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How Do I Qualify for Relief on Past-Due Taxes?

IRS tax debt relief

Were you late on your taxes and are now facing a sizable debt due to back taxes?  While past-due taxes place a significant financial burden on filers, there are options. Relief is available; you just have to know where to look.  Use available resources to your advantage when trying to pay past-due taxes. Learn how… Read more »

How Can You Prevent a Tax Lien from Damaging Your Finances?

How to remove a tax lien

If you owe the IRS in back taxes, the federal agency can assess a tax lien against you for the amount you owe, plus any penalties and interest that you have accrued.  This can mean the federal government has a legal claim to your property, and it can remain this way until your tax debt… Read more »

How to Qualify for an Offer in Compromise Program

Offer in Compromise Qualification

If you owe taxes but you cannot afford to pay off your entire debt, you can try to qualify for an Offer in Compromise.  While working with a tax attorney, you can make an offer to the IRS stating what you can afford to pay – typically for less than what you owe.

Ways a Tax Attorney Can Help You Set Up a Payment Plan with the IRS

IRS payment plan

Do you owe a large tax sum to the IRS that you cannot afford to resolve it in one payment?  Relax.  You have options.  Instead of putting yourself in a tough place, financially, to pay your tax bill, you can work with a tax attorney to set up a payment plan with the IRS.  This… Read more »

5 IRS Issues a Tax Attorney Can Help You Resolve

IRS tax lawyer

While you can work with a tax preparer to file your annual taxes, there are situations where you should seek representation from a tax attorney.  Some instances where it can benefit you to hire an attorney include: if you’re facing a tax audit; if you’re being charged with tax fraud; if you have a large… Read more »

How to Have Wage Garnishments Removed

wage garnishment removal

If you owe money in back taxes, the IRS can legally take any income you make to pay off your federal tax debt.  This can cause both financial hardship and embarrassment, as the IRS will contact your employer and require them to send a portion of your income directly to the federal agency. To avoid… Read more »

How an Offer In Compromise Works

Do you owe back taxes to the IRS?  Until your debt is paid in full, the federal agency can assess penalties, interest, and more.  Fortunately, you have options on how to settle your debt with the IRS.  One solution is an Offer in Compromise.

What is a Bank Levy?

tax levy

  When you owe the IRS money in back taxes, you are expected to pay it back either in one lump sum or by setting up a payment plan.  Failure to pay the taxes – or to follow through with the agreed-upon payment arrangement – can cause the IRS to take action. One type of… Read more »

Tax Debt: 10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore It

Why you shouldn’t ignore tax debt

What We Are Going to Cover: – Ignoring your tax debt won’t make it go away.  In fact, it will only get worse. – The IRS is willing to work with taxpayers who have tax debts they cannot pay – 10 Reasons you shouldn’t ignore your tax debt: IRS notices Automated Collections Tax refund seizure… Read more »

Can You Stop the IRS from Taking Your Passport?

Passport denial and revocation

The IRS can ask the State Department to deny your passport application or even revoke your passport if you have seriously delinquent tax debt.  There are several ways to avoid IRS passport actions or to get your passport back after a denial or revocation.