At Fortress Financial, an experienced tax attorney will work with you to accomplish two very important objectives:
- Protect your bank accounts, accounts receivable, business assets, personal assets, and wages from levies, garnishments, and seizures.
- Identify and implement a tax resolution that requires the least possible repayment or settlement amount, potentially saving thousands, tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Overview of Our Standard Tax Resolution Services
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In some cases, it is possible to have a tax lien withdrawn prior to full payment of the underlying tax liability.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.
What Sets Us Apart?
- Local attorneys, enrolled agents, and C.P.A.s rarely specialize in back tax negotiations. WE DO!!!
- Of all the major national firms specializing in tax negotiations, we are one of the only firms that guarantees that your case will be personally handled by a licensed attorney from start to finish.
Solving Back Tax Problems
Solving back tax problems can be difficult, and the stakes can be high. IRS and state collection officers rarely just “lay down” and agree to terms requested by a taxpayer with a serious back tax issue. They are known for making unreasonable demands, and for dishing out nasty consequences when those demands aren’t met.
Our vast knowledge and experience dealing with back tax cases empowers us to solve just about any tax collection problem. We know the relevant laws, rules, regulations, and procedures inside out. We know how to effectively navigate the massive bureaucracy that is the IRS, and we know how to get things done quickly within that bureaucracy. We know which battles are worth fighting and which ones are a waste of time. More importantly, we know how to fight these battles with skill and tact. This wealth of experience and knowledge gives us a huge advantage when it comes to taking on the powerful IRS and state taxing authorities.
No matter how bad your situation may seem, the odds are very high that our staff has faced a similar situation before. There are a variety of different strategies that can be utilized, and our staff of talented professionals will go the distance to find a solution to your tax problem.
To learn general information about some of our more common services, please see the below links. Additional services can be found at the “Tax Resolution Services” pull down menu above. For a tax solution that is tailored to your specific tax situation, please contact us at (877) 777-7430 for a free consultation.
If you have a question or do not see the tax resolution service you need listed within this site; we still may be able to help you, please feel free to contact us!
“When I fell behind with the IRS, our ‘benevolent’ government wanted my first born and both of my arms. The helpful and well-informed staff at Fortress put that to rest. Their service was excellent and things turned out superbly!”
– Al Guenther, Cleveland, OH
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