You will probably have to contact an attorney and provide some more details before getting a quote for legal services. The attorney will need more information from you before determining how he/she can help you. The attorney will also need more information from you before setting the fee. My fees are dependent on a few different factors such as the balance owed, the status of IRS collections, and the complexity of the case. An active levy may be a factor that increases your fee because it adds a level of urgency that may not have been there before.
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I agree with Attorney Wetenkamp that more information is needed. The total cost depends on the complexity of your tax returns, your ability to make installment payments while the matter is pending, and whether you have a hardship that may make it so you can get on currently not collectible status. I hope this helps.
Andrew J Wyman
A good deal of strategy and planning goes into levy help, including a bankruptcy analysis, reasons to avoid the levy, hardship explanations, propriety of the underlying tax, goals you are trying to achieve in terms of asset retention, whether anyone else is jointly liable for the money owed, and more.
If you will nearly starve or become homeless, that is one reason to ask the IRS for an offer in compromise (based upon your earning capacity, age, disability and the like). This may lead to tax court.
Each of the mentioned approaches have a cost associated with it. The selection of the path and the likelihood of having to resort to different activities down the path will control the selection of tactic.
For example, if you were 95 years old, totally disabled, only Social Security income, an offer in compromise might be ideal.
Curt Harrington Patent & Tax Law Attorney Certified Tax Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization PATENTAX.COM This communication is general information and not legal advice, and does not create an attorney-client relationship. This communication should not be relied upon as any type of legal advice. Please note that no attorney-client relationship exists between the sender and the recipient of this message in the absence of either (1) a signed fee contract and (2) remission of an agreed-upon retainer. Absent such an agreement and retainer, I am not engaged by you as an attorney, nor is any other member of my law firm.
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