Does your client have an IRS liability?


How Do Resolution Services Work?


We negotiate a payment plan your client can afford, no matter the size of the liability or extent of the issue with the IRS.


We have a successful track record of obtaining subordinations of federal tax lien. You retain priority over the IRS’s lien and protect your collateral.


You can continue to work with your valued client, secure in the knowledge that your interests are safe from the IRS.

Why Tax Guard’s Resolution Team?

There are a lot of representatives out there (local attorneys, local accountants, and tax resolution companies), but even those that are good at representing their clients before the IRS generally do not understand lenders’ priority concerns and/or do not regularly update the lender.


We resolve issues with the IRS (and/or state taxing authorities) specifically for businesses that work with banks, asset-based lenders, and factors.


A federal tax lien threatens your security and priority. We understand these issues and take them into consideration throughout the resolution process.


We have a unique transparency provision in our agreement with our clients so we can keep you updated weekly throughout the entire resolution process.

Be Proactive!

Refer Your Client to Tax Guard Resolution

The earlier an issue is identified, the easier it is to resolve, the better the outcome, and the more likely we can preserve the funding relationship.  There’s an easy three-step process for referring clients to Tax Guard:


Contact Tax Guard’s Resolution Team to review the situation in more detail.


Explain that if the situation is not resolved, the funding relationship could be in jeopardy – but that Tax Guard can resolve the issue and preserve the relationship.


Email your client introducing Tax Guard, including your client and the Tax Guard Resolution team.


Explore these free resources to increase your knowledge of IRS processes, updates, liens, levies and how Tax Guard can help!


Employee Retention Credits – Issue Spotting

Many businesses will benefit from the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), most will not. We review the credit and some options.


First Payment of Deferred Taxes Due December 31, 2021

Jason Peckham, Tax Guard’s Vice President of Resolutions, reviews the deferred tax provisions. Can your client make the first payment?


[Update] IRS Will Resume Filing Systemic Liens on August 15, 2021

Jason Peckham, Tax Guard’s Vice President of Resolutions, outlines the upcoming lien filing changes at the IRS and how they’ll impact businesses and lenders.

Success Stories

Our associates do great work for our clients. Here are just a few of our success stories.

Resolved: $1.4 Million Liability for Tree Nursery

Installment payment of $25,000; revenue officer was aggressive

“Our revenue officer was really aggressive. She wouldn’t even consider a payment arrangement. Tax Guard filed an appeal so they could hammer out a deal with a different person at the IRS, which allowed us to start funding. I’m so thankful [for] the introduction to Tax Guard.”

–  Client

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Resolved: $5.6 Million Liability for Staffing Company

Installment payment of $30,000; potentially saves $2 million

“Our Revenue Officer wanted to levy us out of existence. Tax Guard held off the IRS, helped us get compliant, and got us funded with a new lender. They know how to thread the needle in fixing the IRS problem while also addressing lenders’ concerns.”

–  Client

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Resolved: $3.5 Million Liability for Staffing Company

Installment payment of $5,000; potentially saves $3 million

“We can’t force our clients to work with Tax Guard, but we highly recommend their services. Tax Guard gets better and faster results than when our clients try to resolve their tax problems on their own or use their local attorney or accountant.”

–  Lender

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When should I refer my clients to Tax Guard?

Be proactive. Tax Guard’s reporting service is designed to be an early warning system. The earlier an issue is identified (preferably before the lien is filed), the easier it is to resolve, the better the outcome, and the more likely it is that we can preserve the funding relationship. Once a federal tax lien is filed, there is a limited window to complete the complex negotiations. While it is possible for Installment Agreement to be negotiated at that point, it is much easier – and the monthly payment tends to be less – when the negotiation process begins prior to the filing of a federal tax lien.

Can you tell me more about the 45-day rule for lenders?

The 45-day rule is an exception to the general rule of priority (which is “first in time, first in right”). Once a federal tax lien is filed, the IRS moves into first position on any revolving assets – inventory and receivables – on the date the lender acquires actual knowledge of the lien, or 45 days from the date the lien is filed, whichever is earlier. The lender’s potential exposure is the total amount of the liability subject to the federal tax lien.

Download our white paper to learn more about the 45-Day Rule.

My client has a federal tax lien. I shouldn’t fund, right?

There’s no need to panic when a liability with the IRS, even a large one, is uncovered. There is a solution. If your client can become and remain current and compliant with its tax deposit requirements (and service its other debts), an Installment Agreement can be negotiated to address the delinquent liabilities – regardless of the size of the liability. The IRS cannot levy bank accounts or receivables while the Installment Agreement is in effect and in good standing. More importantly, the Installment Agreement is a prerequisite for a subordination of federal tax lien, which puts you back into the first secured position relative to the inventory and receivables, despite the existence of a federal tax lien. So long as your client has an Installment Agreement in place with the IRS and you have secured a subordination of federal tax lien, you have nothing to fear from the IRS.