The IRS can seize taxpayer assets, garnish wages, assess penalties, and even pursue criminal charges. When you receive an IRS notice of tax levy or other official tax document threatening action, where should you turn for help? Local IRS offices offer basic help described below—not the expert advocacy that an important and complex tax problem like yours needs. Contact a local California tax attorney serving Orange County. IRS enforcement won't wait for you to act first.
Orange County IRS Offices
The IRS has the following Orange County local offices:
- Santa Ana IRS Office: 801 West Civic Center Drive, (800) 829-1040
- Long Beach IRS Office: 24000 Avila Road, (949) 389-4002
- Laguna Niguel IRS Office: 501 West Ocean Boulevard, (800) 829-1040
Local IRS offices offer basic information about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or the Affordable Care Act, and IRS notices and levies. You can update your account information and make payments there (check and money order only). During tax season between January 1 and April 18, you can also get help with individual federal tax returns. Local IRS offices have a few basic tax forms on hand, but you must go online for most tax forms. IRS offices do not offer personal representation with the aggressive advocacy that many tax problems require.
Your Most Important Right
Fortunately, you have taxpayer rights on which to challenge the IRS's formidable enforcement powers. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights guarantees rights to be informed, receive quality service, and pay only the correct amount. The IRS must hear your challenge and allow you to appeal adverse IRS actions. You have a right to a final decision on your matter, to privacy and confidentiality during IRS investigations, to a fair and just tax proceeding, and to representation by your tax lawyer.
Your right to your own lawyer to advocate for you through a complex and daunting IRS tax matter is your most important right. A qualified California tax attorney serving the Orange County area can help you address any tax issue, including:
- income tax fraud;
- liens, garnishments, and levies;
- audits and appeals;
- unfiled tax returns;
- unpaid payroll taxes and trust-fund recovery penalties;
- offers in compromise;
- installment-plan agreements;
- hardship status;
- injured-spouse and innocent-spouse relief;
- state license and vehicle-tag holds;
- state sales and use taxes;
- state tax audits;
- California residency disputes;
- other tax problems.
Call Your Orange County Tax Attorney Now
A local California tax attorney serving Orange County is there to help you. Call or go online now to schedule a free consultation. Act before the IRS does.