Winning! IRS Settlement in Oxnard, California

Our IRS Tax Relief team has come through again. Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. never gets tired of winning!

Our client, Carlos G. from Oxnard, California, has been informed that the IRS has his accepted his $3,948 settlement on his $67,000 tax debt.

Carlos called our tax defense team on March 7, 2017, for his free consultation.  Carlos had an IRS levy and was missing two (20 tax returns.

Carlos decided that our IRS tax relief team was the right fit for him and today we announce his Offer in Compromise acceptance. Our IRS Tax Lawyers have come through again.

No matter where in the USA that you live, our IRS tax relief team can provide you with a tax defense at very affordable fees.



IRS Settlement In Monroe, NC

Today, August 21st, 2018, our IRS tax relief team celebrates an Offer in Compromise success story. Our client, Lacey H., from Monroe, NC, has received word that his IRS settlement has been accepted.

Lacey called our IRS tax defense team on April 15th, 2017. He owed $65,000. Lacey had an Installment Agreement with the IRS. He had a 401K. we provided Lacey with his options during his free and confidential consultation.

Our IRS Tax Lawyers prepared his 2016 tax return to make Lacey compliant with IRS law. We then proceed with his Offer in Compromise. Today, our IRS tax relief team announces that Lacey settled his $65,000 tax debt for a grand total of $11,846.

Our IRS tax relief team provides tax defense to Americans throughout the United States.

For your free and confidential consultation, call 1-800-589-3078.

IRS Tax Relief in Mississippi – IRS Settlement

Our client, David T. from Olive Branch, MS has received his IRS Offer in Compromise settlement. David has settled his $67,000 for a grand total of $500.00.
David came to Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. in July 2016. He had not filed his tax returns in 10 years. The IRS was ready to levy (garnish) him. Our IRS tax relief team, led by our Tax Attorneys, provided David with a tax defense and we have settled his tax debt. Today, David has his Fresh Start.
Our IRS Tax lawyers provide IRS tax defense for Americans throughout the United States.
If you have an IRS tax debt and need help,
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The Difference Between A Tax Levy And A Tax Lien

Federal tax liens and tax levies are the enforcement staples of the Internal Revenue Service. They are two of the very common methods because they are the easiest to implement. The IRS computer matches up the taxpayer’s name with their tax debt and current employer. There isn’t an individual sitting at a desk looking at your case.  The IRS uses a tax levy to get the money it’s owed if a taxpayer doesn’t write a check voluntarily, or for that matter, quickly enough.

Federal Tax Levies

A tax levy is not available for the general public to see and does not by itself affect your credit rating or prevent you from selling your property. However, if the IRS serves a tax levy on your bank, then it is required to send all of your money to the IRS. The bank can not immediately send your funds to the IRS. Instead, Internal Revenue Code Section 6332(c), provides that the bank must hold onto the funds for 21 calendar days.  Needless to say, you do not have a minute to waste. The 21-day “bank hold” includes Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. You can expect that the bank will notify you of its receipt of the tax levy. However, this may take a few days until after the bank receives it and that 21-day clock continues to tick. The 21-day period is extremely important because it gives you an opportunity to negotiate with the Internal Revenue Service to release the tax levy before the bank sends the funds. While it can be difficult to get the IRS to agree to release the tax levy, an experienced IRS Tax Attorney can sometimes get this accomplished, but it will depend on your overall situation including such factors as:

  • How much money is in the bank
  • The value of your other assets
  • The amount of your income and expenses
  • The total amount of your tax bill
  • Whether you have been cooperating with the IRS by responding to their inquiries
Don’t expect to get rapid notification from the IRS that they have sent a tax levy. The internal operating procedures of the IRS known as the Internal Revenue Manual specifically instruct its employees to delay sending a copy of the tax levy to the taxpayer.
A tax levy sent to the bank is a “one-shot” tax levy. It only attaches to the funds in your account at the minute tax levy is received.
A tax levy on wages (wage garnishment), commissions, or other similar payments is a continuing levy. That means that unless the IRS agrees to release the levy, your employer will have to continually send the bulk of your paycheck to the IRS until your entire tax liability has been satisfied.
If the IRS sends a tax levy to your employer, it is required to send your paycheck to the IRS minus a very small amount which is exempt. There is no 21-day holding period. The tax levy is effective with your very first paycheck after the employer receives the tax levy. Since there is no holding period, if you find out the IRS has served a tax levy on your employer, it is extremely important to engage an IRS Tax Attorney to begin immediate negotiations with the IRS BEFORE your next paycheck. Once your funds have been forwarded to the IRS either by the bank or your employer, you are not getting them back.
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Federal Tax Liens

A tax lien first arises when a person who owes tax fails to pay the tax after an official “demand” by the Internal Revenue Service. The federal tax lien is sometimes referred to as a “secret lien” because even though at first there is no public record, it attaches to all of the taxpayers’ property and rights to property – both real estate and personal property – as of the date the tax is assessed. The consequences of this is that if taxes are assessed against you on July 1st and you give the property a third party as a gift on July 2nd, the tax lien continues to attach to that property even though you had no knowledge of the existence of the tax lien and even though the person who received the property didn’t know that the tax lien had arisen.

This occurs frequently in divorces when one spouse who owes taxes to the IRS transfers ownership of a property to the other spouse as part of a marital dissolution. Even though neither spouse is aware of the tax lien, it continues to attach to the property in the hands of the spouse who didn’t have any tax liability, and the IRS can collect the taxes owed by seizing and selling the property.

Certain third parties are protected from the impact of the secret tax lien. These are generally people who gave “fair value” for the property received. For example, if your home was subject to a secret IRS tax lien and you sold it to a third party for its fair market value, the IRS could not go after your home once it had been transferred to someone else. To be clear, this rule would not be of any help if the person who received the home paid less than its actual value.

When most taxpayers or tax attorneys refer to a federal tax lien, they are actually referring to a “Notice of Federal Tax Lien” (NTFL). A Notice of Federal Tax Lien is a document filed in a public place such as a County Recorder’s Office or with the Secretary of State. It is a notice to the world that you owe taxes. A Notice of Federal Tax Lien generally lists the amount of the taxes owed, the type of tax, and even the years for which taxes are owed. It also lists the date the tax was assessed. It is worth noting that the Notice of Federal Tax Lien is a static document. Therefore, if you make payments on your tax liability, the Notice of Federal Tax Lien will continue to list the same amount due. Likewise, as interest and penalties accrue it will not be updated to reflect the additional amounts due. That is why the amount listed in the NFTL is not a true reflection of your tax liabilities.

The Notice of Federal Tax Lien will be picked up by the various credit reporting agencies and will cause significant credit problems. If you own real property and try to sell it, the IRS will be paid the equity in your property. The tax lien does not, however, take any money out of your bank account.

We hope this information regarding tax levies and tax liens was useful. Should you find yourself with either IRS problem, our IRS tax relief offers a free and confidential consultation.

Tax Debt Help: Complete IRS Tax Solution Site

Tax Debt Help: Complete Tax Solution Site

Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. can help in resolving many IRS tax problems an individual or business may have by using our guides and informative IRS tax relief blogs. Our tax relief team takes pride on having a comprehensive assortment of IRS debt relief informational articles and guides to dealing with particular tax problems.

You can find the exact information you are looking for by either navigating to your desired tax resolution or by reading more about your tax problem in order to find what your best solution might be. IRS tax laws and remedies are complex so it is generally recommended that you work with a licensed tax professional like the IRS Tax Attorneys at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. If you are unsure of the best tax defense solution, what solutions you may qualify for, or you don’t really have the time to work with the IRS or your state directly, feel free to request or call our tax relief team for your free and confidential consultation. Our tax relief fees are posted on our website for all to see.


Tax Debt Settlement Help – How Do You Settle With the IRS

Whether you are looking for information on an IRS settlement through the Offer in Compromise program, seek an IRS penalty abatement, be designated as an innocent spouse or you want to find more out about tax settlement services, Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. has information and guides on IRS settlement for your unique tax and financial situation.

IRS Payment Plans: Federal Tax Repayment Plans

Not sure what IRS installment agreement (payment plan) to use to pay off the back taxes that you can’t pay in full? Find detailed instructions on which payment plan to use depending upon how much you owe and your current financial situation. Read more about our services related to helping with IRS payment plans.

Tax Problems: Information on Solutions to Tax Problems

Do you know what your IRS problem is but don’t know the best tax relief solution? Read more about your problem to get a better understanding of it and what you can expect. You can formulate a plan of attack and work directly with one of our IRS Tax Attorneys to help with your unique tax problem.





IRS Tax Relief – Does the IRS Offer One Time Forgiveness?

The IRS tax relief team at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. is a tax resolution firm specializing in our clients’ IRS tax problems. The mission at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. is to defend and protect the rights of our clients. Our IRS Tax Attorneys promise to work hard and try to exceed our clients’ expectations at every opportunity. The goal of our tax defense team is to help resolve our clients’ IRS tax problems fast. We know that through hard work, perseverance, knowledge, experience and applying our proven methods will lead us to success.

What You Should Expect Expect

At Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc., we dedicate our tax relief team to finding a solution to your back tax burden and give you back the peace of mind you deserve. Our staff of tax specialists has worked hard to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients over a wide range of back tax relief issues. We are here to help you and have successfully worked on Offers in Compromise, setting up long-term IRS payment plans, removed tax levies and liens, and business tax planning and preparations.

Our IRS tax relief team firmly believe that the most effective way to deal with a tax problem is to do so in an informed, and proactive manner. Our IRS tax defenders offer the most practical and cost-effective paths to recovery.


Our IRS Tax Attorneys provide aggressive, ethical tax help for all of your tax problems. Our tax team will have an IRS wage garnishment stopped in one day. Do you have non-filed tax returns? No problem. We will get you compliant. Need to settle with the IRS? our IRS Tax Attorneys have a 95% IRS settlement success record.

IRS Insider Knowledge

Our staff and very affordable fees are what makes  Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. different from other tax resolution companies. We have experience working for our clients on a daily basis. This gives us an insider’s perspective on how the IRS truly works and how we can effectively counteract their enforcement tactics. This unique insight allows us to know what the IRS will accept and reject, and this lets us serve our clients’ best interest.

We know how stressful and emotionally devastating it can be to face IRS debts but rest assured that our highly experienced tax specialists will fight the IRS on your behalf.

Let Our 60 Plus Years Of Combined Experience Work For You.

Our 60 years of combined experience in the tax resolution business speaks for itself. Our tax relief team maintains an A Plus Rating with the Better Business Bureau. Our staff has effectively dealt with a wide range of tax issues from removing tax liens, levies, negotiated countless offers in compromise, placing tax accounts in currently not collectible status, and setting up long-term payment plans.


Our tax relief experience has given us a huge knowledge base that we can reference for our newer tax resolution clients. This knowledge base gives us an insight into how the IRS reacted to similar past clients’ situations, which will benefit our new clients’ tax problems.

Proven Methods And Procedures That Get Results

The IRS, like any government agency, is one giant bureaucratic machine. They have processes and procedures that must be followed in a timely matter in order to get any type of response. Tax resolution companies have hundreds, if not thousands of clients to help. What are they doing to give your tax problem the attention you deserve?







Christian Tax Relief – IRS Tax Relief

Hire a Christian Tax Firm to get you immediate and permanent IRS tax relief from any of your IRS Tax Issues.

The IRS tax relief team at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. has over 75 years of professional IRS tax experience.

We are staffed with Board Certified Tax Attorneys, CPA’s and Enrolled Agents.

How do you discern godly counsel?

Psalm 37:30 The godly offer good counsel, they know what is right from wrong.

Proverbs 18:2 Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to offer their own opinions.

Proverbs 27:9 The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.

Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. is one of the premier Christian IRS tax resolution firms in the country.

Our IRS tax relief team resolves all types of IRS cases including individuals, businesses, non-profits, partnerships, and corporations.

Our IRS tax relief team specializes in every facet of IRS Tax Relief Representation.

Our IRS tax relief team knows all the IRS tax strategies because of our extensive IRS experience.

Some of our many specialties include the following:

  • Same Day IRS Tax Representation
  • Offers in Compromise or IRS Tax Debt Settlements
  • Immediate Release of IRS Bank Levies or IRS Wage Garnishments
  • Tax Relief from an IRS Bill, Letter or Notice of “Intent to Levy”
  • IRS Hardships Cases or Unable to Pay
  • Payment Plans, Installment Agreements, Structured agreements
  • Abatement of Penalties and Interest
  • Payroll / Trust Fund Penalty Cases / 6672
  • Filing Late, Back, Unfiled Tax Returns
  • Tax Return Reconstruction if Tax Records are lost or destroyed




Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. Resume: ( Since 2010 )

  • Our staff has collectively over 80 years of Professional IRS Tax Representation Experience
  • On IRS tax relief staff: Board Certified Tax Attorney’s, IRS Tax Lawyers, Certified Public Accountants, Enrolled Agents,
  • Accredited by the BBB – Highest Rating by the Better Business Bureau  “A”
  • Fast, affordable, and economical
  • Licensed and certified to practice in all 50 States






IRS Forgiveness – IRS Tax Relief Options

Are there any decent IRS forgiveness programs out there?

Do you know how many Americans owe the IRS back taxes on their personal income? It might come as a surprise, but the IRS claims that over a million taxpayers owe them money.

So, how is the IRS ever going to collect on all of those back tax debts? They won’t. Not only that, but they can’t. With limited resources, a criminally understaffed employee-base, and a huge number of taxpayers with accrued debts, there’s simply no way the IRS can keep up. Because the IRS is unable to collect on all of those back taxes, IRS forgiveness programs were instituted.

Three things that are in your favor…

#1) Statute of limitations on collections: Did you know, under most circumstances, that there is a clock running on the IRS’s ability to collect back taxes from you? After the necessary time has passed, your debt is removed.

There are definitely situations where it would be more prudent to not enter into any deals with the IRS. After all, if your circumstances call for it, it’s possible you won’t have to pay back anything. If you’d like to learn when your tax debt expires without raising any red flags, click here to learn about our service that can tell you exactly what you owe and when your tax debt expires.

#2) The IRS Can’t Get “Blood from a Turnip”: There is no difference in how much you owe if you don’t have the money to cover your debts. It’s called “reasonable collection potential”. If you are dead broke — meaning you have absolutely no assets — your RCP is $0. If you were to offer the IRS more than $0, then — despite how absurd it might sound — offering the IRS $1 might be a good deal for them.

IRS Tax Forgiveness Programs

Currently Non-Collectable Status (CNC)

If your Reasonable Collection Potential is low and the assets you have aren’t worth anything or are inaccessible, you may be able to qualify for CNC. CNC means that you don’t have to make any payments to the IRS, aside from your current withholdings or estimated tax payments. CNC keeps the clock running, so if you are to remain in CNC for the duration of the statute of limitations, it’s quite plausible that you won’t have to pay the IRS anything.

Partial Payment Installment Agreement (PPIA)

An IRS partial payment installment agreement is what you may qualify for if you have too much of a Reasonable Collection Potential for CNC (in other words, when your income and assets are too high to reasonably land you in non-collectible status). An IRS partial payment installment agreement means that instead of not having to pay anything to the IRS, you will need to pay them something each month. Much like a mortgage or a car loan, you’re working on reducing your owed debt.

When entered into an IRS partial payment installment agreement, the same benefits apply as CNC — you are running down the collections clock and may get closer to being able to file bankruptcy or have the collection period expire and eliminate your debt entirely. If you think a PPIA might be the best program for your situation, it’s well worth taking the time to learn more about what constitutes a partial payment installment agreement.

If the amount you are paying does pay off the debt within the remaining collection period, that would likely be a regular installment agreement, not a PPIA. But make no mistake about it, negotiating an installment agreement may not be all that easy — the IRS much prefers to get its money sooner rather than later. It’s important to only enter into an installment agreement or PPIA that you know you can handle. Many taxpayers fall into the trap of being intimidated into a repayment schedule that they simply can’t afford.

Offer in Compromise — Doubt as to Collectability

There are a number of Offer in Compromise IRS Tax Relief options available with the IRS, but they each tend to be different beasts. The one that our IRS Tax Relief team would like to focus on is a specific type of offer — doubt as to collectability — the most common type of IRS tax forgiveness program the IRS Tax Relief team at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. will use to settle our clients’ IRS tax debts for far less than what is owed.

There are a number of tactics and tips for submitting a successful Offer in Compromise that the IRS will agree to, and it is definitely in your best interests to be aware of them. Understanding your situation and what you can do to convince the IRS that you’re working with them is the first step to removing their influence from your life.





The IRS Is Not In The Business Of Being Generous

The IRS doesn’t offer IRS forgiveness out of kindness or generosity. The IRS will forgive tax debts because the reached resolution is in their best interest. The key is to align yourself with the government’s best interests, but only when the outcome also works in your favor. Much like the necessity of understanding the importance of the word “compromise” in an offer in compromise, you have to be willing to meet the government partway.

As with all IRS tax debt problems and concerns, do not feel like you are alone. There are over a million people going through similar situations and help is available.


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IRS Tax Relief – IRS Forgiveness – Offer in Compromise

If you owe the IRS and can’t pay, you may qualify for the IRS Debt Forgiveness Program. The IRS Forgiveness Program is officially called an Offer in Compromise. The Offer in Compromise program is the ultimate IRS Tax Relief option.

Under certain circumstances, financially struggling taxpayers can have their IRS tax debt partially forgiven. The IRS will never take 0 dollars as a settlement. The IRS will go as low as $100 as a total settlement. When the IRS considers “IRS Forgiveness”, the present financial condition of the taxpayer is of primary importance. That means the IRS cannot collect more than a taxpayer can pay. If any collection action by the IRS would force a tax debtor into a financial crisis, the IRS cannot collect the back taxes.

IRS Tax Relief – IRS Forgiveness – Offer in Compromise

Taxpayers that have the resources to pay only a partial amount of their tax debt can apply to the IRS government payment plan called an Offer in Compromise to resolve the remaining amount. Depending on the financial capacity of the taxpayer, the IRS significantly reduces the total debt to an amount that the taxpayer can pay. This reduced amount can be paid in a lump sum or in fixed monthly installments.

IRS Tax Relief – Fresh Start Initiative is an “Expansion” of the Offer in Compromise Program

To make it easier for taxpayers to qualify for an IRS Forgiveness in the Offer in Compromise program, the IRS has expanded their Fresh Start Initiative. Under these more flexible rules, taxpayers do not have to disclose extensive financial details to the IRS to judge their paying ability. The Fresh Start Initiative for IRS Forgiveness offers financially struggling taxpayers the following advantages:

  • The IRS now looks at only one year of future income for offers if they are paid in five or fewer months when calculating a taxpayer’s reasonable collection potential. This is down from previous four years. For agreements of six to 24 months, the IRS now looks at two years of future income instead of the previous five years.
  • Taxpayers are now allowed to make their student loans’ minimum payments for post-high school education loans guaranteed by the federal government.
  • Taxpayers may, under certain conditions, pay delinquent federal and state or local taxes in monthly installments if they cannot pay it in full.
  • The standard allowance for the Allowable Living Expense amount has been expanded. This allowance now includes credit card payments, bank fees and charges, and other miscellaneous allowances.

What Should You Do Next?

Understanding your IRS tax debt and dealing with the IRS isn’t easy to do alone, even with programs like IRS Forgiveness. Luckily, there are IRS Tax Relief professionals at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. who can help you navigate your IRS Forgiveness options.

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IRS Tax Relief – IRS Settlement in Linden, NC


Mark called our IRS Tax Relief team in August 2016. The IRS was seizing 15% of his Veterans pension. His pension is only $2k per month. Taking 15% doesn’t leave you with much to live on.

Our IRS Tax Relief team immediately went to work and stopped the IRS levy and restored his Veteran’s pension.

We then went to work on his IRS settlement. Today our IRS Tax Relief team announces that Mark will pay the IRS $375 on his $14K tax debt.


IRS Tax Relief in US

IRS Tax Relief in the US