How To Handle a Tax Bill You Can’t Pay

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How To Handle a Tax Bill You Can’t Pay

What could be more chilling than receiving a notice from the IRS that you owe a huge tax bill? The answer: the realization that you don’t have the money to pay off said tax bill. So what should you do if you find yourself in this situation? There is hope.

First off, never ignore such a situation and just hope that it will go away. That won’t work. Instead, face it head on. A good place to start is to contact a tax professional. The IRS does offer several options for people in this situation, but you might not know which is the best option for you. Therefore, meeting with a tax pro is usually a good idea.

The IRS actually offers several payment options for taxpayers in the hole, if they qualify. You can go ahead and pay it off directly from your bank account via IRS Direct Pay. You can also petition the IRS for an installment agreement wherein you agree to pay off the debt monthly. You can request an offer in compromise, as well, which if accepted could lower the amount you have to pay back.

However, as mentioned you must qualify for this option and part of that includes having debt and penalties of $50,000 or less, combined. No matter which payment method you choose you should do everything you can to pay off your debt in full as quickly as possible. The longer you delay payment the stiffer the penalties and the interest will get

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