Back Taxes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What if I forgot to file my taxes?

If you missed this year's filing deadline, it is important to still file your taxes in order to avoid serious trouble with the IRS.

How do I find out how much I owe the IRS?

There are a number of different ways - some easier than others - to determine how much you owe the IRS.

What if I can't pay my business back payroll taxes?

Owing business payroll taxes is a big deal, so it is crucial for you to learn about and take the appropriate actions in order to stay out of trouble with the IRS.

Tax Settlement Options

What if I can't pay my IRS taxes in full?

If you owe the IRS money but cannot pay in full, you do have options. The IRS understands that not everyone can pay their tax liability in full, so several alternate solutions are available.

Can I settle my taxes for less than I owe?

Although they don't offer this option to every taxpayer, the IRS does allow some individuals to settle taxes for less than they owe if those individuals meet specific IRS requirements.

Understanding IRS Correspondence

What should I do if I received a letter from the IRS?

You may not be in trouble, but any time the IRS contacts you there is a chance that something may be wrong. Depending on which letter you have received, there are different recommended steps to making sure that everything is squared away.

What should I do if I received an Intent to Levy from the IRS?

You will receive a Notice of Intent to Levy if something has gone wrong with your taxes and you have made no attempt to resolve the problem. Even though this is a bad situation, if you make the right moves and handle the Intent to Levy carefully, you may be able to get back into the good graces of the IRS so that things do not progress any further.

What should I do if I received a Notice of Federal Tax Lien?

A Notice of Federal Tax Lien from the IRS is not something that you should ignore. It is important for you to understand what this letter means, how to address it and the consequences of not addressing it.

What should I do if I received an IRS audit letter?

Here are some tips to follow if you receive an audit letter in the mail. Did you know audits can go both ways? Follow this advice for a good outcome.

Tax Levies & Wage Garnishment

What can I do if the IRS placed a levy on my bank account?

The IRS gives many options for you to remove the bank levy, and our experts can help you find the best solution for your unique situation.

What if the IRS garnishes my wages?

If the IRS is garnishing your wages then you have not resolved your tax debt. Follow these stops to stop the garnishment and settle your taxes with the IRS.

Penalties & Penalty Removal

What is the Failure-to-File Penalty?

Understand how to calculate the penalty for not filing your taxes, what the maximum penalty is, and what happens if fraud or negligence is involved.

What is the Failure-to-Pay Penalty?

Understand how to calculate the penalty for not paying your taxes, what the maximum penalty is, and what happens if fraud or negligence is involved.

Can I remove IRS tax penalties?

You can remove IRS tax penalties through penalty abatement as long as you make the appropriate plea or filing to the IRS.

What is the penalty for filing an IRS tax return late?

Penalties for filing a tax return late or not filing a tax return vary depending upon your situation. Q&A about various situations and the tax penalites (if any) that are associated with them.

Finding Professional Help

What does a tax resolution company do?

Knowing and understanding what a tax resolution company does is crucial when making a decision to hire one. A tax resolution company offers many benefits that can greatly help taxpayers in almost all situations.

What should I look for in a tax settlement company?

Important traits to look for when selecting a tax settlement company that can truly help you with your tax situation.

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