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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 »

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 »

Consequences of Failing to Resolve Your Tax Debt

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 »

What is a Doubt as to Liability Offer in Compromise?

Offer in compromise

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 »

Can the IRS Garnish Your Wages If You’re Self-Employed?

IRS wage garnishments for self-employed

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.

What If You Can’t Make the Minimum Monthly Installment Payment?

IRS installment agreement payments

What to do if You Can’t Make the Minimum Monthly Installment Payment? If you find yourself unable to make the minimum monthly installment payment, you can negotiate a monthly payment amount that fits your budget by completing Form 433-F and working with the IRS employee assigned to your case. However, you’ll need to show that… Read more »

How Long Does It Take to Pay Off IRS Tax Debt?

Tax Deby

Factors That Indicate How Long It Takes to Pay Off IRS Debt Several factors will influence how long it takes to pay off your tax debt, including the amount of your balance, how old the tax debt is, and your overall financial situation. You may be able to settle your tax debt relatively quickly if… Read more »

3 Ways to Pay Off Your Installment Agreement Faster

How to pay off installment agreement quicker

How to Pay Off Your Installment Agreement Faster If you want to pay off your installment agreement faster, you have a few different options. The flexibility offered by IRS payment plans allows you to pay more if you are able to, which allows you to cut down your balance and minimize penalties and interest.

What Is a Notice of Intent to Offset?

Treasury Offset Program Debts (TOP)

Notice of Intent to Offset If you receive a Notice of Intent to Offset, your tax refund is going to be seized and put towards debt you owe to the IRS or another government agency. As part of the Treasury Offset Program (TOP), your tax refund checks are matched against any outstanding debts you owe… Read more »