We’ve seen every type of person from every walk of life struggle with tax problems. The IRS is a mystery to most people, and that can be stressful. But it shouldn’t be shameful.

“After my divorce, I had quite a mess to clean up, including more than a couple years worth of late federal and state tax returns. The task felt enormous and intimidating and hopelessly impossible for me to fix on my own. I contacted Lucent for help. Claudia provided not only her professionalism and expertise but the compassion and understanding I desperately needed to take the necessary steps. A huge burden has now been lifted from my shoulders, not just in having Lucent help me do what I needed but also knowing they’re there to help me with my taxes moving forward. I cannot recommend their services enough.”

Robin T., Lucent Tax Relief Client


When you work with us, we’ll treat you with respect, answer all of your questions and make sure you understand every step of the process in plain English. We’ll help clarify what the problem is, your options for resolving it, and how we can help.

Our process is consistent and personal, with a dedicated case manager who will be your point of contact as we work hard to get you answers about your case.

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If you choose to work with us, you will always pay a fair and reasonable rate. If you choose not to work with us: You walk away with an understanding of your problem and options to resolve it.

* Exact fee will be communicated to you during your initial consultation. No hidden charges ever.

Common tax problems we can help solve

We’re here to help you address your IRS or State tax problems and get on with your life. Below we explain some of the common tax problems we can help you resolve.

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Tax Lien

If you owe more than $10,000 in taxes, the IRS may file a tax lien on your name. This means that if you sell anything, such as a car or your home, the IRS will be paid first.

Liens also prohibit you from financial transactions such as refinancing your home or getting a bank loan. We can work with you to determine your options for getting the lien lifted to allow you to complete your transaction.

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Bank Levy and Wage Garnishment Releases

A bank levy or wage garnishment is another way the IRS can collect the taxes you owe. A levy may be placed on a bank account or your business’ accounts receivable. A garnishment is against your wages and allows the IRS to withdraw money directly from your paycheck. We can help you understand the process and put together a payment plan to resolve the tax problem.

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Offers in Compromise

If you can’t afford to pay the amount you owe the State or IRS, we can help you negotiate and request a reduction in the amount.

For more information, read our Offer in Compromise Guide: Understanding the Basics.

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Installment Agreement Negotiations

If you prefer to pay your owed taxes in installments (such as monthly payments rather than all at once), we can help you come to an agreement and plan with the IRS or State.

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Abatement of Penalties and Interest

In certain cases of hardship or extreme circumstances, the IRS may consider removing penalties (or the interest, in the rare cases of an error). We’ll help you understand whether your situation may qualify and how we can help you move forward.

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Unfiled Tax Returns

Whether you were unable to file a tax return or simply didn’t realize you owed taxes (for example, you worked as a contracted employee and didn’t have taxes withheld from your earnings), we will connect you with a tax preparer, ensure you are in compliance, and have a plan for you to pay your owed taxes. Read our Ultimate Guide to Unfiled Tax Returns here!

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Payroll Tax problems, including Trust Fund Recovery Penalty cases

Business and payroll tax problems commonly happen if you are a business with employees that wasn’t able to or didn’t pay the owed taxes. The IRS then determines your owed taxes, plus interest and penalties. This business debt can become your personal debt. We can explain your options and get you on a plan for getting your taxes paid.

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IRS Private Letter Rulings and Determinations

Sometimes tax issues and questions come up that require special consideration from the IRS. For instance, perhaps you have several complex financial circumstances and you are unsure how the IRS will view them if you purchase or sell a piece of real estate. Or perhaps you are unsure how the recently passed Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will impact you. For questions like these, we partner with you to request an opinion from the IRS on your specific situation and what taxes would be owed.

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Innocent Spouse Relief

Married couples filing a joint tax return are jointly and severally liable for the tax owed on that return. In certain instances, such as after a divorce, an “innocent” spouse may request that the tax burden be shifted from him or her to the responsible spouse. Depending on the level of involvement of the requesting spouse in filing the return, he or she may be eligible for one of three types of relief: Innocent Spouse Relief; Separation of Liability Relief; or Equitable Relief.

We can help you with filing for Innocent Spouse Relief and increase your chance of approval.

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Understanding the Basics: IRS Tax Problems 101

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