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Experienced Tax Law Attorneys

Greenville Tax Attorneys

Defeat Tax Debt with Our Help

You must take proactive and decisive steps to address your back taxes if you wish to protect your assets and livelihood.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or South Carolina Department of Revenue both have powerful tools to collect on what is owed and will not hesitate to:

  • Garnish your wages
  • Levy your bank account
  • Or even seize your assets

If you are worried about the consequences of tax debt, relief is here.

Our experienced and knowledgeable Greenville tax lawyers can help you manage money owed to the government, including:

  • State
  • Federal
  • Sales
  • And foreign taxes

Southeastern Tax Advocates is a subsidiary of Merline & Meacham, P.A. [1], a trusted law firm that has been helping South Carolinians overcome tax difficulties since 1970. We are ready to help you navigate whatever financial challenges you are facing.

We will carefully evaluate your situation and identify relief solutions that can help you avoid collection actions and get on top of your debt.

If you are struggling with tax debt, schedule a no-obligation consultation by calling (864) 613-6608 or contacting us online.

  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Greenville Bar Association
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners: Jonathan Colao

Accessible and Tailored Services

Our firm understands that no two clients are alike. Each individual’s tax situation will be completely unique and require a customized approach.

We are flexible to your needs and can meet virtually from wherever you are or in person at one of our conveniently located South Carolina offices.

When you come to us for help, we will carefully assess the details of your case and review the options available to you. One of our skilled attorneys will work directly with you throughout our handling of your case.

We know dealing with the IRS or SC Department of Revenue can be stressful and intimidating, but we will do everything possible to make the settlement and relief process as efficient and painless as possible.

A Comprehensive Suite of Tax Debt Services

Our team is prepared to help you navigate numerous types of tax collection issues. Whether you are attempting to avoid an imminent tax levy or need help negotiating a penalty abatement, our firm has the knowledge and resources you need to achieve your objectives.

Our Greenville tax attorneys can help you:

  • Secure Tax Settlements. When you owe more than you can currently pay, our team can negotiate offers in compromise, penalty abatements, installment agreements, and other solutions.
  • Manage IRS Audits. Being audited by the IRS sounds frightening, but we can guide you through the process and work to protect your interests.
  • Resolve Payroll Tax Issues. We help business owners explore their tax settlement options when facing various types of late payment penalties.
  • Fight Tax Evasion Charges. Tax evasion is a serious offense, but the charge only applies to situations where you intentionally attempt to defraud a tax authority.
  • Address Unfiled Taxes. If you have not filed one or more tax returns, our team can help you mitigate the penalties and consequences.
  • Stop or Prevent Wage Garnishments and Tax Levies. If you are currently subject to one or more tax levies or liens, we can work to release these encumbrances as quickly as possible after addressing the underlying tax debt.

Why Choose Us?

  • In-Person & Virtual Accessibility
  • Attorneys Who Personally Handle Your Case
  • Board-Certified in Tax Law (Verne McGough)
About the Firm

Get to know the firm and how our dedicated and experienced tax attorneys can assist you today.

Communication. Collaboration. Creativity.

Our Team of Tax Lawyers

About the Firm

Southeastern Tax Advocates is a subsidiary of the law firm Merline & Meacham, P.A. [1], which is proud to serve our South Carolina community and has been doing so for decades. We strive to provide quality legal representation in all areas of tax law to individuals and businesses from all walks of life.

Tackle Your Tax Debt Today

Thanks to punishing interest rates and late penalties, tax debt grows fast and can quickly become unmanageable, so the sooner you take action, the better. No matter how dire your financial circumstances may seem, however, relief is possible.

Our firm is committed to facilitating tax settlement solutions to members of our local South Carolina community. Discuss the details of your case with a member of our team to learn more about how our Greenville tax lawyers can help you retake control of your finances.


Take the first step to financial recovery today by calling (864) 613-6608 or contacting us online. Same-day appointments are available.


[1] Southeastern Tax Advocates is a subsidiary of Merline & Meacham, P.A. All client cases will be handled by an attorney of Merline & Meacham, P.A. who primarily practices in one of our offices at 812 East North Street, Greenville, SC 29601 or 723 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

Any result the law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

  • Verne is my “go-to” for all tax questions as well as all complex estate planning issues.

    “I have known and worked with Verne McGough, for years. As a fellow attorney but in a different field of practice, he is the ONLY tax attorney to whom I will refer anyone. He is organized, prompt, and extremely knowledgeable in his field.”

    - Eydie T. (Attorney, Not a Client)

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