Tax Help Guide – Resources on Tax Resolution

The following guides are both to help guide you through the IRS collection process and assist our existing clients to understand more about the process. We will continue to update this page as more information is made available. Please note that the IRS or other agencies may update forms after a guide has been created. We try to keep up to date as much as possible, but it’s worth checking if new forms came out for your particular situation.

If you have a tax relief question, post it on the comment section of the appropriate post or on the related video on our YouTube channelIf your question does not fit one of the categories and you are unsure, comment on this post here.

This guide is not legal advice nor does it form an attorney-client relationship. Don’t want to do it yourself? Click to get help from expert attorneys.

For those not sure where to start, watch the below video on tax relief.

General IRS Information

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IRS Fresh Start Program Guide With 2021 Updates

Here we go through the basics of the IRS Fresh Start Program and where things are at in 2021. The ...
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Negotiating With The IRS Yourself – You Can Do It

Here we answer the commonly asked tax relief question: Can I negotiate with the IRS myself? The answer is yes ...
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Order IRS Transcripts

You may need to file some missing tax returns and thus order IRS transcripts. It is often easier to order ...
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IRS, California FTB, and Other Old Tax Forms

Old IRS forms can be found on the Prior Year Products Page. Most people are looking for "Form 1040" for ...
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Tax Return Signature for Deceased Persons: Simplified Instructions

When you are doing tax returns or filing jointly with a deceased person, it can be confusing and the IRS ...
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Cancellation of Debt Income from 1099-C: How To Get Out of It

When you get a 1099-C, you are getting credited with income for a debt that was canceled. First, we will ...
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IRS Offer In Compromise

IRS Offer In Compromise Formula

IRS Offer in Compromise Formula – How The IRS Calculates Tax Settlements

In order to get an Offer in Compromise for federal tax debt, you need to make sure your financials will ...
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How Much Will The IRS Settle For? It Can Be Quite Low

How Much Will The IRS Settle For? It Can Be Quite Low

Here we answer the question: How much will the IRS settle for? The answer depends on a calculation of your ...
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Types of Offer In Compromise – The Different Ways to Settle IRS Tax Debts

Types Of Offer in Compromise Offer in Compromise is a settlement for tax debts less than the amount owed. The ...
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IRS Letters

IRS Liens

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IRS Lien Withdrawal: A Step by Step Guide

Getting An IRS Lien Withdrawal Updated 12/28/2016 to Include Lien Office Information Update 6/9/2021: Credit reporting agencies no longer report IRS ...
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When Are IRS Tax Liens Filed? How Can I Avoid Them?

When does the IRS file a lien? For purposes of back due tax personal tax debts, the Internal Revenue Service ...
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IRS Collections

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IRS Collection Process: How To Handle It

The IRS collection process is the procedures the Internal Revenue Service implements to collect on a debt. The IRS offers ...
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Being Assigned A Revenue Officer To Your Case - IRS Agent Assignments

Being Assigned A Revenue Officer To Your Case – IRS Agent Assignments

Lots of people owe the IRS, but being assigned a revenue officer to your case means the IRS is taking ...
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Can the IRS take My House?

This question is asked by many people, and the answer is yes they can but they only do it in ...
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Can’t Pay Back Taxes? You Have Options!

A lot of worries come into the mind of a Taxpayer who just got the bill from an audit, had ...
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Expiring Tax Debts


Expiring Tax Debts: IRS CSED and State Tax Collection Expiration Dates

They only have so long to collect.... thanks to CSED CSED stands for collection statute expiration date. This is the ...
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Does the IRS forgive tax debt after 10 years? Sort Of

Does the IRS forgive tax debt after 10 years? The IRS generally has 10 years to collect on a tax ...
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Currently Not Collectible Status


CNC Tax Program Review

The CNC tax program, or IRS' Currently Not Collectible status, is essentially placing your case into a $0 payment plan ...
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IRS Payment Plans

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How To Setup An IRS Payment Plan, Guide and FAQs For 2021

This guide will go over setting up an IRS payment plan. This is part of our Tax Help Guide, a free ...
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IRS Penalty Abatements

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First Time Penalty Abatement from IRS, With Sample Letter

Get Free Money Back: Just Ask For a First Time Penalty Abatement The IRS offers a penalty abatement on failure ...
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Tax Payments

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How to Make Estimated Tax Payments

This guide covers making estimated taxes for individuals. In order to make IRS estimated tax payments, you can pay online ...
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Easiest Ways to Pay the IRS

If you owe a debt that cannot be settled, then you are stuck paying it off. If you are paying ...
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State Tax Issues

Community Property Laws

IRS and Community Property Laws – Relief From Taxable Items

If you live in a community property state and did not file a joint return, you may be eligible for ...
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FTB Offer In Compromise: Tough To Get Accepted, But Can Be Done! Below is a brief video that explains the ...
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This advice applies to anyone dealing with tax debt from the state of California's Franchise Tax Board (FTB). You have ...
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A California Franchise Tax Board bank levy is a legal action by the State of California where funds are taken ...
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The umbrella of California Self Employment Tax covers state residents who don't receive a paycheck as an employee that includes ...
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If you're experiencing tax debt issues with the IRS, often debts are also owed taxes within the state of your ...
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New York

Your Options for NYS Tax Debt Relief There are five main options when it comes to NYS tax debt relief ...
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The most stressful thing about owing New York State back taxes is not knowing what to do about it. It's ...
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Settling New York State Taxes: NYS Offer In Compromise In this guide, we will go through filing an NYS Offer ...
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As tax professionals, we understand the fear and frustration that comes along with an NYS tax warrant. Finding out that ...
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Statute of Limitations for an NYS Tax Warrant The State of New York issues tax warrants for debts. This is ...
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When you owe back due tax debts to the State of New York and take no action it is only ...
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Michigan Offer In Compromise Guide: Getting Your M...

Michigan Offer In Compromise: The Easiest of The Bunch Getting a Michigan Offer In Compromise (OIC) is in our opinion ...
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Sales Tax

How to Automate eCommerce Sales Tax Filings

Today I came across a program when helping set up an ecommerce site: TaxJar It is what I and many ...
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