The government has many tools for taking the money legally obligated to them. The most feared are levies and garnishments. By the time your tax problems reach the point where a garnishment or a levy is necessary, you have a serious problem that needs the assistance of a tax attorney.
Imagine waking up and checking your bank balance to find that the government has dipped its fingers into your account. This is a bank levy and it is legal. It is, usually, a one-time seizure of funds from your accounts by the IRS to pay down your tax obligation. There are ways to fight bank levies. For instance, if a bank levy will cause you immediate economic hardship, speak with a tax attorney immediately. It may be possible to get it reversed.
Wage garnishments are much more common. The IRS will order your employer to take out a certain percentage of your wages as an extra tax payment. It is an ongoing deduction of pay until your tax obligation is fulfilled or a release is issued. These garnishments can last for months or years until they are lifted.
Usually, a taxpayer will receive some sort of notice of intent to perform a levy or garnishment before the collection action is taken. But notices can get missed. Regardless, if you are the recipient of a wage garnishment or a tax levy, our attorneys can help you release the levy.
Everyone wants to avoid IRS problems. Unfortunately, though, with more and more businesses and consumers assuming higher debt than ever before, disputes with the IRS are becoming more common.
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Zuckerman Law, L.L.C., represents businesses and individuals nationally, with federal IRS problems, and locally, with Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) sales issues. The bundle of services we provide our clients includes advising them on how to avoid future problems with the IRS or Florida DOR.
For example, if a taxpayer owes $12,000.00 in back taxes and an additional $2,000.00 in current taxes, he or she should pay the current taxes and let us negotiate an offer in compromise or an installment payment agreement with the IRS for the back taxes. This will show good faith to the IRS that the taxpayer wants to pay down their tax burden.
While we can help resolve today’s IRS or Florida DOR issue, including income tax, sales tax, and capital gains issues, you will find yourself in the same situation again if you don’t address the source of your problem. That is why we utilize our experience to assist you in preventing IRS problems down the road, including IRS levies, tax liens, seizures, garnishments, and penalties.
In some cases, avoiding similar problems can be as simple as restructuring your debt, changing your withholdings, or taking advantage of deductions. If you face an IRS problem, you don’t need to face it alone. We have assisted hundreds of individuals with similar problems. Our experience, knowledge, and understanding of tax laws and the IRS forms the basis of our legal advice on how you should handle your current problem and avoid future difficulties.
When the government, with its unlimited resources, is taking legal action against you, contact an experienced tax attorney to represent you. If you need a wage garnishment lawyer in Weston, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or elsewhere in South Florida, call us.
Please schedule a free confidential consultation with a tax attorney who has an L.L.M. in Taxation Law, an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell, and a reputation for providing the highest level of personal service and attention to their clients. Call us at 954-666-5413 to book an appointment.
Zuckerman Law, L.L.C.
Phone: (954) 280-8292