Tax Relief FAQ
Columbia Tax Lawyer
Taxes can make your financial life extremely difficult, particularly if
you are not experienced in handling this area. If you are facing tax debt
or fear that you may be audited by the IRS, it is important to seek the
counsel of a skilled Columbia tax lawyer.
At McGough Law Firm, PA, our attorney has several years of experience and
was awarded "Legal Elite of the Midlands" by Columbus Business
Monthly Magazine. If you have questions regarding tax relief, our frequently
asked questions below can give you a better understanding of what to expect.
For personal counsel, contact our firm and schedule your
What reasons would the IRS have for auditing me?
The IRS uses audits as a way of scrutinizing tax returns. You may be selected
randomly or the IRS may have noticed questionable activity on your tax
return. Questionable activity can include, among other things, errors
on your tax return, failure to include additional income, claiming excessive
business expense deductions, and rounding up on your expense calculations.
If I have unfiled tax returns, what could I be charged with?
Unfiled tax returns or owing the IRS a great deal of money can incur tax
penalties, which will be added to your total tax bill, tax liens, which
force you to pay the government's money back before other debts, and
tax levies, which give the government the right to take your property
as a means of paying back tax debt.
How can an attorney help my tax debt?
A tax attorney can evaluate your circumstances and help you determine
which solution is best for you. An IRS payment plan lets you pay back
your debt over time, usually on a monthly basis. You may also qualify
for an offer in compromise settlement based on financial hardship. The
IRS may also agree to reduce or eliminate tax penalties if they believe
you had a valid reason for the error in the first place.
What happens if I don't agree with the decision made by the IRS about my taxes?
If the IRS denies your request for an administrative action, you may be
able to appeal their decision. A tax attorney can help you craft a strong
appeal argument to convince the IRS to reverse its original decision.
What methods does the IRS have for collecting my debt?
Based on the seriousness of your debt, the IRS may use collection tactics
to get back what you owe. These tactics can include the filing of a tax
lien, a wage garnishment, or the taking of your property, including any
federal or state tax refunds which you are owed.
Call our office today to learn more about how we can help you solve your tax debt!