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When Can the IRS Seize Your Assets?

IRS Asset Seizure

The IRS can generally seize your assets when you fail to pay your tax debt and the IRS has sent you the proper notices in the mail.  Even if you owe tax debt and have received these notices, you can still protect assets if you negotiate a resolution to your tax problems.

7 Reasons to Call a Tax Resolution Attorney

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IRS tax problems are common, but at a certain point they may start cause serious stress.  If you are worried about asset levies or don’t know how you will ever pay off your tax debt, you should call a tax attorney to get some advice. Key Insights We Will Discuss: – Urgent issues that that… Read more »

Can You Avoid an IRS Levy without Paying off your Tax Debt in Full?

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There are several ways to avoid an IRS levy without paying your full tax liability.  You’ll need to request a Collection Due Process (CDP) hearing before the appropriate deadline if you want to stop the bank levy, wage garnishment, or another type of IRS tax levy.  The most common ways to stop a levy are:… Read more »

How Hiring a Tax Resolution Attorney Will Benefit You

how hiring a tax attorney will benefit you

  It is the right of the IRS to seek payment for debt you owe to the government, but it can be difficult going up against the IRS alone. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to take advantage of knowledgeable, experienced, and professional tax attorneys. Not only will you receive expert guidance, but it could… Read more »

Filing a joint tax return when a partner has back taxes

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Getting married means that you will share your life with your spouse in a lot of ways including your finances. With that being said, it is not uncommon to find spouses that did not talk about their finances before saying ‘I do’. This may bring about some unprecedented problems such as finding out that your… Read more »

Innocent Spouse: Are You Being Pursued for Taxes You Know Nothing About?

  A significant number of couples choose to file joint taxes to mainly take advantage of the higher standard deductions and other benefits that married couples enjoy. However, most of these couples do not understand the legal ramifications that come with the joint-filing status. The government, for example, is allowed to come after either spouse… Read more »

How Bankruptcy Affects IRS Collections

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  Bankruptcy and the IRS Bankruptcy may temporarily delay collection activities by the IRS. However, some types of tax debt are not dischargeable in bankruptcy, so the IRS may be able to resume their collection efforts once the automatic stay is lifted.

Innocent Spouse Relief And What Constitutes Actual Knowledge

What is Actual Knowledge?

Innocent Spouse Relief When an individual becomes aware that they have been unjustly the victim of tax fraud by their spouse, or former spouse, they may be able to obtain relief from the IRS. In order to get innocent spouse relief, the applicant must provide proof that they had no “actual knowledge” or reason to… Read more »