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Best Result of 2014: $362,000
Tax Assessment
Reduced to $0

It is not too late for your fresh start!

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Has the IRS placed a lien on your property? Have the Franchise Tax Board or Board of Equalization levied your bank accounts? You do not need to be a victim of their aggressive collection tactics! We can help you fight back!

Your situation is unique, and it is based on your particular facts and circumstances. We take the time to thoroughly analyze your tax liabilities and your current economic state, and find your best, non-bankruptcy solution.

Our law firm offers comprehensive tax controversy services for resolving tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service, and the California tax authorities, including the Board of Equalization, Franchise Tax Board, and Employment Development Department. The most common matters that we handle and solutions that we provide at this level are:

Offer in Compromise

The IRS has expanded its “Fresh Start” initiative to help struggling taxpayers who owe taxes.The best Offer in Compromise that I have had accepted by the IRS allowed my client to settle his taxes for less than one penny on the dollar. I have had individual taxpayers reduce their assessments by up to $150,000 with the Offer in Compromise program.

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Abatement of Tax Penalties

IRS tax penalties against you can quickly increase to an unmanageable amount. The IRS has a little utilized program that allows for the abatement of first-time penalties. If you don’t qualify, then we may be able to challenge your penalties for reasonable cause.

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Audit Representation

Going through an audit can be a tough process that makes you feel open and exposed. If the tax authorities discover an under reporting then they will assess a deficiency against you. A tax attorney to represent you during audit can help protect your rights as a taxpayer and free you to continue running your business.

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Contesting Tax Assessments

There is a little known fact to the general public: the IRS and the California state tax authorities make mistakes. Armed with facts and evidence in your favor, we can show the tax authorities how they erred in assessing your tax liabilities.

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Installment Agreements

An installment agreement can sometimes be your best option if you don’t qualify for an Offer in Compromise or Innocent Spouse Relief. Under an installment agreement you can make monthly payments if you’re not financially able to pay your tax debt immediately.

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Innocent Spouse Relief

You are liable for the tax liabilities that your spouse incurred without your knowledge. If you are recently separated or divorced, we might be able to help you obtain complete relief for those tax liabilities.

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Jumping-Beach-1024x680 (80x53)  Innocent Spouse Relief

You are liable for the tax liabilities that your spouse incurred without your knowledge. If you are recently separated or divorced, we might be able to help you obtain complete relief for those tax liabilities.

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Installment-Agreement-e1394939918156 (80x60) Installment Agreement

An installment agreement can sometimes be your best option if you don’t qualify for an Offer in Compromise or Innocent Spouse Relief. Under an installment agreement you can make monthly payments if you’re not financially able to pay your tax debt immediately.

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