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 »
If you’re having tax problems
Being in debt is not pleasant…and tax debt is no different. While filing for bankruptcy may help you with most debts, it is not always the best solution for dealing with IRS debts. One of the most popular ways for dealing with IRS debts is by settling tax debts through the Offer in Compromise Program.
Looming income tax debt can be daunting and create financial stress. What are your best options to resolve the debt and would filing bankruptcy help? Here is the breakdown of how tax debt is handled in the two main types of consumer bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy and the IRS Bankruptcy may temporarily delay collection activities by the IRS. However, some types of tax debt are not dischargeable in bankruptcy, so the IRS may be able to resume their collection efforts once the automatic stay is lifted.