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IRS Installment Payments

IRS Installment Payments: Can I Avoid Back Tax Penalties

Answer: Depending upon the specifics of your situation, it may be possible to avoid hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars in penalties simply by “designating” IRS installment payments applied toward your tax liability.  Keep in mind that payments made in accordance with a formalized installment agreement are not considered voluntary, so you have no right …

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Top 6 IRS Collection Notices

6 IRS Collection Notices You Absolutely Need to Notice

Getting behind on your tax obligations to the IRS is very stressful. Much of that stress stems from IRS collection notices. Not only is a delinquent taxpayer’s mailbox flooded with IRS mail, but that mail almost always contains scary, bolded “PAY NOW” demands, confusing language, and seemingly conflicting numbers. Clients often come to us overwhelmed, …

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7 Effective Methods of Avoiding IRS Levies and Garnishments

Fortress Tax Relief has caring and knowledgeable professionals on staff who would be happy to review your tax scenario over the phone, answer any questions you might have, assess your risk of enforced collections, and recommend a solution tailored specifically to you or your business.  There is no charge for a telephone consultation, so pick …

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IRS tax levy

Notice of Levy: Will the IRS Seize My Assets Because of My Unpaid Taxes?

One of the biggest sources of anxiety for many who have fallen behind with their taxes is whether the IRS or state taxing authority will swoop in, zap their bank accounts, garnish their wages, and seize their home, investment accounts, or other assets.  While this nightmare scenario can and does become a reality for some …

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Beat IRS Collections

How to Beat IRS Collections by Navigating the Bureaucracy

One of the very biggest mistakes that people in collections with the IRS make every day is to simply accept what a lower-level IRS Collection employee tells them. This often means accepting an unfavorable, or even disastrous, outcome that could severely impact the ability of an individual or business to make ends meet.  If you …

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Business Tax Debt

My Business is Drowning in Tax Debt. Can I Close My Company and Start Over with a New One?

My experience as an attorney for the past 16 years has taught me that every client loves quick, easy solutions.  When it comes to huge business tax liabilities, one might wonder if they can simply close their company and forget about the tax debt forever. This probably sounds like a pipe dream. But is it? …

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divorce and taxes

Who Pays Back Taxes After a Divorce? (Do NOT Rely on Divorce Decree)

If you are getting divorced or you are recently divorced, and you owe back taxes, there are some little-known tax hazards that, for the unaware, can lead to devastating effects. The question of “who pays the back taxes?” isn’t nearly as simple as you might think. If you think that you’re in the clear because …

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