Lothamer, the largest Tax Resolution firm in Michigan, provides assistance to qualified taxpayers under the newly implemented IRS program “Fresh Start”. Unlike other national tax representation firms, Lothamer provides localized Michigan tax help for the “Fresh Start” tax penalty relief initiative.

The “Fresh Start” initiative, announced March 7th, helps struggling taxpayers through a number of channels, one being the abatement of the failure to pay penalty from the 2011 tax year until October 15th, 2012. Due to failure-to-file penalties not being omitted, the IRS urges taxpayers to file 2011 returns by April 17th, 2012, or file an extension to mid-October. Taxpayers qualifying for penalty relief include wage earners having been unemployed for a minimum of 30 consecutive days during 2011 or up through April 17th, 2012, as well as self-employed individuals that experienced at least a 25% reduction in business income due to economy-related issues

Additionally, the IRS plans to double the dollar threshold for tax balances due for those qualifying for the streamlined installment agreement program, from $25,000 to $50,000.

Lothamer Tax Resolution is eager to aid Michigan residents impacted by the newly announced tax initiative, and is currently holding initial consultations for those seeking assistance.

“Regardless of the conditions, we get taxpayers on the right path by handling all IRS negotiations,” said Jesse Lothamer, President of Lothamer Tax Resolution. “The IRS realizes that many taxpayers are struggling financially and has introduced a more real world approach for handing tax penalty relief. Lothamer Tax Resolution can achieve the best solution for each unique situation.”

Lothamer is a professional firm of Certified Public Accountants founded by Jesse I. Lothamer, J.D., C.P.A. in 1978. The firm specializes in Tax Representation and Tax Resolution, and has helped thousands of clients settle their tax problems with the IRS and State of Michigan. With offices across the State of Michigan, Lothamer is Michigan’s leading Tax Resolution Firm, and will continue to provide the general public with tax representation and tax problem resolution for a wide variety of tax problems.

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