Unfilled Tax Returns & Taxes due
Federal and state laws generally require taxpayers to keep records of their income and expenses and to file tax returns. This page provides a general overview of the tax returns and taxes that you may be required to file with the federal and state government.
- For individuals
- For businesses
- Employment tax issues
- Sales tax and use tax issues
Levies & Garnishments
Levies and garnishments are the taking of something that you own without your consent to satisfy a debt. When the IRS or the Department of Revenue believe that you have unpaid taxes, penalties and/or interest, and that you are not being cooperative, these agencies may have the legal authority to take some of the things that you own whether in your possession or in the possession of another without your consent. The IRS and the Department of Revenue are generally required to issue a series of notices to a taxpayer before they can take a taxpayer’s property and/or rights to property.
Divorce & Taxes
Taxes should be given a great deal of consideration during a divorce proceeding. There have been several changes to the federal tax law that will substantially affect both parties to a divorce. If there are un-filed tax returns and/or balances owed to the IRS or the Department of Revenue, these matters should also be addressed in the divorce proceeding especially if one or both of the parties are self-employed or are not working. The parties to a divorce can come to an agreement regarding how un-filed tax returns and unpaid taxes will be handled.
Audits & Proposed Taxes
A tax lien is the government’s legal claim against your property. Both the IRS and the Department of Revenue can file liens in respect of unpaid balances due in order to protect the government’s interests. A great number of people confuse a lien with a levy. A Notice of Tax Lien, whether filed by the IRS or the Department of Revenue, may have negative effects.
Undisclosed Offshore Assets
Identity Theft & Taxes
Learning that you have been the victim of identity theft is frightening. Someone can use your personal information to take out credit in your name, assign their income to you and/or prepare and file a tax return in your name in the hopes of collecting a fraudulent refund check from the government.