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Tax Lawyers in Winston-Salem

Experienced Representation from Seasoned Tax Attorneys

If you have a tax issue looming over your head, it may seem easier to ignore it for the time being. 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 by requesting help from our experienced tax lawyers at Hartsoe & Associates. Based in Winston-Salem, NC, we help individuals and businesses throughout the Piedmont Triad Area resolve a wide range of tax problems. We can address virtually any state or federal tax issue in an efficient manner.

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

  • 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?

Call (336) 390-4774 or contact us online to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

Helping You Find the Right Solution

Our Winston-Salem tax attorneys at Hartsoe & Associates have the experience and knowledge you’re looking for.

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 can negotiate with the IRS on your behalf, taking the burden from your shoulders.

Bankruptcy & 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 attorneys will not deal with the IRS outside of bankruptcy proceedings. Our Winston-Salem tax lawyers at Hartsoe & Associates can help with both.

Call (336) 390-4774 to speak with a member of our legal team today.

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