If the IRS or the Massachusetts Department of Revenue determines that you owe back taxes, they will send you a notice of assessment by mail. At this point you have three options:
- Submit a full payment for the taxes and penalty fees
- Contest the taxes in litigation
- Negotiate a payment plan
At the Law Office of Bruce A. Gage, my tax clients include companies, self-employed individuals and high net worth families who face tax collection efforts from the state or federal government. I assist in collection defense for issues arising in business taxes, employee taxes (trust fund penalties) and individual tax returns.
Helping Clients Resolve Tax Collection Issues
As soon as you receive notice from the government that you owe unpaid taxes, it is vital to contact an attorney as soon as possible if you cannot pay in full immediately. Otherwise, you face a high risk of liens, levies and seizures. Once you retain me as counsel, we will determine the best approach in your particular case. If repayment is your best option, I will help you file a return if you had not already done so for the year in question.
In order to be considered for installment repayment plans, we will also need to submit a mandatory financial statement to the IRS. I will then work with the federal and/or state government to negotiate a settlement amount for any penalty fees and accumulated interest that you owe. While not guaranteed, a skilled attorney is your best chance for a fee reduction on unpaid taxes.
Another option for my clients is to present the government with an offer and compromise, which may reduce the entire debt through a one-time payment. This requires a lengthy and complex application, and while the IRS does not accept all offers, a qualified attorney can greatly improve your chance for success.
Whatever your specific legal circumstances are, as an Nashua tax collection lawyer, I offer honest and ethical advice on how to respond to tax collection efforts. Through my advanced legal training in tax law, I am able to provide practical solutions, which ensure the best possible results for your unique situation.
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From my office in Lowell, Massachusetts, the Law Office of Bruce A. Gage, I represent clients in communities throughout the Greater Boston area and New Hampshire. Contact my firm toll free at 877-829-0831 to discuss your tax law case with a skilled and dedicated Nashua tax collection lawyer.
My office is conveniently located in the Saab Building in downtown Lowell and operates between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. through noon on Saturdays. Evening appointments can be arranged. My firm accepts credit cards and offers flexible payment arrangements.
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