The Peck Group, LC
  • Comprehensive Tax Law Representation Since 1995

    We handle every aspect of tax law: preparing tax returns, representing clients during audits, resolving IRS and state tax controversies, and creating tax planning strategies for the future.

  • Problems With The IRS Or State Tax

    Our attorneys are committed to providing efficient and effective tax solutions for individuals and businesses in Georgia and nationwide.

  • Planning For The Future

    Our lawyers help individuals and businesses with all aspects of estate and tax planning. We help our clients use proactive strategies to minimize tax implications in the future

  • Changing The Balance Of Power

    Does it feel like the government has all the power? Taxpayers have rights, too. We use our knowledge of tax law to shift the balance of power and ensure that your rights are protected.

  • Tax Solutions … And Peace Of Mind

Owe state tax debt? Know your options

If you owe state taxes, it is important that you take the situation seriously and act fast. Resolving the issue sooner, rather than later, can help you avoid certain penalties and put the matter behind you.

However, you may be scared or hesitant to do anything because you don't know what your options are. If this sounds like your situation, you should know that you have a few options to resolve tax liabilities and mitigate the penalties.

According to the Georgia Department of Revenue, you can do one of three things to resolve state tax debt:

  1. Pay the debt in full with check, money order or credit card
  2. Repay the debt over time, generally within 36 months, in accordance with a payment agreement
  3. Repay part of the debt with an offer in compromise, which is an agreement with the Department to repay an amount that is reasonable even though it is not the full amount

Each of these options can resolve tax liabilities and put a stop to penalties like inclusion on the state's delinquent taxpayer list.

However, pursuing the best option can be complicated, and there may also be situations when you do not qualify for these options. In these cases, and in any case where you are dealing with state tax issues, it can be crucial to have the guidance and support of an experienced tax law attorney.

As you undoubtedly recognize, these can be very complicated problems for which there may be no easy solution. Having legal guidance can help you make decisions that are in your best interests and avoid costly delays and mistakes along the way.

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The Peck Group, LC
5855 Sandy Springs Circle N.E., Suite 190
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: 770-884-6914
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