June 2020 Archives

What happens if you plead guilty to tax evasion?

Being charged with committing a tax crime can be a frightening thing to experience. Tax evasion, for example, is a serious crime that can have significant consequences if one is convicted. For some Connecticut residents, choosing to plead guilty rather than go through a formal trial may be the best option. What happens when one pleads guilty?

Do tax liens affect one's credit?

Connecticut residents who owe money to the Internal Revenue Service may find that it tries to collect in ways that can be extremely harmful to one's way of life. Tax liens, for example, offer the government the ability to claim an interest in one's property. This means that, if tax debt is not paid, the IRS will have first dibs on seizing property so that it can be sold to pay the debt. Tax liens also have the ability to affect one's credit, which may be good for some but can cause others to suffer further financial harm. 

Can the IRS garnish my wages?

If you are behind on paying your taxes, as many Connecticut residents are, and you have not taken any steps to work with the Internal Revenue Service to rectify the situation, certain actions may be taken against you in an effort to collect the money owed. One such action is wage garnishment, also referred to as a wage levy. Yes, the IRS can have your employer send a portion of your check straight to it, and no court order is required for this to happen.

Reviewing your estate plan in light of the TCJA

Creating an estate plan often requires a great deal of consideration, research and thought. Like other Connecticut residents, you will need to figure out how to divide your assets, choose the individuals you want to administer your estate and/or trust, and consider the tax implications of your decisions at both the state and federal levels.

How long does the IRS have to start the audit process?

It is no secret that the Internal Revenue Service is extremely short-staffed and has been for some time. It can take agents years to review and identify tax returns that may need to be audited. Thankfully, though, there is a statute of limitations for starting the audit process, and knowing what the deadline is can help Connecticut residents determine how long they need to hand on to their tax records.

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