Attorneys Fees for Tax Debt Relief

By January 17, 2017 Tax Debt

At Cross Law, we understand that when you’re dealing with tax debt, the last thing you need is another bill. You have a limited budget for legal services and need to stick to it. That’s why our firm offers flat fee arrangements on tax debt relief services. This allows you to avoid any surprise expenses and lock in the cost of getting help.

We encourage you to call other firms and ask them what their flat fee is for tax resolution. First, they probably won’t tell you their rates over the phone. As mentioned before, they’d prefer to get you into the office so they can size you up and charge the maximum rate possible. Second, they’ll almost certainly refuse to take a flat fee arrangement anyways. That’s because they’re more concerned about making money than helping solve your problems.

Side Note: Beware Tax Resolution Companies

These companies are easy to recognize. You hear and see them everywhere. They run national TV campaigns, radio spots, and dominate Google Adwords and usually say something like “Do you owe more than $10,000 to the IRS? Our tax attorneys and CPAs can settle your tax debt for pennies on the dollar.”

They make bold promises and spend a lot of money to get you as a client. And they charge a lot of money, too. These companies are notorious for overcharging clients and delivering terribly poor service. Tax Masters, J.K. Harris, and American Tax Relief are just three examples of these companies that have been shut down in recent years for deceptive trade practices. <Read More on How to Avoid Tax Resolution Scams.>

Our Attorneys Fees

Here is a brief rundown of our average fees for tax debt relief. Your case might be less or more depending on the unique characteristics of your case.

Offer in Compromise: The average fee for an Offer in Compromise is $3,500. If after meeting with you and learning the facts of the case it’s determined that you case will be substantially more complicated, then there may be additional charges. The higher costs are usually associated with complex financial situations, like where a business is involved. However, for most of our clients, we’re able to do a flat fee of $3,500.

Installment Agreements: For installment agreements, we generally charge a flat fee based on how much tax debt you owe. This is because the IRS has different standards for installment agreements that become increasingly more difficult the more you owe. Here’s our typical fee breakdown, which might have to be adjusted if your case is more complicated than the average:

  • Tax debts of less than $25,000 are typically $450
  • Tax debts of more than $25,000 but less than $50,000 are typically $800.
  • Tax debts of more than $50,000 but less than $100,000, are typically $1,250.
  • Tax debts of more than $100,000, are typically$2,000.

We accept credit cards and monthly payments.