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Free Tax Debt Relief Consultation

Jackson Hewitt® can help.
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We guarantee to get you a resolution plan you’re happy with, or your money back.

Tax problems can stay with you unless you have someone fighting for your rights

  • Suspend collection activities before they start.
  • Get a break from IRS notices and letters.
  • Request a hold on wage garnishments and activities, including tax liens and levies.

Don’t get overwhelmed by your tax debt.
Jackson Hewitt will take immediate action to work to resolve your tax debt issues so you don't have to.


We’re here to fight for you

Owing the IRS can be stressful and worrisome, especially if they place a lien or levy on your assets or property. But you’re not alone – we’re here to fight for your rights and get you back on track.

We’ll handle your tax debt so you don’t have to

  • We’ll work directly with the IRS
  • We’ll keep you updated throughout the process
  • We handle all types of tax debt - any size, from the simple to the complex

We’ll take immediate action to help you address your tax debt

  • Get a break from threatening IRS notices and letters
  • Take immediate action to suspend collection activities
  • Request a hold on active wage garnishments and bank levies

We’ll find a resolution plan or 100% money back guarantee

  • We’ll assign a dedicated Tax Pro who will act fast to help
  • Request a hold on all collection activities to help protect assets
  • Prepare and submit your resolution package
  • Work on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome

Our Tax Debt Relief Process

Give us a call to discuss your tax situation and we will explain how we can help.
Your Tax Debt Pro will file the appropriate documents, investigate your case and develop the right resolution plan for you.
We'll talk you through your resolution options and set up a plan to get you tax debt relief.

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No tax debt is too big or small

There are many options to help reduce, and in some cases eliminate, back taxes, ranging from returns to arrangements like penalty abatement, installment agreements, or offers in compromise.

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Guide to Tax Debt and Relief

Learn the basics of tax debt, and how to get back on track if you ow the IRS money.
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Get started and talk to one of our Tax Debt Pro’s today

Our tax debt professionals will handle your tax problems so you don’t have to.


Our team of experienced tax debt professionals are here to help you every step of the way

Our tax professionals are members of various tax organizations including National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), and many other tax organizations

We take care of you

If you don't like the tax resolution options we present at the Discovery phase, we'll give you your money back. Learn about our Discovery process

Trusted for over 35 years

Over 35 years in the tax industry helping hardworking clients get access to simple solutions to manage their taxes, tax refunds, and more.

We know our stuff

From tax liens to penalties and interest, we can handle all federal and state personal income tax debt issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens during the free tax debt consultation?

During your free consultation, we will review your notice and assess the situation. We will lay out the tax relief process for you and what to expect in each of the different phases. If you choose to move to the next phase (Discovery phase), we will collect a one-time Discovery fee.

What states are these tax resolution services available in?

TDR Service is available in most states but not available in the following:
Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, Washington, Wyoming.

How much will my Tax Debt Resolution cost?

No two tax debt situations are the same. Just because you owe a lot doesn’t mean that the resolution will be expensive. We only charge you fixed flat fees, unlike many other providers, who may charge by the hour.

When is my price locked?

We charge two fees, one for the Discovery and the other for the Resolution. Both fees have our Price Lock Guarantee (the price we quote is the price you get). At the end of our free consultation, if you decide to have Jackson Hewitt perform the investigation, you can lock in the Discovery fee. At the end of the Discovery, after we have clearly explained your options, you can lock in the Resolution fee.

What is Tax Debt?

When you forget to pay or file your taxes, there is a mistake on your taxes, or the IRS wants to change your taxes, and the IRS says you owe money as a result, you’ve incurred tax debt. However you accrued the debt, it’s your job to make sure it’s paid off. Learn more with our tax debt guide

How can I settle my tax debt?

Four common “reasonable collection alternatives” are recognized by courts: payment in full, an installment agreement, an offer in compromise, and a temporary delay of collection.

What is an Offer In Compromise?

An Offer In Compromise (OIC) represents an agreement between you and the IRS, and it means you can settle your debt for less than you originally owed, so long as you meet certain requirements. 

What are the IRS penalties for underpayment?

If you didn’t pay your taxes, or if something went wrong with your return, you may have outstanding debt. There are two types of underpayment penalties. The first comes with the filing of your tax return because you did not prepay enough taxes through withholding or estimated tax payments. This penalty is determined by the federal treasury rate each quarter during the tax year. The second, and largest, type of underpayment penalty is due when you don’t pay your taxes by the due date of your tax return. This penalty can be as much as 25 percent of the taxes owed, and is compounded immediately and assessed regularly until you pay the debt. The IRS can take your tax refund each year to help pay the debt, and they might issue claims on your property and/or assets, or even take money directly from your paycheck, which can be a stressful experience.

What happens during the Discovery phase?

During our Discovery phase, we are trying to thoroughly understand your tax situation, along with your financial situation. For your tax situation, we want to discover if this is the actual tax debt owed. Sometimes there could be a misunderstanding or missing information that could alter that tax debt amount. We want to do that homework to see if what the IRS says you owe appears to be correct.

For your financial situation, this is one of the primary things that the IRS will look at to assess your ability to pay and whether you qualify for some of the resolution options available. So it’s a really important component for us to analyze and understand.

At the end of the Discovery phase, we’ll have a good idea of what your tax relief resolution options are and we’ll create and recommend a resolution plan that’s right for you.

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What is an IRS CP2000 Notice?

A CP2000 letter, “Notice of Underreported Income,” is not a formal audit that would require a full tax examination by the IRS. It is, however, an automatically generated letter, which is a notice from the IRS essentially saying, “We don’t think you reported all of your income so we are proposing a change to your return.”

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What is an IRS Notice of Tax Deficiency?

Deficiency is a common issue associated with tax returns. A tax deficiency occurs when there’s a difference in the amount of tax you report on your return and the amount the IRS calculates you owe – and the IRS will inform you of this discrepancy with a notice.

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How to Settle Tax Debt With the IRS for Less

You might have heard about how it is possible to settle your IRS tax debt for less than the actual amount you owe. While it is not possible to get the IRS to let you off easily, there are some circumstances where you might be able to work out an Offer in Compromise (OIC).

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Why Jackson Hewitt®?


We do the work so you don't have to worry. Open late and weekends, no appointment necessary.


We're not tax machines. We're Tax Pros who are happy to answer all of your questions.


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