Individuals and businesses facing tax issues are wise to seek legal representation, but it’s essential to work with a lawyer with experience in these matters. A tax attorney who has an in-depth understanding of tax law can help people arrange their finances specifically to optimize tax situations, minimize penalties, and comply with tax laws. They can also handle disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or other tax authorities. When you need to hire a knowledgeable Illinois tax lawyer, contact Spagnolo & Hoeksema, LLC.
An experienced attorney will know how to use the law and procedural protections of the IRS and Indiana Department of Revenue to your advantage.
When you do not file tax returns, the IRS can estimate what you owe and pursue aggressive collection efforts. The IRS will generally begin by demanding payment through relentless phone calls, field visits, and letters, but ignoring these demands for payment can lead to collection measures that are even more extreme.
Depending on the specifics of your situation, the IRS could file liens against your property, levy funds from your bank accounts, or garnish your wages directly from paychecks. It is also possible that the IRS suspends your passport because of unpaid taxes.
If you need assistance with unpaid taxes, it is best to involve a skilled local tax attorney as soon as possible.
A bank account levy happens when a creditor, such as the IRS, instructs a bank to withdraw money from an account, and this can be done without the account holder’s permission. The creditor applies the funds toward an outstanding debt.
A creditor has to sue the debtor in court to win a money judgment, and the creditor will then become a judgment creditor. This will mean that the creditor can use collection techniques to take funds when the debtor refuses to pay voluntarily, including taking funds out of a paycheck (also known as wage garnishment), forcing the sale of property such as a car or home, or in certain cases, even instructing a sheriff to take money from a cash register.
When you receive a Notice of Federal Tax Lien, you cannot borrow money through loans. A lien from the IRS will make it more difficult to rent an apartment, obtain a motor vehicle, or get any kind of credit and may even jeopardize your job status in some cases.
Federal tax liens survive foreclosure, become matters of public record, and also attach to your credit reports. A federal tax lien release may allow you to discharge a lien, subordinate the lien, or withdraw the lien. An Illinois tax attorney can help you pursue the best outcome in your case and work to avoid the most severe penalties.
Common payroll tax violations the IRS could discover during audits include misclassification of employees as independent contractors, failure to file payroll tax returns, or pyramiding, a process in which an employer withholds payroll taxes from employees but does not pay the IRS the taxes. Avoiding paying payroll taxes by paying employees in cash and failing to withhold and pay taxes or filing bogus payroll tax returns are also payroll tax violations. At Spagnolo & Hoeksema, LLC, our tax attorneys have experience assisting businesses to successfully resolve these types of issues.
If you are facing any kind of tax issue with the IRS or a state agency, contacting an attorney is a smart move. Spagnolo & Hoeksema, LLC, knows how to handle complaints from the IRS and state agencies, so we can negotiate for a more favorable outcome than you are likely to achieve trying to negotiate on your own.
Our firm has significant experience handling many tax issues, so you can be confident that we will have the answers to whatever tax problems you are currently facing. Call us or contact us online to arrange a free consultation that will allow us to take a much closer look at your case and provide sound legal advice.
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