Senior Tax Attorney
|Education:||University of Washington (BA),|
Seattle University School of Law (JD)
Stephen K. Galgoczy is the founder and president of Fortress Financial Services, and has been representing taxpayers in collections with both state and federal governments since 1999. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (focus on Finance and Marketing) from the University of Washington and attended Seattle University School of Law on an academic scholarship. He graduated law school cum laude and in the top 25% of his class, and holds a license to practice law in good standing with the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado (and has never been disciplined). He also is admitted to practice in United States Tax Court.
Steve is a well-known and respected leader on a national level within the tax resolution industry and was once elected by executives from competing tax resolution firms to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Tax Resolution Companies—a national trade association committed to promoting ethics and best practices within the tax resolution industry. He is also a pioneer in the tax resolution industry, having created the first and only significant tax resolution company in the United States where every case is handled personally by a licensed attorney. He has been featured on national television where he shared his expertise in tax resolution in an interview with William Shatner on Moving America Forward.
Before Fortress, Steve spent four years as the top Associate with two of the largest tax resolution firms in the United States. Steve’s experience includes personally handling over 1700 cases involving delinquent taxes and being significantly involved in more than 2700 such cases. He has extensive experience handling and succeeding with extremely difficult tax collection cases. Steve also has an impressive track record in training and managing other tax professionals dating back to 2000. Every tax professional Steve has trained has become highly competent at resolving tax liabilities, and some of his trainees are now executives at competing firms. Steve has also thoroughly and comprehensively trained every Fortress attorney.
Articles by Stephen
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
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