Tax Relief Q&A [video]

Our team has gathered via Zoom to answer some of the most burning questions regarding tax relief, tax debt resolution, and dealing with debt to the IRS.

Find out how to avoid common mistakes, and hear from our team about their latest experiences in dealing with IRS tax debt, how they help clients, and what effect Covid-19 has on how the IRS is treating debt, and their strategies on dealing with the new atmosphere at the IRS.

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Federal Tax Litigation

Federal Tax Litigation

Dealing with the IRS is intimidating and can be overwhelming which is why it is important to have an aggressive and experienced tax attorney on your side defending you, your family, and your business. Araujo Law brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to every case in a federal tax controversy. We are passionate about our client’s prosperity and always look for ways to bring about a satisfactory outcome.   

Your attorney-client privilege allows you to gives us all the important information and documentation that will help your situation without making it any worse. Facing federal tax controversies should not be done without Tax Relief Pros to guide you through the process so that you can retain your freedom and wealth. 

Taking on the IRS on your own could cost you your freedom. When the IRS believes that you have grossly misstated income, or expenses, on your tax returns they may refer your case to the Criminal Investigation Division, or keep it civil and assess significant tax and penalties they will aggressively pursue a case against you. IRS agents are not looking for ways to protect you, your family, or your business in any way.  On the contrary, they are looking for all ways to trip you up and take your rights from you.  At Tax Relief Pros, we match the aggressive nature of the IRS and are experienced in recognizing situations that have the potential to settle. 

Our experience and aggressiveness helps protect you, your family, and your business during federal tax litigation. To overcome tax assessments and penalties you need an experienced tax litigation attorney. Don’t allow the IRS to intimidate you.  Call Tax Relief Pros today. 

Tax Litigation Attorneys Taking On the IRS

What is Tax Litigation?

Tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service focus on personal and business income. Federal tax litigation is the process of resolving tax controversies that arise due to an audit, unfiled tax returns, or any other myriad ways that can cause a tax problem. Tax litigation can involve both civil and criminal tax matters. Unlike other methods of tax relief, federal tax litigation takes your case to court.

Usually, tax litigation is a last resort option for people who have received a deficiency notice or a 90-day notice that the IRS expects payment for unpaid or underpaid taxes.  To mitigate tax liabilities, litigation is required. Other federal tax litigation claims may be related to refunds or possibly due to complex and unusual interpretations of tax regulations.

Araujo Law has extensive experience litigating federal tax claims.

To give our clients a comprehensive defense against tax litigation, Araujo law brings a combination of experience in both criminal and civil tax matters at the federal and state level. 

Where the IRS alleges you have committed civil tax fraud or criminal tax crimes, tax litigation often begins with an audit. Some tax cases cannot be resolved through dealing directly with the IRS while some tax matters can be resolved administratively. In certain cases, the best course of action is taking the tax controversy to court in order to get the best outcome. 

After other methods of resolution have failed,  taking tax controversies to court could be your only hope so make sure to do that with an aggressive and experienced tax attorney – Tax Relief Pros. 

To seek the best outcome for our clients is our number one priority.

How Our Tax Litigation Attorneys Help

Araujo Law works with tax litigation cases regardless if the federal tax litigation process is in pre-audit or is in the post-audit stage. We work closely with our clients to help them make decisions from a position of strength from our years of experience dealing with the IRS in complex tax matters.

Our federal tax litigation services include:

  • Addressing information requests; summonses, and other requests from the IRS
  • Negotiating agreements, settlements, and non-litigation options
  • Determining the best method and strategy for the ideal outcome
  • Litigating your case against the IRS and appeals
  • Assisting with IRS officials and agents on your behalf
  • Assisting with the IRS Appeals Office and appeals process for protests and settlements
  • Requesting technical documentation from the IRS and researching existing case law to support your claim

Having an aggressive and experienced federal litigation attorney by your side, there to console you about your best options and shield you from dealing directly with the IRS, protect your rights, your family’s rights, and the rights of your business. Tax Relief Pros is and will do exactly that. 

Call Tax Relief Pros today to speak with our federal tax litigation attorneys.

The Role of Tax Litigation Attorneys

A tax controversy usually begins with an IRS audit but may proceed further. Regardless of the court your tax controversy is filed in Tax Relief Pros will be able to assist you by representing you in federal court. Additionally, taxpayers may have the option to appeal the federal tax controversy. In criminal tax controversies, we may be able to assist you in dealing with criminal investigations by the IRS, the Justice Department, or other courts in a criminal controversy. 

Tax controversies are unique and each one is different, having an attorney help navigate your way through this process is your best option to get through this intact. 

Not acting quickly on your tax controversy may have an impact on the outcome. Don’t wait too long. Tax Relief Pros can help you deal with IRS audits, agents, tax laws, appeals and more. Consulting with an attorney may help you organize and understand your situation better.

Put Tax Relief Pros experience with tax litigation services to work for you. Contact Tax Relief Pros to see how we can help you and your family prosper through adversity.

Payroll Tax Liabilities

Payroll Tax Liabilities

When our clients have been accused of underpayment or non-payment of payroll taxes on a state or federal level, we step in to defend, mitigate, and eventually negotiate any final assessment with the IRS or state agency. We work closely with clients during an IRS payroll audit in order to protect our clients’ assets and rights.  We must have a close working relationship with our clients in order to prepare and defend against one of the most grueling financial audits conducted by the IRS.  We ensure our clients, who own businesses are not taken advantage of, that their rights are not being trampled on by an overzealous government employee.  Their job is to find you guilty of not following the rules and shutting down your business for non-compliance.  We at Tax Relief Pros recognize that small business owners are the life blood of this country’s economy.  We want you to succeed and we want you to be able to rectify any potential operating mistakes that may have led to the payroll issue in the first place.  Once we get those sorted out, you are unstoppable and on to bigger and better things!  We want to remove the burden of dealing with a stressful audit, so you can get back to what you do the best: make money.  While we work closely with our clients, we also work closely with the examiner at the IRS conducting the audit.  We want them to work with us and cooperate.  We want them reasonable.  At this time, the IRS has done massive hiring across the country to go after businesses with payroll violations or alleged violations.  This is an area of the tax code that has grave consequences if an audit goes sideways.  This is why you must hire an experienced tax resolution attorney to navigate the audit for you and protect you from Day 1.  It is all about when you decide to hire that professional.  You want to hire an attorney after you have received the notice for the first meeting. Some of the most common tax violations in Payroll Tax violations is not remitting collected payroll tax.  This in and of itself can have very serious consequences and must be rigorously defended. This in turn leads to a Trust Fund Penalty being assessed and should be avoided at all costs.   

If the IRS or state agency believes that the payroll taxes were used for purposes not related to payroll expenses, then criminal charges could be pending. When this happens, it is very likely that the IRS will investigate further and open up a Criminal Investigation.   To ensure that your rights are being respected have an experienced tax attorney on your side. 

Tax Relief Pros has highly experienced and exceptional tax resolution attorneys who fight for you by protecting your rights and minimizing or all together avoiding any serious penalties in the process.  

Experienced Payroll Tax Attorneys Protecting Clients Wealth

What are Payroll Tax Penalties?

A business that has employees is required by law to collect and remit those collected taxes to the IRS and to the State on behalf of all employees.  Failing to pay payroll taxes on time, could cause the IRS to impose high interest and penalties. You could face serious charges if you choose not to pay the penalties and interest.  Usually, most payroll taxes are due the day after an employee’s check has been disbursed.  But payroll remittance schedules do vary.  What is important to remember is that you must deposit payroll tax according to your agreed upon dates with the government.  If these payments are delayed then penalties and fees will start to add up.

There are a number of ways that payroll tax problems can occur; a long time trusted CPA or accountant fails to remit them, your payroll company failed to remit them, there was some internal employee charged with managing the remittance and they don’t, there were cash flow problems, or you were uneducated on the need to remit and simply didn’t.  Part of our process is to not only defend you in an audit, but subsequent education to avoid future non-compliance is part of what we do.  We don’t want you in trouble again.  We are here to help with the current problem and prevent future ones!

Why should I speak with a Payroll Tax Attorney?

Even if you haven’t been audited, ignoring your payroll taxes can be very costly financially and physically. 

At Tax Relief Pros, we work closely with our clients to walk them through their payroll tax matters at all stages; from discovery to negotiating with the IRS or state agencies.

Contact our experienced payroll tax attorneys today to protect yourself and your wealth.

An experienced tax attorney can negotiate a better deal if you’re facing serious penalties from payroll tax debt. Taking on the IRS or state agencies on your own is a sure recipe for disaster.  Obtaining tax relief through an experienced tax attorney is your right.  The IRS knows this, but they do their best not to honor it.  It is easier for them not to honor it if you don’t demand it.  You must Exercise that right. Contact Tax Relief Pros today.

Innocent Spouse

Innocent Spouse

When your spouse or former spouse causes a tax liability due to the IRS, which you know nothing about, then an innocent spouse claim for relief could be a tax resolution strategy available to you. If you qualify, this will absolve you from your shared liability on any tax debt owed to the IRS due to a joint tax return. In most cases, spouses were unaware of the tax matters or tax crimes that had taken place and are often blindsided to receive a notice from the IRS alerting them to a problem. 

Tax crimes can be devastating to families; financially and emotionally. Discovering that a loved one, or past loved one, has failed to report income or improperly reported income to the IRS can have a devastating impact.  This is most common amongst divorced couples.  It is not typically discovered until a year or two after a divorce has finalized that an innocent spouse is hit with a reminder of their past relationship.  

You do not need to feel lost or scared about discovering a spouse’s outstanding tax debt if you hire a knowledgeable and skilled tax resolution attorney to walk you through the process of protecting you and fighting for your innocence.  All of our clients rest assured that their situation will remain private and confidential. Tax Relief Pros has only seasoned tax resolution attorneys who are committed to protecting your rights and your assets.  

Tax Relief Pros has successfully helped many innocent spouse claimants prevail against the government’s contention that they are equally responsible for any tax debt assessed due to an ex-spouse.  Don’t allow the decisions of your past or current loved ones affect your life or your right to be happy. Understanding your rights and options can only be determined after you have contacted an experienced tax attorney for a full case evaluation. 

Tax Settlements & Offer In Compromise

What can be overwhelming, if not terrifying, for any individual or business, is paying back overdue taxes to the largest collection agency in the world: The IRS. IRS debt can be confusing and hard to understand at times. Unless you have an experienced tax, attorney who will walk you through this process, and protect you from being taken advantage of by the Internal Revenue Services.  The IRS is not your friend and they are not there to help you.  Their job is to negotiate deals that work in the government’s favor.  It is not an understatement to say they don’t care about you or your personal circumstances.  They don’t care if you are taking care of your aging parent, or that you have private tuition to pay for your 11-year-old special needs child.  Hiring a tax professional will help you understand what your options are, and more importantly, what your rights are.  Having someone to fight for you is what you need during one of the most stressful times of your financial life. 

Here at Tax Relief Pros, we add value to your business and individual wealth by preserving it during an Offer in Compromise negotiation.  This only happens when you hire an experienced tax settlement attorney who is well versed in offer in compromise cases and dedicated to serving their clients.  At Tax Relief Pros we look at the totality of the circumstances when evaluating whether or not a tax payer is a good candidate for this type of resolution. An offer in compromise, once successfully negotiated requires commitment on the part of the tax payer to follow the rules.  It is important to note that there are several different types of offers in compromise that can be submitted on your behalf.  You want an experienced team of tax resolution professionals that will guide you through the various types of offers in compromise to ensure the most viable option for success.

Tax Settlement Options for Unpaid Taxes 

Tax settlements may include offers in compromise as a means to rid an 

individual or business of tax debt. The best way to identify the options for 

preventing, reducing, or eliminating an IRS tax debt is by working with an 

experienced and trusted tax settlement attorney. Protecting our client’s assets 

and maximizing their business value is our chosen profession and we pride 

ourselves on our ability to accomplish these objectives successfully. To be able to 

accomplish these objectives we, and our clients, must work together in order to 

discover the appropriate solution.  Since we are a law firm, you are protected by Attorney-Client privilege and can rely upon that when discussing your sensitive matter with one of our attorneys or staff members.  Reasonable 

cause is one of the single biggest reasons for the IRS to settle a tax debt with a tax payer. Discovering, and arguing reasonable cause can only be successfully identified by an experienced tax attorney. Settling with the IRS allows our clients to pay far less than originally owed, saving our clients significant sums in assessed tax, penalties, and reduced interest.

Contact Araujo Law, Tax Relief Pros today to speak with an experienced tax settlement specialist. 

Experienced Tax Settlement Attorneys Fighting for Client Wealth 

What is an offer in compromise? 

If you are behind or if you owe the IRS taxes, an offer in compromise is a 

negotiating technique that allows our clients to pay far less than originally owed. 

An OIC (offer in compromise) creates an agreement between our clients and the 

IRS, which allows our clients to pay far less than originally owed (or thought to be 

owed).  The expertise of a seasoned tax resolution specialist is necessary to analyze the particular facts of your situation to determine the best type of Offer in Compromise to suit your needs.  Not everyone qualifies for relief under an Offer in Compromise.  What is also true, is that those who think they do not qualify, just might.  The point is you don’t know until you confer with someone knowledgeable like you will find here at Tax Relief Pros.  Using an inexperienced tax attorney could cost you thousands, hundreds of thousands, or millions given the particular circumstances you find yourself in. You only have one chance to approach the IRS with an OIC issue and if presented incorrectly you will end up paying everything you owe plus penalties 

and interest. This is not the time to cheat yourself out of your own money by 

choosing anyone other than tax relief pros. 

Once we have determined that your case meets the basic requirements for an offer in compromise, we must work on presenting your particular facts to establish that not only do you meet the qualifications for an approved offer in compromise, but that it is in the best interest of the government to accept it.  If your offer in compromise is not presented within the parameters of the law governing offers in compromise, you could be denied without any hope of winning on appeal.  To see if you even qualify you must contact a tax professional such as Tax Relief Pros. A tax settlement with the IRS can protect your wealth and prosperity while working on removing tax liens, and sometimes even help preserve your freedom by preventing criminal charges. None of this is possible without the complete trust of our clients and our ability to work together. Our best form of marketing is word-of-mouth. 

Do I qualify for Offer in Compromise? 

At Tax Relief Pros, an experienced tax attorney works with each client individually 

in order to discover a true OIC issue that will be successful. To establish if a client 

qualifies an in-depth analysis of the client’s wealth and circumstances surrounding the reasons the tax debt was accrued in the first place is necessary. This is only done 

to determine the best options available before confronting the IRS. Unique tax 

matters presented in a logical way is the most common way our clients have been 

successful in confronting the IRS. We help clients identify the factors that the IRS 

uses for offer in compromise eligibility, including: 

 

● A Client’s ability to pay 

● A Client’s income 

● A Client’s expenses 

● A Client’s asset equity 

● Having all previous tax returns are correctly filed 

● Having all estimated tax payments for the year made 

Extenuating circumstances surrounding the initial liability or current extenuating circumstances that would make the repayment of the entire tax liability inequitable.

● If you are a business owner with employees, that you have made all required federal tax deposits for the current quarter 

 

Every client’s scenario is unique and requires a case-by-case evaluation. Additional qualifications may depend on the individual scenario. An experienced and qualified attorney is able to help you determine your eligibility. Doing this alone is a sure-fire way to ensure failure.  Tax Relief Pros is dedicated to knowing each client personally.  We are here to bring genuine peace of mind.  Tax Relief Pros is able to fight for your case, regardless of the situation, but only with the full cooperation of our clients.