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What You Need to do if You Just Missed the Tax Filing Deadline

The deadline for filing taxes on all income earned in 2018 this year was on April 15th. Missing the deadline can be agonizing for anyone, most especially if you owe the IRS. So what exactly should you do in such a stressful situation? This article offers a step by step guidance in the happening of… Read more »

When a divorce or separation proceeding leads to criminal tax concerns

Marriage is always a sweet affair that may lead to couples raking up investments and even debt as they seek to build a life together. However, separation or divorce presents some challenges that may lead to criminal charges. How is this possible? You are probably wondering. Divorcing couples caught up in the emotional turmoil of… Read more »

How Many Years of Unfiled Tax Returns Should You File?

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  It may seem overwhelming if you have many years of unfiled tax returns to file. The good news is that the IRS generally only requires taxpayers to file six years of delinquent returns. The six-year rule can be adjusted in certain cases, particularly if there has been criminal intent to violate tax laws. However,… Read more »

5 Problems Caused by Unfiled Tax Returns

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  Failing to file tax returns can lead to immediate issues and problems that surface months or years later. The IRS won’t forget that you have delinquent tax returns, and the consequences can become more severe as time passes. You may face any or all of the following problems if you have unfiled tax returns.

Consequences of Failing to Resolve Your Tax Debt

Are you unable to resolve your tax debt? Very few things in life are as stressful as owing the IRS money, especially if you do not have the funds to pay what you owe. “So what should I do?” You are probably wondering. Well, this should not be a complicated issue if you can get… Read more »

Never Fight the IRS Alone

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The Internal Revenue Service, popularly known as the IRS, is the revenue service of the United States federal government that is tasked with the collection of taxes and enforcing of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Annually, scores of citizens face an audit of their individual tax returns by IRS – sometimes randomly or often following any… Read more »

Criminal Investigations and Penalties for IRS Offshore Disclosure

According to the IRS, the US loses several billions of dollars every year as a consequence of individuals who either hide or fail to report their offshore revenue or foreign earnings. Offshore tax fraud or tax evasion is a crime if it is determined to have been committed willfully and one can face certain penalties… Read more »

Does your spouse want to out you to the IRS?

Whistle blowers are among the favorite heroes loved by the IRS. In fact, the IRS loves them so much that it has a program that may award a whistle blower up to 30% of the evaded tax or penalty it collects. While this should not be a problem to anyone that pays their taxes dutifully,… Read more »