Additional Services

Fortress provides more back tax related services than can be described within this website.  If you owe back taxes and do not see the service you need listed within this site, please call us.  The chances are that we can help.  The following is a description of additional services that we commonly provide.

Lien Withdrawal/Lien Avoidance

In some cases, it is possible to have a tax lien withdrawn prior to full payment of the underlying tax liability.  If the government has yet to file a lien, it may be possible to negotiate an arrangement whereby the government agrees not to file a lien.

Sale of Asset Subject to Tax Lien/Certificate of Discharge

Tax liens can impair or prevent a taxpayer’s ability to sell an asset that is subject to a tax lien.  By convincing the IRS to approve an Application for Certificate of Discharge of Federal Tax Lien, our staff can help individuals and business transfer clean title of an asset or assets to a buyer.

Subordination of Tax Lien

A tax lien can prevent a taxpayer from utilizing assets subject to the tax lien for collateral on a loan.  A tax lien can also interfere with an existing lending arrangement between a taxpayer and a lender, particularly when the collateral is inventory or accounts receivable.  In either of these situations, it may be possible to convince the IRS to approve an Application for Subordination of Federal Tax Lien.

Tax Account Review/Review of Tax Transcript

Taxpayers frequently have a difficult time understanding how the IRS calculated their liabilities.  We can obtain a copy of your tax transcript, analyze it, and tell you exactly how much you owe in tax, penalties, and interest.  We can also obtain additional useful pieces of information from your tax transcript, such as whether the IRS has fulfilled its procedural requirements for enforcing against you.

Adjustment of Tax Liability/Correction of IRS Error

The IRS and state taxing authorities do sometimes make mistakes.  If you believe that your tax liability is higher than it should be, we can obtain and analyze your tax transcripts.  If the IRS failed to give you credits to which you were entitled or if they misapplied credits, we will submit the appropriate proof and make sure that your liability gets reduced accordingly.

Currently Not Collectable Status (CNC)

Would it create a hardship for you to pay back any of your unpaid tax liability?  If so, we may be able to convince the IRS to place your case in Currently Not Collectable Status.  Depending upon your circumstances, it may be possible for you to be protected from enforcement while not having to pay the IRS a single penny.