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  • Where’s My Tax Refund? 7 Reasons for a Delay

    Tax refund basics Feel like you’ve been waiting forever to get your tax refund? You could just be impatient or it could be a sign of a bigger issue. Luckily there are some easy ways to check if you’re wondering where your refund is. And you can leave here understanding the seven reasons why there […]

  • IRS Fresh Start

    IRS Fresh Start: A Study Guide If you are struggling with tax debt and feel like it’s an endless journey, your situation may not be as dire as you think. The IRS Fresh Start initiative was created to make it easier and more accessible for people to repay or settle their tax debt. Taxes often […]

  • IRS Innocent Spouse Relief

    Can you qualify for this unique tax debt forgiveness status with the IRS to break free of your back taxes? When it comes to back taxes, the IRS doesn’t let an unpaid debt go easily. In truth, there are very few ways to qualify for tax debt forgiveness – even partial forgiveness. That makes Innocent […]

  • Back Taxes: End Your Challenges with Unpaid Tax Debt

    Legal Ways to End Problems with Back Taxes Owed to the IRS. What are back taxes? Back taxes are any taxes that you owe that remain unpaid after the year that they are due. Basically, if you let an entire filing year go by without paying the IRS what you owe, it’s considered “back taxes.” […]

  • Tax Debt Consolidation

    When you want to consolidate unpaid tax debt from multiple years into a single repayment plan, you typically use an installment agreement (IA). We explain how this differs from credit card and student loan consolidation and how it works.

  • The Realist’s Guide to IRS Tax Debt Forgiveness

    While total tax debt forgiveness is a bit of a myth, there ARE relief options you can use to reduce or eliminate your liability on unpaid tax debt.

  • If My Spouse Owes Back Taxes Am I Liable?

    If you’re married filing jointly and your spouse doesn’t pay the IRS, then you could find yourself on the hook for that tax debt unless you take these steps.

  • The Facts on Your Federal Tax Lien

    Avoid the placement of a tax lien by seeking resolution.

  • Understanding an IRS Tax Audit

    “Audit” may be the scariest 5-letter word in the English language, but we’re here to break it down to remove the mystery and give you some peace of mind.

  • How Does the IRS Find about Unreported Income?

    Even if you don’t file a tax return, the IRS can still find you from data they collect from third-party bank and credit info.

  • IRS Penalties & Interest: Don’t Overpay The IRS

    The IRS adds penalties and interest every month you don’t pay your taxes. Learn how to make a plan that avoids the pitfalls of these extra costs.

  • IRS Bank Levies: Tapping Your Accounts

    Levies allow the IRS to take money directly out of your bank accounts to cover unpaid tax debt. Learn how to protect your cash flow from levies.

  • Commons Tax Questions for IRS Back Taxes

    Easy answers about the IRS, back taxes, and how you can take control. Tax debt is one of the scariest and most intimidating types of debt you can face. As a government agency, the IRS can take any number of measures to collect debt that they think you owe. If you don’t understand how the […]

  • Finding the Best Tax Debt Relief Solution

    We help you explore different options available for tax debt relief so you can find the right solution for your unique financial situation.

  • Offer in Compromise: IRS Debt Reduction

    If you can’t pay back tax debt due to financial hardship, an Offer in Compromise (OIC) allows you to reduce debt in a way that won’t hurt your outlook.

  • What is Tax Debt?

    If you know how tax debt is incurred, you can avoid it.

  • Understanding the IRS Collections Process

    If you’re facing collections from the IRS, we’ll explain how the process works so you can either avoid collection or find a way to handle it smartly.

  • Qualifying for Currently Not Collectible (CNC)

    If you’re struggling to cover basic living expenses, qualifying for CNC status can help you avoid being hounded by the IRS to collect unpaid tax debt.

  • IRS Installment Agreement: A Tax Payment Plan

    We show you how installment agreements allow you to break a big tax debt problem into manageable monthly payments that work for your budget.

  • What is a Tax Extension?

    You might need more time to pay your taxes, but make no mistake: Even an extension probably won’t protect you from paying more.

  • If I’m Unable to Pay Taxes Should I File Anyway?

    The deadline for your 2014 filing is right around the corner. Here’s why you need to file even if you can foot the bill to the IRS.

  • How Your Payroll Tax Withholding Can Cause Tax Debt

    You can get in over your head in tax debt if you don’t withhold the right amount from your paychecks.