Cook County IRS Tax Lawyers
Aggressive Attorneys Helping Clients with IRS Issues in Tinley Park, Orland Park and Oak Forest, Illinois
Are you under audit or owe back taxes to the IRS? Are you facing a wage garnishment, bank levy or lien on your property? If you are dealing with any kind of IRS issue, ignoring it will only make the problem worse. With your financial future at stake, you need a strong advocate in your corner that can help you reach a positive settlement so you can move forward with your life.
Since 1996, the Law Offices of Eric Zelazny have been helping individuals in Cook County, DuPage County, Will County and throughout the surrounding areas with IRS issues. Attorney Eric Zelazny is a lawyer and CPA with in-depth knowledge of the tax laws and what avenues are available to reach favorable settlements with the IRS. Our IRS issues attorneys handles each case personally, offering free consultations and putting his experience to work to thoroughly examine your unique situation and craft the most effective solution to resolve your tax problems.
Past Due Taxes
If the IRS has contacted you about past due taxes, the first step is to make sure all your back taxes are filed. The IRS will not proceed with any further settlement negotiations until you are up to date with your filing obligations. Once you have filed all your back tax returns, it is important to try to settle your tax debts before the IRS takes more drastic action.
Wage Garnishments, Bank Levies and Tax Liens
Those who ignore IRS notices of taxes owed often face more serious collection activity. For example, if you are working, the IRS may contact your employer and request they send a portion of your wages to cover your tax debt. This is called a wage garnishment. If you have money in the bank, the IRS may place a levy on your account and seize funds to cover some or all of the debt owed. They may also place a lien on your personal property (such as your house or vehicle) or even go so far as to seize this personal property to pay your tax debt. If any of these things are happening, contact our office right away.
IRS Settlement Options
Though the IRS is the most difficult entity in which to negotiate a debt settlement, they do have a “Fresh Start” initiative that allows taxpayers who qualify to settle their tax debts for less than what is owed. This is done through what is called an “Offer in Compromise” (OIC), and we can help determine if you qualify for this program. If you are unable to afford a lump sum settlement, we can negotiate an installment agreement to pay your debt over time. Other options include having your account placed in “Currently Not Collectible” status (if you qualify) and personal bankruptcy.
If you are under audit or owe back taxes to the IRS and need an effective solution to put your life back on track, contact the Law Offices of Eric Zelazny today at 708-888-2299 for your free consultation. Our IRS issues attorneys will meet with you to answer all your questions, examine your situation and put together the best solution to reach a favorable settlement. Our law offices represent clients dealing with IRS issues in Tinley Park, Orland Park, Oak Lawn, Mokena, Frankfort, Orland Hills, New Lenox, Cook County, Will County, DuPage County and surrounding Illinois communities.