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...


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...


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...


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...


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...