IRS/Tax Issues

Owing taxes to the IRS can be one of the most stressful and scary challenges a person can face.  Words like “bank levies,” “wage garnishments,” “seizures,” and “Federal Tax Liens” would keep anyone up at night.  In Texas, the IRS has options available to it to collect taxes that most other creditors do not.  It can be intimidating to deal with an entity that can levy or seize property without having to go to court.  

An IRS tax problem is a serious legal issue regulated by the U.S. Tax Code and the Internal Revenue Manual.  Unlike many of the employees of the national “tax settlement” companies that you hear advertising on the radio, I am an attorney.  A serious legal issue should be addressed by an attorney.  If you have questions about your tax problems and would like to speak to a local, Abilene Attorney, please call me at 325-261-3005 or email me at  I offer a free and confidential 30-minute consultation. 

I have posted articles below which address some of the more common tax problems and some of most common procedures for attempting to resolve the tax problem.  Some of the more common potential solutions include:

  • Offers in Compromise
  • Tax Installment Agreements
  • Currently Not Collectible Status
  • Bankruptcy
  • Innocent Spouse Relief
  • Abatement of Penalties and Interest

Whether any of these mechanisms will apply to your situation is dependent on your personal circumstances.  If you have questions about any of the processes detailed below and how they may apply to your situation, please call me.

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Tax Problems: Currently Not Collectible Status

Being classified in Currently Not Collectible Status by the IRS is a temporary solution to a tax problem.  If a person qualifies for “CNC” status, the IRS will temporarily delay collection activity against the taxpayer.  A person must qualify for CNC status by showing that the person cannot currently pay the tax liability without financial […]

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Tax Problems: IRS Tax Installment Agreements

The quickest and easiest way to resolve a tax issue is to pay the IRS in full.  Obviously however, in many (and probably most) cases full payment is virtually impossible.  Because of this, the IRS may accept installment agreement payments from taxpayers that have the ability to pay their tax liability, just not immediately.  Payment […]

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Offer In Compromise

An offer in compromise is an agreement between the IRS and a taxpayer that settles tax debt in some circumstances for less than the full balance owed.  In other words, an offer in compromise allows for a percentage of the debt to be paid, rather than the full amount.  If certain conditions are met, an […]

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