When married taxpayers choose to file joint tax returns, both taxpayers are legally responsible for the entire tax liability.
This includes any additions to tax, interest and penalties, even if they divorce. This is even true where one spouse earned all the income or claimed improper deductions or credits. In some cases, the innocent spouse can be relieved of any penalties associated with a tax crime or mistake of the other spouse or ex-spouse. Bauer Brofsky Law Firm P.A. can help you determine whether you qualify as an innocent spouse.
OIC is a program which allows qualified individuals with an unpaid tax debt to negotiate a settlement amount that is less that the total owed to clear the debt. OIC can help you get out of tax debt for a small percentage of what you currently owe.
Steps to an OIC
Have you been given notice of an audit by the IRS?
While the IRS actively seeks every bit of tax owed, a tax attorney can make sure you only pay what you have to. A tax attorney can help you avoid lengthy and costly tax audits and advise you of any possible negative outcomes. If you have an impending audit, call the Bauer Law Office P.A. for aggressive and competent representation.
Running a business or corporation can already be very time consuming, why not let a tax lawyer advise you on tax matters related to audits, payroll taxes, social security payments, sales tax, and other common tax problems.
Many businesses that do get audited is because of excessive business deductions. The Bauer Law Office P.A. can help advise you on what deductions are valid as well prepare a business structure that minimizes your business’s tax liability.
Generally, the IRS does not consider partnerships to be separate from their owners for tax purposes; instead, they are considered “pass-through” tax entities.
The complexity of that classification creates numerous tax issues for partners in partnerships. Not understanding the implications of asset contribution, distribution, deductions, capital accounting, and other partnership issues, can subject partners to unnecessary tax liability as well as possible criminal liability. Bauer Law Office P.A. can advise you and your partners on tax compliance as well as proper tax planning as it relates to partnerships.
The IRS’ primary concern is the collection of taxes.
The IRS gives very little thought to your financial well-being or the impact levies on your accounts, or property liens and seizures can have your life. Very few people are approved for payment plans or installment agreements.
However, your chances are vastly improved when you have the help of a tax attorney who understands the tax codes, laws, forms and procedures. Before you have levies attached to your property, call our law office to negotiate an installment agreement.
The area of tax law is complex and often difficult to navigate.
Whether you are looking for a complex business structure to minimize taxes, a strategic estate plan to preserve wealth, or competent representation to defend against IRS audits; Bauer Law Office P.A. can help you with your individual needs. Understanding the tax code and proper planning is the best way to avoid tax problems.
Whether you need tax planning related to foreign tax credits, FIRPTA withholding, FACTA compliance, or are in need of a sophisticated international business structure; a knowledgeable tax attorney can help you make the right choices.
Bauer Law Office P.A. has assisted international clients with structuring of offshore companies and trusts for real estate investment purchases, allowing them to avoid US estate tax as well as minimize income related taxes.
A 1031 exchange allows you to defer tax on the sale of certain investment property so long as you are willing to reinvest in a replacement property, and follow the rules and regulations for completion of a successful 1031 Exchange.
Bauer Law Office P.A. can help you understand these rules and regulations as well as follow the proper procedures, allowing you the benefit of investing extra tax dollars into new real estate.