The Norman Law Firm has been working with taxpayers for over 20 years to resolve their back tax liabilities with the Internal Revenue Service. Our law firm provides a variety of tax services to meet the needs of each taxpayer. The appropriate tax service depends on the unique facts of each individual taxpayer. We provide confidential IRS tax debt analysis to find out what service is most appropriate for you.
We, at The Norman Law Firm, specialize in the full spectrum of tax-related legal needs, including all of the following. We hope you find these cursory descriptions helpful:
Offer in Compromise
An IRS Offer in Compromise allows taxpayers that cannot afford to fully pay their back tax liability the opportunity to settle for less than what they owe. The IRS sets guidelines for accepting an Offer in Compromise. It looks at a taxpayer’s past, current and future financial situation when evaluating whether an Offer in Compromise should be accepted. Not everyone qualifies for an Offer in Compromise, as individual circumstances may differ. Thus, pre-qualifying for an Offer in Compromise is an important step to take prior to attempting one with the IRS.
An Installment Agreement with the IRS allows taxpayers to pay their back taxes to the IRS through monthly payments. This is a viable option for taxpayers who cannot afford to immediately pay their tax liability in full. There are guidelines regarding how the IRS determines the payment amount and time frame for the agreement. Furthermore, a taxpayer must be compliant with all past tax filings before establishing the agreement. Depending on the circumstances and the amount of time that the IRS has left to collect the tax debt, the Installment Agreement may pay all or part of the back tax liability.
Currently Not Collectible Status
Currently Not Collectible status protects a taxpayer from the forced collection efforts of the IRS, by removing the taxpayer’s back tax account from active collection status. The IRS has requirements that an account must meet before it can be placed in a Currently Not Collectible status. Once the account is placed in such a status, the IRS does not pursue collection activity against the taxpayer and the statute of limitations on the tax liabilities will continue to run. Unless the taxpayer’s financial situation changes, the account will remain in a Currently Not Collectible status until the tax liabilities expire.
Wage Garnishment Release
If a taxpayer does not pay their taxes, the IRS will demand payment through phone calls, field visits and letters. If the taxpayer disregards these demands, the IRS will then give legal notice that it will be resorting to other means to collect the taxes. One infamous method used is wage garnishments. Our tax attorneys conduct negotiations to end wage garnishments for our clients.
Bank Levy Release
One of the options the IRS resorts to following its issuance of a legal notice that it will resort to alternate means of collecting an individuals’ taxes is the issuance of bank levies. Convincing the IRS to release a bank levy can be a very difficult task and is dependent upon the facts and circumstances of the taxpayer. At The Norman Law Firm we have conducted many successful bank levy releases and are equipped to serve you in this respect.
Revenue Officer Assistance
Revenue Officers are by definition “Collection Officers” for the IRS. They are specifically assigned to accounts to collect back taxes. Their objective is to collect the taxes that are owed as quickly as possible and to have the account paid in full. When taxpayers work with Revenue Officers it is very important that they understand their rights. Revenue Officers have the authority to garnish wages, levy bank accounts, to file federal tax liens and even to seize assets. Although Revenue Officers hold significant power they must comply with statutes and regulations set forth by Congress. Our attorneys work closely with Revenue Officers to make sure they do and, at the end, resolve our clients’ back tax liabilities.
Payroll Tax Representation
Our law firm represents taxpayers with payroll tax liabilities as the result of a business, whether it be currently functioning or closed. The firm helps business owners understand and follow payroll tax obligations. We give our clients the best detailed information regarding IRS requirements and regulations for employers and act as a liaison that is fully invested in the best possible, most cost-effective outcome for our clients. Once a business owner is in compliance with payroll tax regulations, we assist the client in reaching a resolution for any past due payroll tax liability and help the business become compliant with IRS tax regulations.
Tax Account Review
This service is designed to help taxpayers that need specific information about the status of their account with the IRS. Many taxpayers complain about receiving inconsistent or incomplete information from the IRS; a tax account review helps to counteract this annoyance, providing taxpayers with clear and concise information about the status of their IRS account. With this service we provide a year-by-year break down detailing how much is owed for each particular tax year, verify tax filing compliance, obtain statute of limitation dates for liabilities and determine whether a tax lien has been filed.
Full Pay Service
At The Norman Law Firm we help taxpayers make the final arrangements to pay off their tax debt; we work with the taxpayer to facilitate the full payment of their tax debt.
We are fully prepared to prepare and file your current individual income taxes, prior year taxes, business taxes, including partnerships, limited liability companies and S corporations.
Don’t hesitate to call our offices for a FREE telephone consultation at 301- 588-4888 or 202-508-1442. You will be sure to speak with one of our experienced tax attorneys who will learn about your exact situation and provide advice specifically catered to you.