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Frequently Asked Questions About Tax Attorneys

The only people who like taxes are those who collect them. Everyone else not only dislikes dealing with taxes, but they can be outright afraid of the tax agencies, not without reason. There a few questions that are always on the minds of those who are dealing with tax problems, including whether to hire a tax attorney or a CPA, when to hire a tax attorney, and how to find a good one.
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You Have Options for Paying Your Tax Debts

If you have a tax liability, you have several options for paying it. The IRS provides relatively straightforward instructions on the various types of payment methods and other ways to discharge the liability. In California, you can also deal with the Franchise Tax Board, the Board of Equalization, and the Employment Development Division. Payment options: Straight payment or payment in full ...
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How to Handle an EDD Lien: Notification, Contributions, and Penalties

As a business owner, you are responsible for paying payroll taxes and filing periodic reports in accordance with your obligations. If you do not do so, you risk having a lien recorded against your property by the EDD. The details of tax liens are confusing to many people, but it’s important to understand what a lien is, why they are issued, and what your options are to avoid or discharge the...
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Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Offer in Compromise: California Offer in Compromise 101

It is a problem that many individuals or business owners in California have faced. You may have had a difficult year financially, and when tax time rolls around you discover that you owe more to the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) than you can afford to pay. If this is your situation, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The FTB is willing to work with cooperative delinquent taxpayers...
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Tax Franchise Board Liens: When California Comes for Your Money

The repercussions of an unpaid balance due to California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) can be severe, especially for a small business owner with everything to lose. The law allows the FTB to pursue payment of tax debts aggressively through a number of involuntary collection actions. All of these actions are deeply unpleasant, and some can be devastating. If you have received a notice from the FTB...
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IRS Tax Lien Release - Part Three - Release and Subordination

Continued from IRS Tax Lien Release - Part Two - Lien Withdrawal
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IRS Tax Lien Release - Part Two - Lien Withdrawal

Continued from IRS Tax Lien Release - Part One - Avoiding a Lien
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IRS Tax Lien Release - Part One - Avoiding a Lien

Introduction to IRS Tax Lien Release One of the biggest debates in the tax practitioner community is the efficacy of IRS tax liens. On one hand, IRS tax liens help the government protect its interest in a taxpayer’s property and secure the underlying tax obligation with real or tangible personal property. On the other hand, liens damage a taxpayer’s credit, place an obstacle in the way of the...
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Tax Payment Plan Criteria: How to Get Approved

Introduction to Tax Payment Plans When an individual cannot pay the full balance owed to the IRS, one of the most common solutions is to get that taxpayer set up on a tax payment plan. However, payment plans are not a matter of right, and taxpayers must meet several requirements in order to get their tax payment plan approved. It is important that to be aware of these criteria, as making sure you...
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First Time Penalty Abatement Waiver Program

Introduction to the First Time Penalty Abatement Waiver Program Taxpayer penalties cause a lot of discord among my collection clients, who do not feel that it is fair that they pay a significant penalty to the IRS on top of their balance owed. However, penalties serve a significant purpose in encouraging taxpayers to comply with their tax obligations by giving them negative incentives for...
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