“An experienced tax attorney can look at your unique financial situation and determine a solutions that meets your financial goals while keeping you in good standing with tax authorities.”
- Alyssa Maloof Whatley
You may be eligible for an Offer In Compromise or to enter into an installment payment plan. But every option has its pros and cons, so you need to make an informed decision. Learn more on our Tax Solutions pages.
Does A Tax Lien Ever Go Away?
At a minimum, a tax lien can remain in place for 10 years while the IRS still has the statutory authority to collect a debt. It’s important to understand your options when dealing with a tax lien. Certain options can extend the time the IRS has to collect.
You need a qualified and experienced tax pro who can look at your entire financial situation and determine a strategy that works for you or your business.
“As a CPA, I have worked closely with Alyssa to help with my clients' complicated tax issues. She is very honest, detailed, and responsive and will hold a client's hand until the issue is resolved and provide honest and clear advice along the way. I've seen her greatly reduce client's tax liabilities.”
“From the moment I started working with Alyssa, my distress & blood pressure decreased and my confidence increased that all of this would be okay! Super smart, very knowledgeable, and just delightful to work with. I'm so relieved and encouraged!”
“Alyssa and her team were fast, to the point and so professional with handling an issue I had with the IRS! She promised that the situation would be handled and in just a few short weeks she delivered on that promise. Thank you so much!”
“I find this attorney to be very honest and willing to assist her clients by guiding them in the right direction. I would recommend her to anyone that has a question on matters of her expertise. She is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.”
“Alyssa is an amazing attorney! She is knowledgeable, efficient, and effective! Also, she is quick to respond, extremely pleasant, and very reassuring. We are so grateful for her expertise and help! Highly recommend!”
“Alyssa has helped me and my parents with an overwhelming tax issue. Something we never thought could be done. She's so kind, patient, thorough and knows tax law. I'd recommend her 100% to anyone when it comes to dealing with the IRS.”
“When I first spoke to Alyssa I was facing an IRS Audit for two years at the same time and felt extremely overwhelmed. Alyssa outlined a solid approach and was very easy to talk to and understand. My tax liabilities were brought down by 50%.”
“I was reluctant to reach out due to all the previous calls to other offices who where going to charge me more than what I owed on my taxes. I spoke with the Alyssa, she was very nice and it did not feel like a sales call. She helped me understand the type of letter I received and patient assisting me.”
“If you need legal assistance with your taxes, I strongly recommend Alyssa. Receiving a large tax notice from the IRS was very scary. Alyssa’s calm and level-headed demeanor helped ease my concerns. She responded quickly to my questions and knew just what to do.”
“Too often, Taxpayers are unaware of IRS's policies or procedures. Even worse, Taxpayers often get incorrect or incomplete information from IRS employees, which can be detrimental to a Taxpayer's case, which is why having an attorney is necessary.”
- Alyssa Maloof Whatley
What Types Of Property Or Assets Can The IRS Put A Lien On?
For individuals, the IRS can place a lien on “all of your assets (such as property, securities, vehicles) and to future assets acquired during the duration of the lien”.
For business owners, the lien attaches to all business property and to all rights to business property, including accounts receivable.
Can The IRS Take My House For Unpaid Taxes?
In a word, yes. For taxpayers with significant tax debt, the family residence is likely their most valuable asset.
However, the process to seize a home is more complicated than other avenues of collection available to the IRS and usually is a last resort. If you’re facing the seizure of a principal residence to satisfy tax debt, you need to seek professional advice from an experienced tax lawyer.