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IRS TAX TIP: Taxpayer Bill of Rights Provides Protections

All taxpayers have fundamental rights when working with the IRS. The agency outlines them on and in Publication 1. To help taxpayers understand their rights, here is a list of them with a brief description of each one:

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Three Great New Tax Videos!

It’s time to start thinking about tax planning. We’ve added three new videos this month so you can start getting information to help you with your 2019 taxes. As always, we are here to help you with your personal as well as business tax planning. If you’ve gotten in over your head, our Tax Relief services will take you from tax stress to peace of mind.

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Didn’t Pay Your Taxes? Here’s What the IRS Can Do to You

You don’t want to play chicken with the Internal Revenue Service. Tax season is over, and the vast majority of taxpayers have filed their returns and paid any outstanding taxes they owed. But for a significant number of people, paying

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How A $1,250 Student Loan Becomes Thousands More

Just under 500 lawsuits were filed in 2018 in federal courts across the country by private attorneys seeking money for the federal government.

The lawsuits are a mostly unknown part of an industry of private collectors working on behalf of the federal government to track down student loan payments. It’s a system that showcases how student loan debt is different from all other kinds of debt: It can’t be written off in bankruptcy and, because it’s owned by the federal government, long-term unpaid debt is never written off, but relentlessly tracked down.

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Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

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