How the IRS Uses Private Agencies for Tax Debt Collection


by Alisa Muelleck on April 01, 2019  0 Comment

How the IRS Uses Private Agencies for Tax Debt Collection
The IRS can now use private collection agencies to collect unpaid taxes. If you owe back taxes and have been in contact with an IRS representative about your debt, you might be reassigned to one of four vetted agencies that will work with you to resolve your debt. This article will give you concrete suggestions on how to protect yourself from fraudulent collection claims.Many Americans find themselves in financial difficulty at some point. If you owe back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a law change in 2015 might affect how the IRS attempts to collect your tax debt. Congress enacted a law that allows private collection agencies (PCAs) to contact you and collect the money owed. But the agencies ...

How to Avoid IRS Wage Garnishment, Liens, or Levies


by Alisa Muelleck on April 01, 2019  0 Comment

How to Avoid IRS Wage Garnishment, Liens, or Levies
The IRS expects tax payments in full by April 15 or, if April 15 falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day. If you aren't able to pay immediately, you can request an extension, set up a payment plan, or submit an offer in compromise to negotiate the amount you'll pay. If you don't make payment arrangements and fail to pay your tax debt, the IRS can place a lien on any of your personal property, including garnishing your wages.When Are Your Taxes Due? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expects you to pay your taxes by April 15 or, if that day is a holiday or weekend, the next business day. If the total amount due is ...

When Should I Hire a Tax Attorney?


by Alisa Muelleck on April 01, 2019  0 Comment

When Should I Hire a Tax Attorney?
The IRS demands taxes be paid promptly at the time of return filing. Sometimes life circumstances mean it is difficult or impossible to pay your taxes and you face negotiating with the IRS for alleviation of penalties. Hiring a tax attorney is one way to make sure your individual needs are well-represented in the face of overwhelming tax law interpretation.Two things in life are certain: death and taxes. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires you to pay your taxes when you file your return. If that's not possible, the IRS expects you to make arrangements to pay them in installments or face penalties. Tax law is complicated. The average American taxpayer might be able to handle a simple IRS ...