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 »
If you’re having tax problems
Category: IRS tax debt
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:
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 »
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 »
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 »
Looming income tax debt can be daunting and create financial stress. What are your best options to resolve the debt and would filing bankruptcy help? Here is the breakdown of how tax debt is handled in the two main types of consumer bankruptcy.
Are you unable to resolve your tax debt? Very few things in life are as stressful as owing the IRS money, especially if you do not have the funds to pay what you owe. “So what should I do?” You are probably wondering. Well, this should not be a complicated issue if you can get… Read more »
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 you owe, sometimes for pennies on… 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 a settlement.
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 »