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Fortress Tax Relief

IF You Owe The IRS Back TaxES, Contact Us Today


IRS tax relief is generally considered to be any program or incentive that reduces the amount of tax owed by an individual or business entity. However, in a broader sense, tax relief may include any action, program or incentive that provides “relief” to an individual or business entity who is in collections with a taxing authority.

Fortress Tax Relief is a national tax resolution company that intervenes with the taxing authorities on your behalf. Our tax relief services protect your wages and assets from enforcement, and with few exceptions, resolve your back tax liability with favorable terms.  Oftentimes we end up saving our clients thousands of dollars in our tax relief process.


Fortress Tax Relief is the only significant national tax resolution firm in the United States where every single case is handled personally by a tax attorney who handles nothing but tax resolution cases day in and day out.

We offer tax resolution services in a variety of categories; including Offers in Compromise also known as “OICs“,  Abatement of Penalties , IRS Installment AgreementsTrust Fund Recovery Penalties and additional services.

If you are an individual or business who owes more than $10,000 in taxes to the IRS or your state, then Fortress can help you. We have experience assisting clients throughout the United States, and can work on cases in any state.

The first step towards relief is to contact Fortress Tax Relief.  Our caring and knowledgeable staff can outline a solution for you at no charge, and can tell you whether you might qualify for a tax settlement or a reduction in penalties.

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Tax ReLIEF Services

Offers in Compromise

An Offer in Compromise is a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service (or state taxing authority) for less than the full amount owed.

Penalty Abatement

If you do not qualify for an Offer in Compromise, an alternative method of reducing the amount that you owe is to obtain an Abatement of Penalties.

Installment Agreements

If you do not qualify for an Offer in Compromise, an Installment Agreement may be the best way to resolve your tax liability.

Trust Fund Recovery Penalties

Shareholders, Officers, and certain employees can be held personally liable for a corporation’s failure to pay certain payroll taxes.

Innocent Spouse Tax Relief

Individuals who meet the criteria for Innocent Spouse Relief can be relieved of liability.

Tax Appeals

There are two primary avenues of appeal within the IRS: Collection Appeals Program (CAP), and Request for a Collection Due Process Hearing (CDP).

Creative Tax Relief Solutions

Occasionally, due to circumstances beyond the control of a taxpayer, a taxpayer cannot become eligible for any conventional tax resolution strategy.

Currently Not Collectible

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.

Back Tax Relief

With a variety of back tax relief solutions available, it is important that you determine which type of back tax relief strategy best suits your specific needs.

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.

Fortress Tax Relief, an Experienced National Tax Resolution Company, Appears on Spotlight

Fortress Tax Relief has been chosen to be featured on the show to discuss tax resolution strategies, tax settlements, halting aggressive tax collection actions, and how Fortress Tax Relief stands out from competitors. Fortress Tax Relief, based in Bend, Oregon, is a leading national tax resolution service provider. Since being launched in 2003, they have helped thousands of individuals and businesses in collections with the Internal Revenue Service or state taxing authorities to overcome serious tax issues.

Business Tax Relief

Whether your business owes the IRS or a state taxing authority, it is important to take a proactive approach when addressing a business tax debt.  Contact our team to assist you in resolving your business tax liability before it is too late.

Individual Tax Relief

We can determine the most effective way to resolve your IRS or state individual tax liability.  Let our tax experts help you prevent or reverse wage garnishments and bank levies while making sure you repay the very least amount possible. Contact us now.

Professional Service

Every case is handled 
by a licensed tax relief attorney

We Are A National Tax Resolution Services Company

Fortress represents clients throughout the country, and is capable of tackling issues involving the IRS and any state taxing authority.   We are also the only significant national tax resolution firm located in Oregon.  Our desirable Bend, Oregon location makes it easy for us to attract and retain quality attorneys.

Back Tax Relief Articles

Business Tax Debt Attorney
Business Tax Debt
Stephen K. Galgoczy, Esq.

I Have a Business Tax Debt: Can a Business Tax Attorney Help?

For many reasons, business tax debts tend to be far more dangerous than individual tax debts. This is primarily because the IRS and state taxing authorities use a completely different playbook when it comes to collecting unpaid taxes from businesses than they do when collecting from individuals.    With individual tax debts, the government is

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When does the IRS file a tax lien?
IRS Tax Lien
David K. Petzinger, Esq.

What Is An IRS Tax Lien And How Does It Affect Me?

Federal IRS Tax Lien An IRS Tax Lien is a legal claim on your property for the amount owed. An IRS tax lien is also the legal right to collect on the amount owed. An IRS Tax lien starts when a tax is assessed and you don’t pay it. For example, if you file a

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Business Tax Liability
TaxPayer Rights
Peter R. Brantley, Esq.

Avoiding The Unique Dangers Of A Business Tax Liability

There is no shortage of general information available about tax debts and how to go about resolving them. But what if you have a business tax debt?  Does a business tax debt present challenges that surpass that of an individual tax debt? The short answer is a resounding “yes.” Business tax debts are often far

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COVID-19 Tax Levy
David M. Feldman, Esq.

COVID Tax Relief Update Late 2020

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were already millions of individuals and businesses owing significant sums of money to the IRS or state taxing authorities.  With the brutal economic fallout caused by the pandemic, that number has skyrocketed.  This has changed the playing field—in terms of both risks and opportunities–for taxpayers who are in collections. 

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IRS Tax Currently not Collectible Status
Currently Not Collectible CNC
Artour Safarian

Currently Not Collectible Status

IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE TO OWE THE IRS AND PAY NONE OF IT BACK? Do you owe money to the IRS but, right now, you cannot afford to pay?  Are you worried the IRS will levy your paycheck or your bank account and leave you with nothing to pay your living expenses? If you answered

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IRS Tax Penalty Abatements
Penalty Abatement
Stephen K. Galgoczy, Esq.

How To Get Rid Of IRS and State Tax Penalties

Anyone who has fallen behind on taxes–whether IRS or state—knows how quickly the liability can snowball.  With the double whammy of penalties and interest on top of the tax, what started as something manageable can quickly turn into a huge problem.  Consequently, it comes as no surprise that savvy tax debtors want to do whatever

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The IRS Fresh Start Program
Fresh Start Program
Artour Safarian

IRS Fresh Start Program: 4 Key Elements

Who can qualify for the IRS fresh start initiative in 2020?

You have probably heard one of the many radio or TV ads that gushes about the IRS tax debt relief program called “The IRS Fresh Start Initiative” and how it can result in a “pennies on the dollar” tax settlement.

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Tax Relief Near Me
Tax Resolution & Tax Relief
David K. Petzinger, Esq.

Tax Relief Near Me – Local Not Always The Best Option

When individuals and businesses need legal assistance, the natural inclination is to search for a local attorney.  This makes sense 95% of the time because there is a strong likelihood that the attorney will need to appear multiple times in the local courtroom, and it is cost prohibitive for all but the very wealthiest to

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How to Negotiate IRS Installment Agreements
IRS Installment Agreements
Peter R. Brantley, Esq.

State Tax & IRS Installment Agreements: 5 Keys to Negotiate

Over my many years representing taxpayers who are in collections, I have negotiated hundreds of IRS and State Installment Agreements. During this time, I have developed a list of important information I need from my clients in order to negotiate the best possible monthly payments for my clients’ unique conditions. Here, I will share my

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Fresh Start Program
David M. Feldman, Esq.

The IRS Fresh Start Program: 2011-2020

Owing your least favorite uncle a back-tax debt is undeniably scary and stressful.  Uncle Sam—the most powerful creditor in the world–is typically the last entity that one wants to deal with due to all the collection weapons it has readily at its disposal.  It is a direct result of the fear and anxiety that a

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Defcon levels
Stephen K. Galgoczy, Esq.

Special Tax Relief Opportunities During Covid-19 Crisis

The IRS and most state taxing authorities have radically altered the way they collect unpaid taxes during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Simply put, this is by far the kindest and gentlest IRS that I’ve seen in my lifetime.  However—and this is a BIG however—things are going to change soon.  For reasons that I will explain, this

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How much does tax relief services cost?
Tax Resolution & Tax Relief
Artour Safarian

How Do Tax Relief Firms Charge for Their Services?

A minority of tax relief firms charge an hourly rate.  However, most tax relief firms charge a contingent flat fee meaning that you pay a flat fee provided that you follow instructions, comply with tax laws, provide requested documents, respond within a reasonable time, and so on.  These firms may also offer services at an

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