What Can Our Ohio Tax Law Firm Do?
- Stop Garnishments & Bank Levies
- Offer in Compromise Settlements
- Stop Ohio and IRS Tax Collections
- Remove IRS and Ohio Tax Liens
- Negotiate Resolution on your behalf
- IRS and Ohio Tax Penalty Removal
- Ohio & IRS Audit Representation
- Delinquent and Current Returns
- Financial Hardship Hold Requests
- Innocent Spouse Tax Relief
Meet Josh - Your Ohio Tax Attorney
“Are you sitting up nights worrying about your home and wages being taken by Uncle Sam? Are you dodging phone calls and letters, hoping the threat of losing everything you’ve worked for will disappear?
I’ve been in your shoes. I, too, spent agonizing months imagining utter ruin when I faced the same peril years ago. At some point, you simply have to face the music. And the sooner you face it, the less costly your outcome will be, and the sooner you’ll find yourself breathing a whole lot easier.
Today, I own an Ohio tax law firm dedicated to helping Ohioans in crisis.
As a licensed Ohio tax lawyer with over ten years of experience navigating complex tax issues, I will take your tax case off of your hands so you don’t have to deal with the government. When we tackle your tax crisis, you’ll enjoy immediate relief, followed by a fresh start! We’ll tell the IRS we’re your attorney and to communicate ONLY with us. We’ll stop all IRS collection efforts, including wage garnishment. We’ll find the best possible solution and get your tax issue fixed.
I’m no stranger to going up to bat for my clients. I’ve worked for 2 of the “Big 4” accounting firms – working with some of the largest clients in the world. As a local and licensed member of the Ohio bar and the United States tax court, I’ve personally settled over $7 million of tax debt and have worked with hundreds of Ohioans.
Don’t fight your tax battle alone. As your Ohio tax attorney, I will fight for you . . . and win!”
- Masters in Taxation (LLM) from Georgetown Law
- Licensed by the Ohio Bar, Tax Court, and the IRS
- Tax Resolution Author, Speaker, and Lecturer
- Worked with 2 of the "Big 4" Accounting Firms
- Better Business Bureau A+ Accredited
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Why Pick JMS
"Josh has treated us with respect, compassion, caring and has been nothing short of extraordinary. Every interaction has been thoughtful, informative and very detailed . . . Josh and the entire staff has made us feel like family while we venture through this journey together. We continue our relationship with J.M. Sells Law to this day and will for many years to come."
"One of my worst time of my life, until I talked to Josh. I owed over 30,000 to IRS and paid a tax relief company over 2000 dollars with No results. Within weeks I was no longer scared of my future. My situation was taken care of. Always use an attorney for a tax problem and use J.M. Sells Law."
"I give this Law Firm a 5 star rating . . . I was very much in trouble with the IRS . . . My first time calling, I was giving a free consultation, letting me know what my options were. They never pressured me into calling back . . . I was sold on J.M. Sells. I was so stressed out, thinking the IRS was going to take everything from me. I was assured that, that wasn't going to happen. And it didn't. These guys helped me and I'm so grateful to them. I will recommend this firm to anyone!"
"Awesome service. I felt very comfortable with everyone I worked with and they saved me money on my taxes. Overall very pleased with the end result."
"I would like to say that my experience with Attorney Sells and his office were absolutely amazing. Josh was great to work with from beginning to end and was very responsive and easy to work with. The thing I was most impressed with was how honest and up front he was in the beginning, and at no time did I ever feel pressured. Everything was explained in full detail, and the results he obtained for me far exceeded anything I could have anticipated. For me to give him only 5 stars is an injustice to him and his staff."
99% Success Rate
As a local and licensed Ohio tax attorney, you know you will get results. We shoot straight and will tell you exactly what to expect.
Low Flat Rates
We have extensive experience and can tell you precisely what your flat rate legal fees will be for the best tax resolution.
Money Back Guarantee
If we don’t get the resolution that we tell you we can get, we will refund your entire legal fee – how’s the for a guarantee?
Local & Licensed
Josh is a real licensed Ohio tax attorney with real Ohio offices – local to where you live and work. Don’t fall for out-of-state scams.
Real Clients. Real Results.
We got them on a Financial Hardship with the IRS and they didn’t have to pay anything back. We also got a $200 wage garnishment released.
We did an IRS penalty abatement for Wayne and removed $13,000 in penalties. We also released a $4,000 bank levy.
Brian had a wage garnishment that we released and we successfully settled his multi-million dollar IRS back tax for a fraction of what he owed.
We were able to do an IRS offer in compromise for $6,600 for their $129,000 total back tax debt!
We were able to settle Michelle’s back tax of $77,000 with only $750 to the IRS. We were able to remove the tax lien too.
We were able to negotiate a state of Ohio back tax case and get Don and Sue in compliance with the state.
Frequently Asked Questions
I get that the case analysis is free, but how much is it going to cost me if I want to hire Josh?
Great question. And you are right – the case analysis is absolutely free. With the case analysis, we will be able to tell you exactly what your options are to resolve your tax situation – Josh will also be able to offer you a guarantee – he will get the results promised, or your money back. Typically, our clients pay a flat rate for legal fees of around $2000 – $4000. We also offer payment plans.
You guarantee results? I've never met an attorney that will guarantee results. Is that for real?
Yes – that is “for real.” Josh is not like other attorneys. He will put his money where his mouth is. As a local and licensed Ohio tax attorney, he understands that other firms or even out-of-state scams have left a bad taste in your mouth. He wants to earn your trust before he earns your business. During your free case analysis, Josh will tell you the results that he will guarantee. If we can’t deliver – we refund your money. Take a screen shot of this if you want – it is legally binding! 🙂
I've got a ton of advertising from out-of-state groups. Are you really in Ohio?
We hear this one a lot! Yes, we are physically located in the state of Ohio . . . Our office is in Wadsworth, which is just north of Columbus . . . about 20 minutes from Akron . . . about 40 minutes south of Cleveland. And we do cover the entire state! Josh was born and raised in Ohio . . . he went to school in Ohio . . . he complains about the Browns, got excited that that Cav’s “next year” finally arriving in 2016, and knows that if you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes – – – it’s Ohio afterall!
What exactly is the free case analysis? What if I don't want to wait and need help now?
Yeah, that’s a great question. First, the case analysis is where we will pull your IRS or Ohio tax files – – – this pulls the curtain back on what the government has in your file. We will see exactly what your specific tax situation is and determine the best resolution for you. This process generally takes just a day or two. Once we have those files, Josh will review them and put together a report for you outlining his findings and recommendations. He will jump on a call with you to go over this and to answer any questions you may have. Josh will also tell you exactly what the flat rate legal fee would be if you wanted to hire us and exactly how much you are going to save in taxes (your savings is almost always higher than the legal fee). That is the “phase 1” as we call it – the free case analysis.
If you have a tax emergency (wage garnishment, audit, bank levy), we can start working on day 1 – Josh would just consolidate everything for you so your situation can be handled immediately. Generally, if you have a tax emergency, we can get it resolved within a day or two.
I've heard about the IRS fresh start program (offer in compromise tax settlement) - what is that exactly? Does Ohio have one too?
The IRS Fresh Start program was an initiative started years ago by the IRS to help taxpayers start over after large sums of back taxes. The Offer in Compromise is part of that program. With an IRS Offer in Compromise, we can submit a settlement offer to the IRS to permanently settle your back taxes. It is true that you can literally settle for pennies on the dollar. However, the IRS uses a very complex formula to determine what you should offer. Your offer is based on available net assets and your future income potential. Factors such as age, household size, and location all factor into this analysis. We submit a lot of these settlements for our clients with great success. Josh will be able to tell you if you likely qualify for a settlement . . . and if you are on the fence of qualifying, Josh knows legal ways to get your income and expenses where they need to be for qualification purposes.
Ohio has a similar program for back taxes too. If you have Ohio tax, this is definitely something that your Ohio tax attorney will look at to determine your best course of action.
What other options are there if I owe back tax?
Besides the Offer in Compromise (settlement), there is (1) financial hardship (the IRS closes your account and stops trying to collect), (2) installment agreements with penalty removal (we get $1,000’s in penalties removed and set up a long-term installment agreement that can be as long as 84 months), (3) amended returns/appeals (sometimes we can lower or eliminate the tax bill just by amending the return or filing an appeal), (4) innocent spouse relief (if it wasn’t your fault, but was your spouse’s fault, we can pursue that option for relief), and (5) Collection Statute Expiration Date (occasionally, you may be close to the statute of limitations date, so we can petition to have the tax removed if the IRS doesn’t remove it automatically).
Josh has a lot of experience determining the best course of action – whatever he decided with you will likely save you a ton of money in taxes. Best of all, he does the case analysis for free, so you will know ahead of time what your options are without having to pay a dime!
I'm under audit by the IRS or the State of Ohio. Can you help me?
YES! And the sooner you contact us, the better. There are many deadlines involved with audits. A lot of issues can be avoided the sooner you contact us. Sometimes, simply having an attorney involved with the process will get you better results because the government does not want to deal with appeals.
You do NOT have to talk to the government once we are involved with your audit. We will represent you on your behalf.
Please don’t put this off – if you are under audit, contact us immediately. Even if the audit is done, you have a very limited amount of time (generally less than 90 days) to file an appeal – – – YOU WANT TO FILE THE APPEAL! Please get a hold of Josh as soon as you can – the results will almost always be better.
I got a letter from the State of Ohio for CAT or Sales Tax. What should I do?
Well – you should call Josh 🙂
But seriously, get in touch with our firm. We handle these Ohio tax cases all the time. Likely you used to have a business and when you shut things down, the state didn’t know you shut down. So, as a “courtesy,” they filed estimated returns for you for the last 5-10 years and are just now telling you about them (they are so nice, no?).
Josh is able to get most of these wiped out for you. Call us today for a free case analysis.
What is your contact information? Phone? Email?
The quickest way to reach us is by phone – our direct number is 330-331-7611. If you need to email us, you can email the firm at info@OhioTaxAttorney.com or you can email a question directly to Attorney Josh Sells at joshua.sells@OhioTaxAttorney.com.
Our office address is:
1392 High St. Suite 200
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Limited Offer - Free Attorney Case Analysis
Included with Case Analysis
- Full Review by Licensed Tax Attorney
- 30 Minute Tax Attorney Phone Call
- Tax Savings vs. Legal Fee Analysis
- Pull Your Actual Government Tax Files
- Complete Report with Recommendations
- Tax Attorney Question & Answer Session
Ohio Back Tax
- Sales Tax, CAT, Income Tax
- Stop the Attorney General Collections
- Resolution through Settlement
- Filing of Old Persona and Business Returns
- Immediate Relief from Collections
IRS Back Tax
- Remove Liens and Levies
- Stop Wage Garnishment
- Save Thousands with a Settlement
- Get the IRS Off Your Back
- You Don't Have to Talk to the IRS
- Federal or State Tax Audits
- Save Thousands - Avoid Audit Penalties
- Appeal Audit Results If Necessary
- Avoid Auditor Tricks and Tactics
- Your Attorney Represents You All the Way