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Back Tax Relief Attorneys

We Help U.S. Taxpayers Secure All Forms of Back Tax Relief from the IRS

Alina Veneziano
Attorney Alina Veneziano
Back Tax Relief Attorney & CPA Team Lead
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Nick Oberheiden
Attorney Nick Oberheiden
Back Tax Relief Attorney Team Lead
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If you have fallen behind on your federal tax obligations, you need to address your situation proactively. Not only can failing to pay what you owe lead to scrutiny from the IRS (if you aren’t facing scrutiny already), but interest and penalties will continue to accrue while your tax debts remain unpaid. If you can’t afford to pay, you have options available, and our back tax relief attorneys can help you move forward.

At Oberheiden P.C., we have extensive experience representing clients in IRS matters. If you need to secure federal back tax relief, our tax attorneys can guide you through your decision-making, and we can communicate with the IRS on your behalf. As former federal prosecutors and IRS agents, not only do we know when federal tax violations can get you into trouble, but we also know what it takes to get you out of trouble—regardless of whether you are already on the IRS’s radar.

5 Key Considerations for Seeking Back Tax Relief

When you need to seek back tax relief from the IRS, there are several important considerations you need to address. Our back tax lawyers can help you carefully address these considerations—which include (but are not limited to):

1. How Much Do You Owe in Taxes and Interest?

Before you make any decisions about how to address your situation, you need to ensure that you have an accurate understanding of how much you owe in taxes and interest. Whether your concerns are based on your (or your accountant’s) calculations or a letter you received from the IRS, at this point you cannot afford to make any assumptions. If you owe less (or more) than you think, this could have a significant impact on how you move forward.

2. What Penalties Apply?

If you are behind on your federal taxes, you are also liable for penalties. Like interest, civil penalties for tax law violations begin to accrue immediately. The IRS imposes several types of penalties, including (but not limited to):

  • Accuracy-related penalties
  • Erroneous claim for refund or credit
  • Failure to file
  • Failure to pay
  • Failure to deposit
  • International information reporting penalties (FBAR and FATCA penalties)
  • Underpayment of estimated tax

When addressing back tax liability, you need to have a clear understanding of the penalties that apply—and you need to ensure that you calculate these penalties correctly. IRS penalties are generally percentage-based, though caps apply in some cases.

3. Can You Afford to Pay the Full Amount Due?

Another key consideration is whether you can afford to pay the full amount due. This will play a role in determining what options you have available, as we discuss in greater detail below. If you plan to seek back tax relief based on inability to pay (or financial hardship), you will need to be prepared to disclose your financial condition (including your income, expenses, and asset equity) to the IRS.

4. Are You Facing (or Have You Already Faced) an Audit or Investigation?

Whether you are facing (or have already faced) an audit or investigation will also play a major role in determining what back tax relief options an IRS tax attorney can help you pursue. If you are not yet on the IRS’s radar, it will be strongly in your best interests to pursue a proactive resolution to your situation right away. Once the IRS opens an inquiry, certain options go off of the table; and, if the IRS determines that you knew you underpaid and failed to take appropriate remedial action, this can increase the risks involved.

5. What Options Do You Have Available?

Answering these questions (among others) will allow your tax lawyer to determine what options you have available. While there are several options for securing back tax relief from the IRS, each of these options is only available in certain limited circumstances. With this in mind, depending on your individual circumstances, the options you may have available include:

  • Requesting an installment agreement
  • Requesting a payment plan
  • Submitting an offer in compromise
  • Submitting a voluntary disclosure
  • Seeking “currently not collectible” status
  • Seeking penalty relief or abatement
  • Filing a tax appeal

While it is important to act quickly when you need to seek back tax relief from the IRS for your tax bill, it is also imperative to ensure that you are making sound and strategic decisions. Choosing the wrong option can make your situation worse, and it can further limit the options you have available in the future. To get the advice you need to make smart decisions with your long-term best interests in mind, schedule a free initial consultation with a back tax relief attorney at Oberheiden P.C. today.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden

Founder

Attorney-at-Law

Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former DOJ Trial Attorney

Partner

Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior DOJ Trial Attorney

Linda Julin McNamara
Linda Julin McNamara

Federal Appeals Attorney

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former DOJ attorney

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (DOJ)

Chris Quick
Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Michael S. Koslow
Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Working with a Back Tax Relief Attorney at Oberheiden P.C.

What exactly can our back tax relief attorneys do to help? When you choose Oberheiden P.C., our attorneys will rely on their extensive experience to help you choose and pursue the best path forward. To do so, we will take steps including:

  • Determining How Much You Owe – We will begin by accurately calculating your outstanding liability for back taxes, interest, and penalties. This will give you a clear understanding of what you have at stake, and then you can use this information to make informed decisions.
  • Determining What Options You Have Available – After calculating your liability, we will determine what options you have available. Again, while there are several possibilities, determining your specific options requires a careful assessment of your individual circumstances. 
  • Helping You Choose Which Option to Pursue – While it is ultimately up to you to decide how best to resolve your situation, our back tax relief attorneys will provide the advice and insights you need to feel confident in your decision. We will answer all of your questions, and we will provide unsolicited advice as warranted.
  • Communicating with the IRS on Your Behalf – Once you decide how you want to move forward, we will communicate with the IRS on your behalf. In doing so, we will take a structured and strategic approach focused on securing a favorable outcome as efficiently as possible. 
  • Taking Formal Action if Necessary – Our back tax relief attorneys can also take formal action on your behalf as warranted. We can request mediation or submit a petition to the IRS’s Independent Office of Appeals, and we can challenge the IRS’s determination of your liability in the U.S. Tax Court if necessary.

FAQs: Seeking Back Tax Relief from the IRS

How Do I Seek Back Tax Relief from the IRS?

While there are several options for seeking back tax relief from the IRS, determining which option you should pursue requires a careful assessment of your individual circumstances. Our back tax relief attorneys can help you evaluate your options and then deal with the IRS on your behalf.

Are There Risks Involved with Seeking Back Tax Relief from the IRS?

There can be risks involved with seeking back tax relief from the IRS if you do not handle your situation appropriately. With this in mind, it is strongly in your best interests to consult with an experienced back tax relief attorney before you do anything else. Our attorneys represent taxpayers throughout the U.S. and around the world, and we can help you avoid costly mistakes.

Should I Seek Back Tax Relief if I Haven’t Been Audited—or Should I Wait?

If you owe back taxes to the IRS, you should not wait until you get audited. Doing so will lead to both additional costs and additional risks. Instead, you should address your situation proactively, and this starts with engaging an experienced back tax relief attorney to help you decide how best to resolve your situation without triggering IRS scrutiny.

Should I Hire a Back Tax Relief Attorney or a Back Tax Relief Company?

We strongly recommend hiring a back tax relief attorney instead of a back tax relief company—and there are several reasons why. Most importantly, however, when you owe back taxes to the IRS, you need to rely on sound legal advice, and you can only get this advice from an attorney. Since back tax relief companies cannot provide legal advice, the services they can offer are limited; and, unfortunately, many do not adequately disclose these limitations to their customers.

What If I’m Not Sure How Much I Owe the IRS?

If you aren’t sure how much you owe the IRS, calculating your back taxes, interest, and penalties will be a key first step toward deciding what to do next. Our back tax relief attorneys can calculate how much you owe, and then we can provide custom-tailored advice and representation based on your specific circumstances, risks, and needs.


Contact the Back Tax Relief Attorneys at Oberheiden P.C. Today

If you would like to know more about our back tax relief services for U.S. taxpayers, we invite you to get in touch. Whether you have a tax lien, have not filed your returns, or other tax issues, our team can help. To schedule a free and confidential consultation with a senior attorney at Oberheiden P.C., please call 888-680-1745 orrequest an appointment online today.

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