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- Home Underwater? Four Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Situation
Unfortunately, many people are still suffering from the housing market crash that began in 2006. Itís particularly painful if you owe more on your mortgage than your house is worth.
- What Happens If I Donít Pay Taxes for Several Years?
People may not pay taxes for a variety of reasons. They may think that they will not owe anything and the cost to prepare them will outweigh whatever small return they might receive. A recent divorce or death may make the process confusing. Someone may know that they will owe taxes and may try to avoid tax liability by simply not filing. Whatever the reason, the consequences for not filing taxes can be very serious.
- What Your Child Custody Arrangement Means for Your Tax Return
You may be ready to start your taxes. Youíve collected your W-2, 1099ís and other documents. You have last yearís tax form for guidance. But, if youíve gotten divorced in the last year, this yearís taxes may be very different.
- Why You Should Not Represent Yourself in an IRS Audit
Representing yourself or your company in an audit initiated by the Internal Revenue Service (ďIRSĒ) is likely to be an exercise in futility. The IRS employs highly skilled revenue agents who will seek to take advantage of taxpayers who, understandably, are not knowledgeable on the rights and powers of the IRS.
- Coming Out of the Shadows: IRSís OVDP and Streamlined Disclosure Programs
In part because of the high levels of noncompliance with foreign tax reporting requirements (oftentimes out of innocent ignorance), the IRS has developed voluntary disclosure programs that allow taxpayers to come forward, correct their past mistakes, pay past-due taxes, and pay a set penalty (or, in some circumstances, pay no penalty).
- Enforced Tax Collections: IRSís Power of Lien and Levy
The IRS collection process is a series of actions that the IRS can take to collect taxes that taxpayers owe if they do not voluntarily pay them. Generally, a taxpayer is required to pay a tax along with filing a tax return. The IRS will assess a taxpayerís delinquent tax obligation if the taxpayer fails to pay a tax obligation when due. Subsequently, the IRS will send a notice and demand for payment to the taxpayer.
- Inherited IRAs & the Taxes Involved
Receiving an inheritance can be a blessing, but there are typically tax obligations involved including the inheritance of an IRA. If you inherit an IRA, you should check with an attorney or financial advisor as soon as possible to find out what your options are.
- Tax Implications Of Asset Transfers
Depending on the extent of a coupleís assets, a divorce can raise some very complicated financial questions.
- Criminal Charges for Issuing a Bad Electronic Funds Transfer
A new law went into effect in New Jersey last year, which makes it a criminal offense to issue a bad electronic funds transfer.
- Business Tax Deductions
Business expenses are the associated costs of carrying on a business. Such expenses are typically deductible if a business is operated to make a profit.