HOW TO NEGOTIATE IRS DEBT

To most people, the Internal Revenue Service is a mystery. It collects taxes and can make your life miserable. But beyond that, how the IRS operates is relatively unknown. This is one of the reasons why, when an individual or business owes a significant debt to the IRS, sleepless nights […]

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

Notice of Intent to Levy | Letter 1058 | Notice LT 11 & Notice CP 90 | FNIL

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 […]

6 Reasons to Outsource Payroll

6 Reasons to Outsource Payroll | 941 Employment Tax Liabilities

As an attorney who makes his living resolving tax liabilities, the majority of my clients are businesses that have accrued 941 employment tax liabilities.  There are numerous reasons as to why a business accrues a 941 tax liability.  These reasons range from mere lack of funds resulting from both internal […]

WHY YOU CAN’T “SET IT AND FORGET IT” WITH A PAYROLL SERVICE

Payroll Service Contract | Offer In Compromise Default

I recently received a phone call from a former client with a big problem.  We had negotiated an Offer in Compromise for this client in 2012, saving her business a few hundred thousand dollars.  One of the conditions when the IRS accepts an Offer in Compromise is that the taxpayer […]

CAN MY BUSINESS OR I AVOID PAYING AN IRS TAX LIABILITY BY QUALIFYING FOR CURRENTLY NOT COLLECTIBLE STATUS?

Business Fails to Resolve Back Taxes | Federal Tax Lien | TaxFortress.com

Benjamin Franklin once said that nothing is certain in this life but death and taxes.  I’ll agree that none of us will cheat death.  But I may quibble with Mr. Franklin on the issue of whether or not you have to pay all of your taxes.  Under the right set […]

CAN I SETTLE MY TAX LIABILITY EVEN THOUGH I HAVE ENOUGH INCOME AND ASSETS TO FULL PAY?

Effective Tax Administration | Offer In Compromise | Taxfortress.com

Laws often appear to be very black or white. But, real life can feel more like one big gray area. As a governmental entity, the IRS is required to treat all taxpayers equally. With regard to evaluating Offers in Compromise (tax settlements), this means that the IRS has set standards […]

HOW BOOKKEEPING AND THE CHOICE BETWEEN CASH AND ACCRUAL METHODS OF ACCOUNTING CAN DRAMATICALLY IMPACT THE OUTCOME OF A SMALL BUSINESS TAX COLLECTION CASE

Accrual of Tax Liability | Installment Agreement | TaxFortress.com

To some business owners, the accounting part of their business is the last thing they want to deal with.  “Leave that to the accountant or bookkeeper and let me get to work” is the sentiment I get from a lot of small business owners. Poor Bookkeeping Can Lead to the […]

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

Moving America Forward Interview | Tax Resolution Services

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. Moving America Forward Interviews Fortress Financial Services […]

WILL THE IRS SEIZE MY ASSETS, MY BUSINESS OR MY RESIDENCE?

IRS Asset Seizure | Tax Seizure | TaxFortress.com

You and/or your business have accrued a tax liability and are now receiving increasingly threatening letters from the IRS that indicate that they are going to seize your assets.  Many questions arise.  Can the IRS actually do this?  Will they seize my corporate assets and shut my business down?  Will […]

IRS Automated Collection System (“ACS”) vs. Revenue Officer: What’s the Difference?

IRS Automated Collection System | IRS Revenue Officer | TaxFortress.com

When an IRS tax liability goes to collections, it will either be assigned to the IRS Automated Collection System (“ACS”) or to the Collection field function, where a Revenue Officer will be assigned and charged personally with attempting to collect the unpaid tax.  Some delinquent accounts will initially be assigned […]