At Bergman CPA Tax & Accounting, we work side-by-side with our clients and tailor our services to fit their specific needs. We combine personal attention and access with the highest levels of technical expertise and specialized knowledge. Timely communication and responsiveness are hallmarks of our client relationships. All of these attributes support our objective of helping you reach your financial goals.
We pursue excellence by staying on top of current developments and technologies. We stay abreast of industry issues and observe the marketplace so we can analyze provide service and advice tailored to your specific needs and goals. We use our experience and resources to develop industry insights and specialized skills that allow us to bring maximum value to your projects. Together all of these factors allow us deliver superior service and act as a trusted business adviser.
A detailed listing of the services we provide is set out below. Take a look at what we have to offer and how we can help you or your business.
IRS Problem Resolution
Don’t be an ostrich. Burying your head and ignoring tax problems with the IRS is a huge mistake. Ignoring an IRS tax issue will not make it go away, they will not forget about you, and it will only make matters worse. Most people bury their heads when it comes to IRS tax problems because they are scared, overwhelmed and don’t know what to do. We can help.
Leaving a tax debt unaddressed means interest and penalties will continue to pile-up. It can put you at risk of having your wages garnished, your bank account levied and ultimately the IRS even has the power to seize your assets and sell them at auction. The reality is that the IRS has a lot of power the can exercise in collecting tax debts. We can help you resolve your tax problem while preventing or minimizing these threats.
Ignoring an IRS problem not only won’t make the problem go away, but it grows bigger and bigger over time as interest and penalties grow. This snowball can make it feel impossible to settle your debts with the IRS. Many times, the interest and penalties are more than the original tax bill itself!
We offer services to help your settle your IRS tax problem and fend off garnishment, levies, and seizures. Leverage our tax code expertise and experience in dealing with the IRS to resolve your tax problems. Here are a few potential solutions that we use to help our clients solve their problems.
- Installment Agreement
Installment agreements are monthly payment plans you can use to pay off the IRS. An installment agreement shows the IRS you are serious about dealing with your tax problem. Even if you can’t pay off the entire amount up front, installment plans can prevent future penalties, keep interest in check and help stop garnishments, seizures and levies.
- Innocent Spouse Relief
Sometimes an IRS problem is simply not your fault. Typically, innocent spouse relief applies to married couples who file jointly. Whether one spouse just forgot to include all their income or they purposely committed tax fraud, the IRS will come after both of you. We can help you determine if you qualify and apply for innocent spouse relief, so you are off the hook for your spouse’s wrongdoing and the tax debt that goes with it.
- Offer in Compromise
One of the best options available to resolve IRS problems is an Offer in Compromise. An Offer in Compromise lets you settle your tax debts for less than you owe! There are a few forms they can take requiring either a lump-sum or short-term payment plan, and there are no guarantees; the IRS has to accept the offer you propose. We can help you propose, negotiate and close out an Offer in Compromise if it suits your individual situation.
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