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Can The IRS Take My Passport For Good?

Can the IRS take my passport?

 Legal Standards in IRS Passport Cases The old saying that “you can’t fight city hall” is mostly true. That idea is rooted in the divine right of kings. This Medieval notion held that monarchs could do whatever they want and whenever they wanted since God Himself anointed them to rule. The idea is long gone… Read more »

How to Stop an IRS Wage Garnishment

What is a wage garnishment

What is a Wage Garnishment? A wage garnishment is one of the most powerful collection tactics used by the IRS because it takes your money before you ever receive it. Your wages are transferred directly from your employer to the IRS in order to satisfy your delinquent tax debt. You should receive several notices from… Read more »

Delinquent Tax Debt May Cause a Passport Revocation or Denial

Unpaid taxes

Get a Grip on your Tax Debt….or Risk Losing your Passport Failing to pay off your tax debt could now cost you your passport. Beginning in 2018, the IRS began sending certifications of seriously delinquent tax debt to the State Department. If the IRS certifies your tax debt, the State Department will generally deny your… Read more »

What Qualifies As ‘Currently Not Collectible’?

Temporary Inability to Pay IRS Debt In many cases, financial relief has at least something to do with merit. Bankruptcy is a good example, as debtors who racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills are more likely to qualify than debtors who charged luxury items on credit cards and refused to pay… Read more »

Failure to File Penalties Explained

Overview of IRS Failure-to-file Civil Penalties Criminal tax evasion cases are difficult to establish in court, because there are so many moving parts and the burden of proof is so high. Much like the case against Mr. Capone, the criminal prosecution may only be Round One, because the IRS still has tools available to get… Read more »

The Trump Tax Scandal: Is It Really?

By now, you have probably heard about presidential candidate Donald Trump’s latest scandal involving his taxes.  If you have not, here is what you need to know. An anonymous source mailed a single page of Trump’s 1995 income tax returns to the New York Times in which the infamous real estate mogul and reality star… Read more »

Unpaid Taxes? Your U.S. Passport May Be at Risk

When it comes to tax law,there is more than one way to bake a cake.  The area is complex, and there is always more than one way to look at any given situation or interpret a particular case. Always remember, though, that the legal complexity also gives the I.R.S. a full bag of “tools” with which… Read more »