Tax Controversy

Tax Controversy

Redmond, Washington, Attorneys Serving Seattle Area, Domestic and International Tax Clients

The tax attorneys of Ortiz & Gosalia, PLLC, have post-doctorate degrees in tax law and offer a range of counsel and representation with regard to U.S. tax law, tax controversy, and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits, assessments and collections. We also offer Washington state and local tax planning services and counsel with regard to Washington tax controversy.

With offices in Redmond, Bellevue and Kirkland, we work with domestic and international clients and offer services throughout the Seattle area and Washington State.

Bankruptcy Tax Relief

Bankruptcy relief is an oft-used method to combat serious tax issues and halt IRS collection activity. Filing a bankruptcy case automatically and immediately stops bank account levies and wage garnishments, and allows the taxpayer to either obtain a… Read More


The Internal Revenue Service has the authority to select taxpayers for further review of their tax returns whether the returns were filed or not. While the specific selection criteria are not disclosed to the public, a number of items increase the ri… Read More

Foreign Bank Accounts

Taxpayers that are citizens or residents (for tax purposes) of the United States or domestic entities and that have bank or other financial accounts in foreign countries may be required to file FinCen Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Ac… Read More

Innocent Spouse Relief

Many married taxpayers choose to file joint tax returns because of the numerous benefits this filing status allows. However, both taxpayers are jointly and severally liable for the tax and any additions to tax, interest, or penalties that arise as a… Read More

Installment Agreements

An Internal Revenue Service Installment Agreement is an option available to taxpayers allowing them to fully pay their tax liability over a period of time. When the IRS agrees to a proposed Installment Agreement, the agency will not pursue other coll… Read More

Offers in Compromise

The Internal Revenue Service Offer in Compromise (OIC) program allows taxpayers to settle a tax liability for less than the full amount owed. The IRS will often accept an offer when the amount it reasonably expects to collect from a taxpayer’s equi… Read More

Release of Liens and Levies

Once the Internal Revenue Service has determined that a taxpayer has a tax obligation, the IRS will begin enforcing collection. To collect, the IRS can file a Notice of Federal Tax Lien, serve a levy on the taxpayer’s wages, personal property or ba… Read More

Tax Court Litigation

Taxpayers who are unable to resolve their tax matters with agents of the IRS have the option to present their case in a number of federal forums each with different requirements and attributes. The available forums are the United States Tax Court, th… Read More

Trust Fund Penalty

The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) is an assessment of unpaid withholding taxes against responsible individuals in lieu of collecting against the withholding company. These taxes include withheld income and employment taxes, including social secu… Read More
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