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Dealing with Taxes in Alabama
There are thousands of people in Alabama who are struggling to pay off back taxes they did not even know that they owed. Many people find out after a divorce that their ex didn’t file taxes properly and that back taxes have accumulated over the years.
It’s important to know that the government isn’t going to take everything away from you just because you owe the IRS money. They will work with you to find a way to get the money that they are owed.
Possible Issues You Could Face
The IRS has many tools at their disposal if you owe them money. One method they can do is garnish your wages so that they can start getting some of the money they are owed.
That being said, there is a limit in Alabama as to how much money can be taken out of your check at a time because they want to be sure you still have enough money to live on.
The IRS may also take out a tax lien on your property so that if you sell it, they will get the money for the back taxes before you see any profit from the sale of the property. This ensures that they get the money that they are owed.
Willing to Work with You
There are tax relief programs in Alabama that can help you reduce the amount that you have to pay in back taxes or other debt. Seek help from an AL financial attorney and file for an offer in compromise if you cannot afford to make any payments at all.
The IRS will work with you to determine a lesser amount to pay for the taxes you owe. The amount has to be paid in a lump sum, though, but it can save you from having to pay a huge amount.
If your ex filed the taxes improperly without your knowledge, you can file for innocent spouse relief where you could show you knew nothing about the improper filing and be relieved of all obligation to pay the taxes.
No matter what, it’s always better to call and work with them.