Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What’s an installment agreement?
Q: What’s an offer-in-compromise?
Q: Do I need to pay my full tax bill?
Q: In what cases may the IRS accept an OIC?
Q: Can I negotiate an offer-in-compromise myself?
Q: What does “doubt-as-to-liability” mean?
Q: What is penalty abatement?
Q: Can I ask for penalty abatement on my own?
Q: Why would the IRS agree to reduce my fees, reduce the amount I owe, or give me more time to pay?
Q: What is a tax lien?
Q: What’s a tax levy?
Q: Is there any way to get out of a tax lien or levy?
Q: What is IRS wage garnishment?
Q: How do I stop IRS wage garnishment?
Q: What happens if I miss a tax deadline?
Q: What if I owe back business taxes? What options do I have?
Q: What if it’s my spouse who actually owes back taxes, either on business or personal income tax? What action can I take?
Q: I just can’t pay my taxes. Is bankruptcy an option?
Q: Do I qualify for tax relief?
Q: I received a collection letter or a tax notice from the IRS. What should I do?
Q: What information will the tax relief firm need to help me?
Q: Why do I need a tax attorney?
Q: And how much is all this going to cost me?
Q: How much can a tax relief firm save me?