A Deeper Look at How to Stop the IRS from Garnishing your Wages

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is widely regarded as the most powerful creditor in the United States.  Congress has given the IRS vast collection powers while limiting the due process rights of taxpayers (comparatively speaking).  As a result, the IRS uses wage garnishments in almost a semi-automated fashion.  In other words, taxpayers are commonly identified and targeted first by IRS computers and the process can occur fairly quickly.  Luckily there are several ways to stop the IRS from garnishing your wages (before and after the fact).  Here is a quick look at what will be covered in this article.

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Five Things You Should Know About IRS Audits and The Audit Process

Are you at risk for an IRS Audit?

There are generally four overarching audit triggers that lead to an IRS audit. Each major trigger will result in a different type of audit.  As a taxpayer, you should understand what the IRS is looking for, which will help you stay in compliance and significantly mitigate the chance of an IRS audit.

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