What is a Tax Attorney?

Hiring a tax relief attorney becomes a necessity for taxpayers struggling with outstanding balances and other issues with the Internal Revenue Service. A tax relief attorney or IRS attorney is a lawyer or law professional who is specialized in the field of tax law. To become a tax lawyer, candidates must go through years of rigorous coursework, exams, and numerous years of extensive training through internships and the like in order to be considered a qualified tax attorney. Many, if not most, tax resolution attorneys have a bachelor’s degree in law and may have an emphasis or double-bachelor’s degree in accounting. While attending law school, a tax relief attorney focuses their learning on the field of tax law by taking specialized courses aimed to increase knowledge on the difficult body of knowledge known as the Tax Code.

An IRS attorney has graduated and passed a rigorous state examination called the bar exam. This rigorous test determines whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction. The exam itself is a notoriously demanding endeavor, but should he or she pass, they are thereafter licensed by the state to practice law and join a law firm. It should be noted that less than half of those who take the exam for the first time pass, so you can be sure that your tax lawyer has a thorough understanding of tax law.

Tax Services at Community Tax

At Community Tax, our team of CPAs, enrolled agents and accountants treat each of our clients’ cases on an individual basis with special care and attention to your needs, without adding the stress and anxiety of a rising hourly bill. We offer professional tax services at one flat rate, and are committed to keeping bills within a reasonable amount, so that you can feel confident that we’re taking care of your tax planning and tax settlements at a fair price.

If you’re seeking professional tax relief lawyers to help with the IRS, then do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our team will connect you with the right tax professionals to suit your specific needs. We will never charge you for more than what is absolutely necessary, and you will be able to work directly with an enrolled agent or CPA on all aspects of your case. They will be sure that the resolution is tailored to your individual situation, and they will personally answer any and all of your tax questions to make you more prepared and informed.

Looking for tax help?
Our team of experts can help make sure you have all your financial records in order.

How Community Tax Can Help With Your Tax Relief

Many taxpayers may not be aware of their options when they can’t make their current year tax payment. This is due in part to the overwhelming feeling of anxiety and intimidation surrounding dealings with the IRS. Dealing with a tax audit or complex tax issues can often lead to mental and physical stress, impact relationships, and cause further professional stressors. The stigma surrounding the IRS causes many people to kowtow to the demands of the IRS without seeking alternative options, which leaves many at a loss. Furthermore, others may avoid settling unpaid taxes altogether, purely out of fear. Both avoiding payment and not considering other options are detrimental to your financial future, and possibly worse. You should take note that avoiding payment carries serious tax implications. It’s never a good option, and it can severely limit your financial well-being and result in serious legal action.

In reality, the IRS is often willing to work with you. The IRS website provides a wealth of information about your various options of repayment and negation. However, even though the IRS website does offer plenty of valuable information, the terminology and process can seem too difficult to comprehend. After all, not everyone is an experienced tax lawyer nor tax preparer. In addition, without the in-depth understanding of their tax resolution options, many taxpayers are unsure as to whether they are making the best decision with their tax obligation. We are here to sort through the information for you and streamline the process.

The enrolled agents and CPAs at Community Tax are here to provide all relevant information to you to offer peace of mind with decades of experience offering penalty relief and help with a wide range of legal issues. With Community Tax, you’re in good hands. We are here to aid you with tax relief help and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to not only represent your case and provide a plan of action, but also to educate you and give you the tools so that you may avoid a tax burden in the future. We encourage you to remain compliant with the IRS until the IRS approves our proposal.

Additionally, working with Community Tax professionals to resolve complex issues can provide you with the assurance that all the necessary steps are being taken to fix your case correctly. Our Community Tax team is eager to work one-on-one with their clients to ensure that their case is streamlined. This ensures our clients the most optimal tax relief plans, designed to fit their goals and particular financial situation.

We Will Negotiate the Best Payment Plan for You

Tax debt is a heavy burden that can jeopardize you and your family. However, it is essential that you respond right away. If you do not respond in a proper and timely manner, tax penalties can pile up, leaving you at risk for a tax lien. A tax lien is one of the final courses of action against delinquent taxpayers. When the IRS is given the full right to seize all assets, including a garnishment on your income, extracting money from your bank accounts, taking any property you may have, seizing and selling all of your vehicles, and taking any other assets that have monetary value. Our tax experienced tax attorneys and professionals have specialized knowledge and extensive experience that will help clear you of your tax situation.

The Community Tax team is equipped to negotiate a number of tax issues before the IRS, including penalty abatements, installment agreements, and an offer in compromise. Our tax professionals are equipped to analyze all of your current tax information and up to date financial situation to find the best course of action for you. While there are many payment options available, including using a credit card or taking finances out from your home, there are still others that may be more beneficial. Below is a detailed description of some of the popular payment options that our tax lawyers may be able to negotiate, if you have the inability to pay in full.

Negotiate an Installment Agreement

An installment agreement was designed by the IRS for taxpayers who are unable to pay off their entire tax debt in full, usually low-income taxpayers. An installment agreement provides a taxpayer the opportunity to make smaller payments over time, under the stipulations that you will comply to pay off all of your debt in monthly installments, until the tax debt is entirely paid off. If they are able to receive all of the payment and you are able to pay within a reasonable amount of time, they are likely to accept an installment agreement. If you negotiate with the IRS to enter an installment agreement, then you both agree that you will comply with timely payments every month within a certain timeline, and you also agree that you will make timely tax payments in the future. If an installment plan is instated, you will not be issued a tax lien on your assets and income.

Guaranteed Installment Agreements

The guaranteed installment agreement is typically the easiest to obtain, and therefore one of the most popular payment options for those who qualify. The minimum payment for this plan every month is $25, however there is a catch: you still must pay in full within 36 months, which is the equivalent of five years. The stipulations are simple: the principal being that your debt must be no more than $10,000. Take note that to qualify for this plan, you also have no unfiled tax returns.

Non-Disclosure Installment Agreement

In the non-disclosure installment agreement, you do not have to disclose the majority of your financial information at the time you apply. In technical terms, this means that you are not required to fill out a 433F form, also known as the Collection Information Statement. If you were required to fill out this statement, as in other payment agreements, you would have to disclose all living expenses living expenses, avenues of income, bill payments, and all other valuable assets. If you are allowed to pay according to a non-disclosure installment agreement, you are then allowed up to seven years to pay off all tax debt. Another benefit of this negotiation, just like in a guaranteed installment agreement, is that creditors will not be notified and you should not experience a change in your ability to earn or use credit.

Streamlined Installment Agreements

The Streamlined Installment Agreement has a much broader range of debt opportunities—your debt can be as much as $50,000 or less. Within this plan, there are two different routes of payment. One plan is for those who only owe $25,000 or less, while the second plan is administered for those who owe anywhere between $21,000 to $50,000. As with all installment agreements, you must promise to pay all tax debt within a given time period—in this case, 72 months. In addition, you must promise to file all future federal income tax returns on time. As with the Non-Disclosure Installment Agreement, this installment plan eliminates the need to disclose detailed financial information to the IRS. However, in some cases the IRS is allowed to gather more financial information.

Partial Payment Installment Agreements

The partial payment installment agreement is considered a last-ditch resort for those who cannot realistically pay off all of their tax debt to the IRS. If you are in danger of facing extreme financial hardship by paying all of your tax debt, then the IRS is likely to grant you this plan, should you appeal. The IRS examines a taxpayer’s qualifications on an individual basis, and requires that you disclose all financial information. They have the authority to provide a required monthly payment plan based on what they determine you can afford. They do take into consideration your living expenses, and necessities to survive. If making a large payment will force the taxpayer to live in squalor, the IRS is more likely to create a deal for the taxpayer to pay off a portion of what they owe over time. One benefit to this plan is that you have the ability to adjust how much you pay every month, so long as you pay the agreed amount at the end of the term. However, the caveat is that the IRS is allowed to impose a tax lien to guarantee payment, in which case, creditors will be notified. To attain a Partial Payment Installment Agreement, you are required to fill out a financial statement form issued by the IRS.

Offer in Compromise

This plan is generally the most difficult to obtain. An offer in compromise allows you to pay a much smaller amount of tax debt than you already owe. For many, this provides the best opportunity to pay off debt. The IRS does require that you provide a detailed account of all financial information, which they will critically analyze for economic hardship to see if this is the most realistic plan for repayment. As you can imagine, the IRS grants this payment plan only rarely to low-income taxpayers. However, if they know they cannot get the full amount of payment in a certain amount of time, they are likely to grant this option.

At Community Tax, enrolled agents and CPAs treat you as an individual, our fees are manageable, and we will never bill you for calling in and asking questions. Call our tax experts today to find out more about our easy payment structure and tax relief services.

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What is a Tax Attorney?

Hiring a tax relief attorney becomes a necessity for taxpayers struggling with outstanding balances and other issues with the Internal Revenue Service. A tax relief attorney or IRS attorney is a lawyer or law professional who is specialized in the field of tax law. To become a tax lawyer, candidates must go through years of rigorous coursework, exams, and numerous years of extensive training through internships and the like in order to be considered a qualified tax attorney. Many, if not most, tax resolution attorneys have a bachelor’s degree in law and may have an emphasis or double-bachelor’s degree in accounting. While attending law school, a tax relief attorney focuses their learning on the field of tax law by taking specialized courses aimed to increase knowledge on the difficult body of knowledge known as the Tax Code.

An IRS attorney has graduated and passed a rigorous state examination called the bar exam. This rigorous test determines whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction. The exam itself is a notoriously demanding endeavor, but should he or she pass, they are thereafter licensed by the state to practice law and join a law firm. It should be noted that less than half of those who take the exam for the first time pass, so you can be sure that your tax lawyer has a thorough understanding of tax law.

Tax Services at Community Tax

At Community Tax, our team of CPAs, enrolled agents and accountants treat each of our clients’ cases on an individual basis with special care and attention to your needs, without adding the stress and anxiety of a rising hourly bill. We offer professional tax services at one flat rate, and are committed to keeping bills within a reasonable amount, so that you can feel confident that we’re taking care of your tax planning and tax settlements at a fair price.

If you’re seeking professional tax relief lawyers to help with the IRS, then do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our team will connect you with the right tax professionals to suit your specific needs. We will never charge you for more than what is absolutely necessary, and you will be able to work directly with an enrolled agent or CPA on all aspects of your case. They will be sure that the resolution is tailored to your individual situation, and they will personally answer any and all of your tax questions to make you more prepared and informed.

Looking for tax help?
Our team of experts can help make sure you have all your financial records in order.

How Community Tax Can Help With Your Tax Relief

Many taxpayers may not be aware of their options when they can’t make their current year tax payment. This is due in part to the overwhelming feeling of anxiety and intimidation surrounding dealings with the IRS. Dealing with a tax audit or complex tax issues can often lead to mental and physical stress, impact relationships, and cause further professional stressors. The stigma surrounding the IRS causes many people to kowtow to the demands of the IRS without seeking alternative options, which leaves many at a loss. Furthermore, others may avoid settling unpaid taxes altogether, purely out of fear. Both avoiding payment and not considering other options are detrimental to your financial future, and possibly worse. You should take note that avoiding payment carries serious tax implications. It’s never a good option, and it can severely limit your financial well-being and result in serious legal action.

In reality, the IRS is often willing to work with you. The IRS website provides a wealth of information about your various options of repayment and negation. However, even though the IRS website does offer plenty of valuable information, the terminology and process can seem too difficult to comprehend. After all, not everyone is an experienced tax lawyer nor tax preparer. In addition, without the in-depth understanding of their tax resolution options, many taxpayers are unsure as to whether they are making the best decision with their tax obligation. We are here to sort through the information for you and streamline the process.

The enrolled agents and CPAs at Community Tax are here to provide all relevant information to you to offer peace of mind with decades of experience offering penalty relief and help with a wide range of legal issues. With Community Tax, you’re in good hands. We are here to aid you with tax relief help and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to not only represent your case and provide a plan of action, but also to educate you and give you the tools so that you may avoid a tax burden in the future. We encourage you to remain compliant with the IRS until the IRS approves our proposal.

Additionally, working with Community Tax professionals to resolve complex issues can provide you with the assurance that all the necessary steps are being taken to fix your case correctly. Our Community Tax team is eager to work one-on-one with their clients to ensure that their case is streamlined. This ensures our clients the most optimal tax relief plans, designed to fit their goals and particular financial situation.

We Will Negotiate the Best Payment Plan for You

Tax debt is a heavy burden that can jeopardize you and your family. However, it is essential that you respond right away. If you do not respond in a proper and timely manner, tax penalties can pile up, leaving you at risk for a tax lien. A tax lien is one of the final courses of action against delinquent taxpayers. When the IRS is given the full right to seize all assets, including a garnishment on your income, extracting money from your bank accounts, taking any property you may have, seizing and selling all of your vehicles, and taking any other assets that have monetary value. Our tax experienced tax attorneys and professionals have specialized knowledge and extensive experience that will help clear you of your tax situation.

The Community Tax team is equipped to negotiate a number of tax issues before the IRS, including penalty abatements, installment agreements, and an offer in compromise. Our tax professionals are equipped to analyze all of your current tax information and up to date financial situation to find the best course of action for you. While there are many payment options available, including using a credit card or taking finances out from your home, there are still others that may be more beneficial. Below is a detailed description of some of the popular payment options that our tax lawyers may be able to negotiate, if you have the inability to pay in full.

Negotiate an Installment Agreement

An installment agreement was designed by the IRS for taxpayers who are unable to pay off their entire tax debt in full, usually low-income taxpayers. An installment agreement provides a taxpayer the opportunity to make smaller payments over time, under the stipulations that you will comply to pay off all of your debt in monthly installments, until the tax debt is entirely paid off. If they are able to receive all of the payment and you are able to pay within a reasonable amount of time, they are likely to accept an installment agreement. If you negotiate with the IRS to enter an installment agreement, then you both agree that you will comply with timely payments every month within a certain timeline, and you also agree that you will make timely tax payments in the future. If an installment plan is instated, you will not be issued a tax lien on your assets and income.

Guaranteed Installment Agreements

The guaranteed installment agreement is typically the easiest to obtain, and therefore one of the most popular payment options for those who qualify. The minimum payment for this plan every month is $25, however there is a catch: you still must pay in full within 36 months, which is the equivalent of five years. The stipulations are simple: the principal being that your debt must be no more than $10,000. Take note that to qualify for this plan, you also have no unfiled tax returns.

Non-Disclosure Installment Agreement

In the non-disclosure installment agreement, you do not have to disclose the majority of your financial information at the time you apply. In technical terms, this means that you are not required to fill out a 433F form, also known as the Collection Information Statement. If you were required to fill out this statement, as in other payment agreements, you would have to disclose all living expenses living expenses, avenues of income, bill payments, and all other valuable assets. If you are allowed to pay according to a non-disclosure installment agreement, you are then allowed up to seven years to pay off all tax debt. Another benefit of this negotiation, just like in a guaranteed installment agreement, is that creditors will not be notified and you should not experience a change in your ability to earn or use credit.

Streamlined Installment Agreements

The Streamlined Installment Agreement has a much broader range of debt opportunities—your debt can be as much as $50,000 or less. Within this plan, there are two different routes of payment. One plan is for those who only owe $25,000 or less, while the second plan is administered for those who owe anywhere between $21,000 to $50,000. As with all installment agreements, you must promise to pay all tax debt within a given time period—in this case, 72 months. In addition, you must promise to file all future federal income tax returns on time. As with the Non-Disclosure Installment Agreement, this installment plan eliminates the need to disclose detailed financial information to the IRS. However, in some cases the IRS is allowed to gather more financial information.

Partial Payment Installment Agreements

The partial payment installment agreement is considered a last-ditch resort for those who cannot realistically pay off all of their tax debt to the IRS. If you are in danger of facing extreme financial hardship by paying all of your tax debt, then the IRS is likely to grant you this plan, should you appeal. The IRS examines a taxpayer’s qualifications on an individual basis, and requires that you disclose all financial information. They have the authority to provide a required monthly payment plan based on what they determine you can afford. They do take into consideration your living expenses, and necessities to survive. If making a large payment will force the taxpayer to live in squalor, the IRS is more likely to create a deal for the taxpayer to pay off a portion of what they owe over time. One benefit to this plan is that you have the ability to adjust how much you pay every month, so long as you pay the agreed amount at the end of the term. However, the caveat is that the IRS is allowed to impose a tax lien to guarantee payment, in which case, creditors will be notified. To attain a Partial Payment Installment Agreement, you are required to fill out a financial statement form issued by the IRS.

Offer in Compromise

This plan is generally the most difficult to obtain. An offer in compromise allows you to pay a much smaller amount of tax debt than you already owe. For many, this provides the best opportunity to pay off debt. The IRS does require that you provide a detailed account of all financial information, which they will critically analyze for economic hardship to see if this is the most realistic plan for repayment. As you can imagine, the IRS grants this payment plan only rarely to low-income taxpayers. However, if they know they cannot get the full amount of payment in a certain amount of time, they are likely to grant this option.

At Community Tax, enrolled agents and CPAs treat you as an individual, our fees are manageable, and we will never bill you for calling in and asking questions. Call our tax experts today to find out more about our easy payment structure and tax relief services.

Get a personal consultation.

By entering your phone number and clicking the “Get Started” button, you provide your electronic signature and consent for Community Tax LLC or its service providers to contact you with information and offers at the phone number provided using an automated system, pre-recorded messages, and/or text messages. Consent is not required as a condition of purchase. Message and data rates may apply.