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Austin Tax Defense Law Blog

It Is Not Too Early (Or Too Late)

April 15. "Tax day". A day that is synonymous with the idea of filing your income taxes with the IRS.

Cultural institutions such as The Simpsons have based episode plots around a character working frantically to get their tax return in order and in the mail by the time the post office closes on April 15. 

My Spouse Completed Our Taxes Incorrectly. What Should I Do?

When tax season comes around, your spouse usually files a joint return. After all, filing as a married couple is much easier than filing individual returns. However, something went wrong last year: Your spouse must have made an error on the return, and now you are being penalized for his or her mistake.

This happens every year to numerous Americans. Fortunately, the Internal Revenue Service offers a form of relief that shields spouses from the ramifications of an inaccurate tax return.

What you need to know before, during and after a tax audit

It would be an understatement to say that it's stressful to receive notice from the IRS that you are being audited. The best way to combat your nerves is to be prepared -- and to have an experienced tax law attorney on your side every step of the way.

Here are some preliminary steps you can take to be ready before, during and after an audit from the IRS.

How can you qualify for an offer in compromise?

Getting a letter saying you owe money to the IRS ranks right up there with learning you have to get teeth pulled. It is anxiety-inducing, and you want it over quick. If you do not have the money to pay the IRS, it feels even worse. Before you go into full panic mode, you may qualify for an offer in compromise.

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