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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 »

3 Reasons the IRS Can Keep Your Tax Refund

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  When you file your income taxes and it shows that you are owed a refund, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will get the money.  There are certain situations where the IRS will keep your refund. Take a look at three reasons why the IRS can keep your refund and how a tax attorney can… Read more »

What to Do If You Default on Your IRS Payment Plan

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When you owe money to the IRS, you can typically set up a payment plan.  But what happens if your financial situation changes before you’ve completed your payments, and you default on your plan? Find out what to do if you default on your IRS payment plan, and how a tax attorney can help.

IRS Notices for Unfiled Tax Returns

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You might be unaware that you have unfiled tax returns until you get a notification from the IRS.  These notifications can take on many forms, so it’s important to hire a tax attorney to help guide you through the paperwork and the next steps to navigate the exemptions, credits, and deductions you are entitled to.

What are Collection Due Process Appeals?

What are Collection Due Process Appeals?

Do you owe money to the IRS that has resulted in a Notice of Federal Tax Lien being filed, or a levy action being taken?  If you think this action is unwarranted, you can file a Collection Due Process appeal. If you are facing these actions, find out how hiring a tax attorney can help… Read more »

What are Criminal Penalties for Tax Preparers

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As a tax preparer, you can face stiff criminal penalties for falsified tax documents.  When the IRS notifies you of a potential penalty, it’s important to take the right steps from the beginning – including contacting a tax attorney. Learn more about what types of issues can get you in trouble with the IRS, what… Read more »

Offer in Compromise vs. Bankruptcy: Which is Better For Me?

Tax debt resolution

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.

7 Reasons You Should File Late or Missing Tax Returns

Unfiled tax returns

According to IRS statistics, 146 million U.S. taxpayers file their income tax returns each year.  Meanwhile, about 7 million taxpayers fail to file their required income tax returns.  If you are part of the 5% who have not filed, this article is for you.

What Will Happen If I Fail to Report Bitcoin Income?

Unreported bitcoin income

The IRS can assess back taxes, interest, and penalties for the failure to report Bitcoin Income.  The IRS has made Bitcoin tax compliance a priority as part of its Virtual Currency Compliance campaign.

Can You Avoid an IRS Tax Lien?

Avoid IRS tax Lien

If you can’t pay your tax debt in full, you may still have options for avoiding an IRS tax lien.  The IRS allows certain taxpayers to receive a lien withdrawal, lien discharge, or lien subordination.