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What is an Injured Spouse Claim?

By Innocent Spouse Relief

If your spouse owes back taxes, the IRS can and will keep any future tax refunds they’re due to pay their tax debt. Unfortunately, your refund can also be applied to other past-due obligations of your spouse even if the debt accrued before you were married and you’re not liable…

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How Far Back Can You Amend a Tax Return + Other FAQs

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Sometimes, it can feel like filing taxes is more of an art than a science. Tax laws are constantly changing. You must also rely on employers, banks, and other organizations for accurate information about your income and deductions. Despite your best efforts, your tax return may have incorrect information. In this…

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What Comes After IRS Notice CP 504?

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IRS Notice CP 504 is a Notice of Intent to Levy. However, it’s not exactly what it sounds like. This document is actually the final reminder of your past-due tax bill from the IRS. While you should immediately pay (or make arrangements to pay) your tax debt, the only property…

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Can You Travel Overseas with a Tax Debt?

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At $54,000 (as of 2021 and adjusted each year for inflation), your tax debt—which includes penalties and interest—becomes “seriously delinquent” under Internal Revenue Code 26 USC 7345: Revocation or denial of passport in case of certain tax delinquencies. At this point, the IRS has filed a lien or issued a…

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