Legal Representation for State Tax Issues
The Comptroller of Maryland, and the taxing authorities of other states, districts, and localities require full compliance with your personal and/or business tax filing and payment obligations. Failure to abide by these requirements could result in severe consequences, ranging from penalties to license holds to criminal prosecutions. Like the IRS, state taxing authorities can issue liens and levies to collect delinquent tax balances. Many state taxing authorities, including the Comptroller of Maryland, may place a hold on your driver’s, professional, or business license if there is a tax liability that is not addressed. As explained below, most states have collection alternative programs to help taxpayers who owe back taxes but are unable to repay the full debt with a lump sum payment.
Offer in Compromise, Installment Agreement, & Hardship Status Programs
At the Law Office of Gerald W. Kelly, I have the resources and in-depth expertise in state and federal tax law to guide you through the process of resolving your state tax problems. I’m available to help clients in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and throughout the United States. Each state or district has various options for residents to rectify their tax debts in such a way that does not cause hardship. Two of the most common collection alternatives are payment plans and offer in compromise programs.
Maryland, Virginia, and DC all allow taxpayers to enter payment plans to satisfy outstanding liabilities. The monthly payments are typically negotiated after financial disclosures are made to the taxing authority. If a payment plan is established, no levies will be issued during the life of the agreement. This is a good option if you are able to repay your full debt over time.
Maryland, Virginia, and DC all have offer in compromise programs, which present an opportunity to settle your tax liability for less than the full amount owed if you are eligible. Any settlement will typically reflect your maximum payment ability, and it involves a thorough financial investigation before the state decides whether it will accept the offer. An offer in compromise can also be an opportunity to abate penalties and interest.
An Attorney with an Extensive Tax Background
When you encounter state tax problems in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, don’t hesitate to call my office for representation by an experienced and reliable tax attorney. My office has resolved countless state tax liabilities through offers in compromise, reasonable installment agreements, penalty abatements, and hardship status designations. Moreover, we are experienced in bringing administrative appeals and litigating cases in state court if necessary to protect our clients’ interests and achieve a favorable result.