File Late Tax Returns
Our tax attorney in Kansas City prepares tax returns on short notice. This capability is vital for negotiating with the Internal Revenue Service to stop bank levies and wage garnishments. Our tax library has the forms and software to prepare individual, business, and payroll returns for tax years 1992 through the present, including those for Kansas and Missouri.
Use Bankruptcy to Lower or Completely Eliminate Your Tax Debt
Bankruptcy law allows for forgiveness of some taxes. The relief available is based upon when the tax return was filed and when the tax return was due. There are situations where all of your back taxes can be discharged in bankruptcy. Call 913-642-2240 for an appointment with Mr. Wiesner to discuss delinquent taxes.
Offers to Settle for Less than the Amount Owed
Our firm negotiates with the Internal Revenue Service to reduce your tax debt. This involves calculating your ability to pay using federal guidelines. Neither the IRS nor the states have a set minimum percent of what you need to pay to settle back tax. Our success has been generally between 5.0 and 26.0 percent. Many times an affordable payment plan is the best way forward.
For low income families, we can get you into what the IRS calls uncollectable status.
Tax Lien Removal
We use Chapter 13 bankruptcy to remove tax liens. Part of your Chapter 13 plan payment will be applied to the tax lien. When you get a bankruptcy discharge of your tax debts, the taxing authority – such as the Internal Revenue Service – will file a release of the lien. Not all tax liens can be released using bankruptcy.
Responses to IRS Garnishment and Levies
Levies are seizures of bank accounts and garnishments of wages. The Internal Revenue Service has authority to take these collection actions when you have unfiled returns or unpaid taxes. Our firm uses the Collection Due Process Hearing option to meet with the IRS to present an offer to settle or a payment plan. This method allows time for our firm to prepare the tax returns and financial statements required for an agreement while at the same time holding off government from levies and garnishments.
Internal Revenue Service Audits
Our tax attorneys in Kansas City represent taxpayers during audits. In these situations, we take over the case with a power-of-attorney appointment and then meeting with the Compliance Officer. Our job includes reviewing and assembling the government requested documents, making calculations supporting the taxpayers’ position, and researching tax law where appropriate. When disputes are not resolved at the audit level, we represent our clients in the United States Tax Court.
Call 913-642-2240 to speak with Patrick Wiesner today.