• Posts by Joseph A. Peterson
    Senior Attorney

    Joseph A. Peterson is a member of Plunkett Cooney's Business Transactions & Planning Practice Group and serves as leader of the firm's Tax Law Practice Group. He has extensive experience with tax law, risk management and litigation.

Dealing with the IRS can be much easier with an understanding of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights and assistance from the Taxpayer Advocates Service.

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Understanding the difference between “innocent” and “injured” spouse relief under the IRS Code could save you a significant amount of money.

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Here is your guide to joint and several tax liability for married couples and innocent spouse relief from federal income tax liability.

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Filing for injured spouse relief with the Internal Revenue Service can spare one spouse from the pre-marriage tax debt of the other.

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If you need to buy the time to address your federal income tax liability, "Currently Non-collectible" status may be worth considering.

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Taxpayers have two options to consider for how best to settle tax debt with the IRS or state taxing authorities.

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Taxpayers have options to settle federal and state tax debt with offer in compromise programs.

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Installment agreements can help taxpayers resolve outstanding federal and state tax debts. 

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If your residential property tax bill is too high, you can follow these steps to try and have them lowered.

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What commercial and industrial property owners need to know about Michigan's property tax appeal process.

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Businesses that participated in the COVID-19 era federal Employee Retention Credit program should prepare now for a possible audit by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Individuals and businesses need to understand their options when an IRS tax controversy arises.

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