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Owe Back Taxes? 5 Real Reasons You Need a Tax Resolution Expert NOW

why you need a tax expert for your back taxes

Back taxes are bottomless pits. They come along when you fail to disclose all your income, don’t file your tax return, or don’t pay all your taxes. No matter how innocent you are, that first step toward back taxes can cost you much more in future. It can be a daunting task to try to… Read more »

The Benefits of Currently Not Collectible Status

CNC status

  Currently Not Collectible (CNC) is a temporary agreement from the IRS to stop attempting to collect your past due taxes. It can provide financial and mental relief from the constant pressure of owing the IRS money. CNC status isn’t the right choice for every situation, but it does offer the following benefits:

How to Get Your Passport Back After IRS Certification

getting your passport back

  Once the IRS has certified your tax debt, the State Department can revoke your passport or deny you next passport renewal. You’ll effectively be banned from traveling outside the country using your U.S. passport. The IRS will reverse the certification in certain cases. Use one of the following strategies to get your certification reversed… Read more »

Can the IRS Take Your Passport?

IRS passport denial

  The IRS can’t seize your passport, but they can let the State Department know if you have seriously delinquent tax debt. Once this happens, the State Department can deny your passport renewal or revoke your current passport. Before this happens, you’ll have several opportunities to resolve your tax problems and keep your right to… Read more »

Passport Renewals When You Owe IRS Tax Debt

IRS tax debt passport renewal

  Did you know that your IRS tax debt could prevent you from renewing your passport?  The IRS has been talking about doing this for years and beginning in February of 2018, the IRS began certifying tax debt to the State Department for seriously delinquent taxpayers, which could result in a denial of your passport… Read more »

6 Common Offer in Compromise Mistakes to Avoid

Failure to get your offer in compromise (OIC) accepted is always devastating both financially and even emotionally because you are left with a tax burden that might be worse than before. A lot of these offers are rejected because incompetent tax resolution firms make one of six common mistakes. So, what are these mistakes, and… Read more »

Understanding The Basics of the New IRS Virtual Appeal

It is a common misconception among American taxpayers that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offices work at a slow pace (I mean… they’re not the post office. Amirite??). The IRS took a big step by offering an efficient and timeless program that allows taxpayers to hold “face to face” meetings with the IRS representatives – IRS… Read more »

Understanding the Voluntary Disclosure Policy of the IRS

Why you are still criminally liable for non-compliance even if the IRS hasn’t noticed for years It is not uncommon to see a client with a heavy heart walk into your office as a tax defense attorney. In most cases, such clients have not been remitting their taxes to Uncle Sam and they want to… Read more »