Sometimes, when a person is done with their tax returns, they are a bit surprised by the results.
Not all lies are viewed equally by people. Some are viewed as more acceptable than others. A recent survey indicates that many individuals view lying to the Internal Revenue Service as acceptable.
To most taxpayers, deciding which is worse between debt and taxes is like trying to decide which is the lesser of two evils. Being in debt can be oppressive because so much of your hard earned money goes to paying someone with interest for money that you have long since used.
Many things could impact a taxpayer's ability to file or pay their taxes in a prompt manner. The exact nature of the problems they are facing can impact what sorts of options such a taxpayer has. Understanding one's options is vital when facing a tax issue, as it can be a key part of proactively addressing the issue, which can sometimes keep a tax issue from transforming into a major problem. Experienced tax attorneys can help individuals experiencing problems with filing/paying their taxes with having a clear and accurate awareness of what courses of action they can take.
No one likes to feel like their fate is in the hands of someone else. This is a feeling one can easily get when they are in a tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service. For example, a taxpayer may feel like the revenue officer in their case has absolute power to decide their fate.
We are circling back to our Sept. 24 post about tax deductions for college students. In that post, we warned that most tax breaks come with conditions, so it is important to work with someone who understands the nuances of the Tax Code. It is also important to remember that you can be the student -- many credits and deductions are available regardless of the age of the college enrollee.
As September comes to a close, those of us with kids starting college may be struggling. We are excited for their new adventure, and we are excited to have the house to ourselves for the first time in 20 years. We are also dreading the four or more years of penury as the bills roll in.