1. How to Resolve a Federal or Illinois Tax Lien Before Selling A Home

    If you have gotten behind on your taxes, you may have a federal tax lien or Illinois tax lien on your home. If you want to sell your home to get out of tax debt, you’ll need to resolve your federal or state lien first.  While you can contact the IRS or state of Illinois by yourself, you’ll get faster results by working with a lawyer to remove an IRS tax lien. Working with the IRS can be chall…Read More

  2. How Tax Liens Affect Your Credit Score

      Tax liens have an indirect effect on credit scores and make it difficult to secure loans or get funding from outside sources.    Having a tax lien on your home or business used to be a death sentence for credit scores. The lien would be reported to the three major credit reporting bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, and could remain on there for up to seven years, even if you …Read More

  3. How Resolving a Tax Lien Affects Your Credit Score

    The good news for anyone with a tax lien, is that it no longer will directly impact your credit score. Starting in 2018, the three major credit bureaus, Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax, decided not to include tax liens on credit reports. This means that having a tax lien put on your home by the IRS or state won’t automatically lower your credit score. Related video: How Do I Get Rid of a Tax L…Read More

  4. Handling IRS Audits – Unreasonable IRS Agents

    Dealing with an IRS Revenue Officer can be overwhelmingly intimidating — especially if one stops by your home or business for the first time unannounced. You may feel like your heart is racing. You’re confused. Frankly, it doesn’t make sense as to why the officer is at your door. As far as you’re concerned, you paid what you owed. Now, the anxiety you may be feeling due to this encounter i…Read More

  5. IRS Secrets About Criminal Tax Investigations

    How the IRS treats criminal tax investigations may seem like a secret. In fact, how they go about their process is public knowledge, which you can find on their website under How Criminal Investigations Are Initiated. For your benefit, we wanted to go through the IRS information and give you some insight on how it works, revealing the “secret” that is the IRS. In this post, we’ll cover crimi…Read More

  6. Don’t Fight The IRS Alone

    You’ve received a letter in the mail, and it’s got your name on it — along with some specific claims about tax liabilities. What do you do? Some people fold up the letter, tear it in half, and throw it in the trash. Others check to see who it’s from, discovering that the Internal Revenue Service sent the note. A majority of people simply panic. And rightfully so. When the IRS says you owe …Read More

  7. 2 Ludicrous Tax Attorney Scams To Avoid

    You’re getting letters in the mail. The IRS won’t leave you alone. You discover you owe more taxes than you expected. Now you’re on the hook for hundreds, thousands, and, in some cases, hundreds-of-thousands of dollars. What can you do? You can continue to attempt to avoid the IRS, but that won’t work. We’ve seen plenty make this attempt, but the IRS always gets their dues. The second op…Read More

  8. Use These 5 Tips To Choose Your Tax Attorney

    Did you get a letter in the mail from the IRS? Has the IRS informed you that you owe more than you already paid? It can feel frustrating and nerve wracking to owe more than expected—especially when you’re already doing your best to save money and spend it on the important things. Unfortunately, you’re not alone in this situation. Millions of Americans every year take on the IRS, and, unless …Read More

  9. What To Do With The IRS Letter You Received In The Mail

    The IRS sends out millions of letters each tax season. It’s no wonder that when you receive one, even though you know you paid your taxes on time, that you cringe in hopes that it’s simply a confirmation of your payment or a thank you letter of some kind. You’re not alone if you dislike seeing a letter from the IRS in your mailbox. There’s a higher chance that the letter is notifying you o…Read More

  10. Should You Hire A Tax Attorney Or CPA?

    If you’ve run into any kind of IRS tax problems, you’re probably considering which professional to call: a tax attorney or CPA? It’s a pertinent question, since tax law is complex and not easy for the layman to understand completely without years of studying and experience. Furthermore, depending on your tax issue, the process to rectify said issue could be vastly different than any other ta…Read More