A doubt as to liability Offer in Compromise (OIC) can be used to settle tax debt when there is a legitimate dispute about whether you actually owe the debt. If accepted, you may use a Doubt as to Liability OIC to settle your tax debt for much less than owe, sometimes for pennies on the… [Read More]
Independent contractors and self-employed taxpayers may not have to worry about wage garnishments, but that doesn’t mean they entirely free from IRS collection actions. The IRS has many other collection powers at its disposal, so you’re better off resolving your tax problems through negotiation or settlement. How Wage Garnishments Work Employers handle the following tax… [Read More]
The IRS generally only levies retirement account funds when there are no other alternatives. If you don’t have other valuable assets and have failed to cooperate with the IRS, it’s possible that the money in your retirement account will be seized. However, there are many ways to avoid a retirement account levy, and there are… [Read More]
Negotiating a Tax Lien Withdrawal A federal tax lien withdrawal removes the Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL) from the public records. You can request a tax lien withdrawal once you’ve paid off your tax debt or as part of your installment agreement negotiations.
Reasonable Cause for Penalty Abatement The IRS may grant penalty relief for reasonable cause based on all the facts and circumstances of your situation. This broad category of penalty relief can cover many different types of accidents or unexpected circumstances.
IRS Wage Garnishment Policy The IRS can garnish the wages of both you and your spouse for joint tax debt. The IRS policy is generally to garnish the wages of the higher earning spouse, but they may deviate from this rule if you’ve flagrantly refused to pay your tax debt.
What to do if You Can’t Make the Minimum Monthly Installment Payment? If you find yourself unable to make the minimum monthly installment payment, you can negotiate a monthly payment amount that fits your budget by completing Form 433-F and working with the IRS employee assigned to your case. However, you’ll need to show that… [Read More]
Factors That Indicate How Long It Takes to Pay Off IRS Debt Several factors will influence how long it takes to pay off your tax debt, including the amount of your balance, how old the tax debt is, and your overall financial situation. You may be able to settle your tax debt relatively quickly if… [Read More]
How to Pay Off Your Installment Agreement Faster If you want to pay off your installment agreement faster, you have a few different options. The flexibility offered by IRS payment plans allows you to pay more if you are able to, which allows you to cut down your balance and minimize penalties and interest.
How to Figure Out if You Need to File a 2018 Tax Return 2018 tax returns are due April 15, 2019, but not everyone needs to file a tax return. Taxpayers most commonly need to file when they want a tax refund, when they earned more than the income threshold, or when they had self-employment… [Read More]