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Court Says Taxpayer Could Not Redeem Real Estate Sold Under Tax Lien

Taxpayers who sink their assets into real estate rather than pay their taxes can find themselves facing sheriff sales when the IRS comes to collect what is owed. One taxpayer tried to use a Utah law to redeem real estate sold under a tax lien, but th… Read More
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U.S. Tax Court Suspends IRS Tax Levy During Tax Appeal

Can the IRS continue to seize your income even if you are appealing a tax determination? Can you stop an IRS tax levy if you believe there was an error, or do you simply have to pay now and sue later? The U.S. Tax Court provided a helpful summary of… Read More
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Bankruptcy Court Lifts St…

Bankruptcy Court Lifts Stay for IRS to Collect Tax Lien on Retiree’s Pension

Bankruptcy attorneys often advise clients that filing their bankruptcy petition will put an end to collections efforts by creditors. However, tax attorneys know that the IRS does not give up so easily. A recent bankruptcy court case shows that an aut… Read More
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The IRS Offer in Compromise: What You Should Know

If you are substantially behind on your personal taxes you may be considering a tax settlement. In some cases, an offer in compromise can offer you a quicker resolution and reduce the total amount paid to the IRS. However, before you submit an IRS of… Read More
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IRS Sends Warning Letters to Taxpayers Facing Passport Revocation

Taxpayers living overseas or traveling for months at a time may worry that they won’t receive notification of IRS passport revocation until it is too late. Find out how a newly approved warning letter can help taxpayers respond before they are cert… Read More
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Audit Reveals Problems in…

Audit Reveals Problems in IRS Passport Revocation Procedures

For the last few years the IRS has certified taxpayers with seriously delinquent tax debt to have their passport applications denied or their existing passports revoked. The program may be successful in collecting overdue taxes, but as a recent audit… Read More
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IRS Seizes Social Security Benefits to Pay Tax Debt: Should You Be Worried?

When Motown writer Edward J. Holland, Jr., owed the IRS nearly $20 million, the agency took some extreme steps to collect on the tax debt. It even seized 100% of his social security payments. Find out how the IRS could do that, and whether you need t… Read More
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IRS Places Levy on Royalties to Motown Artist for Unpaid Tax Debt

Being a Motown artist behind famous songs like “Stop in the Name of Love” and “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” doesn’t excuse not paying millions of dollars in tax debt. But did the IRS go too far when it placed a levy on royalties owed to Gold F… Read More
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Will They Stop You At the Airport for Your Tax Debt?

There has been a lot of news lately about the IRS certifying taxpayers to the State Department for seriously delinquent tax debt. Certification means a taxpayer’s passport will not be renewed and could be revoked. If you are behind on your taxes, d… Read More
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How Long Can the IRS Wait Before Imposing Tax Assessments?

When taxpayers discover errors in their tax returns, or they learn they were supposed to file FBAR reports, the problem they uncover can sometimes span years. The larger these foreign financial accounts are, the quicker the unpaid taxes, penalties, a… Read More
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