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About Legitimate Tax Relief & Avoiding Hidden Fees

Envision this scenario: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has contacted you to let you know that you owe the government a large sum of money. Meanwhile, you’ve received an official letter in the mail from a tax relief company indicating a notice of investigation. You may be tempted to reach out to that tax company

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About Overstating Charitable Deductions and IRS Penalties

You enjoy making charitable donations for two reasons. One, it feels good to help someone in need. And two, you’re helping yourself at the same time on your taxes. The problem? You may be tempted to pad a legitimate tax deduction, or perhaps you claim deductions that the IRS doesn’t allow. Either way, the reality

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Best Solutions for Your Taxes

We’ve all been here: opening up envelopes from the IRS before or after tax season with that rising sense of anxiety. You know that your tax situation is far from perfect; in fact, it’s not even in the ballpark of perfect. Unfortunately, you find yourself at a standstill, as you have no idea how to

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Finding the Right Kind of Tax Relief Help

When you’re dealing with tax issues, your circumstances don’t just impact your finances,  they also impact your mind and overall well being. You may find yourself questioning your past choices and wondering what the future holds. If you owe back taxes, your biggest fear may be making the wrong decision in your dealings with the

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Tax Software vs. Accountants | Pros & Cons for Complex Tax Issues

For some people, tax season is a breeze. They have a simple filing status, no complicated loans, and a single source of income. For these people, basic tax software is all they need to make sure their returns are filed accurately. Others have more complex tax issues that encompass multi-level business partnerships, mergers and acquisitions,

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What To Do When Your IRS Filing Status Changes

The first step in filing your tax return every year is to figure out your IRS filing status. This is a very important part of your tax return because it is used to decide what requirements apply to you, which standard deductions you can use, your eligibility for certain credits, and the correct amount of

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Know These Top 3 Tips for Acceptance of your IRS Offer in Compromise

Getting an acceptance of your IRS offer in compromise can be quite challenging.  With careful planning and proper preparation however, you can greatly increase your chances of acceptance of your IRS tax settlement. It is best to hire a tax attorney to get the job done.  Only an experienced tax attorney, knowledgeable of the tax

IRS Statute of Limitations for Unpaid Tax Debt

IRS Statute of Limitations on IRS Collections

Thinking you will owe the IRS forever?  Many calls pour in to tax attorneys from taxpayers wondering whether the IRS “statute of limitations” will expire on an old IRS tax debt.  For the most part, the IRS has limitations on how many years it has to collect. IRS tax debt assessment The IRS generally has

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IRS Revocation of Your Passport for Seriously Delinquent Federal Tax Debt

Do you owe the IRS and are trying to travel outside of the United States?  There is a ton of fear among taxpayers now who have recently received IRS Notice CP508C, Notice of Certification of Your Seriously Delinquent Federal Tax Debt to the U.S. Department of State.  If you have received this, you may be

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