Solving Tax Issues

Tax problems can be solved. By staying calm and focused, it's possible to defend a tax return being audited or pay off tax debts. Here are some resources to help.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Where do you get tax help?

    You can download virtually any form or publication from You'll find a tremendous amount of information right at your fingertips, including FAQs, tax law changes, and planning calculators. It's not a substitute for talking directly with a tax expert, but the site can point you in the right direction when you need answers to basic tax questions. The IRS also provides toll-free numbers such as 800-829-1040 for questions related to personal taxes.

  • How do you get out of tax debt?

    In March 2020, the IRS eliminated its Expanded Installment Agreement program. In its place, the agency unveiled a non-streamlined installment agreement (NSIA). The NSIA allows taxpayers who owe between $50,000 and $250,000 to pay the balance owed before the collection statute expires, which is generally up to 120 months if the balance owed is for a current year. If you can’t afford the minimum payments, you can try selling assets to have cash ready, or asking for a deferment or requesting an offer in compromise from the IRS.

  • How do you settle tax debt?

    Offers in compromise allow taxpayers to settle their tax debt for less than the full amount owed. This program is available for those who need it, which means the IRS will assess your income, expenses, assets equity, and overall ability to pay your debt as it considers your offer in compromise.

  • Why is there a problem with my tax refund?

    Several issues could be holding up your refund, but some problems are more common than others. Some of the most common causes of tax refund delays include entering incorrect information or making math errors on your return, claiming certain credits, filing a paper return, having unpaid debt or taxes, or dealing with security issues such as identity theft.

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