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Tax Attorney Avon Lake Ohio

Tax Attorney Avon Lake Ohio

If you are searching for a Tax Attorney Avon Lake Ohio, look no more – you have found the Avon Lake Tax Lawyer that can fix your tax problems!

With more than 20 years of combined Avon Lake tax lawyer experience, we know tax law! We’ve offered Avon Lake taxpayers an array of tax services, including IRS Offer in Compromise representation, Tax Audits, Ohio CAT and Sales Tax Resolutions, Tax Lien Withdrawal, and more.

If you owe the IRS or the State of Ohio back taxes or have a tax audit, you deserve the best help from an Avon Lake tax attorney. IRS and Ohio tax problems will not simply disappear alone. They will always get worse as time goes on.

Our Avon Lake tax law firm offers a money-back guarantee, has affordable legal fees with interest-free payment plans, is licensed by the Ohio Bar (and the Tax Court and the IRS), and has helped thousands of Ohioans with our tax law services.

Before engaging an Avon Lake tax attorney, it is essential to determine your options and what your tax resolution will look like.

Our Avon Lake tax lawyer offers a free case analysis and will spend as much time as you need on the phone discussing your options and the solutions to resolve your tax problems.

If you could benefit from the services of an Avon Lake tax lawyer, read on!

The Types of Tax Attorney Avon Lake Ohio Services We Offer

You can group what we do as an Avon Lake tax lawyer into two buckets.

The first bucket your Avon Lake tax lawyer handles is back tax resolution.

The IRS or the State of Ohio says you owe tax – usually like a ton of tax. So your Ohio tax lawyer will step in and get it fixed with you paying little to no tax.

The second bucket your Avon Lake tax lawyer handles is tax audits.

The IRS or the State of Ohio says they “think” you should owe tax, and your Avon Lake tax lawyer has to convince them that they are wrong. These are different than our other Ohio and IRS tax services as we work more to get the audit closed out with no additional tax due.

Of course, with any of the tax relief cases that we do, there are often unfiled tax returns that must be taken care of first. Your Avon Lake tax lawyer can handle all types of unfiled tax returns, including catching up on unfiled delinquent tax returns. We can do amended tax returns as well.

The next most significant question folks as our Avon Lake tax lawyer is whether the tax lien can be removed. Yep. Sure can. But usually, it requires dealing with the actual IRS back tax first.

Tax Attorney Avon Lake Ohio

Tax Attorney Avon Lake Ohio

As you can see, we’ve got you covered if it has to do with IRS tax or Ohio tax. J. M. Sells Law is the premier Avon Lake, Ohio tax law firm focused exclusively on IRS and Ohio tax. If you received a tax notice in the mail, call an Avon Lake tax attorney to discuss today. Call us at 330-331-7611 for a free case analysis.

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“No one will get you results like your Avon Lake tax lawyer at J. M. Sells Law. No one. I guarantee it. We have settled over $14,000,000 in taxes with a 99% success rate.”



Schedule your free phone consultation today to discuss various Ohio and IRS tax relief programs. J. M. Sells Law is the premier Avon Lake Tax Law firm. Tax Attorney Avon Lake Ohio.

Our Process

Free Case Analysis

1-3 Days
Just because you owe tax doesn’t mean you should pay that amount in full. There’s a lot of tax relief options when facing crippling tax debt. As a proven Ohio tax lawyer, we don’t charge for a free case analysis to give you options.

Free Case Analysis

1-3 Days
Just because you owe tax doesn’t mean you should pay that amount in full. There’s a lot of tax relief options when facing crippling tax debt. As a proven Ohio tax lawyer, we don’t charge for a free case analysis to give you options.

Tax Resolution

2-4 Months
Your Ohio tax attorney will defend you against the government. With decades of experience navigating the complexities of tax law, your Ohio tax lawyer will negotiate a manageable tax resolution – saving you thousands.

Tax Freedom

4-6 Months
Working with an Ohio tax lawyer allows you to leverage our extensive experience and negotiating power to get the best possible tax solution. You’ll have the IRS or State off of your back for good when we close your case!

Our Practice Areas

IRS & Ohio Back Tax

Get Free from Ohio & IRS Back Tax Balances!

If you (or your business) owe money to the IRS or state of Ohio, we can remove penalties or even do a settlement. You have a lot of options.

IRS or Ohio Audit Representation

Get Representation During Tax Audits

The government has attorneys representing its interest. You need an Ohio tax lawyer to represent your interests during an Ohio or IRS tax audit.

Payroll Tax & Trust Fund Recovery Penalty

Get On Track With Payroll Taxes & the TFRP

Payroll taxes are the number one target of the government. We can get your payroll on track and avoid Trust Fund personal liability.

Remove Tax Liens & Stop Wage Garnishment

Stop wage garnishments and remove tax liens

If the government has garnished your wages or filed a tax lien against you, we can stop the garnishments and remove the tax lien.

Ohio CAT & Sales Tax

Stop Old CAT and Sales & Use Tax Collections

Maybe it’s been years since you’ve been in business but you are getting CAT and Sales & Use tax collection notices. We can stop those in their tracks.

Filing & Amending Tax Returns

Get Current & Compliant With Tax Filings

Have delinquent returns or need to amend a previously filed return? We are a full-service tax law firm and can handle that.

Results. Trusted. Local.

99% Success Rate

As a local and licensed Ohio tax lawyer, 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 lawyer with real Ohio offices – local to where you live and work. Don’t fall for out-of-state scams.

Real Avon Lake Clients. Real Results.

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Andrew and Stacy Paid $0 to the IRS

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.

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Wayne Saved $13,000

We did an IRS penalty abatement for Wayne and removed $13,000 in penalties. We also released a $4,000 bank levy.

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Jeff and Lorrain Settled $129,000 for only $6,600

We were able to do an IRS offer in compromise for $6,600 for their $129,000 total back tax debt!

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Brian Settled $6.7M for $49,000

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.

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Michelle Settled $77,000 with only $750 to the IRS

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.

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Negotiated a State of Ohio Tax Case

We were able to negotiate a state of Ohio back tax case and get Don and Sue in compliance with the state.

Jirom Micael
Jirom Micael
2022-07-01
JM Sells Law really helped me with my tax case and ended up getting it closed very shortly after taking my case. The lawyers and staff are very responsive and hands on and I would definitely recommend them as well as work with them again! Thank you JM Sells Law for saving me and getting my case closed!
Anthony Riehle
Anthony Riehle
2022-06-13
I called Josh and explained my problem he gave me a fair price and as soon as I signed the paperwork they got to work. Exactly what was promised was delivered and no unexpected expenses.
Robert Chubb
Robert Chubb
2022-06-07
Josh and the Team stayed in Regular contact throughout the whole process. If there were any documents needed they walked me through step by step. They were honest and straightforward and I am happy to say they saved me tens of thousands of dollars through my Settlement with the IRS.
Martin Hill
Martin Hill
2022-05-30
First time I've used legal help, they made me feel comfortable and kept me in the loop of the process as things happened, very professional. I'm very satisfied with the results I received. I highly recommend using them.
Michael Curry
Michael Curry
2022-05-29
I recently contacted the JMSells team for help with hefty IRS back tax issues. Brad in the office was level headed and listened to me panic patiently. He scheduled a phone consult with Josh and pulled all the needed documents from the IRS in advance of the scheduled call. On the morning of the call he emailed to advise me that my +/- $28,000 back tax, penalty and interest assessment had aged off my account because of my less-than-skillful ignorant neglect. I have not had such liberating news in half a lifetime. (He also provided the ledgers from the IRS) The call with Josh was not needed. I thanked the team and went on with my life, far less burdened. I whole-heartedly recommend the JM Sells team despite not having officially engaged their services. They won’t try to create fear, and will always take the steady, seasoned approach. You will be treated respectfully and will be kept in the loop. Lots of tacky tax “fixers” out on the wild web, but few with the class act of JM Sells. If I ever need help again, I know where I’ll turn. There is a reason they have 4.9 stars on Google Reviews. They earned them.
John Anderson
John Anderson
2022-04-21
Outstanding job discussed my unique case they went back 15 years got all docs and went over options all were great and got 12k that IRS claimed written entirely off entirely . Thank you again!!!
R. Varney
R. Varney
2022-04-11
He got started on my case and it took about 4 months for him to get the IRS to agree that most of my tax debt should have been zeroed out. That was an amazing feeling getting that notice that they had agreed. I wasn’t worried though because Josh said he could appeal their decision if I had to – and he wouldn’t charge extra for that!
Jill C. Abeyta
Jill C. Abeyta
2022-04-08
Josh gave me a very fair price and even allowed me to make payments on it. Josh wasn’t the cheapest, but he wasn’t the most expensive I’ve seen either. But he was really fair with his price – and that he would let me make payments was awesome.
Theresa Hicks
Theresa Hicks
2022-04-07
When I had my call with Josh, they had already pulled my IRS stuff and were able to give me a full recommendation for how I should handle my IRS tax. I didn’t even know this but from his work on looking at my files, he found out that most of my IRS tax debt should have already been zeroed out. Josh said that it was over the statute of limitations which is like 10 years from the tax or something like that.

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 an Ohio tax lawyer??

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 – $6000. 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

About Avon Lake

Here’s a little bit about the city of Avon Lake if you are looking for a Tax Attorney Avon Lake Ohio.

Avon Lake is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States, located on Lake Erie 17 miles west of Cleveland. The population was 25,206 at the 2020 Census. It is part of the Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Avon Lake was first settled in the 17th century and was, along with Avon, Bay Village, and Westlake, inhabited by Wyandots, Eries, Ottawas, etc. These people settled, traded, fought, made peace, and later moved elsewhere. Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, and Westlake were all one territory, Xeuma.

This area has so far been a part of three nations. Sometime prior to 1765, this territory was part of France. In 1765, the French were driven out by the English. Eighteen years later, in 1783, the English were forced out by the newly independent United States. During the Revolutionary War, a direct trail from the east to the west crossed the lake shore through what now includes Avon Lake. This trail is where Lake Road is today. It was used by the British more than by the colonists.

After a series of treaties, the area was purchased by the Connecticut Land Company in 1795 as the Western Reserve. Pierpont Eas formed, and the following settlers called the territory of present-day Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, and Westlake “Xeuma,” a Native American term which means “those who came before us”. French and English colonial forces did the same things here as the Natives.

Noah Davis, the first lakeshore dweller, arrived in 1812 and lived in a three-sided cabin near the present-day intersection of Lake and Moore Roads for about a year. Wilbur Cahoon, owner of the land, encountered Davis and moved farther south (on Davis’ advice) in the French Creek precinct where it was not as marshy but more fitting for farming, in 1814.

In 1818, Cuyahoga County drew new boundaries, splitting Xeuma into two. The west part was Troy Township and the east part was Dover Township. Adam Miller and his family arrived in the following year, and the family has been here ever since. The Millers and others who followed mostly cleared land, sawed timber, and built ships in nearby Black River (eventually renamed Lorain), however Avon Lake’s shorelines also had a number of sawmills and shipyards.

In 1822, Lorain County was formed. Troy Township was renamed “Avon Township” by petition in 1824.

European seamen first settled this place in the year 1812, and was originally part of the Avon Township, and also part of Cuyahoga County. Then in 1822, it became part of Lorain County. Then, in 1915, this part of Avon was separated from the rest of the Township of Avon to form the Township of Avon Lake. In 1960, Avon Lake was granted the status of a city.

Avon Lake became a qualified Tree City USA as recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation in 1993.

Avon Lake is located at 41°30′6″N 82°0′23″W (41.501595, -82.006309). According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 11.13 square miles (28.8 km2), all land. Avon Lake is located on Lake Erie.

As of the census of 2010, there were 22,581 people, 8,900 households, and 6,321 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,028.8 inhabitants per square mile (783.3/km2). There were 9,411 housing units at an average density of 845.6 per square mile (326.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 1.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 8,900 households, of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.0% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 41.9 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

Of the city’s population over the age of 25, 49.3% hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.

All public schools in the city are a part of Avon Lake City Schools. There are four public elementary schools:
Eastview Elementary School (Kindergarten – 4th grade)
Erieview Elementary School (Kindergarten – 4th grade)
Redwood Elementary School (Kindergarten – 4th grade)
Westview Elementary School (Kindergarten – 4th grade)
and three upper-level schools:
Troy Intermediate School (5th – 6th grade)
Learwood Middle School (7th – 8th grade)
Avon Lake High School (9th – 12th grade)

The district was awarded the status of Excellent with Distinction by the Ohio Department of Education for 8 years in a row. In 2015, Avon Lake High School was listed 170th in the country in Newsweek’s Top 500 U.S. High Schools with a graduation rate of 100% and a 95.9% college-bound rate. There is also a Catholic parochial school, St. Joseph’s, that offers grades Kindergarten through 8.

Avon Lake is host to a number of industrial companies, including facilities for Lubrizol, Ford Motor Company, PolyOne Corporation, Western Enterprises, and Reliant Energy.

Approximately 220 acres (0.9 km2) is designated for parks and playgrounds. Avon Lake operates six community parks: Bleser Park, Miller Road Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Weiss Field, Walker Road Park, and Bicentennial Park. Other neighborhood parks managed by the city include Belle Road Park, Inwood Park, Overlook Park, Resatar Park, and Sunset Park, each with adjoining bike trails to promote easy residential access and outdoor recreation. The city also operates the Ellen Trivanovich Aquatic Center, which was rebuilt in 2010. The new facility includes a splash ground, lazy river, regulation lanes, three water slides, and zero-depth entry. The facility is open to residents and guests of residents. The city enforces a curfew, for ages 12 and under: 10:00pm, for ages 13 to 15: 11:00pm, and for ages 16 to 17: 1:00am.

Avon Lake is home to Avon Lake Public Library. The library was first established in January 1931 by a Board of Trustees as appointed by the Avon Lake Village Council and mayor. The opening budget was $1,000 and the first book purchased for the collection was Penrod by Booth Tarkington. Today, the Avon Lake Public Library circulates over 620,000 items with a general fund of $2.9 million.

If you are looking for a tax attorney Avon Lake Ohio, you are at the right spot. Give us a call today at 330-331-7611.