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Owe The IRS? Here Are Eight Awesome Insider Tips to Make it Less Painful and Cheaper

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The following guest post was contributed by Jim Buttnow. Jim is a licensed CPA who spent 19 years with the IRS coordinating large compliance teams of IRS agents and specialized personnel. In the last 5 years, Jim has invented consumer and practitioner software and treatises on how to address many different tax issues. He has also represented many people before ... Read More »

Former IRS Agent Tells Tax Debt Relief Services May be Dangerous to Consumers

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photo © 2007 paul stumpr | more info (via: Wylio)Jim Buttonow, a CPA and former IRS Agent has released information about why the very premise of selling tax relief services for an advance fee is something consumers should be protected from. Below you will find submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission regarding the selling of tax relief services. Get ... Read More »

If You Thought the Recession Was Bad, Wait Till You See The Tax Problems Many Will Have as a Result

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Jim Buttonnow from easyIRS.com sent me over the following article to post in an attempt to warn consumers of the looming tax problems to come as a result of living through tough times. He raises some very important points and issues that will undoubtably catch consumers and land them in trouble with the IRS. This will lead more people to ... Read More »

Owe The IRS? Former IRS Agent Tells You What You Need to Know to Deal With the IRS.

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Jim Buttonow and I met recently and had a chat about tax relief companies and what people need to know about how to deal with tax problems. Bear in mind, this interview was recorded prior to the latest FTC announcement that enforcement action against tax relief companies will be suspended for now. Jim Buttonnow from EasyIRS.com and I talk about ... Read More »

How to Deal with the IRS if You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

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Maybe you adjusted your withholding too high, or had some self-employment income you spent without setting aside money for the taxes. Maybe you sold some valuable property, or went through a divorce that messed up your finances. Or maybe you paid what you thought you owed, but the IRS sent you a bill because of an adjustment or an error ... Read More »

American Express is the Least Helpful and Scariest Creditor I Have. – Patricia

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Patricia “Dear Steve, For 10 years I was self employeed making very good money on the inernet. Over the past 6 months the sites I got work from began to close, or remain open with little to no clients. My income dropped 80% (seriously) I am 3 months behind in my mortgage and currently working with them. I owe the ... Read More »

Your Chances of Getting Audited by the IRS are Increasing. Oh Joy!

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Photo Credit: Punk Jr After having lived through one IRS audit in my lifetime I’m not all that enthusiastic about other having to live through a similar experience. I knew it was not going to be a pleasant experience when the auditor called me back 45 minutes late to a gray desk with a guy in a wheelchair sitting at ... Read More »

Substitute Teacher Lives in Shelter Instead of Paying Rent. – Tim

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“Dear Steve, My Brother-in-Law is deeply in debt. He was laid off from work 6 years ago and hasn’t found a decent job since. He isn’t very smart when it comes to money and lived off his savings until it was all gone. He is now 60 years old, has several thousands of dollars on credit debt, owes thousands in ... Read More »

How Do I Uncover My Wife’s Hidden Debts? – Denny

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Denny “Hi Steve, I owe $70,000 in back taxes and my IRS account is currently in collections. I’m working with an accountant to setup a payment plan and am pleased with how it’s progressing. However, although I have always filed as married filing separately to keep my wife out of the picture, the IRS is sucking her in anyways. So ... Read More »

I’m in Debt to the IRS and Student Loans Only. What Can I Do? – Veronica

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Veronica “Dear Steve, Gawd I hate being in this situation, but I am 45 years old and almost $70,000 in debt. Most of it is from student loans, IRS, and other loans. No credit cards. I’ve heard that you cannot file bankruptcy with IRS or Student Loans debt. Was wondering if this is true. If so, what other options should ... Read More »

Can I Refinance My Car or Consolidate All Debt? – Rose

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“Dear Steve, I have about $45K worth of debt. I have four credit cards with balances of $500 each. I have IRS debt of $1600 and $3000 balance on Best buy card. And a $38K auto loan. Truthfully, its the auto loan that is killing me. I pay 13% interest. SO now my loan is upside down. its higher then ... Read More »

I Recently Bought a Business That Isn’t Doing Well and Owes the IRS. – Susan

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“Dear Steve, I recently bought a business that isn’t doing well. I’m just making enough to pay the business expenses with zero left over. I’ve accumulated $68000 in debt plus an additional $81,000 in a Home Equity loan due to a gambling problem I have. I’ve since gotten help for the habit and haven’t gambled in over 7 months. At ... Read More »

How Can I Get Caught Up on Back Payments When I Don’t Make Enough Money to Get By On? – Kenneth

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Kenneth “Dear Steve, I filed chapter 7 bankruptcy a little over 2 years ago. I was laid off last December and could not find work for 6 months. I am back working now but am behind in almost all of my payments, most notable child support and owe income taxes from last year. I had to borrow money during this ... Read More »

I Feel So Embarrassed, Ashamed, and Without Hope Because of My Debt. – Karen

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Karen “Dear Steve, I am 62, divorced, working full time and heavily in debt. I tried Consumer Credit counseling, Debt Settlement by closing what little 401K I had and finally have filed for bankruptcy. My court date is in 1 month and I just received an audit from the IRS and find I owe another 5000 due to my own ... Read More »

I’m in Debt Because of Too Much Fish. – Michael

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Michael “Dear Steve, I’ve had a hellish trip through misery and desperation the past few years. In 2006, I experienced a health condition and illness from heavy metals and mercury through extreme consumption of fish and seafood since beginning to eat them more frequently in 1997. In Jan 2007, I had to leave my established sales career because of the ... Read More »

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