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When You Owe BOTH State Taxes And IRS Taxes: Which Should You Prioritize, And Why?

America’s multi-tiered tax system, unfortunately, includes annual filings and payments at both the federal and state levels. While policies differ dramatically from one state to the next, many people find themselves paying in on multiple occasions each year. Taxpayers struggling to come up with the cash needed to handle various tax obligations may be forced […]

The Weirdest Excuses People Give the IRS For Unpaid Back Taxes

Given the government shutdown, we thought we would keep things light today. Sometimes, the most responsible taxpayers mess up. Life can get in the way and force well-meaning individuals to fall behind for legitimate reasons. Others, however, attempt to use unfathomable excuses to explain their failure to pay up. A few of the strangest excuses […]

5 Reasons to File Your IRS Taxes as Early as Possible

If you always file your IRS taxes as soon as those W2s come in and then laugh at the procrastinators who hold back until April 15 draws near, you likely have your tax situation under control. The earliest day the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin processing 2016 tax returns is January 23, 2017. What […]