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Why should I work with a tax attorney over another tax professional?

A tax attorney knows how to navigate the complex and ever-changing rules and regulations of federal tax laws. Most federal taxpayers may be harming their financial interests by trying to negotiate with the IRS themselves and costing themselves thousands in owed taxes. IRS tax attorney Jim Gilland offers a free consultation for anyone who needs help with an IRS tax problem.

What do I do if I have I have not filled my tax returns in a long time?

The first step to solving your IRS Tax Problem is filing your Federal Income Tax returns! Not filing can be viewed by the IRS as worse than not paying. If you have not filed federal tax returns contact tax attorney Jim Gilland for your free consultation.

I cannot pay all of the money I owe to the IRS , what can I do to resolve this IRS problem?

You may owe much more federal back taxes than they can pay. The first step in resolving this IRS tax problem is to contact experienced IRS tax lawyer Jim Gilland.  Tax Attorney Jim Gilland will determine the best solution for your individual case.

IRS tax help can be achieved by several methods including but not limited to:

Can individuals negotiate with the IRS?

As an individual taxpayer not familiar with the maze of complicated federal tax laws you should not attempt to negotiate directly with the IRS. It is essential you retain  a qualified IRS tax attorney such as tax attorney Jim Gilland to negotiate for your behalf. Many cases Jim has successfully negotiated for his clients and the client has not needed to directly communicate with the IRS - lifting the stress of a face to face meeting with IRS agents off their shoulders.

What is a levy and can the IRS take money from my bank account?

Unfortunately the answer is yes. The IRS has the authority to take money directly  from your bank account, IRA's and cash value of your life insurance policy! The IRS refers to the action of taking money from a taxpayers bank account as a levy on the bank account. In addition to banks, credit unions, trust companies, labor credit unions all must comply with an IRS levy order. An IRS tax levy is the worst case for any federal taxpayer and many times the levy could be avoided by contacting a skilled tax attorney before it is too late. Putting off an IRS problem is the worst mistake you can do. Don't wait contact the Gilland Law and find out your options.

IRS Interest and penalties are unaffordable, what can I do?

In some cases an IRS tax attorney can negotiate for the  IRS to reduce or eliminate a taxpayer's penalties on their debt, through a process called penalty abatement.

The federl taxpayer must prove "reasonable cause" to get the IRS to agree on a penalty abatement. Reasonable cause means regardless a taxpayer's "exercise of ordinary care and prudence," he or she are unable to file his tax return or pay his taxes on a timely basis. The successful outcome of a penalty abatement depends on the taxpayer's past history of filing their income tax returns and paying their federal taxes.

The IRS tax laws are very complex and require an experienced tax attorney to successfully build a case for penalty abatement. Contact IRS tax attorney Jim Gilland to find out if Penalty Abatement is a viable option for your tax problem.

I am in trouble with payroll taxes, what do I do?

In today's economy it is very easy for a business with many operating expenses and reduced sales to be forced to dip into the payroll taxes account to keep your doors open and lights on. Payroll deductions are funds that withheld in trust for the US government and frequently called trust fund taxes. Failure to collect and submit this money means you have committed a trust fund violation against the federal government and that can mean big trouble. The federal government takes these kind of violations very seriously and responds harshly to the liable business owner. Actions available to the government include locking your businesses doors and selling everything! Worse still, if the sale of your businesses assets do not cover the amount owed, you as the business owner is still liable.

There are however many actions a taxpayer can take to prevent this nightmare scenario from occurring. Do not delay in getting help - contact IRS tax attorney Jim Gilland now and get you IRS tax problem under control.

Bankruptcy fixes other credit and debt problems but can bankruptcy resolve my IRS debt problem?

Bankruptcy protection in some cases can help protect federal taxpayers from back unpaid tax debt. The rules to determin those who qualify and those who do not are very complicated. Many factors determine if bankruptcy will protect the taxpayer from past taxes due including the type of bankruptcy, how old the debt to the IRS is,  a taxpayers past tax payment history, any previous bankruptcies, and many other factors.

Do I have to pay my spouse has unpaid taxes?

Taxpayers with joint fillings as married couples that have a tax debt dispute may qualify for innocent spouse relief.  As with any federal tax laws many factors are involved. If you feel you are unfairly responsible for your spouse's tax problems contact tax attorney Jim Gilland and schedule your free IRS tax consultation.




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