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September 2019

What to Do When You Can't Pay the Taxes You Owe

Tax Debt Resolution Options

Let’s briefly discuss resolution options when you find yourself with IRS tax debt.  If you have IRS Tax Debt you have a number of resolution options including: Tax Debt Resolution Options:  Installment Agreements; Penalty Abatement; OIC: Offer in Compromise; and CNC: Currently Not Collectible Status Which tax debt resolution is the most appropriate for you depends upon...

August 2019

How to Get a Tax Levy Released

What Is The Difference Between Tax Levies and Tax Liens

If you don't pay or settle your federal or state tax debt, the IRS and state taxing authorities can levy, seize and sell any type of real or personal property that you own or have an interest in. Taxpayers often interchangeably refer to levies as liens or vice versa not realizing these are two totally different terms. Tax Liens...

July 2019

Michigan Income Tax Debt

Many people have the misconception that the IRS is more difficult to work with when resolving income tax debt as opposed to state taxing authorities. However, typically, it is actually more difficult to resolve tax debt with the state. State taxing authorities typically give taxpayers less time to resolve their tax debt. The IRS may...

IRS and State Tax Compliance

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and all state taxing authorities expect taxpayers to be “compliant” and to know what compliance means. But what does “compliant” mean? Compliance can be defined as filing all required returns and or extensions on time AND paying all taxes due on time. To be sure, there are consequences of...

June 2019

May 2019

Penalties for Not Filing Your Tax Return

Let’s be honest—filing your taxes is a real pain in the… pocketbook. There are countless reasons that you might have failed to file your tax return. One, life got in the way and you just lost track of time. Two, you didn’t have the money to pay the filing fee. Three, you were worried...

April 2019

Can the IRS Garnish My Spouse’s Wages?

There are so many terrifying stories out there about the IRS that it’s hard to know what is true and what is not. If you are behind on paying your taxes, there are some important things you need to know. First, the IRS will send you notices in the mail that give you an...

February 2019

What to Do When You Owe the IRS Money

Three Ways to Get a Tax Lien Released

When you don’t pay your tax bill, the IRS or state can come after you to get their money. They will use whatever means necessary to get you to pay up, and they have a few different methods. They may send threatening letters, they can garnish your wages and bank accounts, and they can...