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Tax Collection

The tax collection process starts with an assessment. An assessment is a recording of a tax liability on the IRS’s books. An assessment may be made when a business or individual files a tax return that shows tax is owed. Or, if a business or individual fails to file a return, the IRS may unilaterally determine the taxpayer’s liability and assess tax against the business or individual. An assessment may also occur as a result of an audit in which the IRS makes adjustments to a tax return, including the amount of tax owed.

Once an assessment is made, the IRS will send the taxpayer a Notice and Demand for Payment. This gives the taxpayer the chance to pay the outstanding tax voluntarily before the IRS uses its collection powers to enforce payment. If the taxpayer does not pay the tax liability, the IRS will take enforced collection actions to collect the debt. This usually involves a tax lien and/or a tax levy.

The IRS’s collection powers are unlike that of any other creditor, and IRS collection can have a devastating effect on any business or individual who owes tax. Accordingly, owing the IRS or State can be an intimidating and stressful experience.

No one should have to face the IRS, or state tax collection authorities, alone when it comes to their tax debt. If you or your business is delinquent in federal tax payments or state tax payments, the Politte Law Offices, LLC can assist in resolving the debt.

Our tax attorneys regularly represent businesses and individuals before the IRS and state tax collection authorities, and have successfully helped numerous clients avoid or remove tax liens, levies and wage garnishments. We take immediate and direct action on your behalf to manage all aspects of collection and to provide you with the best possible solution. Our office handles all aspects of collection, including the following matters:

Contact us to speak with a tax attorney and schedule a consultation to explore your options and collection alternatives, including an installment agreement, collateral agreement, offer in compromise, and bankruptcy.

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