income tax audit stamped on IRS form 1040

The last thing you want to receive in the mail is a notice of a tax audit from the IRS. The more you read, the more concerned you’ll become with your future. While this is a scary time in your life, it doesn’t have to be. There are steps you can take to better understand the process, how to protect…

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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 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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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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calculator and pen on tax paperwork

Like others across the country, St. Louis residents work to figure out how to save the most money possible on their taxes every year. Before the recent changes in the tax law, this meant looking for as many deductions as possible. However, after the recent changes, getting those deductions over the standard deduction could prove problematic for many people. For the…

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Sign on IRS headquarter building in Washington, DC

Everyone makes mistakes from time to time. When those mistakes happen during tax time, they can result in trouble with the IRS. Fortunately, it may be possible for a Missouri resident to amend the income tax return containing the error or errors, with minimal or no repercussions. To be clear, a taxpayer may not use Form 1040X to make corrections to…

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tax forms inspected with magnifying glass

Many people in Missouri and across the country find the tax code of the United States to be overwhelmingly difficult to fully understand. As a result, it is understandable how some could overlook something or make a mistake. Unfortunately, some people could find themselves the subject of an IRS investigation as a result. Some people come to suspect that they…

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Handheld Magnifying glass inspects paper documents

Anyone in Missouri who has filed their own taxes is likely aware of the complications associated with the process. For many, the idea of making a mistake is nerve-wracking. Unfortunately, the threat of being under an IRS investigation is even more difficult. Unfortunately, there are some people who will find themselves being scrutinized by the IRS. Many may simply need…

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