Tax Problems

If you have a tax issue looming over your head, it may seem easier in the short term to ignore it. The longer you wait to get help, however, the worse the situation becomes. Interest and penalties will continue to mount unless you address the problem head on. It's better to resolve it now than wait until it escalates into something far more unmanageable.

You can get rid of the stress and worry by enlisting help from our experienced lawyers at Hartsoe & Associates, P.C. Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, we help individuals and businesses throughout the Triad area resolve their tax problems.

We can address virtually any state or federal tax issue:

  • Do you owe back taxes?
  • Did you fail to file your taxes?
  • Are penalties and interest from the IRS building up to an unmanageable total?
  • Has the IRS put a levy on your wages or your bank account?
  • Has the IRS placed a tax lien on your home?
  • Are you an employer who has mistakenly failed to pay payroll taxes into the payroll taxes trust fund?

If you are facing one of these or any other tax issue, it's time to seek legal guidance.

Helping You Find The Right Solution

Depending on the specific circumstances, the types of solutions we propose to the IRS or state tax authority include:

  • Offers in compromise, in which we negotiate with the IRS to accept a settlement of your tax bill for less than the full amount, sometimes MUCH less
  • Reduction or waiver of past penalties
  • Reduction of the tax debt through an audit or reconsideration
  • Installment agreements to pay the full amount, with penalties on hold so long as payments are made on time
  • Appeals, in which we ask that the case be assigned to a revenue officer rather than a staff member of the central collections department
  • Uncollectible status, where the IRS stops all collection action because we prove you cannot afford to make any repayment at this time

When warranted, we will negotiate with the IRS on your behalf, taking the burden from your shoulders.

Bankruptcy and tax debts: Under limited circumstances, bankruptcy may allow you to get rid of all or part of your tax debt. The analysis is complicated. Many bankruptcy attorneys will not deal with the IRS outside of bankruptcy proceedings. Our law firm can help with both.

Free Consultation

Contact us online or by phone at 336-701-6550 for your free, confidential consultation.