Tax Attorney Serving Tualatin Oregon

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A Tax Attorney Serving Tualatin Oregon
is the Solution to Your Tax Problems

Kennedy Tax Solutions has 25 years experience as a Tax Attorney Serving Tualatin Oregon involving in all elements of tax controversy including audit defense, collections defense, and administrative and tax court appeal.

Tualatin Oregon
503.235.0009


Please call to schedule an appointment at our Tualatin Oregon location.

Nearest Office Location
5 Centerpointe Drive, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97035

Toll Free: 877.767.1325
Fax: 888.957.0873

For clients looking to reduce their current tax bill Kennedy Tax Solutions offers services for the abatement of penalties, offers-in-compromise, audit reconsideration and bankruptcy consultation.

IRS Tax Attorney Serving Tualatin Oregon – Dale R. Kennedy J.D., CPA

Hello, I’m Dale Kennedy. I’m an Attorney and a Licensed CPA and I’ve been creatively and successfully solving complex tax problems for individual taxpayers and small-to-mid-sized businesses for over 25 years.

Give me a call Right Now and leave your worrisome tax problems in my capable hands. Then go back to enjoying your life again! I can handle any tax case in the United States.

“Every Tax Problem has a Solution!”

Call me NOW and let’s talk…

I need only about 15 minutes with you before I understand your situation and have the perfect solution in mind!

24 Hours / 7 Days a Week
Same Day Tax Consultation Appointment

Tax Attorney Tualatin, Oregon, Oregon

Am I going to Jail?

Answer: Jail always feels like a likely outcome when dealing with the IRS or state Department of Revenue. Generally, people do not go to jail for what are called “civil” tax matters like outstanding taxes (regardless of the balance), unfiled tax returns, and the like. The pressure of an IRS or state Department of Revenue matter can feel like jail is a likely outcome. It isn’t.

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How am I going to pay the taxes I owe?

Answer: Tax balances can feel like they will never be paid in a lifetime. This can feel overwhelming. The good news is that there are a host of options to address a tax balance that is too large to pay, including a settlement of the balance for less than the total amount owed (Offer-In-Compromise), a partial payment agreement, appealing the matter that created the taxes, and finally, bankruptcy in some settings will eliminate federal and state taxes.

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Will the IRS take my property, house, and car?

Answer: The IRS or state Department of Revenue has the power to take your property, including your house and car. This situation feels very threatening. Keep in mind that this is the very last resort for the government, as they have no desire for your property.

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My tax returns have been audited and are not accurate. What am I going to do?

Answer: This situation is a little tricky and very unnerving. State Departments of Revenue generally do not pursue inaccurate returns as a criminal offense. They adjust the return in question in the audit and charge a penalty for what is called an understatement of taxes. The IRS, however, can pursue an inaccurate return as a criminal matter. Generally, simple mistakes on your tax returns do not create a situation where the audit results in a criminal matter. Most returns that are not accurate are simply adjusted to the corrected balances via audit, and a penalty related to the understatement of your taxes is charged.

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Will the IRS take my wages and bank account?

Answer: The IRS or state Department of Revenue has the power to take your wages and monies in your bank account. This is very threatening. Unresolved collection issues or unfiled tax returns often end up with what is called a garnishment that can take part of your wages or the monies in your bank account.

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I am in collections and the IRS has contacted me. How can I represent myself and get a fair outcome?

Answer: This situation feels very threatening. Generally, self-representation in this setting is a bad idea. (See the question on my website where this issue is addressed at length.) First, you likely don’t know the law. Secondly, the emotions of dealing with the IRS or state Department of Revenue will create lots of unresolved anxiety.

Managing Unfiled Tax Returns

Having unfiled tax returns is a fairly common tax issue. The IRS takes a severe view of unfiled income tax returns and may see this as a pattern of behavior that could be construed as criminal. This is often a fairly easy job to get back returns filed. I prepare the filings as an attorney in these settings, creating additional safeguards for my clients.

So You’ve Been Audited

This is at the top of my list for helping clients. I represent multiple individuals and companies during IRS or state Department of Revenue audits. The key issue is to realize that the “win” often does not come during an audit (although sometimes it does)-more likely the “win” occurs with a timely filed appeal. My accounting background is particularly important in these settings when business books and records are at issue.

Eliminating Tax Debt/Bankruptcy

Taxes may be eliminated without bankruptcy through the expiration of the statute of limitations on collections (the period the IRS or state has to collect outstanding taxes); possibly settlement via an Offer-In-Compromise or similar state tax settlement program; or finally, by challenging the original amount of the liability through an appeal.

Bankruptcy also works with taxes-IRS and state. Most people are surprised to learn that “older” income taxes CAN be discharged in bankruptcy.

Appeal of IRS/State Matter

An appeal often allows a bad early outcome in an audit or collection matter to be placed before a decision-maker that takes a more balanced point of view for my clients. Appeal to the United States Tax Court for IRS issues is often a “win” for my clients. Similar appeal processes for state issues are available and often beneficial for my clients.

Wage Garnishment or Bank Levy

Older taxes left undealt with long enough, may lead to the IRS or state addressing payment for you through a garnishment against your wages, or by levying against your bank account. These enforced collection actions by IRS or the state may be challenged with a properly timed appeal.

Criminal Investigation

If your worst nightmare has come true and you’re being investigated by the IRS’ Criminal Investigation Division, you need to have an experienced and competent Attorney serving Tualatin Oregon to represent your interests. Because jail time and significant fines can be part of this investigation, you need proper representation.

You Owe Some Tax Debt
(Under 10K)

You owe an amount of money that is manageable.

Not necessarily a “large” amount of debt. You are able to pay this off either by a lump sum payment or through installment payments (a payment plan over time).

I can contact the IRS or state Department of Revenue to negotiate a payment plan that works for your budget.

You Owe a Fair Bit of Debt
(10K to 50K)

You owe an amount that can’t be paid off with a lump sum payment and will need to take a form of installment payments to address the balance.

The payment plan is likely going to cause a “squeeze” on the family finances.

Some level of collection activity has started. To “fix” this you will need to look at all options for reducing the indebtedness or a payment plan that works for the family budget.

You Owe Too Much Debt
(50K+)

You owe an amount that is larger than your family finances can afford.

Current family finances won’t get close to paying the balance off. Collection activity (either actual or anticipated) has started and the pressure is going to wreak havoc on your life.

You may be locked up unable to move on addressing the issue. You need to get matters resolved quickly before IRS puts a lien against your home, levies your against your bank account, or places a garnishment against your wages.

To “fix” this you will need to look solely at reducing the indebtedness through an appeal of the issue that created the tax problem or tax reduction programs offered by the IRS or state Department of Revenue.

Oh my Gosh level of debt!
(To large to pay off)

You owe an amount that will never be paid off.

This category of tax debt is often common for small to medium-sized businesses with individuals making significant earnings. Collection action is in full swing and there appears to be no light on the horizon line.

You are worried that everything you have worked for in your life will be sucked up in a settlement. You are spending all your time either worrying or attending to the debt. Business income likely has suffered. You need to get matters resolved immediately before matters go from bad to worse.

To “fix” this you may need the intervention of a court to help stabilize you and your family’s finances. You will need help in backing down collections, settlement options, reduction of the indebtedness (if wrong) through appeal, or tax reduction programs offered by the IRS or state Department of Revenue.

Why is it more advantageous to have LOCAL representation?

Isn’t the IRS more intimidated by those big national firms I see on TV?

Okay, but couldn’t I just
handle this on my own?

Sure, you can. You can also grab a live power line with your bare hands.

Common Tax Problems I Handle as a Tax Attorney Serving Tualatin Oregon

  • Wage Garnishment
  • Liens/Levies
  • Penalties & Interest
  • Unfiled/late Returns
  • Notice Letters
  • Revenue Agent Visits
  • Tax Return Audits
  • Payroll Tax Trust Fund Penalties
  • Criminal Tax Issues
  • Rejection or Termination of Installment Plan
  • Rejection of Proposed Offer in Compromise
  • IRS filed or Substitute for Returns
 

Common Tax Relief Tools Available as a Tax Attorney Serving Tualatin Oregon

  • IRS Offer in Compromise
  • Bankruptcy
  • Appeals – Administrative
  • Appeals – Adjudicative
  • “Hold Status” for garnishments
  • Collection Due Process (CDP)
  • Collection Appeals Program (CAP)
  • Statute of Limitations
  • Innocent Spouse Relief
  • Tax Amnesty / Tax Forgiveness
  • United States Tax Court Appeal
  • State Tax Court Appeal
  • Qualified Professional Representation
 
 

Experienced Tax Attorney serving Tualatin Oregon

I am serious about resolving your tax problem and helping you achieve the relief and freedom you’re seeking.

I am committed to understanding your current tax situation and will craft a best-case solution unique to your needs.

I will work to make your tax resolution process as stress-free as possible for you.

I will be completely honest with you in the analysis of your tax issues and will not tell you what you want to hear (just to collect a fee). If you have a bad case I will tell you.

I will help you to understand where things went wrong in the first place, so you can avoid problems like this in the future.

 

If you are experiencing tax troubles or tax problems then…

Search No Further!
WHY?

I have a unique approach to help you solve your state and federal tax problems and achieve the relief and freedom you once thought impossible.

My competition is often comprised of accountants OR lawyers – sometimes a mix of both.
I AM AN ATTORNEY AND A CPA.
Few in this industry have my depth of experience.

As a licensed CPA:
“I understand numbers and how to make them count for your best advantage.”

As an Experienced Tax Attorney serving Tualatin Oregon:
“I understand tax laws and procedure and how to apply them for your maximum benefit.”

“It matters not the Spear, but the hand which holds the spear.”

—Aristotle

“I am the solution to your IRS tax problem. Mine is the hand that holds the spear.”

—Dale R. Kennedy J.D., CPA

If you are experiencing tax troubles or tax problems then…

Search No Further!
WHY?

I have a unique approach to help you solve your state and federal tax problems and achieve the relief and freedom you once thought impossible.

My competition is often comprised of accountants OR lawyers – sometimes a mix of both.
I AM AN ATTORNEY AND A CPA.
Few in this industry have my licensing and depth of experience.

As a licensed CPA:
“I understand numbers and how to make them count for your best advantage.”

As an Experienced Tax Attorney serving Tualatin Oregon:
“I understand tax laws and procedure and how to apply them for your maximum benefit.”

“It matters not the Spear, but the hand which holds the spear.”

—Aristotle

“I am the solution to your IRS tax problem. Mine is the hand that holds the spear.”

—Dale R. Kennedy J.D., CPA

A Tax Attorney Serving Tualatin Oregon with a Unique Approach

I certainly face stiff competition in my field. There are so many folks out there offering to help you out. Lawyers, CPA’s and scores of others who claim to be able to best help you out of your current difficulties. Yet I have one thing most of my competition does not have: two degrees!

I am both an attorney and an accountant.

Yes, most of the firms sending you mail or flashing their credentials online consist of either enrolled agents, attorneys or CPA’s. But very rarely is the person handling your situation both a lawyer and an Accountant. When you come to Kennedy Tax Solutions, that’s exactly what you get. Two for the price of one!

I don’t have to spend time as an Accountant explaining or teaching the lawyer the accounting rules or methods used. Nor must I, as the attorney, explain to the CPA involved what needs to be done procedurally, or what the parameters of the laws and regulations are. In your case, an Accountant understands all the numbers, and the lawyer knows all the procedures and precedential case law that can benefit you. Not only this, but the deeper level thinking, strategizing, and understanding of the tactics to be employed- are all under one hood…mine! This leads to greater efficiency and saves you time and most importantly, money!

Just as importantly, once we get you out of the immediate difficulty and danger, I can help you get back on track with your legal and financial obligations. Because I’ve been an accountant for over 25 years, I can understand more readily how you got off track—and if a professional was responsible—and how to get you back on track and stay there. I can help you understand your legal position and obligations so that you can avoid trouble in the future. I can help you understand where things went wrong, how things went wrong, and how to understand it all so that you don’t fall prey to these types of difficulties again.

Hiring a lawyer who is also an accountant (or an accountant who is also an attorney) has many, many benefits that most of my competition just cannot match. Give me a call today so that I can show you the many ways I can help you out. I’m sure you’ll be pleased!

 

Kennedy Tax Solutions Tualatin Oregon Services

Kennedy Tax Solutions as a tax attorney serving Tualatin Oregon deals exclusively with what is called tax controversy matters. Tax controversy addresses the various issues taxpayers have with either the IRS or their state Department of Revenue. Services include the following:

Tax Consultation

If you are facing the possibility or reality of an IRS or state collection action, a tax consultation from Kennedy Tax Solutions is the best possible decision you could make. By making the decision to get tax consultation, you will get our expert advice, guidance and representation needed to get you through the various IRS or state collection processes as quickly, cheaply and painlessly as possible.

Kennedy Tax Solutions has a proven track record of results in helping people just like you, in the same situation and in the same state of mind. We are familiar with what you are feeling. By getting a tax consultation with Kennedy Tax Solutions, you’ll get the answer for your tax situation typically within 24 hours. You can then get your life back in control.

Tax Preparation

Tax preparation is the process of preparing tax returns to be filed with the IRS, state, or both. Tax preparation for both individuals and businesses is done by Dale R. Kennedy J.D., CPA and he files the tax returns as a tax attorney serving Tualatin Oregon to afford you maximum legal protection. Over his lifetime he has filed over 20,000 tax returns with the IRS. Fees for services depend upon the complexity of the returns. Typically, returns can be completed and filed within 30 days.

Tax Resolution

If you find yourself facing IRS or state Department of Revenue collection action and the related uncertainty of the situation (How does this resolve? How much am I going to pay? Will I ever get my life back?) Kennedy Tax Solutions is ready to help. We have access to all of the various tax resolution options available. We provide experienced tax resolution advice, guidance, and representation needed to successfully navigate the IRS. Kennedy Tax Solutions is an expert with tax resolution.

Tax Settlement

Tax settlement is an arrangement that is acceptable to the IRS or your state Department of Revenue that allows a taxpayer to retire a tax debt for less than the amount owed.  Taxation authorities allow this type of settlement when circumstances exist that prevent the taxpayer from honoring the full debt-including the inability to pay.  Not every situation is appropriate for engaging in tax settlement, however, tax authorities are often willing to explore the situation to determine if a settlement is possible.  This is typically based on current tax regulations and the circumstances of the taxpayer.

 

A Couple Observations Regarding Your Tax Situation…

Think about it: All I do is tax resolution services. I am uniquely qualified.

I am a licensed CPA and have over 25 years of accounting experience using numbers to my client’s advantage and on occasion, unwinding accounting messes.

As an Attorney, I will be your advocate-zealously advocating for your interests. I understand tax procedure, precedent, and the law to my client’s advantage-protecting your right to a fair and balanced outcome for your tax problem.

Unresolved tax matters come in a variety of shapes and sizes, unfiled tax returns, amounts owing that cannot be paid in a lifetime, tax audits, bankruptcy, collection issues, garnishments, and the like.

There is no situation as an unsolvable tax problem.

You need to step back from the bridge (jumping will not solve the problem) and engage me to get your tax matter and your life straightened out.

I have been doing tax resolution services for over 25 years!
And I will personally handle your tax problem!

Dale R. Kennedy, J.D., CPA

I am authorized to practice federal tax law in all 50 US states and if need be, I can take your case all the way to the United States Supreme Court!

OK… I need help. What should I do next?

Get Your Life Back and Sleep Better Tonight!

Email to Schedule a Consultation:

I will listen to your situation and gather the facts. I won’t tell you what you want to hear, I will tell you the truth and what your options are. Get your Tax Plan working for you today and sleep better tonight!

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It has been a blessed experience! A wonderful and caring service, very knowledgeable and trustworthy! Keep up the great work!

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Our experience has been very rich in professional information and confidence. The personal service and great communication are outstanding.

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Found Dale’s Counsel Clear and Intelligent

Dale counseled two of my clients regarding tax matters which I was unable to do. I and my clients found Dale's counsel clear and intelligent.

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Dale makes the process understandable in layman terms he is willing to go the extra mile.

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You Get What You Pay For!

Solved some very complex tax challenges. You get what you pay for! Dale knows how to take care of business.

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I Highly Recommend Working With Him

Working with Dale has been a blessing. He is very knowledgeable in what he does. Having both licenses helps the process immensely. I highly recommend working with him.

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Very Easy To Work With

Dale is very easy to work with. He is a great asset if you have to deal with the IRS.

Sean Glynn

A True Professional With Massive Experience and No Fear!

Dale is a very skilled and knowledgeable attorney and Accountant. Because of his expertise, I have reduced my tax liabilities immensely. His advice and counsel helped me develop my business to be more professional, more ethical, and–most importantly–more efficient. I like getting Dale on the phone because he takes my worries away and I hang up feeling more confident and at ease.

- Martin

Great To Work With!!

Dale is great to work with!!

Scott Baughman

On Top Of All My Filings

Dale has been on top of all my filings. He also has made me feel better about my troubles.

Pat Dugan

Superb Tax Controversy Work

Dale not only does superb tax controversy work but also is able to put his clients at ease.

Lisa G.

Thankyou Dale!!!

Dale reassured me that my tax problems would be alright. He and his team contacted me and walk me through the process. If I had questions or problems he was accessible for me. Which gave me a comforting feeling. I have recommended Dale to family, friends & colleagues because he did a great job with my tax problems. Thank you, Dale!!!

DT

Insurmountable IRS Problems

Dale helped me with my insurmountable IRS problems. He made me go from feeling helpless to tackling my issues.

Pat Duggan

Great Experience

Working with Dale has been a great experience. He really knows what he is doing and always looks for the best possible way to help resolve cases. I like that he won't pursue a case unless he feels confident about it. Highly recommended.

Aaron Miles

Brought Peace Back To My Life

I discovered some significant errors on returns of a couple of years. Dale was able to salvage the situation and brought peace back to my life. He is definitely the go-to person for difficult tax matters.

SC

I Would Highly Recommend Dale

I had been attempting to resolve my IRS problem for years. One tax resolution service charged me $3000+ & after not getting anywhere with them, they went out of business. Dale took on my situation & always treated me with professional courtesy - he's a pleasure to deal with. Within a very short time, Dale had my situation resolved & I couldn't be happier with his service or the outcome. I would highly recommend Dale to anyone who is serious about resolving their tax problem.

Larry Ernest Shelley

Answered All My Questions

Dale took time and answered all my questions promptly. Looking forward to working with him.

Dave Gerlach

Excellent

Excellent start to finish. Delivered as promised.

Rick Barrett

Great Service

Mr. Dale Kennedy has done our taxes for several years. He has always given us great service. He is responsive to all questions and is knowledgeable and has always been helpful. Dale is confident and puts my mind at ease.

Krystal Wheeless

I Will Be Using Him Again!

Dale did a great job with my tax issues. I will be using him again! Thanks, Dale!

Dewayne

Highly Skilled and Very Professional

I originally worked with Dale on a very complex tax resolution case. I was so impressed with his abilities I referred him to another client to quarterback their case. Dale is highly skilled and very professional. I strongly recommend him.

Timothy L Steers

Dale is excellent!

Dale is excellent! I don't know how else to describe him. I came to him certain my world was collapsing and I might be going to jail. Immediately Dale assured me I wasn't at risk of prison, and he was certain there would be a relatively painless (less pain than I was thinking) solution to my tax troubles. And so far, he's been right on every step!

Mary

Very Satisfied

Dale was extremely responsive and knew exactly what to do for my issue. Very satisfied.

Richak Barrett

Highly Recommended

Very great professional support! Highly recommended.

Lloyd Benedict

Highly Professional

Highly professional and helpful.

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