Cumberland Law Firm, LLC is a Better Business Bureau accredited law firm, which still strives to develop and maintain strong personal relationships with each client. Our tax attorneys in Atlanta have helped hundreds of individuals and businesses solve IRS and State tax issues. We take the time to listen to find out what is important to you, whether that be saving you time by dealing with the IRS on your behalf, resolving your matter quickly so that it does not interfere with your business, or minimizing the amount you have to pay to the IRS. At our firm, only an experienced tax attorney will work on your case. We compete based on providing above and beyond representation for our clients, utilizing competitive billing rates which are often substantially lower than our competition. We are not a tax relief or tax resolution company.
We invite you to contact us to learn more about how our firm can assist you with your most complex and demanding legal challenges here in the Atlanta area.
Our Tax Attorney Team
Alex O’Neal Mitchell, Esq.
Alex O’Neil Mitchell practice focuses primarily on Federal (IRS) and State tax matters. Mitchell received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University (JSU). While at JSU, he served as an assistant video coordinator for the football team. After graduating from JSU, Alex received a scholarship to attend Southern University Law Center. At Southern University Law Center, Alex was an active member of the American Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity, Black Law Student Association, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Criminal Law Society (Secretary), and Sports and Entertainment Legal Association (Finance Director). After graduation, he obtained his license to practice law in Georgia.
- State Bar of Georgia
- U.S. District Court of Georgia, Northern Circuit
Why People Trust Cumberland Law Group
* A- Rated with the Better business bureau(BBB)
* Hundreds of successful outcomes for our clients
* Only a tax attorney will handle your case
* Publication Featured on ABC 6 News
* 100% Free, No-Obligation Consultation
What Our Client's Have To Say:
Lien Withdrawal: Client owed over $50,000 and needed a lien removal to sale her home. Results: IRS settled for under $20,000 to remove the Federal tax lien from the property.(2018)
Currently-Not-Collectible(CNC): Client owed over $13,000. Client is currently in CNC and protected from IRS enforcement action.(2018)
Offer In Compromise: Clients had a joint liability of over $40,000. The clients were successful candidates for the IRS Offer In Compromise program. Results: The IRS accepted our offer of $20. (2017)
Fresh-Start Installment Agreement: Client owed over $33,000. Client is currently in a $200 installment agreement and no Federal Tax Liens will be filed.(2018)
Offer In Compromise: Clients had a liability of over $100,000 (Georgia Dept. of Revenue). The client was a successful candidate for the GA Offer In Compromise program. Results: GA accepted our offer of $34,000. The client entered into a 60 month installment agreement to pay the offer amount of $34,000.(2018)
Innocent Spouse Relief
Tax Lien Removal
Levy and Wage Garnishment
Trust Fund Penalties
Relief from IRS Liens
Most frequent questions and answers
Rates for tax audits have been steadily rising. The IRS has become more aggressive in the number and quality of tax audits. If you have been notified by the IRS or a state tax agency that your tax return has been selected for review, it is very important that you do not disregard notices. Doing so may have serious consequences, including loosing your appeal and legal rights. Getting professional help from a tax attorney is important to protect your rights and achieving the right result. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in handling income tax audits, sales tax audits, payroll and employment tax audits, and estate tax audits.
Installment Agreements: If a taxpayer cannot pay the tax owed in full, the taxpayer has the option of setting up an installment agreement. The IRS is generally prohibited from taking collection action (except the filing of a Notice of Federal Tax Lien) when an installment agreement proposal is pending, or when an installment agreement is in force. This important tool protects a taxpayer from a bank levy, wage garnishment and seizure of property. The same arrangement can be worked out with state taxing authorities.
Offer In Compromise: An offer in compromise (OIC) is an agreement between a taxpayer and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that resolves the taxpayer’s tax liability. The IRS has the authority to settle, or compromise, federal tax liabilities by accepting less than full payment under certain circumstances. The IRS may legally compromise for one of the following reasons: Doubt as to Liability, Doubt as to Collectibility, and Effective Tax Administration.
Currently Not Collectible(CNC): This is a very popular option for those taxpayers who can’t afford monthly payments but may have assets of value that they do not want to sell or have taken from them. If your current monthly income is less than your monthly expenses, this is a good place to start when choosing a resolution path. It is important to consult with a tax attorney regarding CNC.
If you fail to pay what you owe to the IRS on time, the government won’t just wait patiently for you to resolve the situation. The IRS imposes tax penalties and fines on your account almost immediately after you miss the due date. The longer you wait to pay what you owe or negotiate a tax settlement, the worse your income tax penalties will become. Eventually, you might even face seizure of your assets or your business to cover your debt.
If you meet certain eligibility guidelines, a tax attorney may be able to receive penalty abatement. Also a tax attorney may be able to negotiate tax settlements to help you resolve your debt once and for all.
The IRS issues a one-time levy to your bank account and has rights to all of the funds in your accounts, up to the total balance due. A bank levy can only be released within 21 days from the date it was issued.
The IRS only seizes the funds in the account when the levy was placed. If you make additional deposits during that time such as direct deposit paychecks, the IRS has to issue a new levy to get those funds. If you have outstanding checks or automatic payments when the freeze goes into effect, you may want to make a deposit to cover those impending withdrawal.If you have a bank levy please call us and speak with a tax attorney ASAP due to the strict release deadlines.
Taxpayers are required to file a tax return. Your return reports to the IRS what your income was for the previous year.
When filing, the taxpayer often has several options of what is called “filing status.” The two most common filing statuses are Single and Married Filing Jointly. If an individual is unmarried, files as single and owes taxes for that return, the obligation to pay the taxes belongs to that individual, and no one else. If the individual, for whatever reason, failed to pay his taxes, the IRScan only go after him.
However, married couples usually choose the Married Filing Jointly filing status. While this filing status usually only proves beneficial, a tax return filed in this manner is a “joint return,” and it creates a joint liability to pay the tax due. What this means is that the tax due on the return becomes legally due by both parties, and the IRS may choose to pursue both or only one party.
There is however, a way to gain relief from tax owed on a joint return if the tax liability is solely the fault of the other spouse. This is called Innocent Spouse Relief. It is important to consult with a tax attorney regarding the conditions for an Innocent Spouse Relief.
A tax attorney will advise the best options for tax relief.
Stage 1: Examination
In-dept investigation of your IRS or state agency notices.
Stage 2: Relief
Negotiate the best possible resolution with the IRS or state tax agencies.
Stage 3: Tax Planning
How to avoid future tax issues with the IRS and state tax agencies.
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