South Carolina Department of Revenue Licenses

In South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (“SCDOR”) is responsible for administering the state’s tax laws.

SCDOR operates separately from the IRS.  Taxpayers must file a separate tax return with the SC DOR.

Alcohol Beverage License

The SC DOR handles licensing for businesses as well as alcohol and beverage licensing.

The process to obtain an alcohol license in South Carolina is not easy. If you want to obtain a license to sell alcohol for your business establishment, you must will need to work through a very detailed and complicated application process with SCDOR. It is important to understand that there are strict laws and regulations surrounding alcohol beverage licenses.

The South Carolina alcohol and beverage licensing attorneys at Strom Law Firm are experienced with helping clients acquire an alcohol beverage license, as well as handling matters related to the denial, suspension or revocation of a South Carolina alcohol and beverage license.  We can handle anything the initial application to appealing a suspension or revocation of your alcohol beverage license.  Our South Carolina alcohol and beverage attorneys stand ready to fight to make sure your rights are protected.

Call the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for assistance with obtaining a South Carolina alcohol and beverage license.

IRS Tax Relief Options: Offer in Compromise

Offer in Compromise

tax1040If you owe the IRS money, you know how stressful it can be. Waiting to address your tax problems can make it even worse.  If you have tax debt, you probably already know that it can leave you facing wage garnishment, levies, and liens while your tax debt compounds daily with penalties and interest.

There is hope. An experienced South Carolina tax attorney will help you work through your IRS tax problems. Depending upon the circumstances, you may even be able to qualify for the IRS Tax Relief program.

Depending upon the circumstances, an offer in compromise may be the solution that works best for you.

Offer in Compromise

Did you know that as a taxpayer, you may be able to settle your outstanding tax liability with the IRS for less than you actually owe? An offer in compromise is an agreement that you enter into with the IRS. An offer in compromise resolves the taxpayer’s legal responsibility for what is actually owed to the government. Our South Carolina tax lawyer will help you determine if an offer of compromise is an option for your situation. If an offer in compromise is appropriate, we will work to settle it for a fraction of what you owe.

Circumstances under which The IRS may permit an Offer in Compromise:

  • When there is doubt regarding liability – If you can prove that there is a doubt regarding  to the tax amount that the IRS says you owe.
  • If the IRS is not likely to collect the money– If you can establish that the IRS is not likely to collect the amount of tax owed in full.
  • The Hardship exception – even if you do not dispute the amount of money owed, an offer in compromise may be sought based on the public policy argument that it will impose an economic hardship or unfairness. This exception is typically limited to situations in which the debtor is suffering from a long term disability or illness or when payment of the debt by seizure of property will keep the taxpayer from being able to afford basic living expenses.

If you owe the IRS money, we may be able to help.  We offer free consultations and flexible appointment times.

IRS Tax Audits

Received Notice of An IRS Tax Audit?

Receiving notice of an IRS audit can leave you feeling anxious about what to expect. It is important to remember that you are not alone. An experienced South Carolina tax attorney can represent you during an IRS audit.

The IRS can and does audit a number of people each year.  If the IRS audits you for a particular year, it can review additional records for up to three years from the time that the return was filed.  If the IRS discovers that at least 25% of your income was excluded, it can review tax returns within six years of the date that the return was filed.

IRS audits are complicated and can be time consuming. Our SC tax attorney will  guide you with this process.  We will review all of your documentation and will represent you before the IRS in order to ensure that you are treated fairly.

We will do our best to help you through the process. If at the end of the IRS they determine that you owe additional money, our firm can further assist you by working towards a possible settlement of your tax debt.

If you have been contacted by the IRS, call us today for a free consultation.