If you owe back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or to your state, it’s critical that you take immediate steps to resolve the problem.

Picture of woman who owes back taxesIgnoring the problem or hoping that it will simply go away is not an option. Over time, the government will use increasingly aggressive methods to claim those funds from you, hitting you with harsh penalties and hurting your financial situation even further.

Unfortunately, for most Americans who owe significant back taxes, paying off that debt is not an easy option …

➤ Do you not have the money to pay your tax debt? ➤ Has your debt become unmanageable because of costly penalties and compounding interest? ➤ Have you received notices from the IRS, threatening to take action against you? ➤ Are you worried the government will begin taking your money or other assets automatically, making it even more difficult for you to regain control of your financial situation? ➤ Has the IRS already begun their aggressive collection methods, such as wage garnishment, federal tax liens or account levies? ➤ Are you stressed, frustrated and afraid that you’ll never be able to turn things around?

The good news is: relief is available. By taking the right steps, you could have your tax debt relieved, potentially saving you thousands of dollars and making it easier to get back on your feet.

What to do if you owe back taxes

Don’t let your situation get worse than it already is. If you owe a significant amount of back taxes you must take action immediately.

1) Speak to a professional tax consultant. The first step to finding relief is to speak with an experienced tax professional who can go over your options and guide you to the right solutions for your situation.

Tax consultants know how to deal with the IRS and they have a deep understanding of your legal rights as a taxpayer. As you’ll read below, they can take several steps to protect your assets, stop the IRS from harassing you, reverse actions that have already been taken against you, and potentially reduce your tax debt considerably.

US Tax Shield offers a free 15-minute consultation with a professional tax consultant, so that you can get answers to your questions about back taxes before taking the next step.

2) Review your options carefully. While your tax professional will explain these options to you, it’s important that you take the time to make sure you understand how it works and what to expect regarding your back taxes.

Do your due diligence by asking questions and carefully looking over any materials provided to you. A good tax professional will make the process simple and hassle-free, but having the right expectations will make it even smoother.

3) Relax and let the attorney seek the relief you’ve been waiting for. Once you move forward with your tax relief strategy, your attorney will handle it from there. They will act on your behalf, professionally representing you as they deal with the IRS, collection agents or other attorneys.

While you will be asked to provide information related to your case, this is your opportunity to relax and rest easy knowing that your situation is in good hands.

What happens to your unpaid back taxes?

While every situation is unique, your tax professional will likely work to have your back taxes relieved or considerably reduced.

Here are some of the most common types of tax relief services you can seek, and their potential outcomes. In each scenario below, having expert representation is critical to ensuring you have the best opportunity for resolution in your favor.

IRS Appeals This is your opportunity to appeal an IRS decision that you believe has resulted in an unfair outcome, either through dealing with the agency yourself or with other representation.

Appeals of IRA Collection If you have received a notice that the IRS will begin collection action, you have a right to appeal this decision. This can include appeals for tax liens, seizure of property, wage garnishment or intent to levy your bank accounts.

Offer in Compromise An Offer in Compromise is an agreement between you and the IRS that settles your tax debt for less than what you owe. If you are unable to pay your back taxes, this solution effectively helps erase some of that debt.

Innocent Spouse If you have filed a joint return, but believe you are not responsible for penalties or debts that resulted from actions taken by your spouse, you may be relieved of these dues.

Penalty Abatement This solution helps you reduce your tax debt by partially or fully erasing the penalties and compounding interest that has increased the amount you owe to the IRS.

Picture of Couple reviewing owed back taxes with a professionalPayroll Tax Representation This form of tax relief is specifically for business owners or stakeholders who have failed to pay taxes that were withheld from employees’ wages.

State Disputes In addition to dealing with the IRS, your tax professional can help you resolve problems stemming from unpaid state taxes.

Get relief from the experts at US Tax Shield

If you’re ready to take the first step toward relieving your tax debt and having peace of mind, contact US Tax Shield today.

As the recognized leader in professional tax relief services, we can help you take control of your tax situation and potentially save a significant amount of money in the process.

Regardless of the back taxes you owe, we have a team of highly qualified tax professionals who are ready to solve your problem. All it takes is one quick phone call to get a free consultation and find out how we can help you get the IRS off your back and protect your assets.

Call us today at 877-829-3535 for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION 15-minute consultation & tax analysis