Below are some of the more common questions we are asked.
Clearly, we always want as many facts as possible up front, but the short answer is yes to any personal or business tax delinquency or related matter.
It depends on the type of strategy pursued, the complexity of the facts, and the various team members’ workloads. Regardless, nothing is filed with the Government unless and until it has been reviewed and approved personally by Joseph Pearman. All negotiations with the Government are conducted personally by Joseph Pearman.
It depends on the type of strategy pursued, the complexity of the facts, and whether the time involved will be open ended. Most of the cases are billed on a one (1) time flat fee basis. However, there are some cases that are extremely complex and open ended which require hourly billing.
Yes, and during the Initial Consultation Phase you will be told how to do so if you are interested in such information. However, dealing with the Government is complex, frustrating, and time consuming. We do not recommend that taxpayers try to represent themselves.
It depends on the type of strategy pursued. However, the short answer is somewhere between one (1) week and eighteen (18) months.
Odds are, not correct. Your business is likely an S corporation. Therefore, if it has a tax delinquency, it is likely payroll, sales, or withholding. Each of those types of taxes expose persons, with control over the company purse strings, to personal liability.
Maybe. Not all taxes are dischargeable and the taxes that are dischargeable must satisfy what are called the timing rules. Although we do not represent taxpayers in bankruptcy, during the Initial Consultation Phase, we do analyze the timing rules against the facts provided to determine if bankruptcy is a viable option.