Tax Help Guide – Resources on Tax Resolution

The following guides are both to help guide you through the IRS collection process and assist our existing clients to understand more about the process. We will continue to update this page as more information is made available. Please note that the IRS or other agencies may update forms after a guide has been created. We try to keep up to date as much as possible, but it’s worth checking if new forms came out for your particular situation.

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For those not sure where to start, watch the below video on tax relief.

Tax Relief Explained: How Back Taxes Get Resolved

General IRS Information

IRS Fresh Start Program Guide For 2021

Can You Negotiate With The IRS Yourself?

How To Order IRS Transcripts

How to get old IRS Forms

Tax Return Signatures for Deceased Persons: Simplified Instructions

Cancellation of Debt Income from 1099-C: How To Get Out of It

Unfiled Tax Help: What To Do When You Have Multiple Unfiled Tax Returns

Frequently Asked Questions About Unfiled Tax Returns

Sending Multiple Tax Returns

IRS Fresh Start Initiative: Which Taxpayers Does It Help?

How To Talk To A Real Person at the IRS

IRS Offer In Compromise

IRS Offer in Compromise Formula – How The IRS Calculates Tax Settlements

How Much Will The IRS Settle For?

Different Types of Offer in Compromise

How To Do Your Own IRS Offer In Compromise

Getting an IRS Offer In Compromise Accepted

Guide to Filling Out Form 433-A(OIC)

Guide to Filling Out Form 433-B(OIC)

Guide to Filling Out Form 656 Offer In Compromise

How Long Does an IRS Offer In Compromise Take?

Bankruptcy or Offer In Compromise?

Installment Agreement vs Offer In Compromise

IRS Letters

IRS Letters: How Far Away is Collections?

IRS Certified Mail Letters – Explanations and Appropriate Responses

CP2000 Notice IRS Letter: What They Are And How To Respond

IRS Lock In letter – What It is and How To Fix It

IRS Liens

IRS Lien Withdrawal: A Step by Step Guide on Withdrawing an IRS Lien

When Are IRS Tax Liens Filed? How Can I Avoid Them?

IRS Collections

IRS Collection Process Basics

Being Assigned an IRS Revenue Officer: What To Expect

Can the IRS Take My House?

Can’t Pay Back Taxes? You Have Options!

IRS Tax Debt Settlement Options

How To Prevent an IRS Wage Garnishment

How To Stop IRS Wage Garnishment

Expiring Tax Debts

How Long Does The IRS and States Have to Collect? CSED: Collection Statute Expiration Dates

Does The IRS Forgive Tax Debts After Ten Years? Sort Of

Currently Not Collectible Status

A Review of the CNC tax program

IRS Payment Plans

IRS Payment Plan Guide

IRS Penalty Abatements

IRS First Time Penalty Abatement Guide

Tax Payments

How to Make Estimated Tax Payments

Easiest Ways to Pay the IRS

Cheapest Credit Card Options for IRS Payments

State Tax Issues

Community Property and Tax Debts


How to Contact California Franchise Tax Board

FTB Offer In Compromise – California Tax Settlement Guide

FTB Hardship Status – How to get it

California Franchise Tax Board Bank Levies – How To Release and Resolve

California Self Employment Tax: State & Federal Compliance

How To Release a California FTB Bank Levy

CA FTB Tax Debt Forgiveness – Settling California State Tax Debt


Michigan Offer In Compromise: Start To Finish Guide

New York

NYS Tax Debt Relief: Your Options

New York State Back Taxes: Pitfalls & Pathways To Settlement

New York State Offer In Compromise: Start To Finish Guide

New York State Tax Warrant: Informational Guide

NYS Tax Warrant Statute of Limitations Information

New York State Tax Collections – When NYS Wants Back Due Tax Debt


100% Penalty Assessed if Tax Returns Not Filed for 3 Years

Sales Tax

How to Automate eCommerce Sales Tax Filings with TaxJar