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Tax Help With IRS Collections in San Antonio, Texas

Corpus Christi tax agent for the defense of IRS liens and levies

Corpus Christi Tax Agent for IRS Wage Garnishment and Tax Liens

Everyone is required to pay taxes, and a variety of situations may arise where the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will take action to collect money owed by taxpayers. Mistakes on a tax return for an individual, married couple, or business could result in a tax audit that finds that additional taxes are owed, or financial hardship may cause a person or business to get behind on tax payments. Taxpayers who have received a notice from the IRS that taxes are owed will want to act quickly, since failure to respond may lead to additional financial difficulties once the IRS takes steps to collect taxes, penalties, and interest.

At E. Villanueva & Associates, Inc., we can help you understand your options for paying back taxes or penalties to the IRS, and we will work with you to find a solution that will protect your financial stability. As a former IRS agent with over 35 years of experience addressing tax issues, Mr. Villanueva can advise you on how to avoid IRS collection actions, and he will communicate with the IRS on your behalf to reach an agreement that will minimize your financial burdens.

IRS Collections

If the IRS determines that a person or business owes taxes, it will send a bill for the amount that is due. If a taxpayer does not respond to this bill or make arrangements to pay the amount owed, the IRS will begin the collections process. The IRS has multiple options for recovering taxes, including:

  • Tax levies - The IRS may seize different types of assets owned by a taxpayer. In many cases, levies involve wage garnishment, in which a person's employer will be required to deduct a certain amount of their income from each paycheck and pay that amount to the IRS. The IRS may also issue levies against a person's financial assets, such as Social Security benefits or the funds in a bank account, or it may seize physical property, such as vehicles or real estate. For businesses that owe taxes, the IRS may seize business assets.
  • Tax liens - The IRS may make a claim against a taxpayer's property, such as real estate, vehicles, or financial accounts. Liens will apply to property that a taxpayer currently owns, as well as property acquired after the lien is issued. While the taxpayer will continue to possess the property, the IRS will receive payment if a property is sold. Until they are resolved, tax liens can have a significant negative impact on a person's credit score.
  • Offsetting refunds - Future federal or state tax refunds may be seized by the IRS and applied to the amount owed by a taxpayer. The IRS may also seize other types of payments received from the government, such as economic stimulus payments related to disaster relief or financial hardship.

Taxpayers have a variety of options for addressing IRS collection actions. In some cases, a taxpayer may be able to receive an extension of the time they are required to pay the amount owed, or in situations involving economic hardship, a person may request that the IRS delay collection. If a taxpayer is unable to pay the full amount owed, they will typically be able to set up an installment agreement in which they will make regular payments to the IRS until their debt has been paid off. A taxpayer may also be able to negotiate an offer in compromise in which they will pay a lump sum that is less than the total amount owed, or they may be able to dispute the taxes owed, such as by requesting innocent spouse relief following a divorce.

Contact Our San Antonio Tax Professionals

If the IRS has sent you a notice that you owe taxes, or if it has begun to take action to collect taxes owed, you do not have to deal with this situation alone. The Tax Liability Consultants of San Antonio and South Texas can help you understand the best ways to proceed. Whether you wish to dispute the IRS's claims or need to determine how you can pay off the amount you owe, we will advise you of your options, communicate with the IRS on your behalf, and help you reach an outcome that protects your financial interests while ensuring that you can avoid tax issues in the future. Contact us today at 210-382-9015 to set up a free consultation with an experienced tax agent. We help taxpayers in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and South Texas resolve federal and state tax issues.

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