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John D. Adamson, Esq.

John holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies from the University of Oregon as well as a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. Between college and law school, John obtained "real world" business experience as the manager of a small business. John holds a license in good standing with the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon. John Adamson has never been disciplined by the Oregon Bar Association.After earning his law degree, John worked for the federal government in both the Department of Interior and the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a law clerk in the Regional Solicitor's Office and an administrator at the VA, he gained an extensive knowledge of administrative operations and procedure within the federal government. Having first hand experience running a small business and working within two vast governmental agencies, John has developed an exceptional talent for advocating the interests of small businesses before large governmental agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service.

IRS Tax Levy on Business Account

21 Days to Recover Your Money (from an IRS Levy on Business Bank Account)

“The IRS took all the money out of our business bank account(s)?!    How did this happen?   What are we supposed to do now?    I might as well shut down the business!!” It is panic inducing for a business owner to learn that the Internal Revenue Service has taken all the money out of their business …

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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 ensue. Yes, dealing with the …

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Effective Tax Administration | Offer In Compromise | Taxfortress.com

Can I Settle My Tax Liability Even Though I Have Enough Income?

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 for how they review the …

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IRS Uses Private Collection Agencies | FAST Act | TaxFortress.com

Congress Instructs IRS To Outsource Collections To Private Companies

On December 4th, 2015 President Barack Obama signed into law the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” to improve the Nation’s surface transportation infrastructure. Also referred to as the FAST Act, the legislation included a provision which requires the Internal Revenue Service to outsource certain tax debts to private debt collection agencies. The idea behind the …

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Telephone IRS Tax Scams | Tax Scam | Fortress Financial Services Inc

Beware of IRS Telephone Scam With Threat of Arrest or Jail

Caller: Hello, Ms. Smith? Taxpayer: Yes? Caller: This is Michael Jones with the IRS, badge # 01324847. Is this the Ms. Smith that resides at 232 West Baker Street? Taxpayer: I, uh…. Caller: I have a warrant for your arrest for back taxes owed from 2008 through 2012 for “theft by deception.” The total owing …

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EFTPS | Electronic Federal Tax Payment System | IRS Form 941

Payroll Tax Deposits 101

Starting a new business comes with an enormous amount of responsibilities.  One of the most commonly overlooked, though, is the responsibility to learn how, when, and why to report different types of taxes the business may be obligated to pay and file.  Payroll taxes, also known as employer withholding taxes or 941 taxes, are among …

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IRS Fresh Start Initiative | Offers in Compromise | TaxFortress

The IRS Fresh Start Initiative – A Welcomed Relief to Taxpayers

In 2008 the United States, along with much of the rest of the world, witnessed a financial crisis of devastating proportions.  In response, the federal government issued bailouts to the major banks after deeming them ‘too big to fail.’  Small businesses, however, were trying to get back on their feet but were being denied even …

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