Cryptocurrency and Taxes

You have probably heard of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, but you may not know exactly what it is, or how it is treated for tax purposes. Let me explain what cryptocurrency is and why you need to know about it. Crypto comes from cryptography, which is computer technology used for security, hiding information, and verifying identities. Cryptocurrency is a form of electronic money. It is made possible by a new kind Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Tax Resolution Professional to Solve IRS Taxes

Nothing can strike fear into the heart of a small business owner or other citizen like being contacted by the Internal Revenue Service. This tax agency enjoys powers not granted to many other parts of the government. Unlike those other government agencies, the IRS can garnish your wages, freeze your bank accounts and seize your property. So, you cannot simply do nothing if the IRS contacts you or your business about Read More

“Should I File My Taxes Even if I Can’t Pay?”

When you do your taxes for 2018 and learn that you owe the IRS, you’ll probably be annoyed. If you can’t pay what you owe, annoyance can escalate into alarm. In this situation, it’s tempting to skip filing altogether. What’s the point if you can’t pay? Won’t a filing without an accompanying payment set the IRS on your trail because it now knows that you owe money? The bad news is that it’s true. The IRS will see Read More

Tax Tips for Self-Employed People

Most taxpayers are employees who get a paycheck every pay period and can for the most part ignore their taxes until the end of the year. Their employers are responsible to withhold taxes from their paychecks and they get a W-2 at the end of the year. But if you are a freelancer or are self-employed, you alone are responsible for paying your taxes. If you are self-employed and don’t have a comprehensive Read More

IRS Tax Relief Strategies: The Advantages & Disadvantages of IRS Installment Agreements

Most taxpayers do not realize that the IRS is surprisingly willing to work with them in order to help them find ways to satisfy their tax debts without placing an unreasonable financial burden on them and their loved ones. As we’ve discussed in a previous blog, one common relief strategy taxpayers can take advantage of when they are struggling to fulfill their tax liability is the “offer-in-compromise.” Another great Read More

The Income Tax Lifeline: Understanding the IRS Offer-In-Compromise Program

So, it’s a brand new year and the due date to file your income taxes is just around the corner. But what happens when you can’t pay the IRS what you owe? The thought of not being able to afford one’s taxes oftentimes conjures images of a vengeful IRS seeking to ruin your life by taking everything you own. Certainly, if you try to hide from your tax bill things are only going to get worse for you. There will be Read More

How to Resolve Your Business’ Tax Troubles

What to do if Your Business Owes Outstanding Tax Liabilities to the IRS New businesses commonly face tax and liabilities problems. The IRS has entire Audit Technique Guides devoted exclusively to Architects and Landscape Architects, Art Galleries, Attorneys, Business Consultants, Child Care Providers, the Construction Industry, Farmers, Partnerships, the Retail Industry, and the Wine Industry. Small businesses Read More