Delinquent Taxes – Practical Info You Need To Know
Delinquent Taxes Can Be A Serious Issue
Delinquent taxes can be a serious issue for taxpayers who don’t have the means to pay them nor the knowledge to explore whether there are opportunities to reduce the amount of taxes due or options to resolve the collection issue.
Resolving Delinquent Taxes Is Not Impossible
Resolving delinquent taxes is not impossible. But, it cannot be resolved unless taking the first step to begin the process for tax resolution. This is a tax problem that will not go away and will get only worse in time, so you should always handle any tax issues without delay.
Hiring a tax expert, qualified tax representation, will provide you with the expertise and knowledge to get you out of trouble with the IRS and/or tax authorities. They will explain your tax resolution options and provide proper guidance for the best tax resolution based on your situation.
What Are Delinquent Taxes?
Very simply, delinquent taxes are any that have not been paid by the due date. Any taxes, whether federal or state taxes, if they haven’t been paid by the due date, are considered delinquent and efforts should be made right away to start catching up vs. falling further behind. It is very rare for taxes to just disappear and if you let them fester and grow, it can take like what seems like forever to catch up.
I Can’t Pay My Delinquent Taxes
If you don’t have the funds to pay your delinquent taxes, your tax representative can help discuss your options whether it is negotiating a payment plan, a collections hold or a tax debt settlement (also known as an Offer In Compromise). Before any options can be explored or negotiated with the IRS, all unfiled tax returns must be prepared and filed. Until then, negotiations can’t begin. But rest assured, there are many options available to resolve your delinquent taxes based on your ability to pay.
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Tax Samaritan is a team of Enrolled Agents with over 25 years of experience focusing on US tax preparation and representation. We maintain this tax blog where all articles are written by Enrolled Agents. Our main objective is to educate US taxpayers on their tax responsibilities and the selection of a tax professional. Our articles are also designed to help taxpayers looking to self prepare, providing specific tips and pitfalls to avoid.
When looking for a tax professional, choose carefully. We recommend that you hire a credentialed tax professional such as Tax Samaritan that is an Enrolled Agent (America’s Tax Experts). If you are a US taxpayer overseas, we further recommend that you seek a professional who is experienced in expat tax preparation, like Tax Samaritan (most tax professionals have limited to no experience with the unique tax issues of expat taxpayers).
Randall Brody is an enrolled agent, licensed by the US Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before the IRS for audits, collections and appeals. To attain the enrolled agent designation, candidates must demonstrate expertise in taxation, fulfill continuing education credits and adhere to a stringent code of ethics.
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All About Randall Brody
Randall is the Founder of Tax Samaritan, a boutique firm specializing in the preparation of taxes and the resolution of tax problems for Americans living abroad, as well as the other unique tax issues that apply to taxpayers. Here, they help taxpayers save money on their tax returns.