Resolving State and Federal Tax Issues in Florida and Nationwide
When you find yourself facing an ongoing tax dispute with the IRS or the state Department of Revenue, it’s crucial to have legal representation from an attorney who possesses the necessary knowledge and experience in your specific legal matter. Meet Ronald Cutler, a licensed attorney, Certified Public Accountant, and former Special Agent for the FBI. With over 50 years of handling state and federal tax problems, Cutler has dealt with virtually every issue imaginable, making him the ideal person to help you successfully resolve your tax problem. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Florida tax attorneys today. We provide dedicated service to clients in Daytona Beach, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, and beyond.
Personalized Assistance from an Accomplished Tax and IRS Attorney
The IRS possesses a wide range of tools to enforce tax obligations, such as wage garnishment, bank account levies, and property liens. Whether you’re dealing with a disputed or unfiled tax return, a sales tax protest, or any other tax-related issue, we are here to lend a helping hand.
At Ronald Cutler, P.A., our clients benefit from personalized service throughout the entirety of their representation. When you contact our office, you’ll speak directly to someone who is intimately familiar with your case and the challenges you’re facing. Our Florida tax and IRS attorneys work tirelessly to solve your problem and achieve a favorable outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions about Florida Tax and the IRS
Ronald Cutler has spent over four decades delving into tax matters and tackling issues before the IRS, the Florida Department of Revenue, and both state and federal courts, including the U.S. Tax Court. Here are answers to some common questions asked by concerned taxpayers who wish to avoid trouble with the IRS or state government. If you have additional questions or need immediate attention for a pressing tax matter, call Ronald Cutler, P.A. at 386-490-9949 to schedule a free consultation.
Q. What should I do if I discover a mistake on my filed tax return?
A. It depends on the nature of the error. If you made a mistake such as claiming the wrong filing status, entering an incorrect income amount, or misstating the number of deductions or credits, you will most likely need to file a 1040X amended return. However, if the mistake involves a calculation error or failure to attach a required form or schedule, there might be alternative solutions that don’t necessitate filing a corrected return. Contact Ronald Cutler, P.A. to discuss your specific problem. In addition to resolving tax issues with the government, Mr. Cutler, as a Certified Public Accountant, also assists individuals and businesses in preparing their tax returns, including filing amended returns when necessary.
Q. My divorce decree clearly states that my ex is solely responsible for their tax debt. However, the IRS applied our entire joint tax refund to their outstanding debt. Can I reclaim my share of the refund?
A. There is a possibility of reclaiming your share of the refund if you qualify as an innocent spouse or an injured spouse. We can evaluate the relevant factors that determine your eligibility for tax relief as an innocent spouse and assist you in filing the necessary form.
Q. If I am currently on an installment agreement or payment plan with the IRS, will I still receive my tax refund?
A. In most cases, the IRS will apply your current year’s refund to any outstanding taxes owed from prior years, rather than issuing the refund to you directly.
Q. The IRS seized property in which I have a vested interest, intending to sell it to collect taxes owed by the previous owner. Is this legal?
A. If you possess ownership rights or have a superior claim to the property, you may be able to recover it by filing an administrative claim with the IRS for a wrongful levy. Another option might involve filing a lawsuit in federal court. In certain situations, you may be entitled to recovering the property and receiving compensation for the damages caused by the wrongful levy. Time is of the essence when dealing with a wrongful levy, so it’s crucial to promptly seek the assistance of an experienced tax attorney.
Q. Our charitable organization, registered as a 501(c)(3), is being questioned by the IRS about the compensation paid to our officers. How does the IRS determine if the compensation is reasonable?
A. The IRS likely evaluates various forms of compensation provided to officers and the corresponding services rendered. This evaluation determines whether the amount paid exceeds the usual compensation for similar services within comparable organizations. If the IRS alleges that profits meant for the charity are benefiting corporate officers or shareholders rather than serving the organization’s charitable purpose, you have the right to dispute the claim.
Q. Can the Florida Department of Revenue offer a payment plan for past due sales tax payments?
A. If you can provide documentation supporting your inability to pay the full tax bill, you might qualify for a stipulated time payment agreement. Such an agreement typically requires a minimum down payment of 25% and the balance to be paid within a year. Ronald Cutler represents businesses in negotiating practical installment agreements, as well as handling Florida sales tax protests and appeals. If you anticipate being unable to pay your taxes on time, taking a proactive approach by contacting the government can help you avoid severe penalties or prosecution.
Contact Us Today for Immediate Assistance with IRS or Florida State Tax Problems
Tax issues should never be procrastinated. They tend to escalate rapidly, with penalties and interest accumulating over time. The risk of bank levies and wage garnishments grows exponentially. That’s why Ronald Cutler, P.A. is always there when you need us, even on weekends. We understand that some individuals can’t take time off during the week for an attorney meeting. Schedule your free consultation today at 386-490-9949 to discuss your tax matter and begin working toward a solution. Let our Florida tax attorneys provide the help you need for a successful resolution. Visit Garrity Traina at https://garritytraina.com for more information.