRS problem was resolved quickly and efficiently. It took 2 visits to convince me that I was over my head. I thought that I could call the IRS, appeal my tax notices and settle on a payment plan on my own. After many phone calls to the IRS, waiting sometimes more than 4 hours with no resolution to speak of, it proved to be extremely difficult and stressful. Revisiting Mr. Nick was a huge wake up call. My account was reviewed, and a payment plan was established with the IRS within a week. I will be forever grateful to the staff who worked on my case and especially to Lorna who listened to me vent while going through this painful process.
00:33 07 Aug 22
I cannot say enough good things about Nick and his team. When I first met with Nick he was up front, honest, friendly and efficient. When I worked with one of his attorneys, Eric B, I was just as pleased. All of the staff there are nice and very helpful. I wish I hadn't waited so long to get help with my issue. Over 6yrs I tried getting through and getting anywhere with the IRS and hardly made any progress. I know this may not be the case for all, and even I thought it would take longer than it did, but 3mos and they had my situation straightened out. I still can't believe it. Thank you thank you THANK YOU for all that you did for me. This is a huge burden gone out of my life now thanks to you. If anyone needs help out there, I know you may not want to shell out more money to get their help but it may just save you in the long run.
Spoilly GirlSpoilly Girl
23:49 03 Aug 22
The Nemeth Law team is exceptional. They treat their clients like a family member who is in crisis. They want you to get the best possible outcome. I really appreciate everything that they did for me. Jake and Ashley had the greatest role in my case and it all turned out for the best for me. Thank you Nick and team for easing my fears and getting me through the long process. I'm truly grateful.
Eddie WaltEddie Walt
19:44 12 Jul 22
During a time in which competent, professional service at a fair price seems to have disappeared, Mr. Nemeth and his team are a refreshing breath of fresh air.From my first phone call to the final settlement of our case with a non-responsive IRS, they under-promised, over-delivered and were in constant courteous contact to make sure we knew exactly what was happening and where we stood.I hope to never need their services again, but, should I receive another friendly letter from the IRS...I know who to call!
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