Unpaid tax debt can be tough to eliminate and even tougher to get off your credit once it’s paid off. We help you understand the latest changes and updates in tax debt repayment and collections so you can make plans that actually work to settle up with the IRS once and for all. Here’s what you need to know to get on the right page with Uncle Sam.
December 14, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Whichever version of this passes is going to suck, unless there’s a radical change of heart. And brain.
October 27, 2017 | Michelle Bryan
The Witch of Debt hits the street to ask people about their money nightmares and other tales of financial woe.
September 13, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s “idiot cousin” got him into tax debt. What can he do about the IRS — and his idiot cousin?
June 21, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This week: A reader needs to rely on the kindness of the IRS. Believe it or not, that can work.
May 17, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader fears for her boyfriend’s future — and her own.
May 4, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Hint: His name starts with T and ends with rump. But at least it’s not Paul Ryan’s plan, and maybe if he gets a big break he’ll leave us all alone.
April 21, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
The IRS will use private debt collectors who have failed before, including one the federal government is already suing for ripping consumers off.
April 17, 2017 | Dori Zinn
If you could get out of paying your taxes, would you rather gain 20 pounds, drop Wi-Fi for a year, or see your credit score plummet?
March 24, 2017 | Joe Pye
Most of us are confident we can file our taxes, but we hate doing it.
November 14, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony
Higher tax penalties and lower tax bills projected for 2017.
November 2, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader keeps hearing commercials about “settling back taxes.”
October 26, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher
Plus, what to do if you legitimately owe the IRS.
September 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s spouse didn’t turn in his taxes this year. What happens now?
July 13, 2016 | Dori Zinn
All three credit bureaus will soon have to cut some bad information from credit reports, which could give a huge boost to many consumers.
July 11, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
They’ve all got into tax trouble with the IRS – for silly reasons.
January 19, 2016 | Money Talks News
An IRS plan to focus on helping taxpayers via online accounts could cost you, a taxpayer watchdog warns.
December 9, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s mother has $37,000 in credit card debt. Her son thinks he found a loophole.
November 19, 2015 | Debt.com
The good news: You can easily avoid all of them without breaking a sweat.
March 25, 2015 | Jess Miller
Believe it or not, people are getting more responsible with their tax refunds. But it’s even better for you if you don’t get a refund at all.
February 11, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to know what to do if you owe taxes and cannot pay.
February 4, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to know how to pay off tax debt without getting in (more) trouble.
September 25, 2014 | Jess Miller
You know these names — but we bet you didn’t know about their debts.
March 24, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
The percentage of Americans who understand government spending is smaller than the percentage of tax money spent on national defense.
March 19, 2014 | Brian Bienkowski
States could be itching to audit the 62 percent of Americans who don’t pay this online use tax.