hand putting Zip drive into computer

Z is For Zip Drive Storage

Z is for Zip Drive Storage Springtime has traditionally been the time to clean your shelves and closets and generally return our homes and offices to orderly chaos. Tossing out all your old documents…


R is for resolve your tax problems- man and woman smiling

R is for Resolve Your Tax Problems Before You (re)Marry

You finally tied the knot. You are officially married. For better or for worse, in sickness and in health and for richer or for poorer… And then your dirty little secrets are mostly exposed, even one…


Q is for Qualified Expenses . image if stacked coins with shopping baskt, plane garduation cap on the top of stack.

Q is for Qualified Expenses for Collection Alternatives

Qualified Expenses for Collection Alternatives   The IRS allows very specific living expenses when you are in collections. Here are the guidelines you need to know. You owe the IRS money. You review…


P is for Properly Structured IRS Payment Plan

P is for Properly Structured IRS Payment Plan.A payment plan is an agreement with the IRS to pay the taxes you owe within an extended timeframe.  I am sure heard of the term “Installment Agreement or…


Form 656 Booklet Offer in Compromise-Approved

O is for Offer in Compromise

You have probably seen TV commercials saying “Settle Your Back Taxes for a Fraction of What You Owe” or “Settle Your Tax Bill for Pennies on the Dollar” it sounds appealing but in reality, it’s…


N is for Not Filing and Paying Your Taxes

Barney and Betty have been married for 20 years and have filed as married for all of those years. Different companies employed them each, and when the pandemic hit, they were both furloughed and…


man-and-woman-m-is-for-marriage

M is for Marriage

M is for Marriage – This story is about a married couple, Mary and Paul. Mary kept asking her husband these questions, hoping he would finally have an answer. “How did you get us into…


L is for Lien and Levy - Image of torn paper, 1040 form a

L is for Lien and Levy

Levies are different from liens. A lien is a legal claim against your property to secure payment of your tax debt, while a levy actually takes the property to satisfy the tax debt. A federal tax…


K is for Knowing Your Rights

The Taxpayer Bill of Right The protection and fundamental rights you have with the IRS The IRS has adopted a Taxpayer Bill of Rights, as proposed by National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson. It applies…