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Help! I Don’t Have Enough Money to Pay My Taxes


About three-quarters of taxpayers receive a refund, according to 2014 data from the Internal Revenue Service. If you’re among the roughly 27% whose returns are processed and you owe money, you have an important question to answer: How will you pay? Perhaps more important: Can you afford to pay? If you have the cash on hand, you have the option ... Read More »

    Owe Taxes This Year? Five Actions to Take Before You File.

    For many, tax filing deadlines can be a stressful time, especially if you are faced with a tax bill that you cannot pay. Perhaps you owe taxes for the first time this year or you still owe from a prior year. Here are 5 actions you must take before filing day: File on or before the deadline – and there ... Read More »

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

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      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 your benefits, you’ll have to ... Read More »

        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


          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 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 and I talk about ... Read More »

                Coping Financially With a Short-Term Disability

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                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 to return to work for ... 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 »

                    Tina Says “My CPA is Under Investigation For Fraud”

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                    “Dear Steve, I am currently unemployed. I have approximately $20k in credit card debt. I have been contacted by the IRS that my CPA is under investigation for fraud and I have to refile my taxes from 2002-present. So far, I owe $4k for 2007 to the IRS but have not refiled the previous years. I have completely stopped paying ... Read More »

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