Tax debt is nothing to brag about. Most people hearing from the IRS are humiliated and ashamed, and an even greater number do not know what to do. Doing nothing is a big mistake. The IRS is not always right, and you can always take steps to improve your situation. How?
Know What You Are Up Against
One of the most common tax penalties is garnishment, especially of wages. When you ignore a notice of federal tax lien, the government has the right to take a portion of your wages or salary to pay IRS tax debt. Employers are required to cooperate fully by law, and sometimes court orders.
Do Not “Go It Alone”
IRS employees make mistakes. The most common mistakes stem from misunderstanding law, your particular case, and, sometimes, both. Tax resolution firms can help you correct these mistakes. You can fight late tax penalties by filing a doubt as to liability (DATL) claim, especially if you have reason to believe that you do not owe certain debts. If there is no doubt or question, tax help attorneys can help you negotiate an abatement, or a smaller amount of debt to tackle.
Remember, inaction is not going to get you anywhere. Pick up that notice of federal tax lien, collect all IRS papers, and call local tax preparers to help you fight or question high tax debts. Ger more information on this topic here.
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