1. How Do I Get My $1,200 Coronavirus Relief Check? (Part 2)

    How Do I Get My $1,200 Coronavirus Relief Check? (Part 2) The Internal Revenue Service’s big headline read, “No action needed by most people at this time”. But we now have more information that our earlier blog on the $1200 checks. The IRS says that the first of the $1,200 Coronavirus relief payments will be sent sometime during the next 21 days, presumably by April 20, 2020. According to IR…Read More

  2. Do I Have to Pay My Student Loans During COVID-19 Disaster?

    Do I Have to Pay My Student Loans During COVID-19 Disaster? Many are now eligible to pause payment on their federal student loans. The Department of Education announced that you may be able to pause your payments for 60 days or more. To take advantage of the payment waiver, you must take steps – the relief is not automatic to everyone. Here’s how: Call your loan servicing company to check your…Read More

  3. Coronavirus Relief – Update About $1,200 Check

      Coronavirus Relief – Update About $1,200 Check These are the details (to-date) regarding the awaited $1200 relief check, expected by many from the Senate’s latest proposed Coronavirus Stimulus Plan. The proposal is a latest effort to assist citizens and legal residents in the United States during this time of national economic disaster and hardship. The bill claims to give $1,200 payment to…Read More

  4. Is Federal Lien a Threat of Levy?

    Is Federal Lien a Threat of Levy? If you receive an IRS tax lien, do you have to worry about an IRS tax levy? Here’s a quick summary of what you should do. Why Do I Even Have a Federal Tax Lien? When the IRS has been alerted that the liability will not be fully paid within 120 days, IRS routinely files their lien against liabilities. This is in order to protect the government's ability to collec…Read More

  5. How Do Regular Gamblers Handle IRS?

    How Do Regular Gamblers Handle IRS? Regular gamblers, gamers, off-track betters and wagers all take losses. No matter whether they file a tax return, get audited, have a tax lien, or try setting up an installment agreement, they usually get a raw deal from IRS about their gambling losses. All gambling losses should be deducted to reduce tax! Let’s start there. Here is the general rule: Gambling …Read More

  6. How to Spot IRS Phone Scams

    How to Spot IRS Phone Scams If someone calls demanding money for IRS tax, is this a legitimate call? Probably not, because IRS just doesn’t make collection phone calls. One of the more popular scams now is the caller who threatens to arrest you today. Usually a male voice, he will claim to be an “IRS Revenue Officer”. The caller will provide a name (no, it’s not his real name), and maybe e…Read More

  7. I lost my house in divorce. Will I have capital gains later?

    I lost my house in divorce. Will I have capital gains later? Avoid tricky tax problems in divorce property settlement! Here’s the common situation: Let’s suppose that you are the primary spouse on marital home’s mortgage. You plan to give your spouse all rights to your home, in the divorce. Your spouse will keep the home, but cannot refinance or remove your name off the mortgage. You might e…Read More

  8. Can an IRS Levy Be Released for a Hardship?

    Can an IRS Levy Be Released for a Hardship? The federal tax levy is issued by IRS to enforce tax collection. But certain circumstances (outlined under IRM section 5.11) authorize for the Release of Levy. One of those circumstances is Economic Hardship. Under IRS Tax Code §6343, a federal tax levy must be released when IRS determines the levy creates an economic hardship. So What Are the General R…Read More

  9. Holiday Travelers – Has IRS Blocked your Passport?

    Holiday Travelers – Has IRS Blocked your Passport? If you have unpaid IRS tax debt, your international travel could be in danger. By Department of Treasury procedure, IRS can request to block the issuance or renewal of U.S. Passports for those who owe significant tax debt. If the debt remains without payment arrangement, IRS can request a full revocation of a passport. This applies to anyone who…Read More

  10. Tax Resolution for Business: 3 Secrets About the IRS Offer in Compromise

    Offer in Compromise is an opportunity offered by the IRS to help anyone who is behind on taxes — individuals or businesses —to get caught up. While it may sound like an ideal way to handle back taxes, penalties, and interest while also getting square with the IRS, it is not as straightforward as that. Ideally, Offer in Compromise is a way to help individuals and businesses reach solvency witho…Read More