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What to Know About Filing Your Taxes Late & How to Get Help

Your life is in a whirlwind right now. Not only are you juggling your job and your children’s schooling, but it’s also tax season. On top of that, if you’re reading this in Spring 2020, it’s tax season during an international health crisis. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has

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Understanding the Difference Between Tax Liens and Tax Levies

You either forgot to pay your federal income tax debt or you refused to pay your debt. Either way, now you’re in hot water with the IRS. And you can’t stop panicking. The reality is, it is within the legal rights of the United States government to collect your owed tax amount via two extraordinary

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IRS’ Response to COVID-19: What Taxpayers Need to Know

The COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the world. Every affected country has implemented measures to not only curb the spread of the virus but to also mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic. The United States government has held regular press conferences over the past several weeks, updating the American people about the latest

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Getting Audited by the IRS? What to Do Next

You’ve received correspondence from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) stating that you’ve been selected for a tax audit. Lucky you. Suddenly, your palms begin to sweat. You feel a knot in your stomach. And you wonder why you couldn’t be as lucky with the Powerball as you have managed to be with Uncle Sam. Getting

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Receive an IRS Summons Enforcement? Here’s What to Do

When opening any correspondence from the IRS, it’s natural to feel anxious. This is especially true when you realize you’ve received an IRS summons. How exactly do you tackle IRS summons enforcement? And what should you do if you’re confronted with a summons enforcement hearing? Here’s a look at what IRS summons enforcement entails and

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How Attorney-Client Protects You During Tax Season

Perhaps you’re concerned about your tax situation—specifically, you’re worried about getting into hot water with the IRS. Enlisting the help of a tax attorney before you prepare your tax return this spring is a sure-fire way to help you navigate the process, particularly if your tax situation is complex. Your hope is that an attorney

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What to Look Out for in Tax Relief Advice: Notice of Investigation

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) claims that you owe it money. And lots of it. Your natural reaction is to become nervous, outraged, or a combination of both. Then, once you get over the initial shock of being targeted by the IRS, you resolve to fight back with the help of a tax relief service

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Wage Garnishment Orders: Next Steps

You count on every cent you receive in your paychecks. Discovering that the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has decided to garnish your wages can be both a financial and an emotional blow to you. The good news? The FTB may threaten to collect debt from you by seizing a portion of each of your

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Small Business Quarterly Taxes & Penalties for Missing Them

The past several months have been beyond busy, and as tax time approaches, you are struck with a startling revelation: You forgot to pay your quarterly taxes last year. What now? The truth is, unfortunately, there are penalties for missing your small business quarterly tax deadlines. However, understanding what these penalties are can help you

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5 Tips for Protecting Yourself from a New York State Audit

Being randomly selected for an audit is, to say the least, never something you want to be chosen for. You may end up receiving a notice of an audit because your tax return is missing a great deal of information. An audit may also happen if your return has questionable items or if the amounts

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