How to Avoid the Estimated Tax Penalty

The IRS imposes penalties for a number of different types of conduct. Many of these penalties can be abated or removed based on reasonable cause. Reasonable cause refers to there being extenuating circumstances. The estimated tax penalty is different, as extenuating circumstances are largely irrelevant. This makes it even more important to pay estimated taxes…

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The FTC Warns Taxpayers About Tax Relief Companies

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nation’s consumer protection agency. It works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace. It weighed in on the tax relief companies in an article posted on its website. Taxpayers should consider the FTC’s warnings before hiring a tax relief company. Unethical Tax Relief Practices…Continue…

Get a Notice CP2000 from the IRS? Here is What You Need to Know

No one wants to get a letter from the IRS. Even seeing the envelope is scary enough. The IRS’s Notice CP2000 is even scarier. The IRS issues the Notice CP2000 to alert you to changes it is making to you tax accounts. It almost always means that the IRS is increasing the amount of tax…Continue…

What You need to Know about the IRS Federal Tax Lien When Selling Property | Part 3

This is the third part of a three-part series of articles that explain what you need to know about the federal tax lien if you have unpaid tax debts. If you missed the prior two installments, you can find them here and here. As explained previously, the IRS’s federal tax lien can have a devastating…Continue…

What Property is Subject to the IRS’s Federal Tax Lien | Part Two

This is the second part of a three-part series of articles that explains what you need to know about the federal tax lien if you have unpaid tax debts. If you missed the first installment of this series, you can read it here. The IRS’s federal tax lien can have a devastating impact on your…Continue…

What You Need to Know About IRS Federal Tax Lien | Part One

If you have unpaid taxes, you may be surprised to learn that the IRS has a lien against your property. The IRS federal tax lien is the tool that allows the IRS to collect unpaid taxes. The IRS’s federal tax lien can have a devastating impact on your personal finances. This is the first installment…Continue…