Tax Collection Attorneys

If you are an individual who owes unpaid taxes, the tax authorities have the power to garnish your wages, seize your assets and file liens against your property.  If you are a business owner, the Internal Revenue Service or California Employment Development Department may come after you personally for any unpaid payroll taxes due from your business.

At the Law Office of Williams & Associates, PC, our practice focuses on important tax issues such as liens, levies, seizures and wage garnishments.  From our office in Sacramento, our attorneys represent individuals and businesses from California, throughout the United States and abroad.

The following are examples of the types of issues we handle:

  • Liens, levies, seizures and wage garnishments: If you did not file a tax return or do not respond to notices from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the IRS will file a tax return for you as a single person with no deductions.  This may result in a tax liability far greater than what you actually owe.  The IRS can then take actions such as filing a tax lien against your home, levying your bank account or garnishing your wages.  Our lawyers have successfully challenged unreasonable assessments and collection actions.
  • Tax liabilities from foreclosure, loan modification and credit card negotiation: You may incur tax liabilities for debt forgiveness whenever a bank or credit card company forgives debt that you owe.  These amounts can be significant, particularly in the case of mortgage debt.  The bank or other entity may issue a Form 1099 for the cancellation of debt.  The forgiven debt may be treated as income by the IRS.  Our lawyers can defend these determinations and avoid or minimize the amount of tax due from the cancellation of debt.
  • Innocent or injured spouse: If our lawyers can prove that you qualify as an innocent or injured spouse, you may not be held responsible.
  • Collection due process: If negotiations with the IRS are not coming to fruition, our lawyers can challenge the process administratively through IRS Appeals or in the U.S. District Court or U.S. Tax Court.
  • Advance payment of deficiency interest: Interest continues to accrue on tax debt.  Our lawyers can help you minimize interest through advance payments.

Learn more:

Penalty Abatement Programs

Installment Agreements and Offers in Compromise

Contact a Sacramento Tax Collection Lawyer

For more information or to schedule a consultation with a tax collection lawyer at the Law Office of Williams & Associates, PC, call 916-488-8501 (800-684-7147 toll free) or fill out the contact form on this site.