How and When to Amend Your Tax Return

By Top Tax Staff

So, you need to amend a tax return. Well, we all make mistakes. And sometimes documents show up after you try to be proactive about filing your tax return. 

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Criminal Tax Defense: Tax Perjury vs. Tax Fraud

By Top Tax Staff

A tax crime is something more severe than neglecting (or forgetting) to file your tax returns. You aren't committing a tax crime if you can't pay your taxes in full. Those are issues that can cause your tax debt to collect penalties, fees, and interest. Still, they don't rise to the level of criminal activity.

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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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Yes, Wage Garnishments Are Public Record. Here’s How to Stop One.

By Top Tax Staff

ADP, a payroll services provider, reported that in 2017 one in fourteen American workers had wages garnished. 

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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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Tax Tips: When to Hire a Tax Professional

By Top Tax Staff

There are times when you can do your taxes yourself, and there are times when it’s prudent to hire someone to help you.  It comes down to how complicated your taxes are and your comfort level in dealing with them.

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New Ebook: Settling With the IRS When You Haven't Filed Taxes in Years

By Top Tax Staff

If you haven’t filed your income taxes for a while, you are probably wondering what to do now. Should you continue your habitual non-tax filing behavior? Or should you throw yourself on the mercy of the IRS?

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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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