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Feb 01, 2023

Tax-Filing Tips If You Still Owe Taxes from Last Year

When you still owe taxes from the last time you filed your return, the prospect of filing again can feel overwhelming. Unfortunately, simply trying to avoid the problem will only make matters worse, so it’s important to be proactive about filing this year’s taxes in order to get last year’s under control. Keep reading to tips on filing your taxes if you still owe from a previous tax year.

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Jan 29, 2023

Getting a Clean Slate from Your Tax Debt in 2023

The New Year is a time for new beginnings. But a new beginning can feel impossible when you have a tax debt hanging over your head—especially with a new tax season looming on the horizon. How can you truly get a clean slate with that kind of weight on your shoulders? The good news is, there is a way that you can move forward and get that new beginning you deserve in 2023. Here’s how you can tackle that tax debt and start focusing on other resolutions and ways to improve your life.

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Jan 15, 2023

Tips for Reducing Your Tax Bill throughout the Year

It’s January, which means it’s time to start thinking about filing last year’s taxes. If you’re working on your return and have been blindsided by the amount you’re going to owe, you might be wondering what you can do to avoid this situation next year. The truth is, far too many people take a reactive approach to their taxes, only paying attention to them when it’s time to pay. However, there are many proactive steps you can take throughout the year to reduce your tax bill for next year. Keep reading to find out what they are.

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Jan 01, 2023

What Types of Accounts May Be Subject to a Tax Levy?

Falling behind on your taxes is an incredibly stressful experience—especially when your debt has progressed to the point of collection actions from the IRS. If you’ve owed taxes to the IRS for some time, it’s possible for them to place a tax levy on your assets. But what kinds of accounts can they legally levy in order to collect on your tax debt? Keep reading to find out more about which of your assets may be subject to an IRS tax levy.

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Dec 29, 2022

What to Do If You Can't Afford Your IRS Monthly Payment Plan

The IRS offer several payment plans and settlement options for taxpayers who can’t afford to pay off their tax bills. Qualifying for one of these plans can offer a great deal of relief to these individuals. But what if your monthly payment plan is still more than you feel you can afford? Or what if your financial situation changes, and the plan you’ve been on is no longer affordable for you? What options are available to you? Keep reading to learn what you should do if you can’t afford your IRS monthly payment plan.

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Dec 15, 2022

Can You Go to Jail for Not Paying Your Taxes?

You’ve likely heard tales of people going to jail for tax evasion, but if you owe taxes yourself, those stories start to feel a lot more personal. Is it possible for you to go to jail for your taxes debts as well? What can you do about that debt and the consequences that come with it? Keep reading to learn more about the likelihood of facing jail time for unpaid taxes.

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Dec 01, 2022

Can Your Tax Debt Be Forgiven Due to Financial Hardships?

Struggling with your financial situation is difficult enough on its own; struggling to make ends meet while also receiving constant collection notices from the IRS about your tax debt is even worse. If you’re going through a difficult financial period or experiencing serious financial hardships, you might be wondering if there’s anything you can do to relieve the burden of tax debt from your shoulders. Will the IRS forgive tax debt for taxpayers with financial hardships? Here’s what you need to know.

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Nov 29, 2022

What's the Difference between a Tax Lien and a Levy?

When you have unpaid tax debt, there are many actions that the IRS can take to collect on what you owe. These actions can range from small acts like keeping any future tax refunds you may be owed, to more severe actions like tax liens and tax levies. While people often use these terms interchangeably, tax liens and levies are actually two separate types of action that the IRS can take against you. Keep reading to learn how they are different, so you can better understand what it means if you find yourself facing a lien or levy.

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Nov 15, 2022

Understanding Federal Tax Liens and How to Remove Them

If you’ve been told that a federal tax lien is being placed on your property, you might be a little uncertain about what, exactly, that means. Does the IRS now have a claim to your property? Could they repossess it? Just how serious is a tax lien, and is it possible to get it removed? At the IRS Advocates, we help taxpayers to deal with issues like federal tax liens and find ways to help them get their tax debt under control. Keep reading to find out more about tax liens and what you can do about them.

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Nov 01, 2022

Can You Settle Your Tax Debt before the Holidays?

The holidays are approaching quickly, and for many people, that brings extra expenses like gifts and travel costs. However, if you’re struggling under the weight of a heavy tax debt, being able to afford those things might seem like they’d require a Christmas miracle. The good news is, the IRS offers many tax settlement options and payment plans for taxpayers. But is it possible to settle your tax debt before the holidays are here? Keep reading to find out more.

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