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Fortress Tax Relief

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What is Tax Relief?

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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Request a FREE, confidential, no obligation discussion about your tax situation.

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.

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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.

  • Are tax relief services worth it?

    Tax relief services are worth it for the many taxpayers who save more than they pay to the tax relief firm.  They’re also worth it for individuals and businesses who owe large tax liabilities, regardless of savings, because large liabilities are dangerous and often difficult to resolve.  A tax relief attorney can prevent bank levies, wage garnishment, and asset seizures, while securing affordable terms.  Call us to find out if it is worth it for your specific circumstances.

  • Do tax relief companies really work?

    Reputable tax relief companies who employ quality professionals absolutely do work.  Our staff of tax attorneys have literally changed and saved lives.  Dealing with IRS and state collections is no easy task.  Many people with serious tax problems have contacted us thinking they had exhausted all options only to find out that there were multiple avenues available to them to solve their problems with outstanding results.

  • How much do tax relief services cost?

    The cost for tax relief services will vary depending on the amount owed, the number of agencies to which taxes are owed, and the type of solution for which the taxpayer qualifies.  Quality of representation and customer service varies widely within the tax relief industry, so make sure that you find a reputable firm, and that you carefully consider what you are really getting for your money.   Call us for a quote to resolve your specific tax situation.

  • How do I get out of tax debt?

    There are several common ways to get out of tax debt.  The most obvious is to full pay your balance due (tax, penalties, interest).  Many taxpayers enter into an installment agreement with the IRS or state taxing authority.  Some taxpayers are eligible to settle their tax debt with an Offer in Compromise.  It is also possible to get penalties removed.  Call us to find out the best solution given your unique circumstances. 

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.

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