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Category: Back Taxes

How to Avoid IRS Tax Problems with Business Expenses

Do you spend money on your business throughout the year? If you’re a business owner, I’m sure you do. While some of those costs can be deducted from your tax return, not all business expenses qualify. Learn what types of costs you can deduct, as well as what it means to overstate your business expenses… Read more »

Can I Go to Jail for Past-Due (Delinquent) Taxes?

Past-due taxes

Past-due (delinquent) taxes create a stressful situation for taxpayers who fall behind or file late.  Liens, wage garnishment, and fines only increase anxiety for those behind on their taxes.  To make matters worse, there is a question of an even bigger punishment for delinquent taxes: Can you go to jail for falling behind on taxes?

Can I Dispute or Stop an IRS Tax Lien?

IRS tax lien removal

The IRS has placed a lien on your property or financial assets.  What is your next move? How do you handle this situation?  And, most importantly, can you dispute or stop a tax lien? Finding out there is a tax lien on your property – whether real estate, personal property, or financial assets – is… Read more »

How Do I Qualify for Relief on Past-Due Taxes?

IRS tax debt relief

Were you late on your taxes and are now facing a sizable debt due to back taxes?  While past-due taxes place a significant financial burden on filers, there are options. Relief is available; you just have to know where to look.  Use available resources to your advantage when trying to pay past-due taxes. Learn how… Read more »

What is Penalty Abatement and How Does it Work?

IRS tax penalty relief

Are you late filing or paying your taxes? Are you concerned about penalties? Has the IRS contacted you about late taxes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone.  Late filing or payment of taxes typically causes severe penalties from the IRS.  However, certain circumstances can cause the IRS to… Read more »

How Can You Prevent a Tax Lien from Damaging Your Finances?

How to remove a tax lien

If you owe the IRS in back taxes, the federal agency can assess a tax lien against you for the amount you owe, plus any penalties and interest that you have accrued.  This can mean the federal government has a legal claim to your property, and it can remain this way until your tax debt… Read more »

How to Appeal IRS Wage Garnishments

What to do if your IRS Wage Garnishment Appeal is denied

If the IRS garnishes your wages to seek repayment for owed taxes, it can cause financial hardships for you and your family.  To avoid this, you can try to appeal the wage garnishment to have it removed.

How to Stop a Wage Garnishment Before it is Applied

Prevent IRS wage garnishment from being applied

When you owe back taxes to the IRS, the federal agency can take several measures to collect the money owed – including garnishing your wages.  This means that the IRS can contact your employer and have them direct a portion of your income — whether it is hourly wages, salary, commissions, or bonuses — directly… Read more »

How to Qualify for an Offer in Compromise Program

Offer in Compromise Qualification

If you owe taxes but you cannot afford to pay off your entire debt, you can try to qualify for an Offer in Compromise (OIC).  While working with a tax attorney, you can make an offer to the IRS stating what you can afford to pay – typically for less than what you owe.