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Category: Federal Tax Blog

How an Offer In Compromise Works

Do you owe back taxes to the IRS?  Until your debt is paid in full, the federal agency can assess penalties, interest, and more.  Fortunately, you have options on how to settle your debt with the IRS.  One solution is an Offer in Compromise.

How a Tax Attorney Can Help Get a Bank Levy Released

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When you owe the IRS money in back taxes, the federal agency can use a variety of ways to obtain the debt, including assessing a bank levy.  This means the IRS can place a freeze on your accounts and seize the money until your tax debt us satisfied. To try to have the bank levy… Read more »

What is a Bank Levy?

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  When you owe the IRS money in back taxes, you are expected to pay it back either in one lump sum or by setting up a payment plan.  Failure to pay the taxes – or to follow through with the agreed-upon payment arrangement – can cause the IRS to take action. One type of… Read more »

When Seeking Penalty Abatement, What Qualifies as Reasonable Cause?

If you are facing penalties from the IRS for paying or filing your taxes late, you have some options to get those assessments removed.  Reasonable cause is one method to getting penalty abatement. Learn more about reasonable cause and how to qualify for it.

Penalties You Can Face for Unpaid Payroll Taxes

unpaid payroll taxes

As an employer, you are required to pay employment taxes to the IRS for each of your employees.  Failure to do this can result in penalties from the IRS. Find out what taxes you should be paying to the IRS, what penalties can result from unpaid taxes, and how an attorney can help.

Steps to Take if You’re Contacted by a Criminal Tax Investigator

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Failing to file a tax return, committing tax evasion or participating in tax fraud are some offenses that can be considered serious crimes under federal law.  If the IRS suspects you have committed a tax crime it will utilize its Criminal Investigation Division (CID) to investigate. A s part of the CID’s process, a Special… Read more »

What Penalties You May Face for Criminal Tax Evasion

criminal tax evasion and penalties

Failing to file your tax returns and paying the IRS what you owe can result in tax evasion.  This is considered a serious crime and come with severe consequences. Take a closer look at what is considered tax evasion, what penalties the IRS can assess to offenders, and why you need a tax attorney to… Read more »

Know Your Legal Options for When You Discover Unfiled Tax Returns

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Every year you are required to file a tax return with the IRS.  Failing to do so can have numerous consequences, from penalties to criminal charges. Learn more about what you can expect if you have unfiled taxes, what options you have, and how a tax attorney can help. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Key Insights We Will Discuss What… Read more »