IRS Tax Attorney

The Indianapolis tax attorneys at Jerry E. Smith Attorney CPA, PC focus on providing legal services and solutions for IRS and state tax-related issues. We serve Indiana business owners, self-employed individuals, and individuals dealing with issues like audits, levies, tax garnishments, tax debt, and more. We understand that in these situations, there are often thousands or millions of dollars at stake, and our IRS attorney is ready to help find a viable solution.

Do not hesitate to contact us at (317) 917-8680 today to schedule a free consultation with an Indiana tax lawyer.

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We Can Find a Solution for Your Tax Problem

If you have a tax issue, our legal firm is ready to help solve it. We will work to ensure your assets and investments are protected. There is no question that having an experienced IRS tax lawyer representing your interests is invaluable in these situations.

The first step is to contact our IRS tax attorney by calling (317) 917-8680. We can provide you with an initial consultation to discuss your situation and create an action plan.

With the help of our IRS debt relief attorney, you can get help no matter your income level. We can help with any type of tax debt situation. It doesn’t matter if you need help with removing a tax lien, providing defense in a tax audit, representing your interests in court, assisting with paperwork and preparation, or anything else — we can help you.

Legal Services Offered by Our IRS Debt Relief Attorney

Our legal team is experienced with all types of tax issues. Because of this, we can help with an array of issues. Some of the tax-related services we offer include:

Tax Balance Resolution

It doesn’t matter how serious your tax issue is. We offer custom tax balance resolutions.

There’s nothing worse than having to deal with the IRS. However, there are situations when an IRS tax agent may come to your home or place of business or call you, such as when . . .

  • You owe a large amount of money.
  • The agency hasn’t successfully collected taxes via traditional channels (phone calls, notices, liens, levies, etc.).
  • You didn’t pay a specific type of taxes (e.g., payroll taxes).
  • You have a history of not filing your taxes.

The IRS and state tax agencies can take significant collection action if your tax debt is not paid. It’s best to take steps right away to resolve back taxes so you can avoid these potential issues that may be devastating to your financial situation.

Some of the solutions we can help you set up in these situations include:

  • Installment agreements
  • Penalty abatement
  • Hardship or currently-not-collectible status
  • Offers in compromise
  • Innocent spouse relief
  • Wage garnishment relief
  • Bank levy releases.

If you are dealing with significant tax debt, it’s in your best interests to reach out to our IRS tax attorney for assistance.

Tax Court Representation

Our IRS attorney will work to help resolve your tax controversies and issues efficiently, quickly, and at the earliest stage, without litigation when possible. In some situations, though, you must go to court to successfully resolve a tax issue. Attorney Jerry E. Smith CPA can offer assistance if you find yourself in one of these situations:

  • You received a Notice of Deficiency from the IRS.
  • You were audited by the IRS and want to appeal their decision or findings.
  • You need to talk about the validity or strength of your case.

Our Indiana tax lawyers can provide representation in court and will work to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

It’s important to understand that not all accountants are lawyers; and not all lawyers are litigators. However, our IRS tax attorney can handle any tax issue and litigate on your behalf against the state or federal taxing authorities.

Tax Debt Discovery

Discovery is when our IRS attorney will determine the scope and nature of your tax situation. It’s a crucial first step and one we can’t skip. Before we can create a plan to solve your tax issues, we have to “discover” the extent of the problem.

During the discovery process, the following information will be determined:

  • Unfiled tax returns
  • Status of your case
  • Unpaid balances
  • The date that the IRS will no longer be able to collect your unpaid tax balances.

Some of this information can be gathered with the materials you provide us. However, we also use our resources and skills to find other information that is needed for your case. After receiving your permission, we can gather IRS records and transcriptions to figure out how the IRS views the situation.

Federal and State Tax Liens

Our Indianapolis tax attorney focuses on helping individuals resolve tax issues at the state and federal levels. We spend time representing clients who are dealing with state and federal tax liens.

Usually, if a federal or state lien is applied to your case, it is just a symptom of a much larger issue: that you owe taxes but can’t pay them.

We can help you change the conversation. It all starts with discovery (discussed above). After we have determined the scope of your tax issues, we can begin working to resolve your tax lien. We will also help with restructuring your financial situation and work with you to change your actions to ensure you don’t encounter the same issues in the future.

Audits and Examinations

Nothing can cause more stress and issues than being audited by the IRS. We understand this. Our legal team will provide skillful representation for our clients who are facing this type of tax concern. You can feel confident that you have someone who is ready to protect you and ensure your best interests are represented at every turn with our services.

It doesn’t matter whether the state or the IRS is auditing you; we can help you get through this difficult process.

Tax Return Preparation

One of the first requirements to resolve tax issues is to be compliant. This means that all required tax returns are filed. If you have old tax returns that were never filed, you can count on us to find all the information needed to submit these documents.

In fact, with your consent, we will investigate the information that is needed and find everything required to file these returns. We can also help with other tax preparation needs, including answering questions about your circumstances.

We Want to End Confusion About Tax Debt

If you search online, you will find much information and misinformation regarding tax debt. But you may feel like you don’t have a reputable source of help or guidance for your unique situation.

Some of the questions you may have include things like:

  • Will you go to jail for your tax situation?
  • Will your taxes follow you forever?
  • Is there a way to reduce the costs of what you owe?
  • Will your tax debt keep you from selling, buying, or refinancing your home?
  • Can you receive Social Security benefits if you still owe taxes?

As experienced tax attorneys, we can provide you with trusted and accurate answers regarding all these questions and others. Our goal is to help you save time, money, and stress by taking care of your tax problems for you.

Tax issues can be confusing and overwhelming. While it may be tempting to ignore the issues, they will eventually come to the surface, and you will have to deal with them. Our legal team is ready to help you, and it all starts with a phone call and setting up an initial meeting.

Reasons to Choose Us Over an Accounting Firm

You must receive honest help from attorneys experienced with the law. We understand how difficult and stressful tax situations can be and are here to help.

Also, hiring our legal services means that you get attorney-client privileges that a CPA or agent cannot provide. For example, if you haven’t paid your taxes for several years, you can tell our legal team this information, and we don’t have to disclose it. Because of this attorney-client privilege, hiring our legal services is often in your best interest.

If you tell a CPA, accountant, or enrolled agent the same information mentioned above, they must tell the IRS. This means that the information is not told in confidence. With an attorney, it doesn’t go any further.

Also, our IRS tax attorney can handle any issue or problem you have related to taxation at the federal or state level. Because of this, you have someone ready to help with all your tax-related issues, not just the simple ones you may be dealing with.

Attorney Jerry E. Smith

Attorney & CPA Jerry E. Smith practices bankruptcy law and tax resolution. Smith’s practice focuses on representing consumer debtors and assisting them in getting a fresh start by reorganizing or eliminating their debt and attempting to put them in the best financial position possible. Mr. Smith has been practicing law since March 1, 2009. Before that, he was and still is a real estate investor. He also previously worked as a Cost Accountant, Financial Analyst, and Internal Auditor for two large multi-billion-dollar international consumer product companies. [ Attorney Bio ]

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    Dealing with tax problems isn’t something most people want to deal with. Unfortunately, taxes are part of life, and handling your issues rather than ignoring them is the best course of action.

    The first step in this process is to reach out to our tax attorney, Jerry E. Smith, Attorney CPA, PC, to set up a free consultation. During this initial meeting, we will work to learn as much as possible about your situation so that we can create a plan of action to help you deal with it. We understand how stressful and difficult tax trouble can be. Don’t wait until things get worse; call today.

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