Our tax attorneys resolve tax problems for San Francisco Bay Area taxpayers!

The Law Offices of Alex Gluzman is a tax help law firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our tax attorneys offer intelligent and affordable tax help for problems. Our tax attorneys have saved millions in taxes penalties and interest for our clients.

Our Local Bay Area Experience Works For Our Clients!

For almost two decades, tax lawyer Alex Gluzman has resolved tax problems for many Northern California taxpayers and small businesses before local offices of the IRS, Franchise Tax Board (FTB), State Board of Equalization (SBOE) and Employment Development Department (EDD). Alex has developed a professional working expertise and communication with tax agents at the local offices in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose as well as San Mateo, Walnut Creek and Fairfield. Chances are, if an IRS Revenue Officer is contacting you, we have probably worked with that agent on previous cases and understand their approach and attitude towards an effective resolution of your tax matter.

Tax attorneys offer the following services:

Settle Tax Bills For Less

An offer in compromise is a powerful tool for settling IRS and California back taxes. An offer in compromise is a process whereby the taxpayer offers the IRS or the State a reduced sum of money in order to settle a delinquent tax bill. In order to achieve a favorable reduction, the taxpayer must prove that the tax bill is incorrect or that the taxpayer will never be able to pay off the tax balance in full. The tax bill may also be settled if the taxpayer can show that paying the liability would cause an undue financial hardship. Our tax lawyers saved millions for our clients through this program. (More about offer in compromise)

Stop liens, levies and wage garnishments

Being proactive with your tax problem is vital in keeping the tax agencies out of your paycheck and bank account. Our San Francisco Bay Area tax attorneys handle all Federal and California tax negotiations. You will not be required to interact with the tax collectors or auditors. In Northern California IRS tax collections are handled out of Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek, San Mateo and San Rafael. If you wages or accounts have been seized for back taxes. It is important to act fast in order to stop the levies and work out an acceptable resolution. (More about liens, levies and wage garnishments)

File late tax returns

Our tax professionals help reconstruct and retrace clients' tax records. By working closely with our clients, we are able to prepare reasonably accurate tax returns going back as far as 10 or more years. Late tax returns can be filed with the IRS or State Service center or at local State or Federal offices in the San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland and Walnut Creek and San Mateo. (More about filing old taxes)

Penalty Relief

The IRS and California allow you to avoid tax penalties if you have a good excuse, known as "reasonable cause". We will review your tax situation to determine if your penalties should be removed under State of Federal law. (More about tax penalties)

Tax Audit Representation

An audit is a review of the taxpayer’s tax return, which may result in additional tax, and civil and criminal penalties. An IRS or State audit can be triggered by many factors, including excessive deductions or inconsistencies of reported income with other sources of information. To minimize bad results, a tax audit must be diligently managed from the start. In order to protect your rights, you should consult a tax professional immediately upon receiving an audit notice. Our tax experts can help you organize your documentation, and present it to the Government. In most instances, once a representative is retained, the taxpayer does not need to speak directly to the IRS or the State. The main goal of an audit is to minimize exposure to additional tax, penalties, prosecution, and expansion to other tax years. In San Francisco, IRS office audits are conducted at 450 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102. (More about tax audits)

Appeal Office Representation

At times taxpayers and the Government just cannot reach an acceptable resolution of a tax issue. In other instances, tax agents or supervisors take an unreasonable position in regards to a tax assessment or collection matter. Such situations can be escalated to the IRS Appeals Division. IRS Appeal Division is an independent department that reviews audit, collections and lien protests from taxpayers. Tax attorneys have extensive experience with the Appeals Office in San Francisco.

Discharge old taxes in Bankruptcy

Income taxes can be discharged in a bankruptcy if certain requirements are met. Our tax lawyers help you determine if your taxes can be discharged. In the San Francisco bay area bankruptcy courts are located in Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose. (More about bankruptcy taxes).

Guide To San Francisco Bay Area Tax Offices

Internal Revenue Service Offices (IRS)

San Francisco
450 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 522-4061
1301 Clay St.
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 637-2487
Walnut Creek
185 Lennon Ln.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 935-9308
San Jose
55 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 817-6747
Santa Rosa
777 Sonoma Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 523-0924

Franchise Tax Board Offices (FTB)

San Francisco
121 Spear Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105-1584 
1515 Clay Street, Suite 305
Oakland, CA 94612-1445

State Board of Equalization (SBOE)

San Francisco
Two Rincon Center121 Spear St., Ste. 460
San Francisco, CA 94105-1584 
(415) 356-6600
FAX (415) 356-6115
1515 Clay St., Ste. 303
Oakland, CA 94612-1432
(510) 622-4100
FAX (510) 622-4175

Employment Development Department (EDD)

San Francisco
745 Franklin Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94102
7677 Oakport Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94621
1440 Marin Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
San Jose
906 Ruff Drive
San Jose, CA 95110

US Bankruptcy Courts In Northern California

San Francisco
235 Pine Street, 19th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
1300 Clay Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
San Jose
280 South First Street, Room 3035
San Jose, CA 95113-3099
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«After I closed my business, I was stuck with a $23,000 in payroll taxes.

When I went out to look for a lawyer, some attorneys wanted a lot of money up-front others wanted several hundred just for the first consultation. Alex gave me a free consultation and a monthly payment. Eventually the IRS accepted a settlement of $300 and I got my life back»

Victor, San Francisco

«I don't know how to express my thanks for your help. At the beginning of this year, I was just out of Chapter 13 bankruptcy with no assets and a bill for back taxes that came to more than $70,000. Today, thanks to your efforts and expertise, the IRS has settled for $2,000! I don't know how you did it, but I will be forever grateful to you and would recommend your services to anyone who needed tax help»

Pat, San Francisco