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Handle Taxes the Right Way
Many people are notified in Alaska each year that they owe back taxes to the IRS. Some know that they owe because they haven’t filed in years while others are surprised to find out they owe the IRS because they allowed someone else to file it for them.
If you filed taxes over the years with your spouse and have been contacted by the IRS that you owe back taxes, it’s important to find out what the issue is before agreeing to pay anything. There are times when spouses can ask for innocent spouse relief for wrongful filings so that they’re not the ones held responsible for the money that is owed.
Issues that Can Arise without Your Knowledge
There are times when people in Alaska ignore the fact that they owe money to the IRS and end up having their wages garnished. A wage garnishment will be taken out of your paycheck without any say by you and without advanced notice.
If you don’t have a paycheck for the IRS to garnish, but own property in Alaska, they can put a tax lien against your property. A tax lien allows the IRS to get the money you owe them whenever you sell the property. You won’t see a dime of the profits from the sale of the house until all of your debt is paid.
Help Is Available if You Really Need It
Finding out that you owe a lot of money to the IRS when you are already struggling financially can make a difficult situation seem even worse. If you want to try to pay as little as you can, ask for an offer in compromise. This allows you to pay a lump sum toward the amount that you owe and for the rest of the debt to be forgiven. If you are truly struggling financially, the IRS may accept your offer.
There are many incentives in Alaska that can help you decrease the amount of money that you have to end up paying to the IRS. They can help you find deductions that you didn’t know about and even help you pay off some of the debt that you owe.