Did you fail to file a tax return? Maybe you just did not make your full tax payment. Either way, you are one of the numerous Connecticut residents who owes back taxes, and the Internal Revenue Service has tacked on a significant amount in penalties to the amount you owe. What can you do?
When it comes to collecting taxes, the Internal Revenue Services just wants to get paid. This department is somewhat understanding that people may struggle to pay their taxes, but they will not let people get by without paying them forever. Connecticut residents who owe back taxes can help themselves and their situations by trying to work out a deal with the IRS.
A former NFL star is learning the hard way that staying on top of paying taxes matters. Two of Kamerion Wimbley's restaurants in another state have been seized by the Department of Revenue for failure to pay taxes. He is not the only one facing the loss of his businesses over tax debt. This is an issue that may also affect business owners in Connecticut.
Numerous individuals in Connecticut and elsewhere have tax debt. It happens. Sometimes, paying the IRS is difficult when one is struggling financially. People pay what they can, but if they do not pay in full, they are said to owe back taxes. It is tax debt that the government can still try to collect.
Connecticut residents who are one or more years behind on paying their taxes may find themselves in quite the bind. With Uncle Sam calling and wanting money now, but not enough money in the bank, figuring out how to handle the situation can be challenging. Thankfully, the IRS is not totally unreasonable and may offer an affordable way for one to pay off tax debt.
If you are like many in Connecticut and across the country, you dread tax season. While it is still several weeks before the end of the year, you may already fear you will owe money to the IRS. In fact, you may still be dealing with letters and warnings from the government about overdue taxes from last year.
There are unmistakable signs that you have been targeted by the IRS:
If you can’t pay your past taxes, don’t wait for the IRS to assign a third party to the task of private debt collection. Such third parties may utilize aggressive techniques that border on harassment.