irs flexible on tax payments

How Friendly Is The IRS? Will They Work With Us?

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.

Be careful when dealing with the IRS

What REALLY Happens If You Don’t Pay Your Taxes?

May 17, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader fears for her boyfriend’s future — and her own.

Trump carries off a wheelbarrow of tax break cash while an ordinary guy looks at his empty pockets (illustrated)

Who Is Going to Get a Big Trump Tax Cut?

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.

Uncle Sam is a two-faced monster when it comes to tax debt (illustrated)

Want to Collect Debts for the IRS? The Bar Is Pretty Low

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.

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Millennials Would Rather Pack on the Pounds Than Pay Taxes

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?

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Americans Dread Tax Season

March 24, 2017 | Joe Pye

Most of us are confident we can file our taxes, but we hate doing it.

Do you pay use tax?

What’s In Store For Next Year With Your Taxes?

November 14, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

Higher tax penalties and lower tax bills projected for 2017.

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Ask The Expert: Are Those Radio Ads About Taxes Legit?

November 2, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader keeps hearing commercials about “settling back taxes.”

Don't fall for student loan scams

Everything You Need To Know About IRS Phone Scams

October 26, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

Plus, what to do if you legitimately owe the IRS.

What is tax debt?

Ask The Expert: My Husband Is Taxing My Patience!

September 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader’s spouse didn’t turn in his taxes this year. What happens now?

Credit card debt has a way of causing problems

Your Credit Score May Get a Free Boost Soon

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.

Dvorkin On Debt: 5 Hollywood Actors You Don’t Want To Be Like [infographic]

July 11, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

They’ve all got into tax trouble with the IRS – for silly reasons.

Do you pay use tax?

Filing Your Taxes Might Become More Costly, Complicated

January 19, 2016 | Money Talks News

An IRS plan to focus on helping taxpayers via online accounts could cost you, a taxpayer watchdog warns.

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Ask The Expert: How Do I Help My Broke Mom?

December 9, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader’s mother has $37,000 in credit card debt. Her son thinks he found a loophole.

worst financial mistakes

25 Worst Financial Mistakes Anyone Can Make

November 19, 2015 | Debt.com

The good news: You can easily avoid all of them without breaking a sweat.

tax refunds

The Top Use For Tax Refunds: Paying Off Debt

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.

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Ask The Expert: Help Me Get Out Of Tax Debt!

February 11, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know what to do if you owe taxes and cannot pay.

How to get IRS tax debt help

Ask the Expert: How Can I Get IRS Tax Debt Help?

February 4, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how to pay off tax debt without getting in (more) trouble.

Martha Stewart’s net worth

A graphic look at celebrity debt

September 25, 2014 | Jess Miller

You know these names — but we bet you didn’t know about their debts.

Uncle Sam seems to be the only one who knows what taxes pay for.

Most Americans have no idea what taxes pay for

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.

Do you pay use tax?

Most Americans don’t pay “use tax” — but they’re supposed to

March 19, 2014 | Brian Bienkowski

States could be itching to audit the 62 percent of Americans who don’t pay this online use tax.