IRS FINAL NOTICE OF INTENT TO LEVY: LETTER 1058, NOTICE LT 11, AND NOTICE CP 90

If you or your business had the misfortune of winding up in collections with the Internal Revenue Service, you’ve probably been receiving what might seem like an overwhelming amount of mail from the IRS regarding your tax liability.  It is not uncommon for people in this situation to feel a […]

FORTRESS FINANCIAL SERVICES FEATURED ON MOVING AMERICA FORWARD HOSTED BY WILLIAM SHATNER

Earlier this year, I received a voice message from a producer for a television show called Moving America Forward, hosted by William Shatner.  The message stated that they were interested in speaking with me about possibly appearing on their nationally broadcasted television show. I was intrigued to say the least.  […]

HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF AGAINST THE DIRTY DOZEN TAX SCAMS

Each year, the IRS publishes its “Dirty Dozen” tax scams, which is essentially a list of the biggest, most widespread tax-related scams. Typically, the lion’s share of the “Dirty Dozen” consists of schemes perpetrated by individuals and businesses trying to scam the IRS by way of abusive tax shelters, hiding […]

TOP 5 WAYS TO REDUCE AN IRS TAX LIABILITY

So, something in life or business didn’t go according to plan, and now you’re faced with an IRS tax debt. While few people relish being a collection target of America’s most formidable creditor, there may be a silver lining. You may have options which could significantly reduce the amount that […]

How to Get a Tax Pro to Settle Your Tax Liability via a “Free” Offer in Compromise

If you or your business have gotten behind with the IRS, a tax settlement, also known as an Offer in Compromise (OIC), might be the best way to get rid of your tax liability—if you qualify. There are three general categories of OICs: Doubt as to Liability (I don’t actually […]

How to sell an asset that is subject to a Federal Tax Lien

If you owe taxes to the IRS, a tax lien automatically arises against you and attaches to just about everything you own.  This is sometimes called a secret lien since the government’s claim does not initially appear in any public records.  Rather, the lien automatically comes into existence when the […]

It’s Almost April 15th, and I Can’t Pay My 1040 Tax. What Do I Do?

April 15th is right around the corner, and if you expect to owe 1040 income tax, but don’t have the resources with which to pay it, you are in the same boat as many Americans.  First of all, don’t panic.  Federal officers are not going to show up at your […]

Designating voluntary back-tax payments: Can I avoid additional tax penalties or reduce my exposure by designating payments to my IRS tax liability?

  Answer:       Depending upon the specifics of your situation, it may be possible to avoid hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars in penalties simply by “designating” voluntary payments applied toward your tax liability.  Keep in mind that payments made in accordance with a formalized installment agreement are not considered voluntary, […]