October 2019 Archives

Did paying back taxes or tax debt just become easier?

Owing money to the IRS is not an attractive prospect for anyone here in Danbury or elsewhere. Even so, many people do. The agency now uses private debt collection agencies to collect back taxes or tax debt, and recently instituted a new way to set up multiple payments with one phone call.

Estate taxes, what you need to know

Getting through the probate process when a loved one passes away is challenging enough without having to figure out how much one has to pay Uncle Sam because of that individual's death. It may not seem right, but estate taxes must be paid to the federal government, as well as to the state of Connecticut, if an estate's value reaches a certain point. What is that point? What happens if one messes up the tax filing or fails to file on time?

Tax evasion resolution: The Chrisley case

Earlier this year, the couple behind a relatively popular television show was accused of committing tax crimes at both state and federal levels. Recently, the "Chrisley Knows Best" stars were able to settle the tax evasion charges filed by their former home state. They have yet to resolve the federal counts against them. Why does this couple's story matter? It shows Connecticut residents that fighting accusations of tax evasion is possible.

Tax avoidance is not a crime

Most Connecticut residents do what they can to lower their tax liability every year. There are a number of ways they can do this that are perfectly legal. Tax avoidance is very different than tax evasion, and it is not a crime.

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