TaxAudit Blog

Category: Tax Debt Relief

Tax Return Help

When people ask me for advice on how they should deal with filing unfiled tax returns, I usually tell them to file the most recent year first.

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Question Mark

Knowing whether you are liable for back taxes owed by your spouse depends upon a variety of factors. Let's discuss the various aspects of spouse liability.

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When a taxpayer receives a collection notice from the Internal Revenue Service, their typical first reaction is one of panic but it doesn't have to be scary.

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Economic Hardship

CNC status is for taxpayers who cannot make any tax debt payments without seriously jeopardizing their ability to pay for their basic living expenses.

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Jar with coins in it that says Tax Pay

The IRS can attempt to collect unpaid taxes for ten years from the time the tax was assessed. The IRS can try to collect the tax in a variety of ways.

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Tax Refund Check

If you owe the IRS back taxes, don’t start spending your refund before it arrives. The IRS can levy or take your refund and apply it to your tax debt.

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Manage Your Tax Liability written in a notebook

With innocent spouse relief you can request the IRS remove your liability for taxes, penalties, and interest owed on income your spouse did not report.

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Man distressed with tax bill

First, it is essential to make sure you actually owe the tax due. The next step is to figure out how to pay the tax as quickly and painlessly as possible.

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A person may be relieved of paying some or even all of the tax, penalties, and interest on a tax debt if they meet the conditions for Innocent Spouse Relief.

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The interest rate charged by the IRS on back taxes is the federal short-term rate plus 3%. The rate is set every 3 months.

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Debt Burden Cartoon

Yes, there are legitimate tax relief companies that can help you reduce your tax debt. However, there are scam companies as well. Learn what to look out for.

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Wage Garnishment written on paper next to calculator

The employer has the job of gathering the information needed from the affected employee to determine the correct wage garnishment amount from the IRS tables.

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Payment Plan displayed on Computer Screen

If you need some time to pay, the IRS has payment plan options available. (1) Short-term payment plan (2) Long-term payment plan (paying in more than 120 days)

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Garnishment of Wages written on a notepad

Yes, it is possible to make a deal to keep the IRS from garnishing your paycheck. Making payment arrangements with the IRS maybe all that is needed.

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Wage Garnishment Button on a Keyboard

When you enter into a payment plan with the IRS, known as an Installment Agreement, the IRS will release an active wage garnish order.

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In 2011, the IRS launched the Fresh Start program and has since expanded the program in the hopes of assisting more taxpayers who carry federal tax debt.

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Man holding sign saying Stimulus Checks

Generally, yes. If you owe back taxes or have a payment agreement with the IRS, you will still receive a stimulus check if you are eligible to received one.

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woman distressed about tax bill

Thankfully, for those who owe federal income taxes on their 2019 individual income tax return or are on the hook for prior tax years, help has arrived.

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Wage Garnishment

The IRS may collect federal taxes that are due by garnishing (levying) a taxpayer’s wages. The IRS will notify your employer to begin garnishing the wages.

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Four jars with money and plants growning

The Fresh Start program is designed so that taxpayers pay their debt in full within six years, and without a serious financial burden being placed upon them.

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IRS Installment Payment Plan

Yes, it is possible to pay taxes in installments. For many people, the process of applying for an installment plan with the IRS may not be difficult.

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Cash with a metal chain and lock wrapped around it

Two words: almost anything. Wages, retirement accounts, bank accounts, vehicles, houses, furniture, and even passports are all fair game.

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Owe Taxes

No matter the cause of each person’s tax debt, there are a number of different programs offered by the IRS to help taxpayers get back into the good books.

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Book with California Taxes written on the cover

Options are available to those who cannot pay their taxes in full by the deadline. A good line of communication with the CA Franchise Tax Board is critical.

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Man with tax burden

Having a tax bill is not a situation anyone wants to be in. Fortunately, there are ways to deal with tax debt owed to the IRS. Let's explore a few solutions.

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wooden house and gavel

The answer to this depends on your particular financial circumstances, how much you owe the IRS, and why you owe them money in the first place.

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1040 tax return with Passport and $100 bill

If certified by the IRS to have seriously delinquent tax debt, the U.S. State Department can deny passport applications or revoke currently active passports.

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Five Stars

With excellent customer service and well-trained tax professionals, TaxAudit is set up to be the best tax debt relief program in the industry. Here's why:

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Tax Debt Relief

Millions of individuals and business owners in America currently have unpaid IRS tax liabilities. Here are a few items to consider for tax debt relief options.

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Tax Refund Check and 1040

You can call the IRS to see if your refund has been flagged for garnishment. Then you can reach out to set up a payment plan − if warranted.

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Money, United States Treasury Check, 1040 Tax Form

If you paid off a prior year state or local tax obligation to your state, you can include these payments as a state tax deduction, subject to the $10,000 cap.

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Tax Return

If you are in a domestic abuse type situation, it is important to understand your rights as a taxpayer so that you can safeguard your finances for the future.

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Passport with Denied stamped across it

The IRS can request the State Department to revoke a currently active passport of a U.S. taxpayer with severely delinquent tax debt.

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