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Installment agreements possible when you cannot pay your taxes

In light of the tax changes that took effect in 2018, are you finding that you owe the government a significant sum this year? If you are, you are not alone. Many Connecticut residents have been shocked to see that, instead of receiving tax refunds, they owe a lot. If you cannot afford to pay what you owe in taxes by mid-April, do not fret; the Internal Revenue Service is likely willing to work with you on this.

Things to know about tax liens

Connecticut residents who have found themselves in the position of being unable to meet their tax obligations may have found themselves in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service. How exactly? They may have received notice that tax liens have been filed against them. Here are some things people need to understand about tax liens.

Remove tax liens from credit reports with 5 simple steps

Credit reporting is one way the Internal Revenue Service tries to get Connecticut residents to pay their taxes. When the IRS files tax liens, this information is sent to credit reporting companies and placed on one's credit report, which can do a lot of damage to one's already delicate financial situation. Those who have tax liens posted on their credit reports may have them removed by following these five simple steps.

Tax liens are not the only way the IRS gets its money

For many, federal taxes are a year-round issue, especially if they are behind on paying what they owe. The pressure of owing back taxes to the federal government can affect many areas of a person's life. Unlike most other creditors, the IRS has powers it can use to recover the debt, such as garnishing wages and placing tax liens on property. The agency is now putting into action its new powers granted by a recently-enacted law.

Facts about tax liens

According to the dictionary, a lien is the right of a creditor to take possession of someone else's property until that person's debt is paid or discharged. When it comes to taxes, the government has the right to take one's property if taxes are not paid. Connecticut residents who are facing tax liens may have options to deal with the situation before it becomes a significant issue.

Tax liens and credit reporting

Connecticut residents who fail to pay their taxes may face some serious consequences. Tax liens, for example, may be initiated, which means the state or federal government can take control of one's property. Tax liens will also be listed on one's credit report, which can cause a number of long-term financial issues. ?

Federal Tax liens Q and A

No one loves taxes. Sometimes, they are a financial burden that some simply cannot afford to pay. Failing to pay can have serious consequences, however. In a previous post, this column addressed the purpose of tax liens -- a punishment for not paying taxes. This week, this column will answer some common questions that Connecticut residents may have about federal tax liens.

Tax liens serve what purpose?

Connecticut residents who are behind on their taxes may face legal claims from the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to collect. Tax liens are just one way that the IRS can hold assets hostage until tax debts are paid in full. What can be done when tax liens are filed?

Discussing tax liens and your options

When the topic of taxes comes up, one of the inevitable issues that will get discussed is the tax lien. Tax liens are commonly used by the IRS, but they can also be used by other parties and individuals. So what is a tax lien and how should you proceed if you are unfortunately targeted by one such a lien?

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