Keith Karnes handles tax defense matters with the IRS and the Oregon Department of Revenue, litigating your matter in court when the government tries to collect a debt that you do not owe, or negotiating an offer in compromise or payment plan to stop the flow of letters and phone calls trying to collect a tax debt that you can’t pay.

We don’t just accept the IRS’s position, but initiate our own independent review of your taxes. Often times we can get the tax debt, along with interest and penalties, reduced or eliminated. We can also get you into a payment plan that allows you to pay off the tax debt gradually over time. Oftentimes we are able to negotiate an Offer in Compromise with the IRS, convincing them to accept a lump sum amount that is less than the assessed tax debt.

Comprehensive Federal and Oregon Tax Defense Attorneys

Keith helps resolve payroll and business tax issues. We can amend your taxes if needed, and file current and future returns. We also extend advice in innocent spouse situations, where a tax debt is assessed against both spouses even though one spouse had nothing to do with the business but only signed the joint return. Our comprehensive tax defense practice includes help in all the following areas:

  • Personal Income Tax Debts
  • Business Tax Debts
  • Payroll Tax Debts
  • Innocent Spouse Relief

Contact Keith Karnes today at our Salem office for a free consultation and regarding your tax concern.