Answering Common Questions about Tax Liens

By Top Tax Staff

Some people may be getting more attention than usual from the IRS this year. If you had trouble scraping up enough to pay your taxes in full, you might have heard from the federal government already.

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Can I Get a Refund If I Owe Back Taxes?

By Top Tax Staff

Can you get a refund if you owe back taxes? The simple answer is … maybe. As in, it depends on whether you owe less in tax debt than you have coming to you as a refund. There are several reasons the IRS might hold up your refund or seize it to pay for other debt.

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Everything You Need to Know about Settling Your Back Taxes with an IRS Payment Plan

By Top Tax Staff

If you owe the IRS back taxes, consider signing up with a payment plan. Yes, the IRS actually has payment plans for people with low income,  not enough time, or maybe just some plain bad luck.

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Can You File a Second Tax Extension?

By Top Tax Staff

You knew you weren’t going to make the tax filing deadline last April, so you requested an extension. But now that second deadline has come and gone. Can you file for another extension?

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What Happens If I Haven’t Filed Taxes in over Ten Years?

By Top Tax Staff

Not filing taxes for several years could have serious repercussions. Not only can the IRS stop you from applying for a passport or a mortgage, but they can also create a Substitute for Return against you, charge you for failure to pay, or charge you for failure to file.

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Passport Lost: How Owing Taxes to IRS Can Derail Your Summer Travel Plans

By Top Tax Staff

Are you planning to travel out of the country this summer? We hope you are not in tax debt because that could put a damper on things. Did you know that starting in February 2018, the IRS directed the State Department to deny or revoke passports of those owing $51,000 or more in back taxes?

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What REALLY Happens if You Don't File Your Taxes

By Top Tax Staff

If you somehow missed all the clues that Tax Day was April 15 (every year), or all the specials from tax preparers running up to this year’s Tax Day, you may be wondering what to do now.

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A Roundup of Our Top 5 Most Popular Posts of the Last Tax Year

By Top Tax Staff

Taxes become more complicated every year, and it doesn’t look like that trend will end anytime soon. We have gathered some of the most popular posts of the last tax year so you can get an idea of the kind of problems people are trying to solve and to put some of our most valuable advice in one spot.

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4 Tax Options When a Spouse Owes Back Taxes

By Top Tax Staff

Getting married means sharing your life with your spouse in more ways than one. You may be combining two separate households, including your finances. If you did not talk about it before you said, “I do,” you may want to discuss those finances before you receive a surprise wedding gift from the IRS.

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The Risks of Missing the October 15 Extended Tax Filing Deadline

By Top Tax Staff

The IRS gives taxpayers until April 15 to file and pay their federal income taxes. People who cannot make this deadline to file can request an extension until October 15 by filling out and submitting IRS Form 4868. This extension will grant taxpayers extra time to file their returns. They must pay their estimated amount of taxes by the April 15 deadline, however.

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