Are you a Clearwater resident overwhelmed with tax debt? Look no further, we are a full-scale tax bankruptcy law firm with expert Tax Bankruptcy Attorney who will level the playing field. We specialize in tax motivated bankruptcy cases. Regain control of your life by allowing us to craft an innovative and tailored solution to fully resolve your tax claim(s) in the most cost-effective manner possible.Schedule a Free Consultation
We are the only bankruptcy firm in Clearwater focused on resolving tax claims using the bankruptcy process. Our clients hire us to ensure that they eliminate or otherwise reduce their tax claim(s) to the greatest extent possible. There are many bankruptcy lawyers in Clearwater, but we are the only Clearwater Tax Bankruptcy Attorney headed by tax lawyers. We do what matters most – focus on eliminating tax debt in bankruptcy – plain and simple! While most other Tax Bankruptcy Attorneys focus on bankruptcy and deal with the tax claims as an after-thought, we don’t. We deal with the IRS and state taxing agencies in every one of our tax bankruptcy cases.
A tax-motivated bankruptcy case is an effective weapon not only for eliminating IRS tax debt, but it can likewise discharge or eliminate state tax debt, medical bills, credit card bills, and most other debt.
A “tax motivated” bankruptcy filing is one which includes tax debt along with related interest and penalties. The tax debt can be any type of tax - income, sales, payroll, employment, or excise taxes. Our tax bankruptcy attorneys analyze every tax claim and examine its attributes to strategically eliminate or reduce the tax debt along with all other debt.
When it comes to filing a tax-motivated bankruptcy case, “timing is everything.” So often, we see instances where the bankruptcy case was filed months, weeks or even days prematurely, and consequently, the client later discovers that they still owe substantial tax debt which could have been eliminated had they timed the bankruptcy case filing correctly. That won’t happen with us.
Our lead tax attorney, Brian Phillips served in the United States Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney in the Tax Division and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Florida. During this time Brian handled complex civil tax and criminal matters and served as the lead Asset Forfeiture attorney in the Orlando office of the United States Attorney where he prosecuted a large number of white collar criminal cases.
Mr. Phillips is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Florida LLM – Taxation Program where he teaches Procedures in Tax Fraud Cases.
Most other Tax Bankruptcy Attorney are part of a “cottage industry” of tax relief agencies whose primarily offering is an “Offer-in-Compromise.” This “administrative option takes forever to get processed, usually has a low acceptance rate, provides the government with a “road map” to your assets and acts as a “tolling event,” substantially delaying the period before you can eliminate your tax claims in bankruptcy. We are different. We don’t offer you limited administrative options – we present the full spectrum of solutions – we fight for a real fresh start, one that addresses all of your debt.
Our tax practice group consists of tax and bankruptcy attorneys, former taxing agency personnel, tactically trained Certified Public Accountants and IRS Enrolled Agents, veteran bankruptcy paralegals, and an extensive team of tax and bankruptcy operations specialists and administrative support staff.
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We offer a FREE Tax Case Evaluation during which we will gather facts, answer your questions and confirm that we can resolve your tax issues.
Your situation requires honesty from both of us. We’ll tell you what you need to know and how we are going to do it. Our approach focuses on efficiency and speed to resolve cases as quickly and cost-effective as possible to get your life back to normal as soon as possible.
We pride ourselves on being responsive and communicating with our clients. We never let your questions or concerns go unaddressed.
We truly understand the complications crippling tax claims can bring to individuals and their families. We guide you through the entire process.
Each new client is assigned a “Client Success Manager” as part of their team, to onboard them, and thereafter, to mentor and guide them throughout the handing of their case - from start to finish. We do all this in a “virtual” environment offering our client a positive remote experience by effectively reducing the need for face-to-face meetings, handwritten signatures and the shuffling of paperwork, files and documents. By combining various technological advancements, we can ensure that all professional staff assignments and client information/document requests are completed in a timely, efficient and effective manner.
In addition, we provide our clients with the ability to log into our client portal platform with 24/7 access to everything on demand and centrally located through two separate client access tools –Client Mobile Device Communicator and Client Connect Desktop Portal.
"In the case of income taxes, once the tax claim was incurred (based on the later of the due date or the extended due date of the tax return) more than three (3) years before the bankruptcy filing date and assessed more than 240 days beforehand, there is a strong likelihood that the tax is dischargeable in either a Chapter 7, 13 or 11 bankruptcy filing. However, this assumes that you filed a tax return (before the IRS has filed one for you) and if you filed late, more than two (2) years has passed since it was filed. In addition, these time periods may be impacted by a variety of events such as a prior bankruptcy, Offer-In-Compromise, an IRS CDP hearing (and related appeal), amended returns filings, audit adjustments and a few other events.
Note that even where a tax claim may not be fully dischargeable in Chapter 7, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceeding may allow you to eliminate the tax claim, or at the very least, satisfy it without the payment of penalties and interest.
In most cases, the type of tax involved is “income” taxes, but when a business is involved, there may be payroll, employment, sales, property, and excise taxes as well, all with a different set of rules that relate to the timing of events and transactions.
In each case we file, we prepare a detailed Tax Dischargeability Analysis report which is crucial to a determination regarding the timing and type of bankruptcy."
"There are many Tax Bankruptcy Attorney that claim they offer the best solution for resolving your tax debt but then effectively limit your options because they do not possess the resources to offer you the correct solution. Hire us and see the difference experience makes - we are a tax law firm comprised of aggressive attorneys dedicated to delivering client satisfaction through innovative and strategic results.
The Government is the easiest to borrow from – you don’t even have to complete a loan application. However, later down the road, they can quickly become your most aggressive creditor. Let us help you defend yourself and your business.
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Don’t risk your reputation and financial well-being. We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and get the correct legal tax representation. Since time is often critical to ensure the best result, contact us for a free Tax Case Evaluation at (866) 870-2052. We will answer your questions and quickly advise you regarding the best possible way to resolve your tax claims. You may also simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you to schedule the Tax Case Evaluation. We generally reply immediately or within a few hours on the same business day.
Everyone at Tax Workout Group was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They walked us through the new client onboarding process efficiently, always exhibiting extreme professionalism. Their client portal tools made it easy to access our files and remain “connected” to our matter 24/7. Importantly, the lead tax attorney assigned to our engagement moved it forward effectively, resulting in a great outcome.
Garrett is very knowledgeable attorney who was willing to the take the time to find the best course of action for my financial issues and see it through with me. I am in a better position financially and have a solid plan of how to reach my financial goals. I am so appreciative!!!
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