Do not avoid paying your income taxes. The IRS has plenty of enforcement tools to pummel you into paying the taxes. Here are some tips to deal with the problem and ways to lessen the pain.
Dealing with an IRS problem is time consuming and can be confusing for the average taxpayer. The taxpayer may feel that they are right but the process is long and frustrating. Congress created the Taxpayer Advocate office with the hope that a speedy resolution might be possible.
If you owe money to the Internal Revenue Service or your state Department of Revenue, that liability does not go away easily. If you do not make proper arrangements to pay the liability, government agencies have very powerful tools to get your attention.
When a taxpayer is dealing with the Internal Revenue Service, it is very important to know your rights. Tax is a very complicated area and the Internal Revenue Service can be intimidating. Knowing your rights and understanding the law help to even the playing field between the taxpayer and the Internal Revenue Service. Below is a short article summarizing the rights of a taxpayer.
There is a tax deadline looming and if you have not filed, it is important to file timely. Late filing triggers additional horrendous penalties and pain. If you do not have the funds at the time of filing, file the return and either seek a payment plan or pay the tax when the IRS issues a notice.
Most taxpayers have adequate withholding and receive a refund every year. What if there is a balance due? Many taxpayers make the mistake of not filing a tax return. Unfortunately, that creates many other problems and the issues do not go away.
The Taxpayer Advocate was created as a safe guard for taxpayers that run into a problem with the IRS and need assitance for a independent third party assess the situation and come to a quick resolution.