Los Angeles IRS Tax relief help – 3 signs you need help now

IRS tax resolution helpFeeling overwhelmed with handling your tax problems on your own?  That is usually the first sign that you need to hire someone to help with IRS tax relief.  An experienced tax relief attorney is by far the best choice.  Tax attorneys have gone to law school and are well-versed with IRS law.  Stay away from tax relief companies, tax resolution companies and others that are not tax attorneys.

Other obvious warning signs that it is time to hire some IRS tax relief help from a licensed tax attorney:

  1. What if I have a Receipt of IRS notices

If you are receiving IRS letters telling you an amount is due, you should be concerned.  If you start receiving a barrage of IRS collection notices threatening to levy your bank accounts and/or wages, it’s time to hire a tax attorney.  The IRS will not go away as some often think and hiding from them only makes matters worse. Think about it, if you do not feel you owe the tax debt and have proof that you do not, sometimes it is tough to get the IRS to understand your point of view.  It’s even hard to get a hold of the IRS with the long call hold times and frequent hang ups.  When you finally reach the IRS, the documents and argument have to be submitted properly so that the IRS representatives can understand.  And, sometimes, it’s pretty hard to get through to them.   A tax attorney that works with IRS representative’s day in and day out, with expert negotiation skills, can push the argument through and help the IRS representative understand in a calm and skilled manner.

  1. Will the IRS use Wage garnishment and/or bank levy

If you waited too long to work with the IRS and ignored their collection letters, the inevitable conclusion is a wage garnishment and/or bank levy.  Sometimes, these efforts can take some time, especially if you are self-employed and they can’t find an employer for you.  Then they will try to attach your bank account if they can find it. Once you receive notice a bank levy, you generally have 21 days to prevent it.  Act quickly and find tax relief help with a tax attorney because once they levy your bank account, it is almost impossible to get the money back on your own.  If you are experiencing hardship and you need that money back, find a professional tax lawyer to negotiate on your behalf.  Likewise, it is difficult to remove a garnishment from your paycheck when it finally attaches.  Your tax attorney can work directly with the IRS to get this lifted in a timely manner and can find a resolution such as a non-collectible status or payment plan.

  1. What if you can’t pay your tax debt

IRS tax debt comes up in many ways: like underreporting of income, audit or not withholding enough over the course of the year.  Another way, which is occurring more often, is when a taxpayer gets behind on filing their tax returns.  If this happens, it is a great time to hire a tax relief attorney to guide you in getting compliant. Once filed, a flood of tax debt may come your way for multiple years of filings for which your tax attorney can prepare you.  Tacked on to your debt are IRS penalties (i.e., failure to pay, failure to file) and interest that can seem more than the debt itself.  Your tax attorney can also assist in getting these removed where appropriate. Once your tax debt is assessed and you agree to it, you may not be able to pay it all off.  This is a common scenario and it always seems the IRS coming after you happens at the worst possible time.  You may have paid off a large medical bill or are putting a few kids through college.  If this is the case, there are options, so don’t feel the situation is hopeless.  The best thing to do is move fast, hire a tax attorney and face the problem head on. Some of your IRS tax relief help options include:

  • Currently Not Collectible (CNC) status—due to your financial hardship, the IRS will suspend collection activity against you. This is just a temporary fix, until your financial condition approves. It is a valuable resolution option because it can allow you time to get your finances in order.
  • Payment plan/installment agreement— allows you to pay off your tax debt over time. Usual agreements range from three to seven years. You can elect to pay off the entire amount over time or attempt to negotiate a reduced payoff amount (i.e. partial payment installment agreement). With a PPIA, a full set of financials is required to be submitted to the IRS showing you can only pay a reduced amount.
  • Offer in Compromise—settling your debt for less than you owe. It allows you to settle your tax debt in a lump sum payment or with a short-term payment plan. As with the Installment Agreement, you can attempt to negotiate with the IRS to accept a lesser amount that what you owe to satisfy your tax liability.

Los Angeles taxpayers needing IRS tax relief help should seek the advice of an IRS tax attorney.  The Federal Tax Attorneys at Delia Law have many years of IRS tax resolution help experience and will competently represent you before the IRS.  Please call for a no-cost tax attorney consultation for IRS tax resolution  We look forward to helping you.

San-Diego-Location-page-headline-picture-9.27.23-1 Federal Tax Lawyers in San Diego Archive

IRS Tax Lien Help in San Diego

Feeling overwhelmed is common if you have outstanding taxes owed to the IRS. Unsettled tax obligations can lead to significant repercussions. Various strategies may be ...
los-angeles-skyline-mountains Federal IRS Tax Lawyers in Los Angeles California

IRS Tax Lien Help in Los Angeles

When it comes to taxes, one of the worst things that can happen is having the IRS files a Notice of Federal Tax Lien against ...
Payment Arrangements with the IRS in Los Angeles Blog Archive

Payment Arrangements with the IRS in Los Angeles

Looking into making payment arrangements with the IRS in Los Angeles? Should you call a federal tax attorney in Los Angeles for your IRS tax problems?  Navigating ...
What to do when tax preparer messes up Blog Archive

What to Do When Your Tax Preparer Messes Up Your Taxes

Facing IRS Tax debt or an IRS tax audit due to errors made by your tax preparer? Here’s a comprehensive guide on steps to take ...
Scroll to Top

Notice

Federal IRS Practice.  Attorney advertisement. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes. (1) Attorneys of Delia Law P.C. are only licensed in the jurisdictions mentioned in their biographies and not all lawyers mentioned or displayed in Website content may be able to assist clients without adding attorneys admitted in the specific jurisdiction; (2) Delia Law P.C.’s only offices are in Maryland and New York. Mentioned other locations are unstaffed virtual locations, by appointment only, that are not designed to suggest or create a permanent presence; (3) Local counsel are independent and not partners or employees of Delia Law P.C.; (4) All clients of Delia Law P.C. will receive additional, written information (about the lawyer assignment/licensing in the case, our fees etc.) before making a decision to becoming a client. All website Terms and disclaimers apply.

Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes; attorney advertising. All information on this website has been prepared for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. While this information may constitute attorney advertising in some jurisdictions, merely reading this information does not create an attorney-client relationship. Every case is different, any prior result described or referred to herein cannot guarantee similar outcomes in the future. All visitors to this Website are informed that Delia Law P.C. (“Firm”) works with affiliated lawyers (referred to as “Local Counsel”) in various cities and states across the United States. These Local Counsel may assist the Firm on a case-by-case basis, operate their own respective law firms, are independent of Firm, and are not partners, owners, of counsel, or employees of Firm. Clients and prospective clients should be aware that when referencing to Firm’s experience, this experience may combine the knowledge and experience of both Firm and its frequently used Local Counsel in the aggregate. Specifically, if and when Firm cooperates with Local Counsel, Firm will disclose the details to the client in writing for their approval. Delia Law P.C. is headquartered in New York City. References to a particular city or state in any article or anywhere on this website does NOT mean that Firm maintains an office with staff in that location, and it does NOT mean that Firm has attorneys physically located in that city or state. Firm’s lawyers are only licensed to practice state law in the states mentioned in their respective biographies. With few case-by-case exceptions, Firm’s practice is limited to matters and questions of federal law and federal procedure. Firm’s engagement letter and Firm’s website disclaimers provide additional details.