IRS Tax Problem Solving — Tax Controversy Resolution

An Overview

The IRS is the most powerful bill collector in the country, and maybe in the world. While other creditors must go court and persuade a judge that you owe money, the IRS can simply issue an assessment based on its own calculations.

The IRS gets to play judge, jury, prosecutor, and executioner (or at least very aggressive bill collector) in declaring that you owe tax money.

No separate judge, no jury, no lawsuit, no judgment, no fuss, no muss (for the IRS!). There’s no defense counsel in this living nightmare, which sometimes is all too real.

But an IRS assessment that you owe tax money can be a huge fuss for you, the taxpayer!

It’s easy for the IRS, but it’s hard for the rest of us.

Once the IRS has decided that a taxpayer owes money, if the debt it has assessed is not paid promptly, the IRS can then go ahead to collect on that debt by seizing almost anything you own, such as

  • Bank accounts
  • Wages
  • Cars
  • Houses
  • Jewelry
  • Accounts receivable
  • Even your valuable Willie Mays baseball card from 1964

The IRS can take almost anything of value that belongs to the taxpayer to satisfy the tax debt the IRS has assessed as owed.

And again, unlike other creditors, the IRS does not have to sue the taxpayer, it does not have to go to court, it does not have to persuade a judge or jury that it is right, it does not have to get a judgment from a court.

Instead, the IRS gets to decide for itself whether you owe it money and how much is owed. Once it decides that you, the taxpayer, do owe it money, it can unleash its extraordinary power to collect, to take your money and your stuff.

But even when it looks bad, really bad, there are solutions to IRS tax problems.

Sometimes, the IRS makes a mistake and the taxpayer does not really owe the money. (Who ever heard of a large, governmental bureaucracy ever making a mistake? The government never, ever makes a mistake, does it?)

Other times, the IRS takes too long to try to collect, and time has run out. If time has run out on the IRS, the taxpayer can be released from ever paying what the IRS had earlier claimed was due.

There are situations where a taxpayer just does not have the income or the assets to pay,

even if he or she were allowed to take months or even years to make smaller payments over time. If a taxpayer is in this situation, the IRS can and sometimes does agree to accept less, sometimes much less money than what it says the taxpayer actually owes.

There are other situations where a taxpayer does not have the money to pay the whole bill right away but can pay what he or she honestly does owe in installments, over time, like a mortgage or a car payment.

Sometimes, there are other situations that enable a taxpayer to show that the tax debt is not as big as the IRS says it is, or that the IRS does not need to put its claws into everything the taxpayer owns to get its due.

Let me help you find the right solution to your tax problem
and end your IRS nightmare.

Finding the solution to your IRS tax problem is what I do.

This is called IRS Problem Solving and is sometimes known as
IRS Tax Controversy Resolution.

I also represent taxpayers with problems or controversies in front of New York State’s Department of Taxation and Finance (the DTF); some people call it “New York’s IRS.” It is similar to the IRS but has its own set of rules, practices, and procedures. Make no mistake, the DTF is not the IRS, but it can be every bit as fierce as the IRS, sometimes more so.

I help individuals and businesses who are in trouble with the IRS solve their tax problems.

When the IRS comes knocking on your door, saying you owe money and threatening to seize your bank account, garnish your paycheck, your jewelry, art collection, baseball card collection, your house or your car, you want a strong advocate to fight for you and find a better solution.

Let us talk to the IRS for you, so that you don’t have to!

Once you hire me to represent you, you won’t have to fear getting phone calls from the IRS or surprise visits from their agents. You will have a lawyer to talk to them for you. I can help.

Contact Me

Law Office of Allan R. Pearlman

116 West 23 Street
Suite 500
New York, NY 10011

(646) 827-4257


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