Landmark Tax Group

Taxpayer Resources

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Tax Relief and how do I qualify?
  2. Have you handled my type of case before?
  3. Can I talk to some of your past clients about the results you’ve achieved for them?
  4. Who will be handling my tax relief case?
  5. How much do you charge?
  6. How do I avoid tax relief scams?
  7. What assets can the IRS seize?
  8. What happens if I wait to solve my tax debt?
  9. Can I just submit an Offer-in-Compromise or Installment Agreement by myself?
  10. Do I qualify for tax help through the IRS Fresh Start Program?
  11. What should I do if I receive a letter or notice  from the IRS?          
  12. Can I go to jail for not paying my taxes?
  13. How long will it take for Landmark Tax Group to resolve my tax problem?
  14. What is a tax lien?
  15. If my corporation owes taxes, can the IRS collect from me personally?
  16. Can Landmark Tax Group assist me with my State tax debt?
  17. What is the IRS Offer-in-Compromise and tax settlement program I keep hearing about?
  18. Can IRS back taxes be discharged in bankruptcy?
  19. What are my rights as a taxpayer?
  20. Can Landmark Tax Group stop my wages and  bank account from being levied

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1. What is Tax Relief and how do I qualify?

IRS or State tax relief can come in many forms. There is short-term tax relief, such as a release of a bank levy, wage garnishment or tax lien. And there are more permanent forms of tax relief such as penalty removals, installment agreements and tax settlements (aka Offers-in-Compromise). Taxpayers with back taxes can qualify for relief by meeting certain rules and procedures set forth by the IRS and Tax Code. Some forms of relief can be obtained by properly communicating to the IRS in a timely fashion, some can be achieved by filing a timely appeal, and other forms of relief rely heavily on a full understanding of IRS policies and procedures and tax law. We specialize exclusively (100%) in tax relief matters, and can help you achieve the most favorable outcome and tax savings. For immediate assistance with your IRS or State tax matter, contact us now for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with ex-IRS Agents and licensed tax resolution specialists.


2. Have you handled my type of case before?

As former IRS Collectors and Auditors and current tax resolution specialists, we have personally handled thousands of different tax relief cases. Whether you owe back taxes, are in the middle of an audit or need to reach a tax settlement, we can help protect you and your assets. Simply contact us to start a discussion about your tax case – it’s Free. We also review tax notices and letters for Free, and there is no obligation to retain us. See our Case Results page for recent closures of cases just like yours.


3. Can I talk to some of your past clients about the results you’ve achieved for them?

Thanks to our clients, we have become a leading source for taxpayers in need of professional IRS and State tax relief. See what they’re saying in their own words by viewing our Client Testimonials page. We are also very proud of our 5-Star Rating on our Yelp profile; see Page1 and Page2. You are also invited to view our Case Results page for recent case resolutions and actual closing documents.


4. Who will be handling my tax relief case?

Every case is personally handled by our CPAs, Enrolled Agents, Former IRS Collectors and/or Former IRS Auditors. We work your case from beginning to end, with no exceptions. When you contact our office, you will speak directly to us. We are pleased to have been recognized for our superior tax relief services by the U.S. Trade & Commerce Institute. To learn more about us and how we handle your tax relief case, see our What Makes Us Different page. For a Free, no obligation consultation with our licensed tax relief specialists, contact us now.


5. How much do you charge?

Because we have chosen to dedicate 100% of our tax practice to resolution of IRS and State tax disputes, we have become extremely efficient in handling tax relief cases. Our efficiency translates to lower operating costs for our office and savings for our clients. For our professional tax relief services, we simply charge a flat fee that is based on the scope-of-work of a particular case. We accommodate our clients by allowing them to choose to pay via a lump sum payment or over a 12-month payment plan. To find out the flat fee for your particular case, contact us now for a free, no-obligation consultation.


6. How do I avoid tax relief scams?

This topic is so important, that we’ve dedicated an entire page called Common Tax Relief Scams which includes many of the scams that we’ve seen while working inside and outside of the IRS. Some of these scams may sound familiar to you and others may come as a big surprise. The page is updated weekly, so check back regularly for more information and news on additional “tax relief” companies that have finally been caught. At least half of our clients have come to us after losing thousands of dollars to unscrupulous tax firms that make various “pennies-on-the-dollar” promises. Learn more about Landmark Tax Group’s ethical tax relief practices by viewing our What Makes Us Different page, or contact us now to speak directly to our licensed tax resolution experts.


7. What assets can the IRS seize?

The IRS engages in seizures all the time. Bank levies and wage garnishments are two common examples. Seizures of taxpayers’ assets are authorized by the Tax Code and reinforced by numerous Tax Court cases. When a seizure of a taxpayer’s asset does occur, the effects can be devastating. In general, if the IRS is considering taking seizure action against you, it may pursue any and all of your real and personal property that contains sufficient equity, such as your home, car and retirement account. Intangible property, such as goodwill or rights to property, can also be seized. In most cases, however, taxpayers can protect themselves by ensuring their case is being handled correctly. To help reduce your chance of an IRS seizure, contact us now for a free, no-obligation tax analysis.


8. What happens if I wait to solve my tax debt?

By far, the worst way we’ve seen taxpayers harm themselves is by failing to address their IRS (or State) tax matter in a timely manner. This includes not opening tax notices and letters, not meeting IRS deadlines for turning in information, and just simply procrastinating or failing to respond. The IRS has certain rules and collection procedures to follow, so if they don’t hear from you or an authorized tax representative right away, they will quickly move forward with enforced collection, such as filing a tax lien, taking your income, and/or seizing your assets. When you bring Landmark Tax Group on board as your representative, we handle 100% of the communication with the IRS on your behalf, facilitate compliance with all deadlines, and set up a resolution that works best for you. Contact us now for a free consultation with our tax resolution specialists and ex-IRS Agents.


9. Can I just submit an Offer-in-Compromise or Installment Agreement by myself?

You sure can. Taxpayers are not prohibited from representing themselves in front of the IRS. Similar to how parties in a lawsuit are quick to hire attorneys to represent them in court proceedings, most savvy taxpayers understand that they need a qualified tax resolution specialist to represent them in front of the IRS in order to help them navigate the Internal Revenue Code and reach a favorable outcome. Many taxpayers come to us after trying to represent themselves, only to find out that the IRS had taken adverse actions against them the whole time and that the agency had failed to properly explain their taxpayer rights. You only get one chance to answer IRS questions the “right” way. There is no room for even the slightest error when you’re trying to negotiate a payment plan or tax settlement with the IRS. Don’t take any chances with IRS negotiations. For instant access to our licensed tax resolution experts and ex-IRS Agents, contact us now.


10. Do I qualify for tax help through the IRS Fresh Start Program?

The new Fresh Start initiative makes it easier for individual and business taxpayers to pay back taxes, avoid IRS tax liens, and get tax relief from the IRS. If you owe back taxes and cannot pay the amount in full or if you have penalties and interest that continue to add up, you may be a good candidate for the IRS Fresh Start program. To find out if you qualify, contact us now for a free, no-obligation consultation with our licensed tax relief experts.


11. What should I do if I receive a letter or notice from the IRS?

Some IRS notices are for informational purposes only, however others are instructional and require strict response times. In all cases, it’s important that IRS mail is immediately reviewed to determine the nature and reason for the communication. Most IRS correspondence contain a contact phone number on the top of the first page that you can call to respond. For step-by-step instructions on how to respond to an IRS notice of letter, click here. For immediate assistance with your IRS matter, contact us now for a FREE consultation with ex-IRS Agents.


12. Can I go to jail for not paying my taxes?

Can the IRS send you to jail? Absent fraud or tax evasion, jail time is usually not a possibility in cases where back taxes are due. Learn more about criminal investigations and back taxes, or contact us now for immediate assistance and a FREE consultation with ex-IRS Agents.


13. How long will it take for Landmark Tax Group to resolve my tax problem?

Resolution of your case can take one phone call or several months. It varies greatly on the matters involved and the facts of your unique tax situation. In all cases, we seek to resolve all tax matters as soon as practically possible. See: 11 Tips for Taxpayers Who Owe Money to the IRS. For immediate assistance with your tax matter, contact us today for a FREE consultation with ex-IRS Agents.


14. What is a tax lien?

A tax lien is a tool used by the government to encumber your property and rights to property as a means of securing its interest. For more information, please visit our Lien page, or contact us now for immediate assistance and a FREE consultation with ex-IRS Agents.


15. If my corporation owes taxes, can the IRS collect from me personally?

Possibly, but only certain employment/payroll taxes called “trust fund taxes”. For more information, please visit our Trust Fund page. For immediate assistance with your tax matter, contact us today for a FREE consultation with ex-IRS Agents.


16. Can Landmark Tax Group assist me with my State tax debt?

Yes. We represent taxpayers in front of the IRS and all State taxing authorities, such as the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). For immediate assistance, contact us now for a FREE consultation with State Tax Resolution Specialists.


17. What is the IRS Offer-in-Compromise and tax settlement program I keep hearing about?

The settlement and offer-in-compromise (OIC) program, sometimes referred to as the IRS Fresh Start Program, allows the IRS to settle a tax debt for less than the amount owed. Although the IRS expanded the program in May 2012 to allow for more flexible terms, certain conditions and requirements must be met in order to qualify. For more information, please visit our offer-in-compromise page. For immediate assistance with your tax matter, contact us today for a FREE consultation with ex-IRS Agents.


18. Can IRS back taxes be discharged in bankruptcy?

It depends. When it comes to bankruptcy and tax liabilities, timing is everything. In general, tax debt may be dischargeable if the tax assessment is at least 240 days old, the tax return was filed at least two years ago, the due date for filing the tax return is at least three years ago, the tax return is not fraudulent, and the taxpayer is not guilty of tax evasion. To discuss the details of your case, contact us today for a FREE consultation with ex-IRS Agents.


19. What are my rights as a taxpayer?

Taxpayers are afforded slightly different rights depending on where their case is in the IRS collection or examination (audit) process. Two of your most important rights is the right to appeal an IRS action you disagree with and the right to be represented by a qualified tax professional. View the new IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights. For immediate assistance with your tax matter, contact us today for a FREE consultation with ex-IRS Agents.


20. Can Landmark Tax Group stop my wages and bank account from being levied?

By working with you and the IRS, we can usually have your wage garnishment and bank levy lifted within a short timeframe and place you on a path free of enforced collection action. For more information on wage levies and bank garnishments, please visit our Levy page or contact us now for a FREE consultation with ex-IRS Agents.

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