IRS Tax Settlement Options

Serving The Minneapolis And St. Paul Metropolitan Area And St. Croix County, Wisconsin

If the IRS or the Minnesota Department of Revenue (MDR) has informed you that you owe a significant amount of money in income taxes, business or self-employment taxes or other type of tax, there may be settlement options that can substantially reduce the amount of money you owe.

Learn more about IRS tax settlement options. If you reside or operate a business in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and owe more than $20,000 in federal or Minnesota state taxes, call Mark A. Pridgeon, Attorney at Law, in Edina. Mark's career as a federal and state tax lawyer spans more than 35 years. He offers a no-cost, no-obligation initial review of your circumstances and will explain your best options for settling with the IRS. Mark will work directly with you throughout your case. To serve clients more efficiently, he restricts his practice to representing clients in communities throughout Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County and Washington County in Minnesota, as well as St. Croix County in Western Wisconsin.

Some settlement options include:

  • Offers in compromise: The IRS and MDR understand that settling for a percentage of unpaid income taxes is better than getting nothing at all if you file bankruptcy. Mark will work with the tax officials to find solutions that will reduce the total amount of taxes due.
  • Installment agreements: The IRS and MDR may have a reputation for being harsh, but they are staffed by people who understand that paying a large lump sum of money may not be possible. Mark will work with you and the tax officials to develop an installment payment plan that is satisfactory to all parties. You may make installment payments with each tax notice, beginning with your first letter from the IRS or MDR. Do not delay responding to your notice!
  • Currently not collectible status: If you have special circumstances that prevent you from paying the amount due or making installment payments, the IRS may be willing to place your delinquent taxes into currently not collectible status. This status typically has a timeline attached to it but extensions may be possible.

Mark A. Pridgeon — An Experienced Minnesota And IRS Negotiation Attorney

Integrity is the hallmark of the firm's success. State and federal tax officials recognize Mark's commitment to the ethical representation of his clients.

Mark is also a licensed certified public accountant (CPA). Out of professional respect for CPAs and tax professionals, he does not serve clients in the capacity as accountant or licensed tax preparer. He will attend federal and state tax audits on behalf of a client only by request from the client's tax professional.

When you meet to discuss your tax liability matter, you will find Mark and legal assistant Saree Olson to be professional, courteous and approachable. Mark works directly with every client and does not subcontract cases to other tax law firms.

Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Evening and weekend appointments may be available by special arrangement. Within the general Twin Cities metro area, call 952-232-0371. In Wisconsin, call toll free 877-221-1651. You may also use the convenient email contact form to explain your circumstances and request a consultation.