How to Negotiate IRS Debt

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To most people, the Internal Revenue Service is a mystery. It collects taxes and can make your life miserable. But beyond that, how the IRS operates is relatively unknown. This is one of the reasons why, when an individual or business owes a significant debt to the IRS, sleepless nights […]

Can I Settle My Tax Liability Even Though I Have Enough Income?

Effective Tax Administration | Offer In Compromise | Taxfortress.com

Laws often appear to be very black or white. But, real life can feel more like one big gray area. As a governmental entity, the IRS is required to treat all taxpayers equally. With regard to evaluating Offers in Compromise (tax settlements), this means that the IRS has set standards […]

Congress Instructs IRS To Outsource Collections To Private Companies

IRS Uses Private Collection Agencies | FAST Act | TaxFortress.com

On December 4th, 2015 President Barack Obama signed into law the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” to improve the Nation’s surface transportation infrastructure. Also referred to as the FAST Act, the legislation included a provision which requires the Internal Revenue Service to outsource certain tax debts to private debt collection […]

Beware of IRS Telephone Scam With Threat of Arrest or Jail

Telephone IRS Tax Scams | Tax Scam | Fortress Financial Services Inc

Caller: Hello, Ms. Smith? Taxpayer: Yes? Caller: This is Michael Jones with the IRS, badge # 01324847. Is this the Ms. Smith that resides at 232 West Baker Street? Taxpayer: I, uh…. Caller: I have a warrant for your arrest for back taxes owed from 2008 through 2012 for “theft […]

Payroll Tax Deposits 101

EFTPS | Electronic Federal Tax Payment System | IRS Form 941

Starting a new business comes with an enormous amount of responsibilities.  One of the most commonly overlooked, though, is the responsibility to learn how, when, and why to report different types of taxes the business may be obligated to pay and file.  Payroll taxes, also known as employer withholding taxes […]

The IRS Fresh Start Initiative – A Welcomed Relief to Taxpayers

IRS Fresh Start Initiative | Offers in Compromise | TaxFortress

In 2008 the United States, along with much of the rest of the world, witnessed a financial crisis of devastating proportions.  In response, the federal government issued bailouts to the major banks after deeming them ‘too big to fail.’  Small businesses, however, were trying to get back on their feet […]