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At the Law Firm of Stephen E. Robertson Law Firm PLLC, our goal is to provide the best tax resolution services to our clients in order to obtain tax and debt relief. We understand that the IRS and the State of North Carolina can be relentless when seeking collection on taxes. Dealing with them alone can be overwhelming and difficult. We will work directly with the IRS and the North Carolina Department of Revenue on your behalf to find the best solutions. Our team of experienced attorneys and staff will support you throughout each step of your matter to achieve tax relief and peace of mind.


Tax Settlement & Negotiation

We assist in negotiating a tax settlement with the North Carolina Department of Revenue and the IRS to remove and reduce tax debt. Our team will work to find the best resolution for your situation in order to bring you tax and debt relief.

IRS Letters & Notices

Receiving letters and notices from the IRS and the North Carolina Department of Revenue regarding taxes, collections, penalties, and legal actions is difficult to navigate and is overwhelming. Our team of dedicated and experienced attorneys and staff are here to assist you by directly working with the IRS and the North Carolina Department of Revenue on your behalf to resolve any tax issues or tax matters you may have.

Installment Agreement/Payment Plans

An installment agreement or payment plan provides manageable monthly payments to pay off any tax debts owed. We will work directly with the IRS and the NC Department of Revenue to agree on a payment plan.

Reduction/Abatement of Tax Penalties

Different penalties may be imposed. In some cases, the amount of penalties may exceed the tax owed. There are different ways to reduce or eliminate the tax penalties. Our team works on finding the best solutions to assist in lowering or eliminating penalties owed to the IRS or NC Department of Revenue.

Offer in Compromise

An Offer in Compromise (OIC) is applicable to those who are unable to pay a debt within the timeframe allowed to collect on the tax debt. An OIC allows a tax debtor to settle for less than the amount owed to the IRS.

Tax Liens

The IRS or the North Carolina Department of Revenue may file a Tax Lien. A lien is the government's legal claim against your property to secure payment of taxes. The lien acts as a protection for the government's interest in all property owned by the tax debtor. To remove a lien, a debtor can go through the process of Discharging of Property, Subordination, or Withdrawal.

Tax Levies

The IRS can place a levy against property or right to property allowing the IRS or the NC Department of Revenue to legally seize a debtor’s property in order to satisfy any tax debt. A levy may be issued when taxes are not paid or there are no actions in place to settle debt. Our attorneys may be able to assist in the reduction or removal of tax levies.

Wage Garnishment

The IRS or the NC Department of Revenue is able to request an employer to withhold a given amount from a tax debtor’s paycheck through a Garnishment Letter. This results in the employer removing the amount from the debtor’s paycheck and sending it directly to either the IRS or the NC Department of Revenue. Our attorneys may be able to assist in either the reduction or removal of wage garnishments.

Delinquent/Outstanding Tax Returns

Penalties for unfiled and outstanding tax returns can quickly add up; especially if you owe taxes and are not entitled to a refund. To avoid adverse actions, possible tax liabilities, additional interest and penalties, you should file back tax returns as soon as possible. Before any resolution can be obtained, all outstanding tax returns must be filed.

Innocent or Injured Spouse Relief

An Innocent Spouse claim is to assist with relief or allocation when a return was filed jointly with a current or ex-spouse. To be eligible, your current or former spouse would have to be solely liable for a debt such as past due child support or income taxes. A current or present spouse may be entitled to relief and a possible tax fund. Our attorneys can assist in the filing of the claim.

Hardship Status Request (Currently Non-Collectible Status - CNC)

If you are facing temporary financial hardship and are unable to pay back taxes, you may be eligible for a Hardship Status Request known as Currently Non-Collectible Status. This allows the debtor to defer past due tax payments until their financial situation improves.

Business, Employment, & Withholding Tax

We can assist with all your business, employment, and payroll tax needs and with any outstanding tax debts owed to the IRS or NC Department of Revenue. Our team understands each business case is unique. We provide a custom strategic plan that is right for you and your business.

Statute of Limitation for Collections

There are collection statutes allowing the IRS and NC Department of Revenue a certain amount of time to collect on past due taxes or to take other collection actions such as instituting a levy. The statute of limitations varies according to what the IRS or the NC Department of Revenue is attempting to achieve.

Collection Appeal

In many cases, appeals can be made regarding adverse actions and decisions made by the IRS. These appeals are done through the IRS Independent Office of Appeals. Use of the Appeals Office permits a taxpayer to resolve outstanding tax issues efficiently and without litigation.

Contact us today to begin your process to tax debt relief and a better financial future.

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