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How to Avoid IRS Collection Action and Levies

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Bob never intended for it to get this far. When he filed his return in April, he thought, “I’ll pay this off in a month or two.” Somehow, like many Americans, his good intentions fell by the wayside as other urgent financial obligations arose and his unpaid balance at the IRS remained unpaid longer than he intended it to. Of ... Read More »

IRS Offers Payment Plans to Those Having Money Troubles

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If you owe the IRS taxes and you’re having a difficult time paying, you’re not alone. In 2010, 23.9 million individual taxpayers filed a tax return with a balance due. More than 20 million taxpayers paid the tax with their return, after the first IRS notice, or after receiving an extension to pay from the IRS. However, another 3.8 million ... Read More »

I Filed Bankruptcy But Still Owe the IRS. – Wanda

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“Dear Jim, I was audited by its in 2006. It was because the tax preparer was listing me as single when I was filing head of household I am married but my husband worked seasonal. The irs sent me a letter stating I owed them $12,000. So they took my taxes. I filed for bankruptcy I told my lawyer that ... Read More »

Apple Virus, South African Consumer Debt, DocX Racketering, UK Debt Relief

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Fake Apple Emails Lead to Computer Virus Infection Online criminals targeting exploits is nothing new, but they are now taking a multi-pronged approach to compromising your security. They are not just exploiting unpatched flaws in your applications; when that fails they convince you to infect yourself. Take, for example, this email I received today pretending to be an invoice from ... Read More »

The IRS Payment Demands Are Crippling Us With Our Other Bills. What Can We Do?

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“Dear Jim, Our employer (my husband and i worked for the same company for the past 5 years) took deductions for state and federal taxes totaling 11% instead of the usual 25% which we, unfortunately, caught too late. We are now on a payment plan for the states we owe (there are two since we relocated from one state to ... Read More »

We Owe the IRS Back Taxes and Afraid They Will Put a Lien On Our House. – Kate

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“Dear Steve, I’m paying off the IRS for 2008 tax year (total is now up to $37k), and the interest keeps adding to the total owed. I owed for 2010 and paid that amount, but now owe $10k for 2011, due to too little withheld from my and my husband’s taxes. The initial job loss in 2007 is what caused ... Read More »

We Have an IRS Payment Plan But My Husband Just Died. What Do I Do? – Maggie

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“Dear Steve, My husband recently passed away. I know I have to file taxes for him and I since we were married, but my question is do I still have to pay any taxes that we owed from previous years. He was making a payment once a month. Do I have to continue to do that? How do I find ... Read More »

New Jersey Commodity Pool Operator And Day Trader Faces 55 Years For Two Separate Schemes

Victor Cilli pleaded guilty on October 3, 2011 to an Information charge against him with one count of securities fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of tax evasion. Cilli was a commodity pool operator and day trader in New Jersey and directed two schemes to defraud investors and financial institutions out of about $2 ... Read More »

This Just In: $4 Million Pay Phone Fraud Scam …. And Pay Phones Still Exist!

I’m a proud Maryland native but after reading a recent press release of a Bethesda, Maryland resident’s pay phone fraud scheme, I can’t help but feel embarrassed that this took place so close to my old home. This must be what people from New Jersey feel like every week after an airing of The Jersey Shore. Bethesda resident, Nicolas Kantartzis, ... Read More »

What Will Happen if I Have Not Missed Any Payments? – Alma

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Alma “Dear Steve, I am presently in bankruptcy and i only have 11 months to go, but now I find that they did not get my tax refund what will happen I have already done 5 years. What will happen if I have not missed any payments? It is payroll deducted. Alma” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt ... Read More »

I Had a Payment Plan With Money Management International But Today My Income Was Cut in Half. – Lee

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“Dear Damon, About 18 months ago I entered an agreement with Money Management. At the time I had two incomes that allowed me to faithfully make a payment of $1710.00 a month. Today I received notice that my second job with a salary of $41,000 was eliminated effective today. I still owe about $53,000 in unsecured debts from credit cards ... Read More »

We Did Not Pay Our Payroll Tax and Now Owe the IRS. What Should We Do? – Annitra

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“Dear Jim, My husband and I have a small business. He did not pay our payroll taxes. He used the tax money to run the business. The IRS has our account on hold at this time because technically he does not have a job. He says he is looking for a job and the IRS agent that we deal with ... Read More »

I Got Behind on My Bills Because I Had to Pay the IRS. – Crystal

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“Dear Steve, I got behind because IRS was garnishing my wages and I got behind. How can I ever get debt free if no one would give me a chance to pay my debt down and get back on track. I been at my job going on 7 years and have steady income. I just need a chance to get ... Read More »

I Owe the IRS a Lot of Money and They’ve Put a Lien on Me. What Do I Do Now? – George

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“Dear Jim, I own IRS appx 40,000., 65,000, with penalties and interest in back taxes. IRS recently notified me of a lien for almost 40,000. I want to set up an installment plan with the irs over 5 years to pay all the monies due. I am a retired federal employee and make approx 90,000., a year I am currently ... Read More »

Get Free Help and Advice From Former IRS Agent

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I’m proud to announce that Jim Buttonow has agreed to assist readers with tax issues for free. Jim is a great guy and certainly a very knowledgeable tax expert. I have no reservations in recommending him as an expert to help site readers. Jim is a licensed CPA who spent 19 years with the IRS coordinating large compliance teams of ... Read More »

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