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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?

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 owe, sometimes for pennies on the… Read more »

Can the IRS Garnish Your Wages If You’re 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 settlement. How Wage Garnishments Work Employers handle the following tax… Read more »

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?

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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 »

How Bankruptcy Affects IRS Collections

bankruptcy and the IRS

Bankruptcy and the IR 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.

5 Ways to Stop an IRS Levy

How to Stop an IRS Levy

How to Stop an IRS Levy When the IRS is about to levy your assets, you should look for any possible opportunities to stop or delay the levy. Once the levy happens, it’s very difficult to get that property back, but there are several ways to stop a levy before it takes place.