Fee Schedule

(1) How much does your law firm charge?

Our fee structure is designed to estimate the total effort from beginning to end. Instead of charging a large up-front fee of 5-10K which most of our competitors do, we effectively finance our total fee with an initial retainer followed by small monthly payments over the lifetime of the case. This helps keep undue financial burden and stress off our clients. We note that the initial payment required to start work on many cases will be under one thousand dollars.

The fixed monthly fee and estimated length of representation turn on various factors, including but not limited to the type of tax involved (e.g., income tax, payroll tax, trust fund recovery penalties), the procedural posture of the case (e.g., unfiled returns, audit, collections, appeals), and the kind of resolution we pursue (e.g., offer in compromise, installment agreement, not collectible status, penalty abatement).

During the initial complimentary consultation, we:

  • discuss the circumstances of your case and review prospects for resolution,
  • quote you a fixed monthly fee based on our assessment of your matter, and
  • estimate the length of time your case will take.

We are so confident in the quality of our service that we guarantee our fees! If we do not achieve the results that we tell you we can, we will refund your fees. Call us at (800) 934-3578 for a complimentary consultation with one of our managing attorneys to learn how we will resolve your case and how much it will cost.

(2) In most cases, you do not have to make payments to the IRS while you are paying for our services.

We protect you from IRS enforcement action until we have an affordable and satisfactory resolution in place, at which point the representation concludes and you no longer make payments to our firm.

  • If we are helping you defend a tax return at audit or challenge an assessment via appeal, your case is not yet in IRS collections, and you are not expected to make payment to the IRS.
  • If you are in collections and we are assisting you with resolution, whether via offer in compromise, installment agreement, or currently not collectible status, we typically contact the IRS to request that it suspend collection activity while we gather the necessary information and documentation to establish the desired resolution.
  • If we file a request to appeal an IRS tax lien or tax levy, collection activity will be suspended pending the outcome on appeal and you will not be expected to make payment to the IRS in the interim.

Nothing above should be construed to discourage a taxpayer from making voluntary payments to the IRS toward outstanding tax liabilities.

(3) How many months does it take to resolve an IRS matter?

Every IRS case takes on its own character and therefore the time to achieve resolution depends on some factors beyond our control. However, generally, the following actions and expected times of completion are listed below:

Installment arrangements: 1 to 3 months (if an appeal is required, then add a few more months)

Non-collectible status: 1 to 3 months (if an appeal is required, then add a few more months)

Offer in Compromise: 5 to 7 months (if an appeal is required, then add a few more months)

Audit representation: Generally 6 months but this estimate may vary due to case specific issues

Un-filed Returns: Preparation and/or Re-assessment of missing returns 1-3 months. If an installment arrangement or Offer in Compromise is then pursued, see additional expected time above.

(4) What services will I receive for my monthly payment?

Every IRS matter that we handle is assigned to two of our attorneys, a senior partner and a senior associate. You will be in contact with the partner and associate on a frequent basis. Given that our senior attorney partners and senior attorney associates work on each matter as a team, we seek to answer your questions immediately when you call so that you do not have to wait for a return call.

Please note that our initial payment and monthly recurring fees do not include additional bookkeeping, accounting, and tax return preparation service. 

(5) Are my state tax issues included in the fee?

Yes (usually)

(6) Why is Segal, Cohen & Landis the right choice for me?

We are a law firm. We possess greater knowledge and skill than non-lawyer resolution firms. Only attorneys will be working on your case. Our senior staff attorneys possess Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M tax) in additional to their law degrees. We have been very highly rated by various entities including the “SuperLawyers” publication. We represent more attorneys who have IRS problems (per capita) than any other national law firm (which is quite an endorsement of the skill and value that we confer).

(7) Would you like a phone consultation with our senior attorney partners?

Call (866) 505-1872 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a tax attorney, or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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Segal, Cohen & Landis will help you successfully resolve challenging federal and state tax problems including back taxes, audits, wage garnishments, and levies. We will negotiate your offer in compromise or installment agreement. Our IRS tax attorneys will take you through the resolution process to achieve your best possible outcome.