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Offer in Compromise

Settle your tax debt for less than you owe. Our tax attorneys in Los Angeles and San Diego specialize in Offers in Compromise (OIC) which allow you to settle your tax debt for less than the full amount owed. The OIC program was instituted by the IRS for taxpayers unable to pay off their IRS debt due to financial hardship or due to taxes which are wrongfully owed.

Stop Wage Garnishments

Don’t let the government take your income. In order to satisfy an IRS tax debt, the IRS can take a portion of your wages or any other income until the outstanding balance is paid in full. Wage garnishment can amount to almost half of your gross monthly income.

IRS Payment Plans

Pay off debt on your schedule. An IRS Installment Agreement or IRS Partial Payment Plan is an alternative to an Offer in Compromise (OIC) and is for those taxpayers who do not qualify for an OIC due to their income being too high. Our tax attorneys in Los Angeles and San Diego can draw up a Partial Payment Installment Agreement (PPIA) that allows you to make monthly payments if you are not financially able to pay your tax debt immediately.

IRS Not Collectible Status

Stop the IRS from asking for money you don’t have. Once a taxpayer is placed on a “Currently Not Collectible” (CNC) status, the IRS will suspend its collection activities and must immediately stop any wage garnishment or bank levies. Being placed on a CNC status means that the IRS has determined that you cannot afford to pay off your tax debt at the present time.

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Dawn Delia, Esq

Managing Tax Attorney San Diego Office


  • Q: Will I qualify for a settlement (Offer in Compromise) of my IRS tax debt?

    A: It depends. The IRS has recently offered more flexible terms to its Offer in Compromise (OIC) program. This flexibility was enacted to help resolve the tax problems of financially distressed taxpayers.

  • Q: Can you release my wage garnishment?

    A: Yes. There are actually many options to take care of an IRS tax debt. The best thing your tax attorney can do is take advantage of these options and avoid a wage garnishment in the first place. If it is unavoidable, wage garnishments may be released in several ways.

  • Q: The IRS took everything out of my bank account. Can you release my bank levy and stop them from doing it again?

    A: Yes. After you have received a “Final Notice of Intent to Levy,” the IRS will contact your bank informing them that they are required to freeze your account. Once frozen, the IRS must wait 21 days before they can levy your bank account funds.

  • Q: How much do you charge? Can I pay in installments?

    A: We work with you to find a reasonable fee based on the complexity of your case. Payment plans are always available. We’ll go over more during our initial free consultation.


A Few Words From Our Clients…

"Because of a stupid tax mistake over a decade ago, I was assessed a bill for nearly $20,000 to the IRS which I was in no position to pay. The idea of negotiating with the IRS was mysterious, daunting, and terrifying. Thankfully I found Dawn Delia. She helped me organize my information and was able to negotiate a settlement for me with the IRS for drastically less than I owed. I feel that I am able to make a fresh start in my financial life -- Thank you Dawn Delia!"

Steven K.

“Let me first say I really do jot post reviews at all but I am making an exception here. If you have any tax issues this lady is the one to call, believe me. I had a very complicated tax issue with the IRS and the Franchise tax board. Delia was honest, professional, very reasonably priced, and even gave me free advice over the phone. I can honestly and truthfully say that I have saved a truck load full of money using her. The amount I paid her versus what I would have paid not using her was pennies on the dollar. THANK YOU DAWN DELIA!!!!!!"


“My family and I want to thank the tax attorneys at Delia Law in resolving our tax problems. Words can’t say enough how honest, compassionate and hard-working they were in helping us with our IRS problems. I initially had my nephew call a tax attorney to deal with some complex IRS issues involving me and my very sick husband. I was too scared to call on my own, not knowing what to say or how to say it. My nephew put me in contact with Dawn Delia. She was so calming and knew exactly how to quickly handle my tax problem. I immediately felt she could help me…and she did.

I know she does these things day in and day out, but what she did for us was life changing. She was instrumental in providing a home for us, something we haven’t had in several years. My husband was so worried that we wouldn’t have a place to live after his passing, but once she resolved our tax problem, he was able to sign the papers and felt it was time. With all her hard work, she gave peace to my family and husband before his passing, knowing that our tax situation was resolved. I will forever be grateful to her. If anyone should ever need a tax attorney, I will be sure to refer them to Dawn Delia.”

Jean M.

“I came to Delia Law when I realized I would not be able to pay off my tax debt of $36,000 (plus all the penalties and interest) AND support my three kids alone… Dawn was able to settle my debt for $2,200.”

Michael J.

“If you want a tax attorney to give you personal attention with one point of contact at all times, Delia Law is the best, most knowledgeable tax attorney firm out there to help you with your tax issues. I came to Delia Law to help me with my FBAR filing requirement (foreign bank account reporting). I was frustrated and confused as to what I was supposed to do. I knew I needed to get into compliance and to convince the IRS that my failure to report my foreign bank accounts was not “willful.” Ms. Delia assisted me quickly and led me through the process. She made it easy to understand and drafted an argument to the IRS that was legally sound and accepted by the IRS. I would not hesitate in referring Delia Law to any of my friends, family or colleagues."

Allan H.
"Owing the IRS is one of the most difficult positions someone can be in. If your reading this, I'm sure you've found yourself or may find yourself having your bank account(s) frozen, assets seized, tax refunds held. I found myself in one or more of these positions. Knowing you have to pay the IRS but not being able to makes it nearly impossible to have a real life. I found Dawn through reading reviews like this and feel it is important to share my experience. Dawn set expectations upfront and timelines of what was needed. She followed up with me and was able to give me a new start.Thanks Dawn!"
Joel L.

"Dawn Delia is genuine, honest, and just plain hardworking. She responded timely to my every call and worked fast whenever a problem came up. She resolved my IRS tax debt of over $500,000 with an offer in compromise and gave me faith that there are people out there that want to help others."

Michael S.

“I was referred to Dawn Delia from my CPA who could not handle my difficult tax problems. She was so easy to talk to and did not make me feel bad, which was really important to me and she just put me at ease.”

Rosanna G.

I was referred to Dawn from my lawyer so I could resolve a few IRS issues from a few businesses I owned in the past. To sum up the entire experience I've been having with her: she is truly God-sent. I initially had a phone interview with her and could see right away that she was the right person to handle the job.

Kim K.

Without Dawn Delia's tenacious and intelligent legal abilities I would have ended up paying the IRS over $100,000 in back taxes and penalties. Most awesome work and results I ever got from an attorney! I can now sleep much better at night.”

Jacob F.

Attorney Dawn Delia was incredibly knowledgeable, professional, compassionate, and patient when I was lagging behind my deadlines in getting her the requested information... She can't be compared to the large law firms who will take your money and rarely let you talk to an attorney but limit your access to customer service reps and paralegals.

Bruce B.

"My husband and I would highly recommend Dawn Delia to anyone. We had quite a mess to clean up with the IRS, Dawn was very patient, knowledgeable and strategic in her approach to the IRS. Months of stressing out are now over. Thank you Dawn :-)"

Tabatha A.

"I would Totally recommend Delia Law for all your IRS Tax Issues. I came to her back in October of 2017 and contracted her and her Firm for my tax issues. IRS finalized paperwork finally came thru and was accepted June 2018. Dawn Is very understanding, Thoughtful very Trustworthy and very Professional in Her Profession. From start to finish she was always in contact and in touch with me explaining the next steps and processes of everything going on with my case Very thorough in all the paperwork and communication with me and the IRS People. She explained what Options were available to me and my case and advised what the best directions to go, on her advise and suggestion we agreed to go with a Offer In Compromise and this OIC was Fully accepted and Final This June of 2018. Time wise was just as she explained and mentioned it would be give or take. After talking to other lawyers and Law Firms before Dawn i could not get any straight answers to my Tax Questions.

Then after calling and getting in touch with Dawn and asking all the same questions, she was very Patient and Professional in answering all my Tax questions i had asked everyone else. What pushed me to contracting Dawn Delia Fully was her Honesty and her Expert Advice on my Case and Situation and what she would try to get done and once again to her work and her word, everything she explained from start to finish was Done to the T.

I Owed the IRS From Years Past over $55,000 and with the OIC Settled out with a Offer of $500


Top notch Lawyer and Service"

Art M.

"I would highly recommend Dawn to any individual or business looking for help with tax issues. She is a true professional who has the expertise and knowledge base to provide the best quality and value-driven service."

Ryan L.

"After talking 3 different tax attorneys I was getting no where as they just did not understand my situation and wasted my time.

So what makes Dawn an excellent Tax Attorney? She took on a case that involved laws of multiple countries and had to deal with lawyers who were available during their working hours around the world.

Dawn first had to understand the legal issues of the multiple countries, She kept me updated every step of the way and even set my expectations, which was very important.

The foreign lawyers are now interested in having Dawn work with them on other cases.

If you have a complicated case in the USA or which involves other countries, you need to talk to Dawn as no one else even comes close to her skill in getting the job done."

Almeida C.

"Dawn Delia is the BEST!! She is very patient and understanding. Results turned out great for my OIC. Thanks Dawn, GOD bless you!!"

Jose A.

"Attorney Dawn Delia quickly and efficiently resolved my IRS tax audit involving my business. I would highly recommend Delia Law for anyone requiring an expert tax attorney."

Max P.

"I was contacted by Homeland Security concerning a previous client I had prepared Income Taxes for. They asked me questions of a confidential nature relating to my client, which concerned me. For that reason I contacted Ms. Delia Dawn who in turn made some calls and handled the interview herself. She was very professional, and made herself accessible for my convenience. She is very knowledgeable and gave me expert advice. She fulfilled my obligation to Homeland Security without a hitch and for that reason I would highly recommend her. I will not hesitate to obtain her service in the future."

C&L Tax Consultants

"I was referred to Dawn from my lawyer so I could resolve a few IRS issues from a few business I owned in the past. To sum up the entire experience I've been having with her: she is truly God-sent. I initially had a phone interview with her and could see right away that she was the right person to handle the job. IRS issues can be complicating and take a long time to get resolved but with Dawn you can be rest assured that she will get the job DONE.

Her practice is nationwide (I live in WA state) so be sure to give her a call!"

Andrea K.

"I needed help with some tax issues, and contacted Dawn who was able to help me resolve those issues quickly and painlessly. It was a very professional experience, and she explained all the steps to me before we began; and resolved everything quickly. Her services are highly recommended."

Bill S.

"I discussed my tax problem with several Tax Attorneys before I shared it with Delia Law. I found Attorney Dawn Delia to be extremely attentive who listened carefully while I explained my case to her. She spent a considerable amount of time on the phone with me, asked several questions and understood the case fully. She explained clearly all the options and suggested a resolution that I thought was the best before accepting the case.

She started working on my case immediately after she accepted it. While working on my application to the IRS, she informed me of all details and progress made. She resolved the case in a very satisfactory way in a shortest possible time.

Two month after she resolved my case, I received a letter from the IRS that was send to me due to an error. MS. Delia contacted the IRS and resolved the situation before even I asked her to do so.

MS. Dawn Delia is a caring and companionate attorney with a critical mind and vast knowledge of Tax Law. I certainly recommend her to anybody who needs help to resolve his/her tax issues with the IRS."

Dennis R.

"Delia Law of San Diego made my Tax issue a simple and easy task. Delia Law really has taken a lot of weight of my chest. Thank You"

Barlow R.

"Dawn Delia has helped me tremendously in my difficulties with IRS. She made her services very affordable for me and she was able to immediately rectify my issues within 24 hours. I was amazed and very thankful for her understanding and extreme speediness in getting my situation taken care of. I would highly recommend her services to as many people as possible. She is incredibly understanding and thoughtful when dealing with issues that might be difficult for any client to discuss with anyone. Her knowledge and expertise is astounding. What a blessing it was to find her services."

Doc S.

"I have had the opportunity to work with Dawn on many occasions. She is thoughtful, a critical thinker, very thorough in her work & trustworthy. She will see your case to the end & keeps you informed of all the progress she is making. Knows the law very well & comes up with great strategies to help her clients. She keeps abreast of all tax changes & what the IRS is doing & uses that information to help her clients. She makes dealing with tax issues very easy. She walks you thru the whole process & puts you at ease. Her firm has many assets to help clients with their IRS & any other type of tax issue they may have. I would highly recommend her firm when dealing with any tax issue. You will be in good hands when you use Dawn Delia, she will save you money & put your mind at ease on all of your tax issues. Call her now & get rid of your tax problems!!- I did am I am very happy about winning my case!"

Rick S.

"A consummate profession. Dawn has the expertise and knowledge depth than will benefit any individual or corporation looking for help with their tax issues. I cannot say enough about how efficient and effective her work, and beneficial results, were in terms of assisting with tax matters."

Ryan L.

"My experience with Dawn and Delia Law was exceptional. Dealing with the IRS is never fun, and it's even less so when they decide to come after you for a sizable sum.

I called Delia Law late on a Friday afternoon at the start of a three day weekend for guidance related to a tax matter after speaking with a few other firms. The other firms had lots to say but none of them gave me total confidence that they would be best suited to handle my situation. To my surprise, I received a return call from Dawn first thing on Monday morning even though it was a holiday. Within just a few minutes of speaking with her I could tell Dawn was a true expert in tax law and I hired her that same day.

Throughout the entire process I found her to not only be extremely knowledgeable in all tax related matters but just like that first phone call her promptness, availability, and attention to detail was second to none. My case was fairly complex and Dawn kept me updated and things moving forward as quickly as can be expected when negotiating with the IRS. Dawn is straightforward, to the point, and tells it like it is but she is also very personable and it's obvious that she truly cares about her clients. Basically all the qualities you want in an attorney, or any service professional for that matter.

In short, I could not have asked for a more positive resolution to my case. Literally the outcome could not have been better. I'm completely convinced that Dawn and Delia Law are the sole reason for this outcome and I enthusiastically recommend her and her firm."

Bryan L.

"SHE'S A BARRACUDA!!! She took our case (Which involved Adoption, Separation, and unscrupulous foster parents claiming our children on their taxes) It was a MESS! But Delia Law took charge of the situation! She hit the IRS with FACTS and Documentation, and they had no choice but to comply with the law. Thank you Dawn..... for helping us get closure to a "VERY MESSED UP" Situation! Paul and Teresa Tena"

Josef T.

"What an outstanding attorney!

Who ever said the internet was a bad place to find someone exceptional?? I proved them wrong when I came across Dawn Dilia’s website.

I was in a terrible situation with the IRA and FTB. The accountant I had filed my taxes wrong a couple of years back and when I tried reaching her she miraculous disappeared. This is an accountant that I used for 17 years! I had hired a tax attorney to help me with this dilemma. Because it was a large firm he handed me off to one of his rookies. Needless to say, I was in deeper in from when first started out. The stress alone was exhausting.

When I contacted Ms. Delia she knew right away how to handle my situation. I felt secure to know I was in the right hands. Everything went so smoothly.

We ended up settling. I now can put my head down on my pillow at night and sleep."

Charlene H.

"Dawn was instrumental in helping me win a battle against an IRS audit on very technical issues regarding my Schedule C income. She crafted a masterful case as to why I should be deemed a “qualified real estate professional”, which reduced my tax liability by more than half. In addition, her billing seemed very fair and refreshing in an industry that likes to “run the meter”. I would very much recommend Delia Law to anyone who needs help negotiating with the IRS."

John H.

"I can truly say that I had a great experience! I called this morning because I was very confused about some tax issues and all my questions were answered quickly. She described all the steps I needed to take next and how to go about it. I am very satisfied and I recommend Delia Law to everyone."

Miruna B.

"Great Attorney. She is definitely worth every penny."

Luis A. V.

"My husband and I received a notification that we owed a significant amount of money to the IRS. This was not only daunting but caused us much distress. I knew I had to hire the most experienced attorney I could find that had our best interest in mind and that we could afford.

I didn't know what to expect but any fears I had quickly subsided after only meeting with her for a few minutes. Dawn is a serious professional that knows and understands tax law. She explained the process in a way that we understood it well. She was able to save us more than we could have ever imagined. Today, we feel immensely blessed to know her and know that she is our tax attorney for life!"

-Maricruz & Esequiel Saucedo

Saucedo M.

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