After a big win on a lotto ticket or after a great night at the casino, the last thing you’re probably thinking about are those pesky tax obligations that come along with it. While that brand new sports car or fancy yacht may look enticing, it’s important to remember that the IRS wants their fair… Read more »
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If you owe taxes but you cannot afford to pay off your entire debt, you can try to qualify for an Offer in Compromise (OIC). 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.
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.
Tax evasion is a criminal offense that can result in severe penalties – even jail time. If you are accused of committing tax evasion you should not take the charges lightly. It is essential to take the right actions immediately to put together the best defense as possible. Take a look at these steps you… Read more »
Do you hold overseas banking accounts? Do your foreign accounts exceed $10,000? Have you failed to disclose foreign holdings to the IRS? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should seek the advice of a tax attorney to help you navigate the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) laws. Otherwise,… Read more »
Do you have previous tax returns that you have not filed? Perhaps this was due to procrastination or in a misguided attempt to avoid paying taxes? To limit the penalties the IRS can assess, including criminal charges, it is of the upmost importance that you act quickly to remedy this situation.
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 »
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 »
When you owe the IRS money in back taxes, the federal agency can use a variety of ways to obtain the debt, including assessing a bank levy. This means the IRS can place a freeze on your accounts and seize the money until your tax debt us satisfied. To try to have the bank levy… Read more »
If you have money in foreign bank accounts, you are not immune from disclosing that information to the IRS. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires foreign financial institutions and other non-financial foreign entities to report foreign assets held by U.S. account holders. Individuals are also required to report their foreign financial accounts… Read more »