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The Atlanta tax and bankruptcy attorneys at Wiggam & Geer are dedicated to helping their Georgia clients (both individuals and businesses) solve their financial problems. Part of that commitment includes making sure our clients stay up to date with relevant news. Whether you’re faced with filing for bankruptcy or need help navigating problems with the IRS or a Georgia tax authority, we’re here to keep you informed with the Wiggam & Geer Tax & Bankruptcy Blog. If you need answers about your specific situation, contact us to schedule a case consultation in Atlanta and see how we can get the best resolution for you.

What You Need to Know About Federal Tax Liens

What You Need to Know About Federal Tax Liens

Have you ignored an IRS notice that you owe tax debt? If so, the agency’s next step could be placing a lien on your property. A federal tax lien is a legal claim by the government against your assets that is filed when you have failed or neglected to pay your tax...

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IRS Penalty Appeals

IRS Penalty Appeals

If you failed to file your tax return or didn’t pay your taxes on time, you will likely receive a CP501 or other IRS notice detailing the amount you owe, including penalties and interest. Most taxpayers assume the penalties are unavoidable, but you can successfully...

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Tax Resolution for Back Taxes

Tax Resolution for Back Taxes

Back taxes refer to taxes from a prior year that were either fully or partially unpaid. The failure to pay could be intentional, for example, if a taxpayer didn’t have enough money to pay their bill and filed a return without payment. Or a taxpayer sometimes has...

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Suing the IRS

Suing the IRS

Can you sue the IRS? Anyone can sue. The real consideration is which circumstances warrant such action. In many cases, the money and effort put into suing the IRS can end up being greater than the cost of paying the tax bill. If you feel strongly that the IRS has...

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Federal Income Tax Liability Discounts

Federal Income Tax Liability Discounts

Having an IRS tax debt can be overwhelming. You keep receiving what seems like a never-ending stream of letters and notices, all while penalties and interest are accruing. But there are processes to resolve that debt, and in some instances even get a discount on your...

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Tax Relief: Offer in Compromise

Tax Relief: Offer in Compromise

If your tax debt is totally overwhelming and you have no hope of being able to pay it, even with an installment plan over several years, then you may be a candidate for the IRS’s Offer in Compromise (OIC). An OIC allows you to settle your tax debt for less than the...

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What to Expect if You Don’t Pay Your Taxes

What to Expect if You Don’t Pay Your Taxes

While they are most often mentioned simultaneously, filing and paying your taxes are two different things, and each accumulates independent penalties and interest when you don’t meet the deadline. Even if you cannot pay your taxes, you should always file your tax...

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How to Get a Tax Lien Removed

How to Get a Tax Lien Removed

If you filed your tax return but have failed to pay your taxes, in all likelihood the IRS has filed a tax lien against your property. A federal tax lien is a claim by the IRS against your assets and is used to secure payment of unpaid taxes. The agency generally files...

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What Does an IRS Audit Letter Look Like?

What Does an IRS Audit Letter Look Like?

Receiving a letter from the IRS can be a startling experience, especially when it concerns an audit. Since the IRS only sends a small percentage of tax filers an audit letter, people aren’t always sure what to look for. Scammers count on that fact to catch people off...

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