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A Tax Holiday? Not Quite: The Effect of the Government Shut Down on the IRS and on Taxpayers

The two branches of the U.S. Congress cannot see eye to eye on nearly anything these days. In fact, the only piece of legislation they have agreed on recently has been a bill on managing the nation’s helium supply. Since … Continue reading

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What to do with your tax problems?

If you are faced with IRS or state tax problems, it can be an awful experience.  The IRS and most state taxing authorities can be relentless in trying to collect past due taxes. The Internal Revenue Service has incredible powers … Continue reading

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What is an installment agreement with the IRS?

If you owe the IRS money for unpaid taxes, it wants the money as soon as possible. While the IRS will sometimes take harsh actions, such as a levy (for information on levies, see our previous blog post), it also … Continue reading

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What is the difference between an IRS Levy and an IRS Lien?

Many of our clients retain us after receiving a paper that shouts the word levy or lien at them. An example of one of these letters from the IRS reads: “CALL IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT PROPERTY LOSS FINAL NOTICE OF INTENT … Continue reading

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Getting Your Ducks in a Row: Preparing to Negotiate with the IRS

To be eligible for the IRS’s Offer in Compromise program you must first make sure you are up to date on your filings and any payments owed. The IRS requires that you have filed all your tax returns, made all … Continue reading

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