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Ohio Tax Attorneys

The Ohio Department of Taxation is the department of state government responsible for collection and administration of most state taxes and several local taxes. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the federal agency that factors into most tax cases in the United States, however.

When any person in Ohio is dealing with a tax issue, a tax attorney will become a necessity because a person is going to want to be sure they are working with a legal professional who fully understands all of the applicable tax laws governing their case. Most people will not have much of an idea of how to handle tax issues on their own, so legal counsel can be invaluable simply for helping a person understand the options available to them.

Anderson Bradshaw believes in delivering tax debt relief for its clients, so we will work hard to make sure that you are able to achieve the outcome you desire. The types of tax cases we handle most frequently include:

Offers in Compromise

The offer in compromise process is outlined by the IRS and allows taxpayers to settle their tax debt for less than the full amount owed, based on their ability to pay, income, expenses, and asset equity. The eligibility criteria for applying for an offer in compromise, such as filing all required tax returns, making estimated payments, and meeting certain financial conditions, are important factors to consider.

The payment options include lump sum cash payments or periodic payments, providing flexibility for taxpayers to fulfill their obligations. Additionally, it is worth noting that low-income certification guidelines can exempt individuals from certain fees and payments while the IRS reviews their offer.

If an offer is rejected, taxpayers have the right to appeal the decision within a specific timeframe using the designated form, Form 13711, and seek assistance from the IRS Independent Office of Appeals. It is also important to remember that tax matters can be complex, and seeking the guidance of a qualified tax professional or attorney, such as Anderson Bradshaw, can be beneficial in navigating the offer in compromise process and other tax-related issues.

Our firm can provide personalized advice based on your specific circumstances and help you work towards achieving the desired outcome.

Stopping Tax Levies & Liens

Tax liens and the release of liens are outlined by the Ohio Department of Taxation and the IRS. Tax liens are legal claims imposed by the government to secure unpaid tax debts, and they can encumber various types of property.

In Ohio, an assessment is the official billing notice of a tax liability issued by the tax department, and individuals are generally required to pay assessments within 60 days of receiving them. It is important to comply with the payment obligations specified in the assessment to avoid further consequences.

The IRS provides guidelines on their website regarding the release of liens, and there are specific circumstances where the IRS is required to release levies, such as when the owed amount has been fully paid or when releasing the levy would facilitate tax payment or alleviate economic hardship. If the IRS denies a request to release a lien, individuals have the right to appeal the decision.

Given the complexity of tax liens and the potential implications they have on a person’s assets and financial situation, seeking the assistance of a tax attorney or legal professional, like Anderson Bradshaw, is advisable. They can provide the necessary expertise to navigate the intricacies of tax liens and help individuals understand their rights, options, and potential remedies in these situations.

IRS Audit Defense

According to the Ohio Department of Taxation, audits are conducted to ensure accurate reporting and payment of taxes. While the IRS is primarily responsible for audits nationwide, various factors can trigger audits, such as excessive business expenses, questionable rental losses, or operating cash-based businesses.

Once an audit notice is received, it is crucial to anticipate subsequent penalty notices. In such situations, seeking immediate legal assistance from a qualified attorney is highly recommended.

IRS audits typically cover a three-year period, although exceptions are made for significant errors. Individuals seeking IRS tax debt relief related to an audit should consider working with Anderson Bradshaw, a trusted professional in this field.

Unfiled Tax Returns

When a person fails to file their Ohio Individual Income Tax Return, they may receive Failure to File notices from the Ohio Department of Taxation. Unfiled tax return cases can also involve the IRS, which imposes federal failure to file penalties. These penalties can amount to 5 percent of the net tax due per month or 0.5 percent for each month or part of a month that the tax remains unpaid, with a maximum penalty of 25 percent.

The IRS strongly advises all individuals to promptly file their past due tax returns. Doing so allows them to avoid incurring interest and penalties. Moreover, filing past due returns helps protect their Social Security benefits, prevent complications when seeking loans, and avoid potential collection and enforcement actions.

Innocent Spouses

In situations where a joint tax return is filed and the couple is still married and residing together in the same household, there is a possibility of obtaining innocent spouse relief. This relief provides a person with the benefit of not having to pay additional taxes if their spouse understated the taxes due on their joint return, and the person was unaware of these errors.

Underreporting taxes is the responsibility of only one spouse, and during an audit, the attribution of the underreported tax should be assigned to that spouse. To qualify for innocent spouse relief, the filing spouse must demonstrate that they had no actual or constructive knowledge of the tax understatement, and it would be unjust to hold them accountable for the tax debt.

It is important to note that innocent spouse relief must be pursued within a timeframe of at least two years after an IRS collection action. Obtaining innocent spouse relief can be a complex and challenging process, so it is advisable to seek the assistance of a tax attorney who specializes in such cases.

Contact Our Ohio Tax Attorneys

If you are confronted with a tax issue in Ohio that poses a risk to your financial well-being, it is crucial not to delay in seeking legal assistance. Anderson Bradshaw is the firm you should contact as they have over three decades of experience in handling various tax matters.

Their team of professionals is equipped with the expertise and knowledge necessary to effectively address your specific tax concerns. By reaching out to Anderson Bradshaw, you can receive the guidance and support you need to navigate through your tax issue and work towards a favorable resolution.

Our tax attorneys provide IRS tax help for residents all over Ohio including Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Parma, Canton, Lorain, Hamilton, and more. Call (877) 986-1156 or contact our Ohio tax attorney online to set up a free consultation.

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