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Here's How the Process Works:

Free Initial Consultation and Financial Analysis

15 Minutes - We will go through your entire financial situation, step-by-step and see what programs you qualify for, determine how we can help, and answer any questions that you may have.


Research & Investigation

4-7 Days - Using the Power of Attorney, we will work with the IRS to determine what evidence they have against you (without disclosing anything), so we can create a plan of attack.


Fight for the Best Resolution

1-3 Months - After learning exactly what they have against you, we will negotiate with the IRS on your behalf, removing all the penalties we can, and fighting for a great settlement for you.



Forever - Once your tax burdens have been lifted, you can go on living your life again! You will finally be free of the burdens chasing you, and can start fresh with no tax debt!

A Tax Attorney To Help All of San Francisco Get Relief

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San Francisco Instant Tax Attorney (ITA) Office - Helping the City by the Bay

Do you owe the IRS money? How about the State of California?

Well if you are like many other good people, sometimes you fall on hard times. Sometimes there just isn’t quite enough money to go around after a medical emergency, life change, or just normal life. Often times, these end up in you owing the government a lot of money in back taxes or tax debt.

Have you dealt with those back tax issues yet, or are you waiting for the IRS to show up at your door?

Unfortunately, the IRS will never just ‘go away’ when it comes to what you owe in taxes. They will go to great lengths to make sure they get the money they are owed, and will never just ‘forget’ to come after you. They can show up at your doorstep in San Francisco at any time to start the collection process.

Give our office a call today!

How a Qualified Tax Relief Firm Can Help

The good thing is that you don’t have to be alone when going to battle against the IRS. We constantly deal with the IRS every single day, and won’t get bullied by them like most people do. We have numbers that you don’t, and can actually battle to get you enrolled in programs that can actually slash the amount of money you owe. Programs like:

  • Offer in Compromise – If you qualify for this settlement program, the IRS actually will reduce the amount you owe significantly. Sometimes this amount can get up to 90%, which means you only have to pay 1/10th of the amount that you originally owed! How incredible would that be!
  • Installment Agreements – Often times, we are able to negotiate with the IRS to get you on a set payment plan that will allow you to pay over time, instead of all at once. This makes room for all the other expenses that you have in life, so you can actually afford to pay it back.

So you owe it to yourself, your family and your future to give us a call today at (619) 867-0855 to see what we can do for you.

Removing Penalties and Interest Charges

Chances are that if you owe back taxes to the IRS, then over the period of time that you’ve not paid them, interest charges and penalties have been tacked onto your total debt. Just like a home mortgage, these charges can really add up and multiply overtime, leaving you owing multiple times what you originally did, and the holder of that debt many times richer (in this case, the IRS).

Our firm of lawyers have years of experience in getting these types of charges and penalties removed quickly and effectively(by using a Penalty Abatement negotiation), often reducing the amount you owe significantly before you do any other sorts of negotiations or programs the IRS offers.

Wouldn’t you like to have those charges removed from the amount you owe?

Negotiating Offer in Compromise Agreements

One of the most effective ways to save the most money on your outstanding tax liability is to negotiate an Offer in Compromise agreement with the IRS. This basically means that you are unable to pay back the amount you owe in a reasonable amount of time (depending on various exemptions and statues that the IRS has placed on the program.

Not all taxpayers qualify for this program, and in attempting to, we have seen some citizens actually reveal more information than they should have, and had more penalties assessed to their amount. Qualification depends on your gross monthly income, regular expenses, amount owed, interest rates, and more.

Our attorneys have years of experience in dealing with and getting our clients into the Offer in Compromise program, and know the right statutes, limitations, thresholds, exclusions and exemptions to navigate through to get results. Let our wise counsel and practiced skills work in your favor to reduce your debt.

Clients in this program routinely save 90%-95% on the amount they owe, and have the freedom to start fresh in life, without the massive burden of debt hanging over their heads. Call our firm today at (619) 867-0855 to learn how much we can save you.

Getting Rid of Bank Levies and Tax Liens

  • Tax Liens – if you owe a signifiant amount to the government, they can actually place a lien on your property (house, cars, accounts, RV’s, boats, land and more), which means they claim legal ownership of this property, and you cannot do anything with it until your tax burden is fully paid off.
  • Tax Levy – a levy is one step beyond a lien, in the fact that the government not only claims legal ownership over, but will actually seize some or all of these assets, and sell them off at auction in order to pay back the amount you owe. It’s basically legal robbery!

Your Tax Relief ExpertsIf you have had either a lien or a levy placed on your property, you need to act quickly in order to get it removed as soon as possible, so you can move on with your life. Any one of our lawyers or consultants can walk you through the steps in making this happen, in a free, one-on-one consultation that will only take 15 minutes of your time. Give our firm a call right now to see how we can help.

Helping Businesses and Companies With Tax Issues

If you are a business owner, and have been running into issues with your taxes, we can help. We have helped hundreds of other business owners just like you to be free of their tax issues, remove any penalties, battle audits, file back tax returns (and claim all their rightful deductions), and move on with life and business. Here are a few of the sample industries that we help and work with:

  • Franchise Businesses – restaurants, fast food, service companies, network marketing, etc.
  • Laborers and Construction – truck drivers, construction workers, laborers, foremen
  • Professionals – lawyers, bankers, office professionals, administrators
  • Freelancers  – graphic designers, web designers, writers, artists and business owners
  • Small Businesses – shops, stores, markets, and more

If your company is not in good standing in terms of tax liability, then give us a call toady. We can help reduce the amount you owe in taxes, and get out of trouble with the government, so you can go back to making money and improving our great country.

Setting Up Good Installment Agreements

There is a great program available for individuals that owe a significant amount to the IRS, which will allow you to pay back the outstanding over a longer period of time, as opposed to all at once in a large lump sum. This agreement is known as an Installment Agreement, and is a way many people are finding relief. This program allows you to not worry so much about paying both your normal living expenses and a massive debt off of the same gross income, but just adds a payment to your monthly total, leaving you with disposable income at the end of the month for you to use for living, instead of giving to the government.

How to Spot and Avoid Scam Lawyers

Like in many other industries, the tax relief industry also has its fair share of scammers and deceivers, who are just trying to make a quick buck. You should definitely be doing your homework on any company you work with, BEFORE you sign a contract with them.

Do your own research on verified third party sites like the BBB, Trust Pilot and Trust Link, and see what kinds of reviews, praises, complaints and issues that past clients have had with the company, to get a preview of how they will treat you. Are past clients willing to give a referral to a friend in need, or a warning?

Our company proudly has an A+ rating with the BBB, with over 173+ positive customer ratings to show for it. We have helped thousands of good citizens, just like you over the past few years to get out of debt and be free of their issues.

Filing Back Tax Returns

One of the easiest ways to become ‘compliant’ again is to go back and file all of your back tax returns for the past years that you have neglected to. We can greatly help in this process, by filing these back returns for you, and in that, can save you a TON on what you owe. Just by claiming the deductions, exemptions and incentives that you are already entitled to, you can reduce the amount you owe significantly. We can give you a better idea of how much we can save in a free consultation with one of our expert lawyers, attorneys, CPAs, consultants or registered agents.

Removing Wage Garnishments Quickly

If you have had the unfortunate problem of getting a Wage Garnishment placed on your paycheck, then you need to act quickly to get it removed. The IRS has the ability to approach whoever takes care of the payroll at your business of employment, and garnish a set amount off the top of what you make every single month up to 25%, to make up for the amount owed.

How do you think your boss would react if the IRS was calling him, asking to take a portion of your wages? Do you think you’d get a good promotion after that or have his trust? Of course not!

Give us a call today, and we can likely have your wage garnishment lifted by tomorrow, allowing you freedom again.

Other Areas Around San Francisco that We Serve

Serving All of the San Francisco Bay AreaOur office centered in the Bay is proud to serve the entire Northern California / Central Coast region, including but not limited to the following cities:

  • San Francisco
  • Oakland
  • Daly City
  • Walnut Creek
  • Alameda
  • San Rafael
  • Berkeley
  • Hayward
  • Concord
  • Mill Valley
  • Vallejo
  • Antioch
  • Pleasanton

If you are in or around the Bay Area, we would love to chat with you for a bit about your tax problems.

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San Francisco Instant Tax Attorney

465 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104

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Services / Problems Solved
Removing Wage Garnishments
Getting Rid of Tax Liens
Removing Bank Levies
Filing Back Tax Returns
Stopping IRS Letters
Stopping Revenue Officers
Solving IRS Back Tax Problems
Ironing out Payroll Tax Issues
Relief from Past Tax Issues
Negotiating Offer in Compromise Agreements
Negotiating Innocent Spouse Relief Arrangements
Penalty Abatement Negotiations
Assessing Currently Not Collectible Claims
Real Estate Planning
Legal Advice
Tax Lawyers on Staff
Steve Sherer, JD
Kelly Gibson, JD
Joseph Gibson, JD
Lance Brown, JD
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Does a Tax Attorney Need a CPA?

Tax attorneys specialize in the minutiae of the IRS tax code. They supply guidance on complex legal problems, particularly in the areas of tax disputes, estate preparation, trusts, and company tax law. Attorneys are powerful negotiators who concept arguments which best support a position that is desirable and examine case facts in light of the law. The court system can be used by them in ways that provide leverage in resolving tax cases in California. Therefore, they may want a CPA planning for future tax years and when maximizing deductions.

How Long Does an IRS Offer in Compromise Work?

The period at which the offer in compromise works frequently varies based on your own offer and also the payment option you choose. Wait for written approval, then pay the remaining balance of the offer in five or fewer payments. Regular Payment: Submit your initial payment by means of your application. Continue to pay the remaining balance in monthly payments while your offer is considered by the IRS. Continue to pay monthly until it's paid in full, if accepted.

What Should I Prepare for a Meeting with my Tax Lawyer?

When planning to meet with your tax lawyer, there are a few things that you should prepare. You shouldn't use a preparer willing to e-file your return just by using a pay stub (that is against IRS rules). You must supply comprehensive advice about your fiscal situation on IRS Form 433-A, Collection Information Statement. This comprises verifiable information about your cash, property in San Francisco, investments, accessible credit, assets, income, and debt. In addition to property, the RCP additionally contains your anticipated future income.

How Often does the IRS Accept an Offer in Compromise?

The Internal Revenue Service regularly accepts an offer in compromise when the amount offered represents the most they are able to expect to accumulate within a reasonable period of time. For this reason, you're advised to research all other payment options before submitting an offer in compromise from San Francisco. The Offer in Compromise program isn't for everyone. Thus, should you think about hiring a tax professional to allow you to file an offer, make sure to assess her or his qualifications. Additionally, before they are able to consider your offer, you must be present with all payment and filing requirements.

Is Tax Debt Reported on the Public Record?

Tax Debt may be reported on the public record. There are just three kinds of public records that appear in a credit file, all of them. Bankruptcy is the most evident. It is a legal proceeding under which someone is provided relief from debts they are not able to pay. The second public record you may see in a credit report is a tax lien. This results most commonly from failure to pay your taxes. Uncle Sam is seriously interested in getting his taxes paid. An unpaid tax lien on your San Francisco property will stay on a credit history for up to ten years from the filing date. A tax lien that was paid is deleted seven years from the date it is paid.

Can Tax Lawyers Really Help?

Yes, tax attorneys in San Francisco, CA can really help. It is very crucial that you take care of your tax problems very carefully. IRS tax matters are sensitive and extremely crucial issue as well as a small error in the process can cost you really dearly in the kind of loss of money, time, can get you frustrated and may land you in jail. The legalities involved in the procedure of tax resolution of your IRS taxes along with the tax laws can be quite complicated and you also could not comprehend it at all. Thus, it is best to employ a specialist in tax representation, who will have the ability to deal with your situation in California .

What Tax Debt is Dischargeable?

Most unsecured consumer debts such as government benefit overpayments, utility bills, back lease, personal loans, medical bills, and credit card costs are dischargeable in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. There's an exception to discharge in the event the money, California property, or services was obtained under false pretenses. The false pretense must have been made in writing to the creditor as well as the misrepresentation must have been material, which means the representation was such that the creditor wouldn't have extended credit had the true facts been known. Moreover, cash judgments are almost always dischargeable, with a few exceptions.

Where Do I Send my Offer in Compromise Payments?

There are just two alternatives for where to mail the OIC: either Holtsville, NY or Memphis, TN. Since you live in San Francisco, California, you would send your offer to Holtsville. Pay the entire quantity of the Offer in Compromise over the remaining life on the collection statute of limitations. You may specify a lump sum payment due within 90 days, and then monthly installment payments for the rest of the collection period. This 10-year period frozen or may have been widened by various actions taken by the IRS or by the taxpayer.

What Does a Tax Attorney Do For Me?

A Tax lawyer can help you solve your tax problems with the Internal Revenue Service since they specialize in the minutiae of the IRS tax code. They provide advice on complex legal issues, especially in the areas of estate preparation, trusts, tax disputes, and business tax law. Lawyers are strong negotiators who construct arguments which best support a position that is desired and examine case facts in light of the law. They may use the court system in ways that offer leverage in resolving tax cases. Some tax attorneys help prepare your tax returns for a premium; yet, tax attorneys aren't accountants and are rarely involved in filing taxes with the Internal Revenue Service or state of California.

How Much Do Tax Lawyers Cost?

Reputable and most competent tax attorneys in San Francisco will charge their clients on an hourly basis for all services. This may generally be an hourly charge of between $200 and $400. Generally, a tax attorney will require that a prepayment, which is referred to as a retainer is made by their client. This retainer will be a prepayment on the basis of the amount of hours that your tax lawyer considers they will be working on your behalf. This hourly fee will be deducted from the retainer, as the work nears end.