TaxCure Resource Center
TaxCure has all the available resources needed for handling IRS and state tax problems on your own as well as connecting with top tax resolution professionals around the country. Owing taxes can be intimidating and stressful. Therefore, we specialize in providing helpful information and connections with professionals to eliminate the stress and make the process of resolving your taxes as easy as it can be. This resource center and articles on this site can educate you more on your tax problems so that you can make more informed decisions.
What Is Tax Relief?
Tax relief refers to a variety of programs that taxpayers use to pay off their tax debts. It also includes IRS programs that waive penalties or let taxpayers settle for less than they owe. You can apply for relief on your own, work with a tax resolution firm, or hire a local tax professional.
IRS Tax Relief Forms
Forms needed for various filings with the IRS to resolve tax problems.
What to Expect When Hiring a Tax Resolution Firm
Owing taxes can be extremely complicated depending on your tax situation and financial situation. Often it is suggested that you hire a tax professional when resolving your tax problems. Understand how the process works and what to expect from the tax firm you decide to choose.
Tax Problem Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions and answers related to various tax problems and solutions.
Guide to Contacting the IRS & How to Speak to a Live Person
The IRS's main phone number is (800) 829-1040, but the agency also has many different phone numbers for specific types of taxpayers and tax concerns. This resource outlines the IRS's contact information. It also provides tips on how to reach a real person at the IRS and alternatives to having to call them.
Taxpayer Advocate Service
The Taxpayer Advocate Service exists to help taxpayers resolve IRS problems and to ensure their rights are protected. There are advocate offices in every state. Check out this resource to learn more about their services and whether or not you qualify for free tax advocate assistance.
Low Income Taxpayer Clinics
Low Income Taxpayer Clinics exist to serve low-income taxpayers and taxpayers who speak English as a Second Language (ESL). Look at the services these clinics provide and find out if you qualify for help. Then, look at alternatives for taxpayers who don't have a lot of money but have too much income or too much tax debt to qualify for help from an LITC.
How to Setup an IRS Online Account
A great alternative to waiting on the phone to get an answer about your tax account is to create an IRS account and get your details there. This guide will show you what information you will need to set up an online account, verify your identity and access your information.
Tax Filing Information & How-to Guides
Information on various federal tax filings, including amending returns, extensions, power of attorney, installment agreements, offers in compromise, and more.
IRS Fresh Start Initiative
The IRS launched the Fresh Start Initiative back in 2011 to make it easier for delinquent taxpayers to get back into good standing with the IRS. Since the launch, the IRS has made many updates. The initiative is a collection of IRS collection changes that make it easier to get your taxes resolved. Contained within are the details on each of the laws and how they work to make getting back into compliance easier than before.
Overview of IRS Tax Collections
The IRS represents one of the most potent collection agencies in the world. They have priority over other creditors, and they can garnish wages, levy bank accounts, and seize real property. Understand how IRS tax collections work, the common notices they send, and the various options you have as a taxpayer.
Review of IRS Automated Collection System (ACS)
The IRS leverages a system called the Automated Collection System (ACS) to pursue delinquent taxpayers. The ACS represents a significant call center whereby IRS agents send out notices, contact taxpayers, and help resolve cases for delinquent taxpayers. Get a better understanding of the IRS’s ACS by visiting the link above.
Overview of IRS Private Tax Collectors
The IRS began to leverage private tax collectors (PDCs) in 2017, and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act authorizes this process. The IRS assigned private tax collectors to “inactive” accounts, and the IRS hired a total of four companies to pursue delinquent taxpayers. Get a better understanding of the accounts assigned to PDCs, the four companies involved, and some of the concerns or dangers associated with them.
Understanding the Role of IRS Revenue Officers
The IRS Automated Collection System (ACS) handles most delinquent taxpayer accounts. However, in some instances, the IRS assigns revenue officers to a case. Understand the difference between ACS and a revenue officer, what authority Revenue Officers have, and what to do if an IRS Revenue Officer contacts you.
IRS Collection Financial Standards
The IRS uses Collection Financial Standards to determine a taxpayer's ability to pay delinquent taxes or back taxes. Understand these standards, how the IRS uses them, and how they can affect taxpayers. By understanding these standards, you can be better equipped to deal with IRS collection procedures.