Tax Debt Relief

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Tax debt relief is needed for persons who have failed to file returns and therefore are being pursued by the IRS for compensation of back taxes. These back taxes are based on “Substitute For Return” (SFR) filings which the IRS filed for those negligent in doing their own. These returns are constructed from the W-2’s and other notifications of income that are filed by employers to one’s social security number. Professional assistance is needed especially when returns are left to the government’s SFR’s over an unspecified period of time but is marked by significant amounts owed and repeated attempts by the IRS to gain repayment that the taxpayer ignores. Relief from tax debt will often require litigation and a professional attorney experienced in this kind of debt. Relief is possible without imprisonment; however, criminal suits are possible and imprisonment assessed at one year of incarceration for each year of unfiled taxes.

Delinquent taxpayers become targets of an IRS investigation for numerous reasons. Other than deliberate refusal to pay taxes, those unpaid taxes are the result of misunderstandings of tax law code, death in the family, a serious illness, not enough money to pay what they owe, failure to withhold enough from their pay, changes in financial circumstances, among other reasons. Taxes still are due regardless of any situation. When the IRS has attempted to get a delinquent taxpayer to make good on his end without success, the alternative action – following repeated notifications, penalty accrual, wage garnishments – is prosecution. Tax debt relief is available by requesting the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Program or seeking a professional attorney for help.

Tax debt relief covers several aspects of assistance: wage garnishment, innocent spouse involvement, bank levies, bankruptcy, payroll tax problems among other situations. Ignoring these situations from the time they begin is usually the greatest reason that people end up in this kind of trouble. It cannot be stressed enough that taxes are an unavoidable part of the American income system, and despite one’s loathing of the system, if the duty to pay is ignored or refused, an accountability will be required. Unpaid taxes will eventually be criminally prosecuted unless the problem is addressed and assistance is sought.


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