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You Could Owe Back Taxes and Not Know It
There are many people who assume that if they owed back taxes, they would know it, but that’s not always the case. There are times when spouses file taxes for the family and end up making mistakes. When this happens, their spouse may not know that there are any issues until the IRS issues a wage garnishment against their paycheck.
The IRS can issue a tax lien on a home or garnish your wages to get the back taxes that you owe. The garnishment will be enough where it will impact your daily living and a tax lien in North Dakota can limit how much profit you are able to make when you sell your home.
Contact the IRS to Find Out if You Owe Back Taxes
If your check has been garnished or you notice that there is a lien listed on your credit report, you need to contact the IRS right away. If your spouse filed your taxes improperly, you can file for innocent spouse relief so that you aren’t held accountable for the mistakes that they made.
Just because you owe a lot of money to the IRS, it doesn’t mean you have to pay all of it. If you are struggling financially you can file for an offer in compromise that allows you to be required to pay only a portion of the money that is owed.
Back Taxes Don’t Have to Cause You Financial Ruin
There are North Dakota tax relief programs in place that can help you with the back taxes that you owe. The North Dakota incentive programs are in place to help people determine where mistakes were made when filing taxes and may even offer monetary assistance. If you don’t know anything about filing taxes, help from one of these types of programs can be essential.