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How to Qualify for Financial Aid When You Owe Back Taxes to the IRS

With the rising cost of college tuition, many people seek financial aid assistance to make the cost of attending college more affordable. However, some individuals may find that their financial situations hinder them from receiving federal financial aid. One of the most common challenges people face when seeking federal financial ...

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Is it my responsibility to pay my spouse’s back taxes?

Knowing if you have any liability for back taxes is so important, and it depends on a variety of factors too. In this guide, you will find out if you are liable and the steps you need to take to ensure the best result out of your situation. How was your ...

I haven’t filed taxes in 10 years or more; am I in trouble?

You may have thought you didn't need to file taxes because you didn't make enough money or other extenuating circumstances, or you may have simply forgotten to file your taxes. However, most people earn over a certain amount to file taxes. If it has been a significant amount of time since ...

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How to Get an IRS Tax Levy Released

Tax levies are somewhat controversial, but they are a way in which the IRS can reclaim delinquent debts that might be owed to them. Tax liability can be a slippery slope for many people, and many ramifications can occur due to this. You need to make sure you understand the ...

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What Happens If The IRS Sends You To Collections?

Fulfilling your tax obligations is undoubtedly a crucial aspect of being a responsible and law-abiding citizen. In the United States, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the governmental body tasked with ensuring that citizens pay their taxes in full amounts and on time. However, you may not be able to ...

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How long does the IRS Penalty Abatement process take?

A tax abatement is usually rare, but there are two exceptions of circumstances where the IRS can withdraw a penalty. First, if you fail to pay fines, and secondly, if you fail to file your taxes returns. However, you have to make a written or verbal request for the reduction. ...

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What Happens If I Default On My IRS Payment Plan?

You should be compliant by paying your taxes promptly, but there are unavoidable circumstances that may prompt you to default in tax payment. In such cases, the internal revenue service will intervene, and you will be required to make a payment plan. The IRS can only exempt you from missing ...

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Can the IRS Garnish My Pension for Back Taxes?

If you wonder whether or not the IRS can garnish or seize retirement funds because of back taxes, you may be worried if you have not paid your taxes for years. Being a retiree does not exempt you from the IRS coming to collect what you owe.  However, there are ...

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Can you become a citizen if you owe the IRS?

For many becoming an American citizen through naturalization is the chance to give their family a better quality of life and find opportunities that they may not have in their home country. But, naturalization is not as simple as filling out a form, and several key factors will determine whether ...

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