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Tax debt is one of life’s worst burdens.  Often times, it seems easier to just ignore the problem and hope for the best than to face it head on.  So, congratulations on taking the first step towards dealing with your tax debt.

Here you’ll find articles and videos that should answer most of your questions about tax debt relief.

Tax Debt Basics

  • Can I really settle my tax debt for pennies on the dollar? Yes, although it’s not as easy as the radio and TV commercials would have you believe. Here’s some more information.
  • What do if the IRS has garnished my wages or levied my bank account?  If the IRS has taken any of your property, you need to find a Reno tax attorney right away.  It’s possible in some situations to get all or some of the property back, but strict timelines apply. Learn more about IRS collections.
  • Will the IRS take my house to pay for back taxes?  In most cases, no. The IRS is rarely interested in throwing people out of their homes or selling their personal belonging. They would much rather levy your bank account or garnish your wages.
  • I received a “Notice of Intent to Levy,” what should I do next? It’s usually a good idea to file a request for a Collections Due Process Hearing after receiving a Notice of Intent to Levy. This puts a temporary stop on all IRS collections efforts.
  • Can I get rid of my tax debt by declaring bankruptcy? That depends.  Generally, back taxes can be discharged if it’s been more than three years since the tax return was originally due, you actually filed the tax return, and it’s been more than 240 days since the IRS assessed additional taxes.  There are other requirements as well, so read this guide on discharging taxes in bankruptcy.

Hiring an Tax Attorney

  • How much does hiring a tax debt attorney cost?  It’s common to think that tax attorneys are too costly.  Here’s an article discussing tax attorney fees and how they can actually be quite affordable.
  • Do I need a lawyer to resolve my tax debt?  It depends. Many types of tax debts can be handled without an attorney. Here’s an article on when to hire a tax attorney.  
  • What’s the deal with those TV and radio commercials advertising I hired a tax resolution company and now they want more money, what should I do?  These companies are notorious for ripping off clients.  Here’s a quick guide on how to get rid your tax resolution company and find real help with your tax debt. Beware tax debt relief companies.
  • I can’t afford a lawyer.  What are my options?  There are a number of low cost or even free services and resources for those who can’t afford to hire a tax debt relief lawyer.  Here’s a list for Reno, NV.
  • Do you offer free consultations?  Yes, we generally provide free consultations.

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