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…

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 non-compliance.…

Will the IRS Send My Tax Debt to a Private Debt Collector?

If you owe money in taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), you already know that the government can come after you for payment of your taxes. The IRS has its own collection team, and they have many tax enforcement methods they will utilize to collect your tax debt. They can file a federal tax…

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 about…