Frequently Asked Questions

Can the IRS garnish my Social Security or wages? Can they seize my assets?

It’s possible, but we deal with these situations all the time. During our consultation session, we can chat about strategies to best circumvent these outcomes.

Will a tax lien show up on my credit report?

The IRS is no longer allowed to report tax liens to credit agencies. If you see one on your credit report, we’ll guide you through why it shouldn’t be there and how to resolve it.

Will an attorney be handling my case?

One of the distinguishing factors of our firm is that there will always be a lawyer involved, treating each case with our “white glove” service.

What happens if I don’t file taxes?

If you don’t file, the IRS can add interest and penalties. The agency may generate a substitute return with a high tax liability. Plus, you’ll miss out on refunds.

How long does it take to resolve a case with the IRS?

It all depends on the case and the caseworker at the IRS. We will move as quickly as we can to resolve your case and satisfy all IRS deadlines. That being said, “speed” is a relative term – fast for the IRS is what most people consider slow.

Will the IRS settle? Can they reduce the penalties and interest?

In some cases, yes, the IRS will settle. There are different programs, for which you may or may not qualify. Every case is unique, and there is no set percentage the IRS will take. It’s dependent on your financial situation. Our goal in every case is to save our clients money.

Am I going to have to talk to or deal with the IRS?

That’s part of the value we provide. No one enjoys talking to the IRS. We’ll do that for you.

How much does it cost to resolve a tax issue?

Every case is unique and different; we offer flat-rate fees or billing by the hour – our goal is to provide you with value. We don’t take a case if we don’t think we can fulfill that commitment. During a case, we always consider the potential value to our clients as facts and situations change, and we will be transparent with you to achieve the best possible outcome.

I received a call from the IRS, and they said they would put me in jail if I didn’t pay immediately. Is this possible?

In very rare cases, taxpayers can face jail time for criminal tax fraud, but this process doesn’t start over the phone. If someone calls and threatens jail time, they are most likely a scammer and not really from the IRS.

Will the IRS come to my home or business?

The IRS does not come to people’s homes and businesses without warning, except in very isolated situations. If an IRS employee wants to see you in person, they’ll send a 725-B meeting request.

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