Taxes and Tax Relief

All of Your 1040 Tax Form Questions, Answered.

Estimated Reading Time: 8 Minutes We’re currently in the midst of tax season, and you’ve been procrastinating filing your tax return for the year. You’re definitely not alone. Just the thought of filing your taxes sounds like it’s going to be a daunting task. Below are the most common questions about IRS Form 1040. When […]

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Can the IRS Take My 401(k) for Back Taxes?

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Tax liens and wage garnishments for unpaid taxes can be confusing and unsettling. And it’s even more unsettling to think that the IRS can levy your 401(k). The IRS’s ability to access these funds to settle tax debts is concerning for individuals and businesses alike. If you’re receiving notices from the […]

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4 Important Things You Didn’t Know About Trust Funds & The IRS

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes As a business owner, whether small or large, you have an obligation to withhold money from your employees’ paychecks for Medicare and Social Security taxes. This is no small matter. The IRS holds you (the employer) accountable to collect these trust fund taxes on a monthly or quarterly basis. An […]

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No Health Insurance? No problem. Here’s what the IRS is Now Saying About Withholding Tax Refunds.

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes If you’re one of the 29 million people in the United States worrying about receiving an IRS penalty for not having health insurance in this past year this is good news. So you can take a moment to wipe the sweat off your brow for now. The Trump Administration and […]

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1099 vs W-2 Employee: What’s the Difference?

Estimated reading time: 4 Minutes The IRS classifies types of workers as either an employee or independent contractor for tax purposes. If you’re reading this, you may wonder how they classify you. Determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor is not as simple as one might hope. It’s a gray area, and […]

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Woman sues Howard Stern over airing private call with IRS

On Monday, satellite radio personality Howard Stern was hit with a lawsuit initiated by a woman named Judith Barrigas for allegedly airing a private conversation with an IRS agent on his talk show. Per the complaint filed in Massachusetts federal court, Barrigas called the IRS’s service center on May 19, 2015 to discuss the potential […]

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Complete List of IRS Notices

Last Updated: February 24, 2022 In our past blog post, IRS Notices Decoded: What Your IRS Notice Means we reviewed the reasons you may have received a notice from the IRS, advised how you should move forward, and provided a list of common IRS notices with their definitions. Since it’s tax season we decided to […]

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I Got a Notice Of Deficiency From The IRS. What Should I Do?

Last Updated: February 24, 2022 What You Should Do After Getting an IRS Deficiency Notice First, take a deep breath and relax. A deficiency notice is not a bill. It simply outlines information sent to the IRS by a third party and proposes how it may affect your taxes. The IRS cross-references information filed on […]

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Pioneer Claims I Owe Money to the IRS. Is This Legit?

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes Are you wondering how ConServe Accounts Receivable, Pioneer, or another private debt collection firm could be collecting your taxes? It turns out that sometimes the IRS turns to private debt collectors too. ConServe is a private debt collection agency. They are notorious for the management of defaults on student loans. […]

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