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November 2019 Archives

A quick look at the trust fund recovery penalty

Dealing with accounting and payroll taxes can be a nightmare, primarily thanks to the IRS. It's rules and regulations, as well as IRS tax law, dictate how these matters should be handled, and any misstep, even those that are seemingly minor, can have enormous ramifications. For this reason, businesses, business owners and others who are responsible for handling payroll taxes should think about seeking out legal assistance when accused of mishandling tax-related matters.

Protecting yourself if your spouse or ex made tax mistakes

Getting married often means sharing everything from a last name to a home. You also typically merge your financial accounts and begin to share assets and debts. There are certain benefits to this practice. Especially when it comes to taxes, you and your spouse can likely save money by filing jointly instead of as individuals.

What is innocent spouse relief?

Being married has its advantages. Amongst them are several tax benefits that can lessen your obligation to the IRS each year. Yet, there are instances where one spouse's actions or inaction has a significant effect on the family's tax liabilities, which may not arise until after an audit. When a family finds itself strapped with hefty tax liabilities, a spouse who feels like he or she shouldn't be on the hook for tax payments may take action in an attempt to protect themselves.

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