Payroll Tax Problems

How Payroll Tax Problems Work

If you currently run or own a company with staff and owe 941 or Employee Withholding Tax, then you need to immediately resolve your tax issue! When it comes to these types of taxes, the IRS is the most aggressive. You place your wages, properties, and company credibility at risk if payroll taxes are not charged.

If these taxes (Payroll Tax 940/941) are ignored long enough, the company will be forced to close and all assets may be confiscated in order to satisfy the debt. You have to make arrangements to pay the taxes, regardless of whether the company is closed. The IRS will not be deterred and your personal finances are at risk by not paying or making arrangements.

How We Can Help

In order to protect the future of your business, it is necessary to address payroll tax debt issues quickly if you owe taxes on delinquent payroll and employment taxes. The IRS prioritizes collecting employment taxes over income taxes, so the sooner it’s dealt with, the better.

Our tax experts specializing in payroll tax problems will be able to address the options available and the best course of action. Clergy Tax Resolution can help you.


How Liens Work

As payment for tax debt, the government will readily take away unprotected properties. Getting tax liens can even have an effect on your credit, making it harder to get loans.

A tax lien allows the government, if you do not pay your tax debt, to lay legal claim on your property. To settle your debt in full is the only way to completely get rid of a federal tax lien. The IRS demands complete payment to release your lien within 30 days afterwards.

Tax liens are structured by complex federal regulations, but even the IRS makes mistakes, so it is important to know your rights to fight one.

How We Can Help

Clergy Tax Resolution understands the IRS’s strict guidelines and can help eliminate the lien for you. We can protect you by showing that the lien has been filed in error, appealing, making an Offer in Compromise or negotiating an Installment Plan. Let’s talk about your options.

Audit Representation

How Audit Representation Works

During an income tax audit or inspection, the IRS and all states allow a taxpayer to have an approved representative. The representative must have permission to practice before the IRS or state, and specific credentials are required. Attorneys, CPAs, and registered agents are the forms of members that are permitted to represent taxpayers before the IRS in income tax audits.

The methodology used to defend the taxpayer’s position is built by an audit official. He or she assists the taxpayer in the preparation of all the documentation submitted by the taxing authority and on behalf of the taxpayer, usually attends all meetings and maintains correspondence.

How We Can Help

If you receive a letter from the IRS saying that there is an audit coming, contact us immediately so that the next best step can be determined and strategized. Even if you don’t think you’ve done something wrong or are confused as to why you’re being audited, we don’t suggest you try to represent yourself.

We have the experience and expertise to deal with your IRS audit. We can help you through the entire process to remove the stress and make it run smoothly. Don’t hesitate to give us a call. ⠀


How Bankruptcy Works

For those who have no means of paying off their tax liability and penalties, bankruptcy is sometimes filed as a last resort. In order for the IRS to grant this, very strict laws and regulations are followed.

How We Can Help

In some cases, bankruptcy may be the best solution to resolve your crushing tax problems. However, if you file bankruptcy and don’t follow the rules, the IRS will still be in hot pursuit after your bankruptcy is over.

To decide whether bankruptcy is or can be a feasible option, careful pre-bankruptcy preparation is key. Let us help you decide if bankruptcy is a good option for you.

Penalty Abatement

How Penalty Abatement Works

The IRS can minimize, or decrease, its fines if the taxpayer is able to give a fair explanation. However, this courtesy can only be extended to you if you have been consistent with the filing and payment of your returns for the previous three years.

Some of the logical causes include:

  • A death inside a family
  • Natural catastrophe
  • Illness
  • Divorce
  • Prolonged unemployment
  • An error by the IRS

How We Can Help

We will study your case and help you demonstrate evidence of paying taxes on time beforehand for at least three years to qualify. Our years of experience have provided us with high levels of success in eliminating penalties.

Currently Not Collectible

How Currently Not Collectible Status Works

As long as you have proof of not having any source of income, you can declare your debt as “currently not collectible.” Once you have provided proof, the government will usually avoid going after your money with liens or levies. And they won’t garnish your wages. However, there is no certainty that the government will not come after you sooner or later.

For instance, interest and penalties will continue to increase when in CNC status. On the other hand, if you do not have 20 percent equity in it, or if the expense of seizing it is more than it’s worth, the IRS usually won’t go after an asset.

CNC status can only give you a few months or years. They can still reopen the case at any time. This happens every few years or months, especially if you owe extra taxes, sell land, or raise your income. For back taxes owed, there is a ten-year Statute of Limitations, in which the tax debt is forgiven.

How We Can Help

We will be able to assist you in applying for this option, until all collection activities are stopped. Currently not collectible is a particularly valuable choice for taxpayers who simply cannot afford to pay back taxes to the IRS and need more time for their financial affairs to be sorted out.

Back Taxes Owed

How Back Taxes Work

Your tax returns were filed, but you didn’t have the funds to cover what was due. You will say, “Oh well, next year I’m going to catch up.” You find yourself some years later in debt, and before you know it there is a note from the IRS saying that you owe the original amount three or four times.

For deliberate or accidental purposes, a taxpayer can be behind in paying taxes. Any of these factors include: filing a return and not paying the tax liability; not disclosing all income received during the tax year; and failing to file a tax return for a given tax year.

If taxes remain unpaid after the Internal Revenue Service ( IRS) has issued several notices, a minimum penalty fee, ranging from $100 to $435 depending on the due date, will be assessed in addition to interest on the unpaid sum, which is 0.5 percent every month that the taxpayer is late, up to 25 percent.

How We Can Help

How quick tax fines and interest add up is absolutely impressive. You should write a big fat check and pay the entire sum, plus interest and fines, and you have an option. If that’s impossible, you can contact us and save yourself from debt, or you can just keep ignoring it while the penalties and interest keep piling up.

Luckily, we offer several options when it comes to resolving unpaid taxes. Owe back taxes? Schedule a consultation today and we can create a custom payment plan that works for you.

Offer in Compromise

How Offer in Compromise Works

Did you know that you can settle your debt with the IRS for just pennies on the dollar with their Offer in Compromise program?

The program allows taxpayers to negotiate with the IRS on tax debt that has been incorrectly assessed or for liabilities they cannot afford to pay. Basically, it’s an out-of-court agreement that allows you the option to pay a lesser portion of your debt compared to what you initially owed.

How We Can Help

Some individuals may not qualify for an OIC, so it’s better to explore other payment options before taking action. We can assess if you qualify for an OIC or different payment options.

Schedule an appointment now and we will assess which route of action fits your tax case best.

Wage Garnishment

How Wage Garnishment Works

In itself, the idea of tax debt will make anyone's heart sink. Particularly since you have only two options, dealing with the IRS or jail. It's a painful process that just ultimately ends in embarrassment.

The IRS will do anything to get you to pay them back. For instance, to pay off your loan, the IRS will deduct a part of your paycheck. Up to 75% of your wages will be withheld by the IRS before your loan is paid off, even if you don't have enough money to spare from your paycheck. No matter how hard you plead with your employer, they are entitled by statute to obtain a substantial portion of your paychecks until a wage garnishment is filed.

How We Can Help

We can negotiate with the IRS to get you out of this situation. We've helped many taxpayers who are suffering from the effects of wage garnishment, and we can help you too! Save the money you worked hard for. Leave it to us!