Tax Relief and Resolution Services - Federal Lawyer

Tax Relief and Resolution Services

We Help Individual and Corporate Taxpayers Resolve Problems with the IRS

Alina Veneziano
Attorney Alina Veneziano
Tax Relief and Resolution Attorney & CPA Team Lead
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Nick Oberheiden
Attorney Nick Oberheiden
Tax Relief and Resolution Attorney Team Lead
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Numerous issues can lead to problems with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If you are facing a problem with the IRS, addressing your (or your company’s) situation proactively will afford the greatest opportunity to avoid unnecessary consequences. From filing appeals to negotiating settlements and seeking relief under IRS programs, there are several options available—the key is to ensure that you choose the most advantageous option in light of the circumstances at hand.

At Oberheiden P.C., we rely on extensive experience to help individual and corporate taxpayers secure tax relief and achieve favorable resolutions when facing problems with the IRS. This includes experience prosecuting tax law violations and investigating tax fraud, tax evasion, and other tax-related crimes. If you need help dealing with the IRS, our lawyers and consultants can help you evaluate your options, and we can work with the IRS on your behalf. We handle tax appeals and tax-related litigation as well—and we can litigate to help you (or your company) avoid unwarranted tax liabilities if necessary.

How We Help U.S. Taxpayers Secure Tax Relief and Resolve Issues with the IRS

We provide comprehensive tax relief services and tax resolution services for U.S. taxpayers residing domestically and abroad. This includes providing services in the areas of:

Back Tax Relief

If you are behind on your federal taxes (or if your company is behind on its federal taxes), proactively seeking back tax relief can not only help to reduce the amount you owe, but it can also help protect against the risks of facing an IRS audit or criminal tax evasion investigation. We have significant experience helping clients secure back tax relief, and we can carefully assess your situation to determine how much you owe and how best to approach the IRS tax debt.

Filing Delinquent Returns

For some taxpayers, filing delinquent tax returns is the best way to resolve their back tax liability. But, filing delinquent returns can also be risky, and taxpayers must be careful to avoid “quiet disclosures” that are likely to trigger IRS scrutiny.

IRS Innocent Spouse Relief

The IRS’s innocent spouse relief program provides a way for taxpayers to avoid penalties for their spouses’ (or former spouses’) filing mistakes. If you recently discovered that your spouse understated the amount due on a joint tax return, you may be eligible for relief under this program—and, if so, our lawyers can seek appropriate tax bill relief on your behalf.

IRS Payment Plans

If you owe more than you can afford to pay right now (or if your company owes more than it can afford to pay), negotiating a payment plan with the IRS could allow you (or your company) to pay your tax debts over time without triggering IRS enforcement. Like all other forms of tax relief, seeking a payment plan requires an informed and cautious approach, so it is important to have experienced tax counsel on your side.

IRS Penalty Abatement

The IRS allows eligible taxpayers to seek penalty abatement in various circumstances. If you (or your company) owes substantial penalties to the IRS, we can determine if you are eligible for a waiver, penalty removal, or other form of relief—and we can seek appropriate relief on your (or your company’s) behalf. When the IRS abates penalties, it automatically reduces or eliminates any related interest liability as well.

IRS Tax Liens

Tax liens are one of several tools that the IRS uses to collect on taxpayers’ past-due liability. Having a tax lien placed on your (or your company’s) property can have other serious consequences as well, as the IRS will issue a Notice of Federal Tax Lien to inform your creditors of its lien. We help taxpayers avoid tax liens when they fall behind on their federal tax obligations, and we help taxpayers with securing removal of tax liens when necessary.

Payroll Tax Resolution

If your company is behind on its federal payroll tax reporting or payment obligations for payroll taxes, this could lead to major problems with the IRS. Payroll tax violations can expose companies to substantial penalties (including the trust fund recovery penalty); and, in some cases of payroll tax issues, executives and other individuals can face penalties as well. We represent clients during payroll-related IRS audits and investigations, and we assist clients with mitigating their payroll-related liability when necessary.

Tax Debt Resolution

Along with back taxes, U.S. taxpayers can quickly find themselves facing substantial liability for interest and penalties when they fail to timely meet their federal reporting and payment obligations. If you (or your company) has incurred substantial tax debt, we can work with the IRS on your behalf to secure a resolution that minimizes the amount you owe while also protecting you against the risk of facing tax liens and other means of enforcement.

Offers in Compromise

The IRS’s offer in compromise (OIC) program allows taxpayers to pay less than the full amount they owe if there is doubt as to liability or if paying the full amount would result in financial hardship. The OIC program has strict eligibility criteria, and taxpayers must submit reasonable offers that reflect all pertinent facts and circumstances to their tax situation. If you are interested in submitting an offer in compromise, we can explain everything you need to know.

Tax Appeals

If you have undergone an IRS audit and you disagree with the outcome, your next step may be to file a tax appeal. This is a complex (and high-stakes) process, so it is important to have experienced legal representation. Our lawyers handle federal tax appeals on behalf of individual and corporate taxpayers throughout the United States and worldwide.

Tax Installment Agreements

Entering into a tax installment agreement is another option for resolving tax debt without going into default. If you are interested in negotiating an installment agreement with the IRS, our lawyers can negotiate on your behalf—and we can also determine if you have options for reducing the amount you owe.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden



Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former DOJ Trial Attorney


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)

What You Can Expect When You Choose Oberheiden P.C. for Tax Relief and Resolution

When you need to seek tax relief or resolve a problem with the IRS, your choice of legal representation matters. Here is what you can expect when you choose Oberheiden P.C. for federal tax relief and resolution:

  • A Team of Experienced Professionals on Your Side – Your team will include career federal defense lawyers as well as former U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors and Special Agents with IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS CI).
  • Custom-Tailored Advice and Recommendations – We will work closely with you to gain a clear understanding of your circumstances so that we can provide custom-tailored advice and recommendations.
  • Accessibility and Availability When You Need It – No matter where you live, you will be able to contact a member of your team whenever you need to get in touch.
  • Effective Communication with the IRS – As a result of our extensive experience in high-stakes federal tax matters (including prior experience inside the federal government), we will be able to communicate effectively with the IRS on your behalf.
  • Commitment to Securing a Favorable Result – Regardless of the circumstances you are facing, we will be 100% committed to securing a favorable result that avoids unnecessary liability.

FAQs: IRS Tax Relief and Resolution

When Can (and Should) I Seek Tax Relief from the IRS?

U.S. taxpayers can seek tax relief from the IRS in various circumstances. If you disagree with the IRS’s determination of liability, if you have incurred penalties, or if you owe more than you can afford to pay, you should talk to a lawyer about the options you have available, including utilizing the Taxpayer Advocate Service.

What Should I Do if I Owe the IRS More Than I Can Afford to Pay?

If you owe the IRS more than you can afford to pay, you should talk to a lawyer promptly. You do not want to fall behind on your federal income tax liability. Depending on your circumstances, you may have several options available—including negotiating an installment agreement or offer in compromise.

When Does the IRS Accept Offers in Compromise?

The IRS accepts reasonable offers in compromise from taxpayers who can demonstrate that there is doubt as to their liability or that paying the full amount they owe would result in financial hardship. If you need tax relief, submitting an offer in compromise could be a good option, but you may have a variety of other options that are worth considering as well.

If I Owe the IRS, Should I Wait to See if I Get Audited?

No, if you are aware that you owe the IRS, you should not wait to see if you get audited. Not only will you continue to accrue penalties and interest while your tax debt remains unsatisfied, but audits can lead to additional consequences as well. Instead, you should talk to a tax attorney about resolving your situation before you face scrutiny from the IRS.

What Are the Penalties for Paying the IRS Less Than You Owe?

The penalties for paying the IRS less than you owe can be substantial. Civil penalties begin to accrue immediately (along with interest), and these penalties can be up to 25% of the amount due. If the IRS accuses you of intentionally underpaying your federal tax liability, you could also face criminal fines and federal prison time.

Speak with a Tax Relief and Resolution Attorney at Oberheiden P.C.

If you would like to know more about our tax services and relief and resolution services, we encourage you to contact us promptly. To schedule a complimentary initial consultation with a senior attorney at Oberheiden P.C., please call 888-680-1745 orrequest an appointment online today.

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