U.S. Federal Tax Controversy

Bellevue, Washington Tax Attorney for IRS Disputes and Tax Problems 

Bellevue, Washington tax attorney Olga Guzhva offers many solutions to the IRS problems taxpayers face. Guzhva Law Firm law firm works with clients throughout the Seattle area, Washington State, and elsewhere. We offer free phone evaluation of most cases to help you understand your rights and most cost-effective options.

Your Rights During IRS Tax Collection

This video from the Internal Revenue Service describes the IRS collection efforts and taxpayer’s rights during IRS collection process: Owe Taxes? Understanding IRS Collection Issues 

Your Options to Solve Tax Problems

Learn about some of the services we offer to solve tax problems, below. If you have questions, please contact our tax attorney for a free evaluationGuzhva Law Firm is here to help.

U.S. Federal Tax Controversy

Unfiled Federal Tax Returns

If you did not file a tax return, it is critical to hire a tax attorney who will help you to minimize the unfiled federal tax returns consequences and help you eliminate or reduce back taxes and penalties. Read More

Taxation of U.S. Resident Aliens

Even if you are not a U.S. citizen, you may be subject to U.S. taxes. If you are a U.S. visa holder, you should familiarize yourself with the applicable tax obligations to ensure IRS tax compliance and to prevent costly mistakes. Read More

IRS Collection Relief

If you are facing IRS collections or currently being audited and you don’t know why, it is important to be represented by a tax attorney who can identify problems and minimize IRS penalties and interest. Read More

Relief from Federal Tax Lien

If the taxpayer doesn’t pay the taxes due, a “general tax lien” arises automatically at the time of the IRS assessment against all taxpayer’s “property and rights to property, whether real or personal.” The taxpayer will receive the IRS N… Read More

Relief from Federal Tax Levy / Wage Garnishment by IRS

When taxpayers do not pay taxes owed, the IRS will collect their monies due by any means necessary. Since the IRS has access to your financial records, it generally knows how much money you have and where you keep it, thus, the IRS may garnish your w… Read More

Currently Not Collectible Status

A currently not collectible status indicates that the taxpayer is unable to pay their tax debt without compromising their allowable living expenses. The IRS has guidelines they follow to determine if the taxpayer’s situation falls under this hardsh… Read More

Innocent Spouse Relief

Internal Revenue Code authorizes a joint tax return for husband and wife. In general, IRS can pursue either spouse for any tax delinquencies. Innocent Spouse relief protects a spouse or ex-spouse from certain tax liabilities of the other (ex)spouse. Read More

Installment Agreements

IRS installment agreements are monthly payment plans set up to pay back the taxpayer’s tax liability. The IRS has guidelines as to what amount they will accept and the time frame they will accept it in. Internal Revenue Code requires IRS to enter i… Read More

Offer in Compromise

An IRS offer in compromise (OIC) is an agreement between the taxpayer and the IRS that settles a tax debt for less than the full amount owed. The offer program provides eligible taxpayers with a path toward paying off their tax debt and getting a “… Read More

Tax Penalty Abatement

IRS assesses penalties and interest on tax liabilities in order to increase taxes due years ago from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The IRS will sometimes lower or eliminate these fees with a well worded request by your tax attorney. Read More

Tax Audit & Appeal Representation

If you have been audited and have concerns, it is important to speak with a tax attorney with experience in audits and appeals. We can work with the IRS to reduce your tax liability and negotiate a settlement. Read More

Bankruptcy-Related Tax Issues

When a taxpayer is facing the threat of enforced IRS collection proceedings, another alternative is to file a bankruptcy petition. As a general rule, all tax claims except priority taxes are dischargeable, depending on the circumstances of each case. Read More

Tax Advice & IRS Rulings

An IRS ruling in some tax situations can be very helpful. But seeking an IRS ruling is something that needs to be carefully considered, because the IRS decision could have negative consequences for your case. Read More

Tax Court Litigation

If you are unable to resolve your tax dispute with the IRS through the administrative appeals process and you require legal representation in the Tax Court, we will help you with U.S. Tax Court petitions and appeals. Read More

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