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They appear on late night television and on the internet promising to reduce your tax debt, stop garnishments, remove tax liens and settle your debt for pennies on the dollar. Oh, if only it were true. Pay a company a few thousand dollars and voila, your tax debt is reduced from $100,000 to $5,000. How’s that for a great return on investment! Here is how the scam works: One day you receive a letter from the Internal Revenue Service indicating that you owe $50,000 to the IRS.read more
There is some good news and bad news here. The good news is that you are not alone. You are in the company of thousands of Americans who have, for whatever reason, failed to file returns for multiple years. The IRS refers to these taxpayers as chronic non-filers. The IRS knows that if you fail to file for the past few years, you are more likely not to file in the future, fearing retribution from an angry horde of revenue officers. You need not worry. The IRS wants you to file the past returns and to timely file your future returns.read more
At the Law Office of Arthur L. Weiss, P.C. we specialize in reconstructing prior year returns, getting them filed and then working with the IRS on a plan that is suitable for your income and debt. If you have not filed past year returns now is the time to do so.Arthur L. Weiss. Esq.
Harry Jones has not filed his federal tax return since 1999. When he finally got around to filing in 2007, his tax debt with penalties and interest was over $100,000. He called one of those late night TV tax relief companies who promised to reduce his debt “up to 90%.” Is this possible? The good news is that it may be possible. However, the likelihood of reducing the debt by even 1% is very slim. Theoretically it is possible that the moon will collide with the earth on Thursday. The likelihood is nil. It is the same thing with tax debt.read more
For taxpayers in serious debt to the IRS, the most feared weapon in the IRS arsenal is the tax levy. Using the powers granted to it in the Internal Revenue Code, the IRS can levy upon wages, bank accounts, social security payments, accounts receivables, insurance proceeds, real property, and, in some cases, a personal residence. Under Title 26, Section 6331 of the Internal Revenue Code the Internal Revenue Service can “levy upon all property and rights to property” of a taxpayer who owes taxes to the Federal government.read more