woman calculating invoices using tax software

In the United States, rather than having trained professionals do the taxes, the government just asks citizens to do it on their own — regardless of their level of education or understanding of tax laws. Everyone has to file by a certain date with their own paperwork. That goes for everyone from the finance professor at the local college to…

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man surrenders to paperwork complications

When you owe money to the Internal Revenue Service, the worst thing you could do is ignore the bill. When you don’t make the necessary arrangements to settle your debt, the IRS may sell or seize your property. The IRS could take anything from you, like your: Home Wages Retirement accounts Boats Bank accounts Usually, people receive many notices and…

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couple frustrated by bills and receipts

Your work was going very well in the first part of the year, so you planned to take your profits and build up. Suddenly, your sales dropped off, and you were left barely scraping by. As tax time came around, you realized that you were self-employed and would need to come up with several more thousand dollars than you have.…

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IRS Building in Washington

When it comes to the payment of income taxes, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is substantially less worried about overpayment than it is about underpayment.  Individuals who don’t pay their full amount of taxes could wind up paying not only the balance of unpaid taxes but also substantial penalties and interest. In some cases, the IRS can also take legal…

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delinquent late payment paperwork

Have you been behind on filing taxes with the Internal Revenue Service? If you have been, something you’ll want to do is to file your delinquent tax return. If you don’t file your tax return on time, it is true that the IRS could charge you a fee, which is something you may want to talk about with your attorney,…

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IRS Offer in Compromise OIC agreement and pen.

You had probably never heard of an Offer in Compromise, or OIC, with the Internal Revenue Service until you got behind on your federal taxes. Now, with a tax debt looming over your head and the IRS threatening collection actions that could cripple you financially, you’re desperately seeking some kind of relief. Could an Offer in Compromise work? OICs are…

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Tax changes newspaper

The information disseminated by governmental agencies tends to change rapidly and sometimes daily. Right now, few things are certain, and many people are just trying to keep up, including many here in Missouri. What everyone knows is that the annual ritual of submitting income tax returns to the IRS is still on the lists of many people. The question now…

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Sign on IRS headquarter building in Washington, DC

In the midst of everything else that is currently going on in the country and across the globe, some aspects of life have to go on regardless. For instance, taxpayers here in Missouri and elsewhere have tax returns to attend to. Recently, the Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, announced that taxpayers will receive some relief from that obligation. However, the news…

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accountant is examining tax documents

Most Missouri residents will take the opportunity to save money wherever they can, and this usually includes doing what they can to avoid sending a big check to the IRS each year. For this reason, some taxpayers may be glad to hear that they can once again take advantage of some tax breaks that had disappeared prior to the new tax laws.…

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Woman opening an empty wallet

If you have run the preliminary numbers for your 2019 taxes, you may have expected a sizable refund. Before you even file your income tax return, you may have thought of how you would spend that money. Like other Missouri residents expecting a refund, you filed your taxes early in anticipation of seeing that deposit into your bank account. Unfortunately,…

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