Past-due (delinquent) taxes create a stressful situation for taxpayers who fall behind or file late. Liens, wage garnishment, and fines only increase anxiety for those behind on their taxes. To make matters worse, there is a question of an even bigger punishment for delinquent taxes: Can you go to jail for falling behind on taxes?
If you’re having tax problems
Category: Federal Tax Blog
Your business faces several tax bills each month. Failure to file either payroll or sales tax with the IRS can cost your business more than expected.
The IRS has placed a lien on your property or financial assets. What is your next move? How do you handle this situation? And, most importantly, can you dispute or stop a tax lien? Finding out there is a tax lien on your property – whether real estate, personal property, or financial assets – is… Read more »
Were you late on your taxes and are now facing a sizable debt due to back taxes? While past-due taxes place a significant financial burden on filers, there are options. Relief is available; you just have to know where to look. Use available resources to your advantage when trying to pay past-due taxes. Learn how… Read more »
Are you late filing or paying your taxes? Are you concerned about penalties? Has the IRS contacted you about late taxes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Late filing or payment of taxes typically causes severe penalties from the IRS. However, certain circumstances can cause the IRS to… Read more »
If you owe the IRS in back taxes, the federal agency can assess a tax lien against you for the amount you owe, plus any penalties and interest that you have accrued. This can mean the federal government has a legal claim to your property, and it can remain this way until your tax debt… Read more »
Taxpayers who have foreign accounts or interests that exceed $10,000 at any point during the year must submit a Foreign Ban Account Report (FBAR) through the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) website. This notifies he U.S. Treasury Department of the accounts.
Do you own – or have interest in – foreign financial accounts? At any point in the past year, did the balance exceed $10,000? If so, you must file a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR). This form alerts the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the U.S. Treasury Department to the accounts.
Did the IRS audit your tax return and determine that you owe additional money? Don’t worry – you have options. With the help of a tax attorney, you can request an audit reconsideration. Learn more about what this is and who may qualify below.
If the IRS garnishes your wages to seek repayment for owed taxes, it can cause financial hardships for you and your family. To avoid this, you can try to appeal the wage garnishment to have it removed.