The Solution
to Your IRS Tax Problems

We are here to assist you in getting the quickest resolution to the following tax problems:

  • Wage levies
  • Bank account levies
  • Unfiled tax returns
  • Tax audits
  • IRS tax disputes
  • State tax resolution
  • Back taxes
  • IRS debt
  • Tax appeals
  • Tax liens
  • Property seizures

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A few things to remember when the IRS contacts you:

  1. Do NOT ignore an IRS tax notice. As much as you want it to, the tax problem isn’t going away on its own.
  2. IRS tax notices can be confusing and often require a tax professional to translate into everyday language.
  3. The IRS doesn’t forget about people and businesses that are not in compliance with current tax laws. If not resolved quickly, tax problems become worse over time as tax penalties and interest grow.
  4. Dealing directly with the IRS can be intimidating. You don’t have to do it alone.
  5. No two tax situations are identical. The amount of money owed and the potential consequences change with the circumstances involved.
  6. The IRS occasionally makes mistakes and it’s up to you to have a mistake corrected.

Tax Resolution FAQs with Judy

While each person’s tax problem is different, the following are answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). These answers are to general questions and cannot be considered legal advice for your unique situation.

Q: What can you tell me about notices from the IRS regarding unfiled tax returns, an audit or unpaid taxes?

A: When you receive a Notice from the IRS, especially a Notice sent via certified mail, you need to read it carefully. Notices can range from unfiled tax returns to audits. You don’t have to have to handle these situations on your own. I specialize in IRS tax issues and am here to help.

Q: I’ve just discovered a tax refund I’m owed. What do I do?

A: You have three years from the due date (including extensions) to file a federal tax return or you forfeit your right to a refund. That means, if you failed to file on time, you could have lost thousands of dollars in refunds. If you did file on time, the money is just sitting on the books and must be refunded or credited to other years, or it will be lost.

Q: What if I’m unable to pay the amount of taxes owed?

A: The IRS offers a few options:

  • Installment Plan
    If you are unable to pay all of your tax obligation when due, the IRS will work with you to set up an installment plan whereby you can pay the debt off over time. The actual monthly payment will be based on your monthly income and the amount of the debts.
  • Offer in Compromise (OIC)
    An OIC is an agreement between you and the IRS. This agreement settles your tax liabilities for less than the full amount owed, which can stop IRS wage garnishments, wage levies, bank levies, and IRS levies against property or right to property. In some cases, the taxpayer can save thousands of dollars, while in other cases, an Offer in Compromise may not be the correct method to resolve the tax problem.
  • Currently Uncollectible
    The IRS recognizes that the past few years have imposed economic hardship on many people. In cases like this, the tax payer submits a collection information statement verifying that it would be a financial hardship to pay the IRS debt. If the Service agrees, the debt is temporarily put on hold as currently uncollectible and the IRS stops all collection efforts until such time as the tax payer is in a better financial shape. However, the interest on the tax liability will continue to accrue. In the event that the IRS is unable to collect the debt because of continuing financial hardship for 10 years, the IRS debt will be permanently removed and forgiven.

Q: What if I’m being audited?

A: When audited, follow three simple steps

  1. Stay calm,
  2. Gather the right documentation
  3. Call me immediately at (720) 252-6944. I understand the requirements of an IRS tax audit, no matter what your unique situation may be. I will take charge of your IRS audit to ensure you are allowed your maximum taxpayer rights.

Q: Can I appeal an IRS ruling?

A: Yes, you have the right to challenge the IRS. While not common, the IRS has been known to make mistakes. When the IRS contacts you to collect taxes, there are laws governing the steps that must be taken. First, the IRS is required to send you a series of notices advising of your rights.
Taxpayers can appeal outstanding tax liabilities due to errors, an audit, failure to pay taxes, liens, seizures, levies, and so on.

Q: What steps can the IRS take to collect taxes?

A: The IRS will begin its collection process if you do not pay or ignore IRS notices. The IRS can legally place a lien on your assets, levy your bank accounts or paychecks, and/or seize your property and sell it to pay outstanding taxes. While it’s better to bring me in to assist prior to the IRS collection phase, I can negotiate with the IRS on your behalf at this stage of the process to remove liens, levies and seizure actions.

  • IRS Liens
    • IRS liens can have a significant, negative impact on your credit report, property and finances. Each situation is different, and liens affect people in various ways. One of the most challenging issues is the potential damage to your reputation. IRS tax liens are published in public records and easily found by other people.
    • For people making a living from their reputations, such as corporate officers, realtors, mortgage brokers, financial advisors and political figures, negative publicity is extremely damaging. In fact, some individuals cannot renew professional licenses because of tax liens.
  • Tax Levies
    • If you fail to pay your taxes or make arrangements to settle your debt, the IRS may levy your assets to satisfy your tax deficiency. IRS levies can remove money directly from your paycheck, bank account or Social Security payments.
    • IRS levies are usually issued after the following have occurred:
      • The IRS assessed your tax liability and sent you a “Notice and Demand for Payment”
      • You failed to pay or make proper arrangements to settle taxes assessed by the IRS
      • The IRS sent you a “Final Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing” (levy notice) at least 30 days before the levy.
  • Seizures
    • The law gives the IRS broad power to seize assets as compensation for unpaid federal tax debt. People often have more to lose than they think, and it can be extremely difficult to reclaim items once they are seized. If you believe an IRS seizure is possible, contact me immediately.

Q: I got a threatening voicemail message from someone claiming to work for the IRS, but it sounded fishy. How can I find out if it’s real or a scam?

A: The IRS has a page on its website outlining various tax scams used to steal people’s money, such as threatening phone calls and emails asking for financial information. For more information about these scams, visit http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts