What is the IRS Fresh Start Initiative?

The IRS Fresh Start Initiative is a program that was launched by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to help taxpayers who are struggling to pay their taxes. The program aims to provide taxpayers with more flexible payment options and increased access to hardship relief. The initiative has several key features, including:

  1. Increased Income Tax Return Filing Thresholds: The Fresh Start Initiative increased the income thresholds for taxpayers who are required to file a tax return. This means that more taxpayers may now be able to avoid filing a tax return and paying taxes altogether.

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How to Get Out of IRS Debt

If you find yourself owing money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for unpaid taxes, it can be a stressful and overwhelming situation. However, there are several ways to get out of IRS debt and resolve your tax problems. In this blog post, we'll discuss some strategies for getting out of IRS debt, including paying off the debt in full, setting up a payment plan, and settling the debt for less than what you owe through the Offer in Compromise (OIC) program.

  1. Pay off the debt in full: The easiest way to get out of IRS debt is to pay it off in full. If you have the money to do so, you can simply write a check or make a payment online to the IRS. If you're unable to pay off the entire debt at once, you may be able to set up a short-term payment plan, known as a “partial payment installment agreement,” to pay off the debt in full over a period of time.

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What is the Difference Between a Tax Attorney and a CPA

A tax attorney and a certified public accountant (CPA) are both professionals who specialize in tax-related matters, but they have different areas of expertise and handle different types of tasks.

A tax attorney is a lawyer who has specialized in tax law. They have a Juris Doctor (JD) degree and are licensed to practice law. Tax attorneys are experts in interpreting tax laws and regulations and can help individuals and businesses navigate the complex legal system. They can help with a wide range of tax-related issues, including:

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Choosing the Right IRS Tax Attorney for Your IRS Tax Debt

Choosing the right IRS tax attorney is an important decision, as you want someone who can help you navigate the complex and often confusing world of tax law. Here are a few key things to consider when looking for a tax attorney:

  1. Experience: Look for an attorney who has significant experience handling tax matters, particularly those similar to your own. This will ensure that they have the knowledge and skills needed to help you resolve your tax issues.

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What is a Transfer on Death Deed (TOD Deed) and How Do Work in Washington State

A transfer on death (TOD) deed is a legal document that allows property owners in Washington state to transfer ownership of their property to one or more beneficiaries upon their death, without the need for probate court proceedings. This type of deed is a useful tool for estate planning, as it allows property owners to ensure that their property will pass to their chosen beneficiaries in a timely and cost-effective manner.

When a TOD deed is executed, the property owner retains full control over the property and can sell, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of it during their lifetime. However, when the property owner dies, the property automatically transfers to the beneficiaries named in the deed, without the need for court approval or the involvement of an executor or administrator.

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How to Take Advantage of the IRS Back Tax Forgiveness Program or Offer in Compromise (OIC)

The IRS offers several programs to help taxpayers resolve unpaid back taxes and get back on track with their tax obligations. One of the most popular of these programs is the IRS back tax forgiveness program, also known as the Offer in Compromise (OIC) program. In this blog post, we will explain what the IRS back tax forgiveness program is, who is eligible for it, and how to apply for it.

An Offer in Compromise (OIC) is an agreement between a taxpayer and the IRS that settles the taxpayer's tax liability for less than the full amount owed. The purpose of the OIC program is to give taxpayers who are unable to pay their taxes in full the opportunity to resolve their tax debt and become compliant with their tax obligations. The OIC program is considered a last resort after all other payment options have been exhausted or aren’t feasible.

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What Does a Tax Attorney Do to Help Clients Get Tax Debt Relief

A tax controversy attorney is a legal professional who specializes in helping clients navigate the complex world of tax law and resolve disputes with the IRS. If you find yourself facing a significant tax debt, hiring a tax controversy attorney can be a wise move to help you get tax debt relief. In this blog post, we will explain what a tax controversy attorney does and how they can help you get tax debt relief.

One of the primary responsibilities of a tax controversy attorney is to help clients understand and comply with their tax obligations. This can include providing guidance on tax planning, helping clients understand the tax implications of business or personal transactions, and assisting with tax return preparation. If a client is facing a tax audit or other investigation by the IRS, a tax controversy attorney can help them navigate the process and negotiate with the IRS on their behalf.

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Using a Quit Claim Deed to Transfer Property Ownership in King County, WA

Transferring property ownership in King County, Washington using a quit claim deed is a relatively straightforward process, but it's important to understand the implications of using this type of deed before proceeding. In this blog post, we will explain what a quit claim deed is, the steps involved in transferring property ownership using a quit claim deed, and the potential risks and benefits of using this type of deed.

A quit claim deed is a legal document used to transfer ownership of a property from one person to another. Unlike a warranty deed, which guarantees that the person transferring the property (the grantor) holds a valid title to the property and will defend against any claims to the title, a quit claim deed makes no such guarantees. Instead, it simply transfers whatever interest the grantor has in the property to the person receiving the property (the grantee).

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General Overview of the Probate Process in Washington State

The probate process in Washington State is a legal process that is used to transfer the assets of a deceased person to their heirs or beneficiaries. The process is supervised by a court, and typically involves a number of steps that must be followed in order to ensure that the deceased person's assets are distributed in accordance with their will or, if they died without a will, in accordance with state law.

One of the first steps in the probate process is to open a probate case in the appropriate court. This typically involves filing a petition with the court, along with a copy of the deceased person's will (if they had one) and other required documentation. The court will then appoint a personal representative (also known as an executor) to oversee the probate process.

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Why Should You Hire an Experienced Immigration Lawyer for Naturalization or Citizenship

Navigating the complex and ever-changing landscape of U.S. immigration law can be challenging, and having the right guidance and representation is crucial. This is why hiring an experienced immigration lawyer is so important.

An immigration lawyer can provide expert guidance and representation in various areas of immigration law, including family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, and deportation defense. They can help you understand the legal requirements and procedures involved in filing for a visa or green card, and they can help you navigate the complex and often confusing rules and regulations that apply to foreign nationals seeking to enter or remain in the United States.

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SCAM ALERT: Distraint Warrant from King County Tax Resolution Unit

SCAM - King County Tax Resolution Unit - Public Judgement Records - Distraint Warrant
A client of ours has recently reached out to us concerning a letter they received in the mail from the "King County Tax Resolution Unit - Public Judgement Records" for a "Distraint Warrant" claiming that a warrant has been issued because of a tax debt that has not been paid in full.  It attempts to scare the recipient and elicit a response via phone call within 15 days of receiving the letter.




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Recommendation Received on by Ken Kinnear of SuperFix, LLC

5-Star Law Firm Review - Renton, WA - Alignable Ken Kinnear
I retained Theresa to represent me with an appeal and appearance at the US Tax Court. I retained her at the time the IRS had just completed an audit of my personal and business returns covering a 4 year period, where the IRS claimed I owed over $300,000. After a year of work on my behalf, Theresa successfully negotiated a complete and final settlement with the Tax court for $521, a truly spectacular result. She worked tirelessly and produced amazing results resolving complicated issues. I highly recommend her!
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New Operating Hours Effective Immediately

Law Office of Theresa Nguyen, PLLC - Renton Law Firm - New COVID Hours

We are open from Monday to Friday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM and open for in-person consultations. 

Video or phone consultations are still preferred as COVID is still a health issue.  However, those who prefer to discuss their important legal problems in person now have the option to do so.

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5-Star Review on Google My Business by Alan La

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We came to the Law Office of Theresa Nguyen to seek a consultation for our business. The office provided exceptional support to our issue. We appreciate the professionalism of the staff and the lawyer.
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5-Star Review on Google My Business by Tinh Lai Di

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"An absolute professional service. Lawyer team works relentlessly to get the job done right and as soon as possible. They knew clients don't have much time to wait and are always worry about get thing done on time to ease their burden. I recommend everyone to try this law firm's service to see for themselves."
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What Do You Do When You Lose Your U.S. Green Card?

Losing your green card can be a frustrating and stressful experience, but it is important to remain calm and take the necessary steps to replace it as soon as possible. The green card, also known as the Permanent Resident Card, is an important document that allows you to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. It is also evidence of your status as a lawful permanent resident of the United States.

If you have lost your green card, there are several steps you should take:

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5-Star Review on Google My Business by Young-Muk Cho

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We went to Theresa Nguyen's law firm for two different matters. One was for tax advice and the other for estate planning. Her firm was very professional and accessible throughout the entire process. She made sure all of our questions were answered. She helped us through a stressful situation and now my family can sleep a little easier. I highly recommend her firm.
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5-Star Review on Google My Business by Leyla Benjamin

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Very helpful and very friendly. High quality professional work.
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Welcome to the Team, Thuy Nguyen!

Thuy Nguyen - Attorney at Law - Law Office of Theresa Nguyen, PLLC

Welcome to the Team, Thuy Nguyen!  Thuy (Twee) is a highly skilled and compassionate attorney who is an excellent complement to the legal team we currently have.  She resonates with our law firm's mission, values and vision and excited to assist our clients in reaching their goals.  

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New Eviction Laws for King County, Washington in Response to COVID

Eviction laws in King County, Washington have recently undergone significant changes to protect tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. These new laws are designed to prevent landlords from evicting tenants for non-payment of rent and to provide financial assistance to those who are struggling to pay their rent due to the economic impact of the pandemic.

One of the most significant changes to eviction laws in King County is the temporary ban on evictions for non-payment of rent. This ban, which went into effect on March 18th, 2020, prevents landlords from evicting tenants who are unable to pay their rent due to the economic impact of the pandemic. This ban applies to both commercial and residential tenants and will remain in effect until the governor's emergency proclamation ends or until December 31, 2021.

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