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IRS Collection Division

Get help dealing with IRS & State collection notices and Revenue Officers.

Expert State & IRS Collections Help

When it comes to tax problems, the IRS & State tax authorities have four main administrative divisions: the Audit Division, the Collection Division, the Settlement Division, and Appeals. The Audit Division’s primary purpose is to find additional taxable income. The Collection Division’s primary purpose is to collect money owed, either from an audit, unfiled returns, or from returns filed by you. Revenue Officers work for the Collection Division. With their main purpose being to collect money, they are not necessarily interested in exploring your options for resolution, like doing an Offer in Compromise. In fact, a Revenue Officer has no authority to approve an Offer in Compromise, as that is handled by the Offer Group within the Settlement Division of the IRS, which is an entirely different branch of the IRS. If you’ve been contacted or received a notice from a Revenue Officer (RO), the situation is serious. Without intervention from an Enrolled Agent, attorney, or CPA, handling these matters on your own could be very hazardous. The Appeals Division is an independent department of the IRS that will take another look at your case after being handled by the Audit or Collection Division. We have taken hundreds of cases to Appeals for a better result.

Lothamer Tax Resolution has over 40 years of experience helping clients deal with the frightening power and authority of ROs. If you’re being audited or you know you have unfiled tax returns and want to get ahead of the problem before an RO gets involved, don’t hesitate to call. Our professionals know how exactly to deal with ROs so you can get back to life and business as usual.

Before you speak to or meet with a Revenue Officer, contact Lothamer Tax Resolution for expert advice and guidance.

How We Can Help You Deal with IRS Collections

Revenue Officers have far greater power than auditors. They are granted the authority to seize assets, levy your income, take your bank accounts, and even carry weapons. Having an RO assigned to your case is a serious matter. But hiring a licensed tax resolution professional to represent you shows the RO that you are equipped to take advantage of the various programs.

ROs will generally avoid discussing the various programs available for tax debt resolution and focus on just collecting money. “How much can I collect today?” is their mantra. Lothamer will demand the RO consider all the options available for tax resolution, and if the RO doesn’t want to entertain those options, you have a right to file an Appeal, where all the options will be explored. We can file all the necessary paperwork, explore all the options, and get the best resolution for you, all without you ever having to talk to the IRS.

IRS Collections Success Stories

Before I hired Lothamer to deal with my tax problems I was under an extra ordinary amount of stress from the state and federal collection agencies. Now my situation is manageable and stress free. I don’t dread going to the mailbox.

William - Harbor Springs, MI

Excellent communication throughout the whole process. What Lothamer did for me I thought would be impossible. I have recommended Lothamer to several people and will continue to do so. Thanks again Lothamer Tax Resolution.

Nick R. - Troy, MI

The overall result was amazing! There were bumps along the way but I always felt Lothamer had my back and it would be OK.

George - Howell, MI
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IRS Collections Success Stories

Great to work with. Very professional, knowledgeable and courteous staff. Everyone was friendly and did not judge me for my self made situation. I appreciate the quick resolution to my problem and would highly recommend the Lothamer team.

Tom - Ann Arbor, MI

I unknowingly made mistakes on my tax returns the last several years and got a letter from the IRS . I decided to contact Lothamer because they seemed more professional than a lot of companies you see advertised and had a long track record. They redid my taxes correctly and I actually owed a lot less. This service is not cheap but you will get your questions answered and your situation resolved as quickly as possible and professionally.

Michael - Grand Rapids, MI

Lothamer has been instrumental in the process of relieving me from my tax burden with the IRS.. Not only were they able to help with my back taxes but they also helped with state taxes and helped me build a proper foundation for my business so I can be legal and continue to pay taxes legally and efficiently. I highly recommend them to anyone who has tax debt and needs a hand navigating the complex and confusing tax system. They will help you!

William - Lansing, MI
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Your Roadmap to Resolution Starts Here

Within the first 24–72 hours, we can do more than what most other tax firms do in several weeks.


CALL OUR OFFICE To Learn More About Our Process For Getting Same Day Tax Help

For a reasonable fee we will call the IRS and Request a Stay on Collection, obtain transcripts as to years unfiled, balances due, and income reported to the IRS, and provide you with a consultation within three days with a licensed attorney, CPA, or Enrolled Agent.



Our meeting with you will be a virtual meeting, using our proprietary video conferencing software, performed in the privacy of your office, home, or vehicle, with a licensed attorney, CPA, or Enrolled Agent to learn about our findings, discuss your options, and provide you with a plan to resolve your tax problem. At this meeting, we will give you an estimated cost for the services to carry out the plan developed.


IMPLEMENT THE PLAN Developed in Step 2

Upon accepting the Terms & Conditions in our service agreement as outlined in Step 2, we will immediately go to work solving your tax problem. We will get you set up in our eResolution Client Portal, giving you access to critical deadlines and next steps to view the progress of your case.

DID YOU KNOW: The IRS must allow you to pay current year taxes before making you pay back taxes. You have a right to get current with this year’s taxes and stop the vicious cycle of staying behind. Learn how to first get current for this year before giving anything to the IRS for back taxes.

It Pays To Get Current!

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