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Why You Shouldn’t Make the IRS Your Enemy

Why You Shouldn’t Make the IRS Your Enemy

By on Mar 22, 2016 in IRS, Tax Tips | 0 comments

88To be clear, it is understood that hardly anybody sets out with the intention to make the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) an enemy.

“Enemy” is a strong word. It can be better stated that you probably wouldn’t want to make the IRS an opponent.

Unfortunately, this can easily be done by simply ignoring them. The experts at Success Tax Relief, a tax relief firm located in LaPorte Texas, strongly encourage you to take care of any tax issues you might have with the IRS. It doesn’t matter how egregious the tax matters is, delaying the inevitable duty of communicating to the IRS will only make things worse.

The Benefits of Taking Care of Tax Issues Immediately

The sooner you take care of any tax issues you may have, the quicker you can put the matter behind you and go on with your normal life. There’s no doubt that dealing with tax issues can put a halt on your life—it will often take top priority if you let the problem get out of hand. Here’s something to remember: If you don’t take care your tax debt, the IRS will. Wouldn’t it be better to resolve any tax debt you might have on your terms?

This is exactly what WON’T happen if you choose to ignore your tax responsibilities. The consequences may feel like the IRS is your enemy because they’ll have the legally right to collect what is owed to them.

Here are a couple of ways they can do this:

  • Receiving a Court Summons

If you are receiving a court summons, chances are you’ve already received multiple audit letters from the IRS. When these letters aren’t properly addressed, you can expect the IRS to take the appropriate action of strongly persuading you to comply with a court summons. This is the IRS’s last attempt to communicate with you before they start garnishing your wages. However, if the matter has gotten this far, it may be already be too late.

  • Wage Garnishment

According to the United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division a wage garnishment is “any legal or equitable procedure through which some portion of a person’s earnings is required to be withheld by an employer for the payment of a debt.” It is important to note that your income cannot be garnished without a court order. This action from the IRS may appear aggressive—taking money right out of your paycheck without your approval may very well feel like an aggressive opposition against you.

How You Can Avoid All of This Unpleasantry

Here is why you might want to avoid any tax matters escalating to this point:

For general garnishments, meaning those that exclude the regular deductions of any state or federal tax, including bankruptcy, the weekly amount of money the IRS takes cannot exceed 25% of the employees earnings, or “the amount by which an employee’s disposable earnings are greater than 30 times the federal minimum wage.”

If wage garnishment isn’t enough to resolve the tax debt, the IRS will take further aggressive actions that will make you feel like they are indeed a formidable opponent like issuing a Federal Tax Lien and levying your assets. It’s nothing personal; but money matters can often feel that way.

Another way to avoid all of this opposition is to call your friends at Success Tax Relief. We have over 30 years of experience communication with the IRS on our customer’s behalf. Give us your tax problems and we will absolve them for you. Call us at 877-825-1179 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with us today.

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