Appealing a Collection Action

The IRS Independent Office of Appeals is a separate organization within the IRS. Their mission is to resolve tax disputes fairly and impartially. They understand that dealing with a collections issue - like a lien or levy on your bank account - can be extremely stressful. You have a right to appeal most IRS decisions. If [...]

Estimated Tax Payments

Income taxes are a pay-as-you-go system. That means you pay your taxes as you earn income during the year. Either your employer withholds tax from your pay, or you pay quarterly estimated taxes on your own. If you have income that's not subject to withholding, you may need to make quarterly payments. This includes income such [...]

Here’s What to Know about Tax Scams so You Can Avoid Them

Thieves are constantly working to steal people's identity and personal data so they can use it to fraudulently file tax returns and claim refund money that isn't theirs. Thieves also impersonate the IRS just to steal taxpayers' money. Here are a few things you should know so you don't fall victim to these scams: First, the [...]

Preparing for Disasters

It's important to think about hurricanes, tornadoes, and other disasters so you're prepared in case they happen. This includes safeguarding your tax forms and other financial records. First, you could take advantage of electronic record keeping. See if you can receive your bank statements and related documents by email. For paper documents such as W-2s and [...]

Pop Quiz! Do You Qualify for an Education Tax Credit?

Class is in session! It's time to learn how education tax credits can help pay for higher education. Visit for more information. There are two education tax credits that can help offset the cost of higher education: the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. These can help if you're heading to college, [...]

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