Tax relief services are designed to help taxpayers who have fallen behind on their tax payments or are already facing aggressive collection actions by the IRS or state tax agency. If you owe money to the IRS or State, US Tax Shield can help you turn your situation around whether personal or business.
It is important to understand that not all tax relief companies offer the type of assistance you truly need. Today, there are many questionable organizations that claim to offer “tax relief,” promising to eliminate 100% of your tax debt with the virtual click of a button (for a sizable fee, of course). But in reality, these companies are just out for your money and are not truly interested in helping you resolve your tax problem.
While it is certainly possible to settle your tax debt for less than the original amount owed, you should be wary of any company that makes a specific claim and that does not use experienced tax professionals to represent you during the tax settlement process. Only qualified tax professionals from a reputable tax relief company are authorized to enter into negotiations with the IRS on your behalf. Without the expertise of such a professional, you may never be able to properly address your tax debt and get the favorable tax settlement you need.
Let’s look at some of the ways that professional tax relief services from US Tax Shield can help you get back on your feet and moving in the right direction, and even help keep you there for years to come.
If your tax debt situation with the IRS, either through dealing with them yourself or with other representation, has resulted in an outcome you believe is less than fair and equitable, you have the right to appeal the IRS’s decision. The IRS has a special department devoted to this called the IRS Appeals Division. Expert representation before the IRS Appeals Division is critical in order for you to have the best opportunity for a satisfactory resolution in your favor.
Legally, the IRS can use a number of methods to attempt collection of your unpaid taxes. You have the right to appeal to the IRS Office of Appeals when you receive notice or threat of IRS collection actions. These collection actions include:
- Federal tax lien
- Seizure and sale of property
- Intent to levy (wages, retirement accounts, bank accounts, accounts receivable, etc.)
- Rejection, termination, or proposed termination of an installment agreement
You also have the right to professional representation to guide you through this scary and complex process, to help ensure that you get the best possible outcome. Read more
Couples filing joint returns are held equally responsible for the tax return and the payment of appropriate taxes. In some cases, however, a spouse can be relieved of all IRS tax, interest, and penalties on a joint return.
In essence, three types of innocent spouse relief are potentially available for people who believe the tax debt is not their responsibility: innocent spouse relief, separation of liability, and equitable relief. Each has different requirements.
Offer In Compromise
If you are unable to pay your tax debt in full, you may qualify to have your debt settled for less than the full amount owed. The tax relief experts at US Tax Shield perform this type of negotiation often. We would submit an Offer in Compromise to the IRS, showing that you have exhausted all other payment options or that your tax liability is incorrect.
An Offer in Compromise is the most effective way to resolve and reduce your tax liability.
Business Payroll Tax Representation
The IRS is particularly aggressive when it comes to collecting on delinquent payroll taxes (IRS forms 940 and 941) from business owners. Failure to properly pay the IRS for taxes withheld from employees’ wages is considered stealing from the employees and the US Treasury.
If you have failed to withhold or pay payroll taxes, you can incur huge IRS penalties as well as face potential civil or criminal sanctions. Luckily, tax professionals at US Tax Shield have extensive experience dealing with unpaid payroll taxes, and we will negotiate on your behalf with the IRS, ensuring that your business, personal assets, wages and bank accounts remain intact.
IRS penalties and interest can cause a small delinquent tax debt to compound into a seemingly insurmountable amount within a very short period of time. Penalties alone can make up 25% of the amount you owe.
Our experienced tax attorneys are experts at penalty abatement – from getting the IRS to either completely or partially remove your penalty, to reduce the amount you owe and help you get your tax debt resolved quickly.
Wage Garnishment Release
If you owe the IRS and have ignored repeated letters and warnings, the IRS will likely use one of their most aggressive tax collection methods – wage levy, also known as wage garnishment to collect the amount you owe. This is a legal way for the IRS to collect from you without you paying them directly. Your employer will be contacted and by law, must take a portion of your pay and send it to the IRS. Wage garnishment is not to be taken lightly. US Tax Shield can help, stop the garnishments, and negotiate a favorable tax settlement with the IRS.
State Tax Disputes
States are often much more aggressive than the IRS in their collection processes. Fortunately, our tax attorneys and resolution professionals have successfully represent taxpayers in connection with their state tax problems.
US Tax Shield regularly represents taxpayers with disputes and with our comprehensive list of state tax services you can rest assured, we’ve got you covered.
These tax relief services are only a few of the many solutions offered by US Tax Shield. Our skilled tax relief professionals have helped provide much-needed and much-deserved tax relief to thousands of satisfied clients, including individuals, sole proprietors, and corporations.
We are proud of our A Rating with the Better Business Bureau and our top ratings from TrustLink and TrustPilot, proving that we are not only experts in all facets of tax resolution, but that we care about our clients first and foremost. Let US Tax Shield help you turn your situation around.