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Tax Attorney Barberton Ohio

Tax Attorney Barberton Ohio

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

With more than 20 years of combined Barberton tax lawyer experience, we know tax law! We’ve offered Barberton 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 a Barberton tax attorney. IRS and Ohio tax problems will not simply disappear alone. They will always get worse as time goes on.

Our Barberton 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 a Barberton tax attorney, it is essential to determine your options and what your tax resolution will look like.

Our Barberton 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 a Barberton tax lawyer, read on!

The Types of Tax Attorney Barberton Ohio Services We Offer

You can group what we do as a Barberton tax lawyer into two buckets.

The first bucket your Barberton 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 Barberton tax lawyer handles is tax audits.

The IRS or the State of Ohio says they “think” you should owe tax, and your Barberton 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 Barberton 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 Barberton 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 Barberton Ohio

Tax Attorney Barberton 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 Barberton, Ohio tax law firm focused exclusively on IRS and Ohio tax. If you received a tax notice in the mail, call a Barberton 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 Barberton 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 Barberton Tax Law firm. Tax Attorney Barberton 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 Barberton 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 Barberton

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

Barberton is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 26,550 at the 2010 census. It is adjacent to Akron and is part of the Akron metropolitan area.

Barberton was founded in 1891 by industrialist Ohio Columbus Barber, who planned the town according to his vision of industry, progress and community. In 1894 he moved the manufacturing operations of the Diamond Match Company, which he formed from a merger of 11 companies, from Akron to Barberton. He soon was producing 250 million matches a day. In the valley running parallel to the Tuscarawas River and the Ohio & Erie Canal, he oversaw the construction of factories, residential neighborhoods and a compact commercial downtown. In the center of the new city was Lake Anna, named after Barber’s only daughter, Anna Laura Barber.

Barberton became known as the “Magic City” because of its rapid population growth during its formative industrial years, at a time of waves of immigration from eastern and southern Europe. In 1891, when Barberton was incorporated, the scattered farms that had originally characterized the landscape were transformed into a fledgling city of 1,800. When an Akron Beacon Journal reporter revisited Barberton in 1893, he noted that since 1891, it had grown so quickly that it appeared to have grown by magic (hence its nickname). Many new immigrants were attracted to its industrial jobs, which provided a path to assimilation.

In 1908 on a high hill on the east side of town, Barber began construction of an experimental farm and estate, which he called Anna Dean Farm. It included his 52-room, French Renaissance Revival-style mansion, completed in 1909, and lush gardens, dozens of barns and other structures in the same style, and greenhouses. Barber built 35 structures for the Anna Dean Farm, all in the French Renaissance Revival style. The farm covered 3500 acres. Believing farming could be as efficient as an industry, Barber intended the farm to be the basis of an agricultural college, but he did not complete its financing before his death. He willed the farm to Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University). It later sold much of the property.

Today, five of the eight primary buildings and associated property of the farm complex are owned by the Barberton Historical Society. These buildings are constructed of red brick edged in white concrete block, with royal blue trim and red tile roofing. The most significant of the remaining buildings is Barn No. 1, the former Dairy Barn, restored in 1985 and now the world headquarters of the Yoder Brothers Corporation, horticulturists. The building has castle tower-like silos, visible from much of the east side of the city. The other barns have been structurally stabilized and at least partially restored. All but one may be renovated for other economic uses. The Creamery has been restored as a residence for the same family since 1943 and served as the birthplace for the Apostolic Church of Barberton founded in 1950.

After sale by Western Reserve University following World War 2, most of the 40-acre Barber estate was broken up and redeveloped for suburban residential housing. The mansion was demolished in 1965.

“The Magics” became the mascot name of the Barberton High School athletic teams. As Barberton High School colors are purple and white, “purple pride” marks local enthusiasm for the school. The city’s schools have also improved academic performance since the 1980s.

Barberton’s sources of news include daily newspapers from major cities, such as the Akron Beacon Journal and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, as well as the local weekly newspaper, the Barberton Herald.

During the 1980s Barberton suffered a precipitous economic decline due to restructuring in heavy industry and job losses, similar to much of the rest of the industrial American Midwest. It was in many ways representative of a typical Rust Belt city. During this period, the city lost a large part of its economic base as factories shuttered and stores went vacant. The Magic City: Unemployment in a Working-Class Community (Cornell University Press, 1989) documents the consequences of the migration of major industries from the region and the responses of residents to such dramatic changes.

In 1985, key business stakeholders and government leaders created the Barberton Community Development Corporation (BCDC). The BCDC today functions through a Board of Directors of 20 stakeholders and city members, including the Mayor of Barberton. Led by Tom Anders as Chairman, and Executive Director Larry Lallo, it has facilitated the creation of over 2000 jobs, and in excess of $100 million in business expansion projects. They have stimulated the creation of three mini-industrial parks and 25 new construction projects. The BCDC was originally funded through federal funds and donations of real estate by the Babcock & Wilcox Company. With the creation of the Barberton Community Foundation in the late 1990s, the BCDC entered into a new level. It invested a portion of the Foundation’s assets in prime credit business expansion projects.

The Barberton Community Foundation facilitated the construction of a new Barberton High School, located on reclaimed swampland in the northwest section of the city.

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 9.26 square miles (24.0 km2), of which 9.04 square miles (23.4 km2) (or 97.62%) is land and 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2) (or 2.38%) is water.

Lake Anna, a glacial kettle lake, is a 1-acre (4,000 m2) natural spring lake that lies in the center of the original village of Barberton. It is the center of a 21-acre (85,000 m2) park named after it. Lake Anna is named for O. C. Barber’s daughter Anna Laura Barber.

At the 2010 census there were 26,550 people in 11,054 households, including 6,880 families, in the city. The population density was 2,936.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,133.9/km2). There were 12,191 housing units at an average density of 1,348.6 per square mile (520.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.8% White, 5.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4%.

There were 11,054 households, of which 30.1% had children under age 18 living with them, 39.9% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.8% were non-families. 32.2% of households were one person and 13.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age was 39.8 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.5% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

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