Fortress Financial Services, Inc (TaxFortress.com) intervenes with the taxing authorities on your behalf, protects your wages and assets from enforcement, and, with few exceptions, resolves your tax liability with favorable terms, oftentimes saving thousands of dollars in the process.
“Every Tax Case is Handled Personally By Licensed & Experienced Tax Attorneys”
Fortress Financial Services, Inc. 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 cases day in and day out. We offer tax resolution and tax relief in a variety of categories; including Offers in Compromise also know as and “OIC“, Abatement of Penalties , IRS Installment Agreements, Trust Fund Recovery Penalties and additional services.
We Are A National Tax Resolution Firm Helping Individuals & Businesses
If you are an individual or business who owes more than $15,000 current tax debt or back 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.
Our Process & Your Best Approach to Back Taxes
Fortress Financial’s Stephen Galgoczy discusses the process of back taxes and your best approach to handling them, as featured on Moving America Forward with William Shatner.
Learn more from our back taxes video series.
Find Relief to Your Tax Problems
The first step towards relief is to contact Fortress. 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.
Back Tax Services & Solutions
An Offer in Compromise is a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service (or state taxing authority) for less than the full amount owed. Learn More
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. Learn More
If you do not qualify for an Offer in Compromise, an Installment Agreement may be the best way to resolve your tax liability. Learn More
Shareholders, Officers, and certain employees can be held personally liable for a corporation’s failure to pay certain payroll taxes. Learn More
Individuals who meet the criteria for Innocent Spouse Relief can be relieved of liability. Learn More
There are two primary avenues of appeal within the IRS: Collection Appeals Program (CAP), and Request for a Collection Due Process Hearing (CDP). Learn More
Occasionally, due to circumstances beyond the control of a taxpayer, a taxpayer cannot become eligible for any conventional tax resolution strategy. Learn More
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.
If you have a question or do not see the service you need listed within this site; we still may be able to help you, please feel free to contact us!
“Fortress, thank you immensely for the tax relief you have provided us. Your work not only helped my business greatly, it had a huge impact on my family. Although my family doesn’t know it, things such as swim class or a Dora DVD for my small children would not have been possible without you. My wife and I are very grateful and will be toasting you and your future work.”
– Scott F., Phoenix, AZ
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