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How to Become Eligible for Tax Resolution

Once an individual or business falls behind with taxes, a time-bomb clock starts ticking. If you are unable to full pay your tax liability and you wish to avoid nasty consequences, you must become eligible for some form of voluntary tax resolution.

The Truth About The IRS Fresh Start Initiative

If you’ve ever heard one of the many radio or TV ads that gushes about the “IRS Fresh Start Initiative” and how it can result in a “pennies on the dollar” tax settlement for YOU, you’ve probably wondered:  is this for real?  Is it really as simple as calling this 800 number, hiring some kind …

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Marijuana Business Tax Information - Oregon, Colorado, Washington & California

Marijuana Business Tax Blues in Oregon, Washington, California & Colorado

It’s Not Easy Going Green: How Tax Blues Plague The Budding Marijuana Industry Since 2012, the legalization movement for cannabis has taken the country by storm. Starting with Colorado and Washington in the 2012 election, marijuana has now been legalized in 10 states over the past 6 years. Medical marijuana laws are in effect in …

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Fortress Financial Services, Inc., An Experienced National Tax Resolution Company, Appears On Spotlight

Damon Roberts Interviews Vice President Michael A. Zacha of Fortress Financial Services Inc on Tax Resolution Services On December 8th, at 4 pm Eastern Standard Time (1 pm PST), Fortress Financial Services, an experienced national tax resolution services company with in-house tax attorneys, will be featured on Spotlight Television. Spotlight Television is a national television …

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Healthcare Tax Liabilities

Home Healthcare Companies and Tax Liabilities: A Particularly Toxic Combination

As a tax attorney who deals exclusively with resolving tax debts, I see a disproportionately large number of home healthcare providers as clients.  Through the many home healthcare clients I have helped, I have learned that there are several aspects of the business model that put home healthcare businesses in grave danger of accruing a …

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IRS Revoked Passport

Can The IRS Revoke or Block my Passport?

If you owe the Internal Revenue Service money, your passport could be at risk right now and you might not even know it. Whether you already have your passport or you have just applied for one, if you travel abroad for any reason then you need to know if your delinquent taxes are about to …

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Partial Payment Installment Agreements (IRS)

Most people who have had the misfortune of getting behind with the IRS have heard about tax settlements, otherwise known as Offers in Compromise (OIC), as a method for repaying far less than the full amount owed. Many fewer realize that there is an alternate method that can effectuate a similar result: the repayment of …

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Can The IRS Take My Social Security, IRA, 401K, and Pension?

Can The IRS Take My Social Security, IRA, 401K, Pension and Retirement?

Many people who owe taxes to the IRS are terrified that the IRS will swoop in and take their retirement nest egg or retirement income, thereby leaving them destitute for their golden years.  Can the IRS really do that?  Generally, such assets are “off limits” to creditors thanks to federal protections. But they are not …

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What Can The IRS Do To Me?

IRS Threats: What Can They Really Do to Me?

I hear from my clients at times that an IRS Revenue Officer (tax collector) told them they could lose their house, they could be sued, their retirement and 401k will be taken, wages can be garnished, and a whole bunch of other awful scenarios.   These types of threats keep people up at night and are …

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The Secret to Repaying None of Your Tax Debt

You may have heard of people owing the IRS a huge sum of money who claim to have never repaid a penny of it and wondered if this can possibly be true?  Are they crazy?  We are, after all, talking about the IRS—the country’s most formidable creditor. If you owe the IRS, and you’re trying …

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What is an IRS Tax Lien | Notice of Federal Tax Lien | TaxFortress.com

When Does the IRS File a Tax Lien?

If you or your business owe money to the IRS, the specter of a tax lien might be keeping you up at night.  Will the IRS file a tax lien?  When will they do it?  How will this affect me?  These are all legitimate concerns. What is a Federal Tax Lien? Let me begin with …

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Top 6 IRS Collection Notices

6 IRS Collection Notices You Absolutely Need to Notice

Getting behind on your tax obligations to the IRS is very stressful. Much of that stress stems from IRS collection notices. Not only is a delinquent taxpayer’s mailbox flooded with IRS mail, but that mail almost always contains scary, bolded “PAY NOW” demands, confusing language, and seemingly conflicting numbers. Clients often come to us overwhelmed, …

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Offer In Compromise Jaw-dropping Success Stories

Most of us have watched a TV commercial or heard a radio ad promising that a phone call to an 800 number will result in settling your tax debt for “pennies on the dollar.”  Is this too good to be true?  The truth is that most individuals and businesses who have gotten behind with their …

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7 Effective Methods of Avoiding and Resolving Personal IRS Levies and Garnishments

If you are an individual who owes money to the IRS, the last thing you want is for them to freeze your bank account or levy (garnish) your wages.  The good news is that there are some very effective methods you can use to avoid such a potentially devastating situation.  I’ll cover those below, along …

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5 Must-Knows About Personal Liability for Unpaid Employment Taxes (Trust Fund Recovery Penalty)

Are you an owner or employee of a business that is delinquent with employment taxes?  If so, watch out!  It is possible that you will be held personally liable for what is called the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty. What is the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty? In short, the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty is a penalty …

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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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Notice of Intent to Levy | Letter 1058 | Notice LT 11 & Notice CP 90 | FNIL

IRS Final Notice of Intent to Levy (FNIL)

If you or your business had the misfortune of winding up in collections with the Internal Revenue Service, you’ve probably been receiving what might seem like an overwhelming amount of mail from the IRS regarding your tax liability.  It is not uncommon for people in this situation to feel a sense of dread every time …

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45 Day Rule | Notice of Federal Tax Lien | IRC 6323 | TaxFortress

Understanding the IRS 45 Day Rule for a Federal Tax Lien

Many businesses rely on the use of their accounts receivable or inventory as collateral for loans or for factoring. However, in my experience, few business owners fully grasp how devastating the consequences can be if they engage in this type of financing and fall behind with federal taxes. Unfortunately, fully grasping this concept often does …

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6 Reasons for Payroll Outsourcing | 941 Employment Tax Liability

Six Reasons for Payroll Outsourcing

As an attorney who makes his living resolving tax liabilities, the majority of my clients are businesses that have accrued 941 employment tax liability.  There are numerous reasons as to why a business accrues a 941 tax liability.  These reasons range from mere lack of funds resulting from both internal and external issues to simply …

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Payroll Service Contract | Offer In Compromise Default

Why You Can’t “Set It and Forget It” With A Payroll Service

I recently received a phone call from a former client with a big problem.  We had negotiated an Offer in Compromise for this client in 2012, saving her business a few hundred thousand dollars.  One of the conditions when the IRS accepts an Offer in Compromise is that the taxpayer must not accrue any new …

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