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How to Stop a Wage Garnishment Before it is Applied

Prevent IRS wage garnishment from being applied

When you owe back taxes to the IRS, the federal agency can take several measures to collect the money owed – including garnishing your wages.  This means that the IRS can contact your employer and have them direct a portion of your income — whether it is hourly wages, salary, commissions, or bonuses — directly… 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 »

How a Tax Attorney Can Help You Get Out from Under Your Tax Debt

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If you owe the IRS money in back taxes, you must resolve the debt to avoid having the federal agency take action against you.  Some assessments they can enforce include: placing a lien on your home or garnishing your wages.

How to Have Wage Garnishments Removed

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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.

When Can the IRS Seize Your Assets?

IRS Asset Seizure

The IRS can generally seize your assets when you fail to pay your tax debt and the IRS has sent you the proper notices in the mail.  Even if you owe tax debt and have received these notices, you can still protect assets if you negotiate a resolution to your tax problems.

What to Do If Your Offer in Compromise is Rejected

OIC rejection appeal

The IRS rejects a lot of Offers in Compromise (OICs).  When an offer is rejected, you have 30 days to request an appeal.  You can also consider using other tax resolution strategies.

Can You Avoid an IRS Levy without Paying off your Tax Debt in Full?

avoid IRS tax levy

There are several ways to avoid an IRS levy without paying your full tax liability.  You’ll need to request a Collection Due Process (CDP) hearing before the appropriate deadline if you want to stop the bank levy, wage garnishment, or another type of IRS tax levy.  The most common ways to stop a levy are:… Read more »

The IRS Offer in Compromise – 6 Common Myths and Misconceptions

offer in compromise myths

When people first hear about the IRS Offer in Compromise (OIC) Program, (depending on where they hear about it from), many common misconceptions may come with it.  So, I am here to clear up some of the most common myths about the OIC Program