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Chicago tax attorney and Chicago CPA for IRS payment plans, IRS tax debt relief, IRS tax debt forgiveness, IRS Fresh Start Program and business and personal tax return preparation. Do you have unpaid IRS tax debt? Unfiled tax returns? Need an IRS tax payment plan? I will settle your IRS tax debts.  First, I offer a consultation to tax resolution clients by phone or email.  Second, I investigate your IRS tax debts and evaluate your alternatives.  Third, I file all unfiled tax returns. Fourth, I guide clients through the IRS Fresh Start Program tax relief program and prepare the necessary forms.  I work the IRS and Illinois Department of Revenue to get you the best tax relief settlement possible.

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IRS Debt Forgiveness

How to settle IRS tax debts – watch my IRS tax help video explaining your options.

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Chicago Tax Lawyer

Chicago tax lawyer and CPA Brian J. Thompson prepares personal and business income tax returns.  Tax law is complex.  Therefore, you need an experienced Chicago tax lawyer and CPA on your side.

Chicago Tax Lawyer Fees

How much do Chicago tax lawyers charge The cost of income tax return preparation depends upon which tax forms and schedules are necessary.  My prices are competitive with other Chicago tax lawyers and Chicago CPA firms.  I am an experienced tax lawyer.  Additionally, my fees for the IRS Fresh Start Program representation are competitive with Optima Tax Relief’s fees.

IRS Tax Liens and Levy

The IRS has 10 years from the date of tax assessment (usually, close to the filing date) to collect taxes, penalties and interest from you. The IRS will file a notice of federal tax lien, levy on bank accounts and/or garnish wages to collect tax debts.

IRS Fresh Start Program Tax Help

How to settle your tax debts for less without filing bankruptcy. IRS Fresh Start Program tax help usually takes the form of an installment agreement or an offer in compromise (OIC).  The 10-year collection period is suspended while the IRS considers your application for an installment agreement or offer in compromise.  Contact me now at for tax resolution help and resolve your tax problems.

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Chicago tax attorney and CPA Brian J. Thompson

IRS Payment Plans

How to settle your tax debts.  An IRS payment plan permits the taxpayer to pay his full federal tax debt in installments. The IRS payment plan can be as long as 72 months.  Tax relief agreements generally require equal monthly payments. The amount and number of installment payments depend on the amount of federal tax debts. The IRS also considers your ability to pay. However, an installment agreement is more costly than immediately paying all your unpaid federal income tax debts. In addition, the IRS charges interest and penalties on the unpaid portion of the federal tax debt.

In addition, the IRS charges a setup fee for installment agreements. If you owe the IRS more than $50,000, the IRS may also ask for financial information to determine your ability to pay. Even if you set up a payment plan, the IRS may still file a Notice of Federal Tax Lien to secure the government’s interest until you make your final payment. However, the IRS can’t take any collection actions affecting your property while the IRS considers a taxpayer’s request for an installment agreement, while the installment agreement is in effect, for 30 days after the IRS rejects your request for an installment agreement, or for any period while the taxpayer appeals the rejection. Chicago tax lawyer and Chicago tax CPA Brian J. Thompson will protect you from adverse IRS collection actions.

IRS Offer in Compromise

The IRS Fresh Start Program my provide tax debt forgiveness.  An offer in compromise allows a taxpayer to settle tax debt for less than the full amount owed.  The three types of offers in compromise include:  (1) doubt as to collectability, (2) doubt as to liability, and (3) an exceptional circumstance.

When evaluating doubt as to collectability, the IRS considers the taxpayer’s (1) Ability to Pay, (2) Income, (3) Expenses, and (4) Asset Equity.

Generally, the IRS approves an OIC when the amount offered represents the most the IRS expects to collect within a reasonable time.

Does an Offer in Compromise Affect My Credit?

An Offer in Compromise does not affect your credit score.  The IRS does not notify the credit reporting services you filed an offer in compromise or installment agreement.  However, if your offer is accepted and paid off, the IRS should release any federal tax lien. You should contact the credit reporting services to ensure the released lien is reflected on your credit report.

Offer in Compromise Fees

Effective January 1, 2014, the IRS increased the offer in compromise fee from $150 to $186.

Chicago CPA Late Income Tax Returns

Starting March, 2017, the IRS will not consider offer in compromise applications if the taxpayer has unfiled tax returns.  However, Chicago CPA Brian J. Thompson prepares all your unfiled personal income tax returns and business income tax returns.

Tax debt relief and IRS tax relief issues are complex.  Therefore, retain a Chicago tax attorney and Chicago CPA to represent you.  Finally, my fees are competitive with the national tax relief firms such as Optima Tax Relief.