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Stambaugh Law Offices

Lancaster, PA 717-390-0390

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Tax Resolution

Do you have tax problems with the IRS?  If you do, you’ve come to the right place.

Attorney Charles Stambaugh has been resolving tax problems both big and small in Central Pennsylvania for over 15 years. In that time he’s resolved hundreds of cases for people who thought they would never get past their IRS debt. You may feel like you’re in a hole that you can’t get out of, but there’s hope. Charles Stambaugh has helped numerous clients over the years with problems you don’t even want to imagine resolve their tax problems with the IRS and regain the peace of mind that comes with a stable financial situation.

Yes, we can save you money on your IRS tax debt. We’ve negotiated numerous settlements with the IRS for pennies on the dollar, and we’ve also set up repayment plans that take full advantage of the laws congress has put in place. Our goal is to set you on the path of financial stability, free from the burden of IRS problems.

Listed below are some ways that we can help you. See for yourself what our office can do:

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Who We Represent

At Stambaugh Tax Resolution we represent both business owners and individuals.  Take a look at how we can resolve your specific tax problems.

Business Tax Problems

It’s hard being a business owner today! When you tell somebody that you own your own business, they probably think that you work whatever hours you want and can take vacation any time.  You and I both know this couldn’t be further from the truth.  On top of all the hours you have to work, you also have to understand all the aspects of operating a successful enterprise.  One crucial piece is tax compliance.  Whether due to hard times or other business issues, tax compliance can take a back seat.  Before you know it, you owe back payroll, income, or sales taxes that you can’t afford.  At Stambaugh Tax Resolution we focus on helping businesses remedy the issues that created the tax problems in the first place, and then we work to settle the liability with the IRS.  Don’t wait to take action.  Contact us today to see how we can help your business.

Individual Tax Problems

It’s easier than many think to end up in tax trouble.  The natural reaction to not having the money to pay the IRS is not to file tax returns.  If the IRS doesn’t have the return then at least the problem may go unnoticed.  Unfortunately, this tactic makes matters worse! If you fail to file a tax return, the IRS charges a steep penalty for each month the return goes unfiled.  Even if you file the returns, interest and penalties still accrue on the amount you owe!  Don’t let the problems grow any worse before you take action!  At Stambaugh Tax Resolution, we step in to defend you from the IRS and get you back into current compliance.  Once you engage us, the IRS must deal directly with us, they can no longer contact you directly.  We then use our experience deal with your tax issues and come to the best resolution possible for you.  Contact us today to see how we can help.

Ways We Can Help

Delinquent Tax Returns

Delinquent Tax Returns

Are you behind on your taxes? Have you failed to file your return the last few years? Even if the IRS has not contacted you regarding your unfiled taxes, delinquent taxes should not be ignored indefinitely. The IRS often imposes criminal penalties on delinquent taxpayers. So even if the IRS has not contacted you, you should seek the advice of a qualified IRS tax attorney to bring your tax return filing up to date and help you analyze your situation to determine the best course of action. An experienced IRS tax attorney can often prevent any criminal investigation and help make arrangements to settle your tax debt including any penalties you may owe.

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IRS Levies

IRS Levies

Bank account levies and wage levies are the most common types of IRS levies. The IRS can attempt to seize assets straight from a taxpayer’s bank account or paycheck to satisfy outstanding liabilities. As the IRS shifts its attention from customer service to collection and compliance, tax counsel and taxpayers must be watchful to prevent these levies from occurring unnecessarily. Before sending a levy notice to your employer, bank, or other third party, the IRS is required to send the taxpayer a Notice of Right to a Hearing and Final Intent to Levy. This right to a Collection Due Process Hearing is one of the taxpayer’s most influential and powerful tools to help prevent the IRS from abusing its power and to obtain the least burdensome payment method for a delinquent tax liability. Do not let this right to a Hearing pass you by. Taxpayers should never waive their rights without first seeking legal advice from an experienced IRS tax professional.

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IRS Lien Release

IRS Lien Release

The IRS has an extremely powerful tool to force taxpayers to satisfy outstanding tax liability.  The IRS will file a tax lien against the personal property of the taxpayer that owes the liability.  Often the most valuable asset owned is a home.  Once the IRS files the Lien, the asset (in this case a house) cannot be sold without paying the IRS.  At Stambaugh Tax Resolution, we are experienced in dealing with the complexities of IRS and State tax Liens.  It may be necessary for you to sell your home or other property for a number of reasons.  Don’t let liens stop you from selling.  Having expert representation makes it possible to negotiate a lien release with the IRS and state government.

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Offers In Compromise

An OIC (Offer In Compromise) is an agreement between the government and the taxpayer that resolves the tax liability in favor of a lesser payment than the full amount owed. The IRS goal in approving an OIC is to achieve collection of the amount that it believes to be potentially collectible from a taxpayer at the earliest possible time. Through the Offer in Compromise program, Attorney Stambaugh has been helping many taxpayers reduce their federal liabilities for years. The complicated process of submitting an OIC and being granted IRS acceptance demands substantial attention to details, and compliance with a variety of IRS guidelines, procedures, and regulations.

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Innocent Spouse

Filing a joint return with your spouse generally means that both parties are responsible for any errors, understatement of income or erroneous information contained in the return as well as any unpaid tax liability. However, there are situations where a spouse may be granted relief from taxes or penalties resulting from mistakes or understatements they were not aware of when they signed the return. In other cases, a spouse can be granted relief from a tax obligation under certain circumstances.

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Payroll Tax Assistance

The failure to withhold and pay Payroll taxes properly is considered a serious violation in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service. Specialized Revenue Officers employed by the IRS focus on the collection of these liabilities from the business, its owners, directors, officers, and other responsible individuals. The Revenue Officer will likely seek to close the business and liquidate its assets if they are unable to collect the delinquent payroll tax. Our firm will help you solve your existing payroll tax issues and help you meet your requirements for future payroll tax payment and reporting.

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1040 Tax Return

IRS Installment Agreements (Payment Plans)

An Installment Agreement is an arrangement in which the Internal Revenue Service permits a taxpayer to spread out the payment of unpaid tax liabilities over a period of time. Negotiation of this agreement requires substantial knowledge about IRS guidelines and regulations. We are highly experienced in helping taxpayers negotiate the lowest possible monthly payments. If you don’t qualify for an alternate form of relief from taxes and cannot afford monthly payments, we can request to have your account placed on “uncollectible” status. After the IRS classifies an account as “uncollectible”, it will stop its enforcement actions. In certain cases, accounts retain their “uncollectible” state up to the expiration of the collections statute of limitations.

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Penalty Abatement

You may be capable of eliminating all or part of your interest and penalties with penalty abatement. However, you cannot eliminate the base tax amount that caused the interest and penalties. With abatement, you will usually be able to eliminate most if not all of these penalties, but not the related interest. Removing these penalties can be a huge financial relief for you, as these penalties can comprise upwards of 25% of the total tax debt you owe.

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Trust Fund Recovery Penalty

If a business entity fails to pay the appropriate amount of withholding taxes, the IRS will aggressively seek to collect this from “responsible individuals involved in operating the business”. The IRS has authorization to “pierce the corporate veil” by assessing these liabilities that the business has not paid against the responsible individuals. This assessment is called the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty. Once the penalty has been assessed against you, it may jeopardize your home or other property and ruin your credit rating. If you are the potential target of an IRS assessment of the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty, the time to act is now. Experienced legal counsel can make the difference.

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