Can I Sell Property With a Tax Lien?

By Top Tax Staff

The IRS says if there is a federal tax lien on your home, you are required to satisfy it before you can sell or refinance.  The presence of other types of liens can make a home sale challenging, too. While it is possible to sell your home when you have a lien against the property, you are much better off paying your tax debt or other lien debt. 

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What Happens After the IRS Seizes My Property?

By Top Tax Staff

The scariest thing people consider when they owe back taxes is that the IRS will take their house. While it isn’t untrue, it’s still relatively rare for the federal government to seize property, particularly real estate. 

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Bank Levies and How They Work

By Top Tax Staff

Have you ever tried to get money out of your bank account only to find your account was frozen? You may have been under a bank levy. Bank levies are a tool for collecting on a debt. It sounds counterintuitive that a frozen account would help you pay the debt, but the account is only inaccessible to you.

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How Do I Resolve an Issue With the IRS?

By Top Tax Staff

Tax resolution — it sounds like something you make before a new year only for taxes, doesn’t it? Actually, tax resolution services are what you need if you have to resolve an issue with the IRS.

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Can't Pay Your Taxes? Set Up an IRS Payment Plan

By Top Tax Staff

So you can’t pay your taxes. Don't start worrying about getting in trouble with the IRS yet. Did you know the IRS will let you set up a payment plan? That’s right, the IRS has lay-away! Well, not quite. You don’t get anything back when you pay your bill off except for the knowledge you are in good standing with the feds. 

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Your Guide to Tax Laws Passed for COVID-19 Relief

By Top Tax Staff

COVID-19 has been at the center of our lives for more than a year. To help with the financial impact of the pandemic, the federal government has passed several laws aimed at providing financial aid to those struggling. But how do these laws affect your taxes? How can you take advantage of new financial relief options?

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5 Examples of Tax Evasion

By Top Tax Staff

One of the easiest ways to get in trouble with the IRS is by committing tax evasion. Just the words - Tax Evasion - sound like they should be accompanied by those tonal beats from Law and Order. 

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What Do Tax Attorneys Do?

By Top Tax Staff

Sometimes you need a little help with your taxes that a preparer or CPA can’t help you with. A tax attorney, on the other hand, fits the bill nicely. Taxes, like most other legal issues, are complex bordering on absurd. It takes someone with experience and the right skills to help you hack your way through the jungle of rules, regulations, and other entanglements.

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5 Types of IRS Tax Installment Plans and Agreements

By Top Tax Staff

If your tax bill is too hefty for a single payment this year, you have options. The IRS can offer you an installment payment plan to help you spread your payments out over a number of months. While it's stressful to have tax debt of that magnitude, an installment agreement can make it more manageable.

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Criteria for Requesting an IRS Waiver of Tax Penalties and Interest

By Top Tax Staff

 

You didn’t file or pay your taxes this year because…reason. If you have the right reason, you may be able to request a waiver or tax penalties from the IRS. Believe it or not, the IRS isn’t completely heartless and, for a government agency, it can actually make sense once in a while.

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