State Tax Relief

Notice of state income tax letter

Each state has a different tax code, which also differ from the IRS. Many states have multiple taxing authorities for different types of tax, such as unemployment, sales, use, and income. Another way that many states differ from the IRS is that they can be even more aggressive with enforced tax collections.

If you have a state tax issue, from unfiled tax returns to a bank levies or wage garnishments, seeking professional advice from a licensed Enrolled Agent or tax attorney is a wise first step to formulating your plan. Tax negotiations are a very bad "do it yourself" project. Penalties and interest can rack up faster than a bad credit card.

Our licensed tax professionals include attorneys and Enrolled Agents who specialize in negotiating favorable terms with IRS, while allowing our clients to focus on the their own priorities.

Priority One: Stopping Aggressive Enforced Collections

Common State Tax Types and Issues

We deal with a wide range of state tax types and situations:

  • Business taxes
    • Withholding taxes
    • Missing or unfiled tax returns
    • Bank levies
    • Accounts Receivable levies
    • Unemployment taxes
    • Workers compensation
    • Use taxes
    • Franchise taxes
    • 1099 issues
    • Liquor Licenses and Taxes
    • Bank levies
    • Conflicts with Revenue Officer
  • Personal taxes
    • Missing or unfiled tax returns
    • 1040 and income taxes
    • Sole prop and business related taxes and filings
    • Wage garnishments
    • 1099 issues
    • Tax lien issues

State Tax Relief Options

Because there are so many factors affecting your rights and options under the tax code, it's impossible to determine what strategy is best for you without a conversation. However, the following is a list of potential options for resolving your state tax issue.

Installment Agreements:
Most of our clients can't pay all of their back taxes in the time frame or amounts that the state is demanding. We will get you the terms that you want, not that the state is offering.
Offer in Compromise:
Some states have a program similar to the IRS's Offer in Compromise, the "Pennies on the Dollar" settlement. Depending on your income and assets, you may qualify. The paperwork is always difficult and the state will not do you any favors in the process. That said, we have gotten many for our clients, with some savings in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Currently Not Collectible Status:
Many of our clients at present don't have the funds for an installment arrangement, though their assets or income make an Offer in Compromise impossible. For these clients, we may pursue a "CNC" status.
Corporate Shut Down:
The closure of a corporate entity sometimes makes the most sense, saving you substantial amounts of money.
Corporate Formation:
Starting a new corporation with a new tax ID number, new identity, and a fresh start may make sense.

State by State Tax Information

We strive to save our clients money, time and stress.  Just as there are many different tax related problems, there are many options for tax resolution.  Call us at 888-589-0955 for a free consultation. In a few minutes we will help you to better assess what options are best for your unique situation.