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 idea…

How to Respond to a Certified Letter from the IRS  

How to Respond to a Certified Letter from the IRS  

Receiving any kind of letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is always a heart-stopping moment. They don’t often write to wish you joy and happiness. If they’re writing to you, it’s usually for a less-than-pleasant reason. Still, the IRS is just a collection agency looking to get the money that’s owed. Take a deep…

Can the IRS Take My Home?

If you haven’t been paying your tax bill and you owe thousands in back taxes, you may be worried about whether the IRS can take your house. The answer to your question is yes, the IRS can take your home. However, it would take a lot for the IRS to go that route. While the…

Know your Rights: The Taxpayer’s Right to be Informed

The Right to Be Informed - Taxpayer Bill of Rights #1 All taxpayers have basic rights when filing taxes and dealing with the IRS. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights takes the multiple existing rights in the nation's tax code and groups them into 10 categories. This makes them easier to find, understand and use. This…

Know Your Rights: The Taxpayer’s Right to Quality Service

The Right to Quality Service - Taxpayer Bill of Rights #2 All taxpayers have basic rights when filing taxes and dealing with the IRS. This tip is one in a series that outlines the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, which groups the multiple existing rights in the nation's tax law into 10 categories. This makes it…