Ellyn Tanenberg, Tax Attorney & CPA

Ellyn B. Tanenberg, Attorney & CPA
1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 1025

Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-387-7747
Washington Law Office Map

Miami, FL:
1111 Brickell Ave
Suite 1100
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-350-0575

Silver Spring, MD:
Phone: 301-907-0019

Resolving IRS and State Tax Disputes, Liens & Audits

Were your wages garnished for unpaid federal or state taxes? Did the IRS or state notify you of an impending tax lien? Are you being audited by the IRS? All of these issues can create undue stress for you, especially if you are already worried about your finances. If you received a notice of a garnishment, a tax lien or an impending audit from the IRS, you may be unsure of what to do next or what options you truly have.

This is precisely where attorney Ellyn Tanenberg can help. As a tax lawyer and CPA, she has the requisite experience to assist you in resolving tax situations where collection action has been threatened or to assist you in an audit. With offices in Washington DC, Maryland and Florida, her firm is well-equipped to help clients nationwide and internationally with tax issues arising from an audit or collection action undertaken by the IRS or state taxing authority.

She also provides compliance reviews for clients, ideally preventing such issues in the first place. For more information, please contact her office.

"Ms. Tanenberg recently represented me at an IRS audit and her knowledge as a CPA, her confidence and excellent skills served me well. The bottom line — Ms. Tanenberg is a top notch CPA/attorney who is committed, skilled and patient as she tackles problems and [she] sees them through to completion if it requires research or just plain hard work and endurance." - A client testimonial

Your Advocate When the IRS Takes Action

A tax lien, levy or wage garnishment is generally caused by unfiled tax returns, unpaid taxes or other tax deficiencies. To collect on overdue taxes, the IRS may garnish your wages, impose a lien or seize your bank account and other assets. Serious cases could lead to a levy of your bank account, your real property or other investments.

Whatever the reason for neglecting to file or pay taxes on time such as sudden job loss, illness, reliance on erroneous advice from the IRS or a tax professional, Ellyn Tanenberg can work to clear up the dispute utilizing the option that fits your unique situation.

After gaining insight into your unique situation, Ellyn Tanenberg can work to clear up the dispute by negotiating with IRS representatives directly. She can get overdue tax returns prepared, and/or may seek to get penalty abatement, arrange an installment agreement or prepare an offer in compromise for you. She will explore any opportunities to prevent further action by the IRS or state taxing authority, working toward an optimal solution given your circumstances. She can also advocate on your behalf if you are experiencing aggressive collection actions that have resulted in serious hardship.

Whatever avenue your case might take, you can trust her to be honest about your options and diligent in her representation.

"In dire straits with a large IRS debt, good fortune found me when I found Ellyn Tanenberg. Ms. Tanenberg listened to my problems along with my goals and objectives. Then we sat down and worked together to meet them. [...] Ellyn knew whom to call and how to approach each IRS contact we needed to resolve my problem. We did it together." - Client testimonial

Contact an Attorney With Proven Experience to Help You Resolve Serious Tax Disputes

Whether you have received collection notices resulting in your wages or bank accounts being garnished; a tax lien has been filed; or you are being audited, contact Ellyn Tanenberg, Tax Attorney & CPA, today to get started on your case. Ms. Tanenberg's hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Evening and Sunday meeting times are available by request.


Ellyn Tanenberg, Attorney & CPA, has offices in Washington, DC; Silver Spring, Maryland; and Miami, Florida. The firm represents clients throughout the U.S. and worldwide.