IRS Collection Alternatives – Five Potential Options to Pay an IRS Debt

If you owe the IRS and cannot pay in full, there are five collection alternatives that you can obtain from the IRS that you can use. Extensions of time to pay and easy to obtain installment agreements are the most common alternatives selected by those who owe. In most instances, individual taxpayers just need a … Read more

Did You Get Paid Unemployment Benefits in 2011? Prepare to Pay the Taxes.

People are often under the impression that unemployment benefits are not taxable. On face value you’d think that public benefits for unemployment that help you to try to get by would not be taxed. But you’d be wrong. If you were paid unemployment benefits in 2011 and did not opt to have taxes withheld from … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Coping Financially With a Short-Term Disability

George is a truck driver. He experienced a seizure and went to see his doctor. Although the doctor said he is all right, state law prohibits him from driving for six months. Susan expected to go back to work six weeks after the birth of her baby, but she experienced severe depression and was unable … Read more

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

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 … Read more