Federal and State Collection Matters

To avoid property seizures and wage levies, please contact Gudeman. We will help put you onto the road to financial recovery and ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome. The Federal and State collection agencies may use a variety of actions to collect your past-due, and by law, they can take these actions at any time during the course of collection. Penalty and interest can be added to your debt, causing your debt to increase until the amount is paid in-full. Furthermore, penalty charges can range from 25%-500% of the tax due depending on the type of tax. You won’t want to ignore the consequences if you don’t file and pay your local and Federal taxes. If you or your business owe money to the IRS or to the Michigan Department of treasury, you need to speak with an experienced lawyer. For over 45 years, Gudeman has used our expertise and knowledge of laws to ensure you are fully protected.

Liens & Levies

The Internal Revenue Service Collection Matters & Procedures for Delinquent Taxes

  • Liens
  • Tax Warrants (Seizure of Business and Personal Property)
  • Wage Levies
  • Financial Institution Levies
  • Other types of Levies
  • Offset refunds or other monies owed to you
  • Hold you personally responsible for business taxes
  • Liquor License revocation or renewal
  • Refer your account to a collection agency
  • Other Collection methods, as necessary

The Michigan Department of Treasury Collection Matters & Process for Delinquent Taxes

  • Liens
  • Tax Warrants (Seizure of Business and Personal Property)
  • Wage Levies
  • Financial Institution Levies
  • Other types of Levies
  • Offset refunds or other monies owed to you
  • Hold you personally responsible for business taxes
  • Liquor License revocation or renewal
  • Refer your account to a collection agency
  • Other Collection methods, as necessary

Tax Exemptions

In order to ease and expedite what can be a lengthy and complex process, Gudeman can help you through the entire tax exemption process. Tax exemption refers to a monetary exemption which reduces taxable income, and tax exempt status can provide complete relief from taxes, reduced tax rates or a tax on only a portion of items. A first important distinction to make is that granting nonprofit status is done by the state, while applying for tax-exempt designation such as 501(c)(3) is granted by the federal government. The process for gaining tax-exempt status requires money, time and a certain level of technical expertise in the legal and tax implications involved. Once the IRS grants tax-exempt status, the organization must then follow specific operational rules, which require careful oversight and on-going professional assistance. A tried-and-true, proven professional who has been successfully assisting clients for over 45 years, Gudeman can help you through all the stages of tax exemptions.

Tax Resolution

Gudeman provides full-service, custom tax resolutions for clients and businesses with Federal and State tax problems. Tax resolutions offer a wide array of possibilities depending on qualifications and may involve options such as installment agreement, offers in compromise, streamline agreement, partial pay installment, currently not collectible status and penalty abatement to name but a few. Most clients and business owners find that dealing with the Federal and State collection agencies to be frustrating, time-consuming, overwhelming and intimidating. Tax resolution requires substantial follow-up, and the amount of time to obtain a complete resolution to tax issues can last anywhere from one week to over a year depending on individual circumstances. We will take over the communication and negotiating to help you achieve the best possible outcome, and you will benefit from knowing your role and rights in the resolution of your tax debt. Gudeman will create an effective and manageable strategy so that you can get on with your life and move forward with confidence.