I is for Innocent/Injured Spouse Relief - The Takeaway: When you file a joint return, you and your spouse share in the responsibility to pay the tax. The IRS can collect against each of you together or separately. This is called "joint ad several liability."...

Handing an IRS Audit - IRS audits are rare these days. State tax authorities also conduct audits. Sometimes tax audits are random, but the IRS usually selects taxpayers based on suspicious activity. Most IRS audits are done by mail and are much less intrusive than the...

G is for garnishment. Wage garnishment is one of the most common types of garnishment. The IRS can garnish or legally seize any income you make to satisfy federal tax debt or taxes owed. Garnishments can apply to your hourly wages, salary, commissions, and bonuses. When the...

F is for First Time Penalty Abatement The first time penalty abatement (FTA) waiver is an administrative waiver that the IRS may grant to relieve taxpayers from failure-to-file, failure-to-pay and failure-to-deposit penalties if certain criteria are met. The IRS also removes interest related to those...

The Tax Resolution Alphabet -E is for (Tax) Evasion. Tax evasion occurs when a person or business illegally avoids paying their tax liability, which is a criminal charge that’s subject to penalties and fines. Overview: Tax evasion can be either the illegal non-payment or underpayment of actual...

The Tax Resolution Alphabet - D is for Debt Relief If you are struggling with IRS tax debt and feel like it’s a hopeless situation, it may not be as  awful as you think. The IRS Fresh Start Program was created to make it easier and...