1. IRS Just Took My Payroll Funds!

    IRS Just Took My Payroll Funds! Whoa! This problem is an emergency. It needs a real solution, right now! (Or else employees won’t get paid.) This situation is called an “IRS Bank Levy”. IRS will use various forms of collection enforcement to collect unpaid federal tax. Done either by an IRS Revenue Officer or IRS’s automated system, a “Notice of Levy” is issued to your bank. This levy …Read More

  2. IRS Uses Private Debt Collection Agencies – Are My Clients Affected?

    IRS Uses Private Debt Collection Agencies – Are My Clients Affected? Beginning in 2016, IRS is allowed to assign a person’s tax debt to a private company for collection. Oddly enough, this fairly new law is both tax law and transportation legislation, namely, the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (or “FAST”). The idea was to facilitate an expedited collection of tax, to e…Read More

  3. IRS Uses Private Debt Collection Agencies – Are My Clients Affected?

    IRS Uses Private Debt Collection Agencies – Are My Clients Affected? Beginning in 2016, IRS is allowed to assign a person’s tax debt to a private company for collection. Oddly enough, this fairly new law is both tax law and transportation legislation, namely, the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (or FAST). The idea was to facilitate an expedited collection of tax, to expedit…Read More

  4. Business License Revoked Due to Unpaid Illinois Taxes

    In Illinois, licensed business owners who fail to pay their state taxes can lose their privilege to stay in business. This article addresses some of those situations. Local Business with Unpaid State Income Taxes One past client held a cosmetology license under Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations for over a decade. Her hair styling business was profitable, and she filed t…Read More

  5. Tax Help Due to Hurricane Irma

    Tax Help Due to Hurricane Irma Extensions and Removal of Penalties - Help for Hurricane Victims This article is a little different than those we usually publish. But millions throughout the country were affected by this year’s Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. This time, the Internal Revenue Service took notice. The IRS announced that it would provide an extension to victims of Hurricanes Irma and Har…Read More

  6. Floyd Mayweather, Another Celebrity With Tax Issues. Here is what you should know…

    Floyd Mayweather, Another Celebrity With Tax Issues…Here is what you should know… Recently, the news broke that Floyd Mayweather may be in some tax trouble. According to reports, he owes millions in back taxes totaling $22 million. This is a lot of money but should be easily handled by someone with his means, right? Floyd Mayweather has earned hundreds of millions of dollars throughout his car…Read More

  7. Why Should I Have This Tax Bill?

    Why Should I Have This Tax Bill? We regularly speak with hard-working, wage-earning people in tax trouble. They often call into our IRS tax attorney office because their employer failed to deduct enough income taxes from their paycheck, and therefore they are forced to somehow pay a tax bill that they did not expect to pay. We know that the IRS can be very aggressive, and that makes the process v…Read More

  8. How to Deal With Difficult IRS Agents

    Have you ever dealt with reasonable IRS collections officers? Does it seem like they are overly uncooperative? Do they make requests for documents that seem unnecessary, and maybe impossible to gather? Did they refuse to give some relief when it would help you the most? Trust me, this is just a challenge. You can overcome the troubles of dealing with aggressive IRS collections. You just need a few…Read More

  9. Filing Bankruptcy Can Stop IRS and Other Collections

    Taxes are complicated. So is bankruptcy. Sometimes taxes can be discharged in bankruptcy. And bankruptcy can also be used to protect a person from tax collection enforcement. DISCHARGING TAXES IN BANKRUPTCY There are numerous sets of rules your attorney must know for discharging taxes in bankruptcy: There are certain timing rules to qualify for discharge. There are rules related to tax liens. The …Read More

  10. Due Process Hearing Takes Control Away from the Collection Officer

    Due Process Hearing Takes Control Away from the Collection Officer Every person subject to IRS Collections is entitled to the “due process of the law”. This concept of due process is a constitutional right. IRS has been required by Congress to allow any taxpayer a right to be heard and considered, by an independent Appeals Officer. Complete and file Form 12153, Collections Due Process or Equiv…Read More