Good News: Your Tax Lien Is About to Come Off Your Credit Report

credit bureaus are removing tax liensIf you’ve got delinquent tax debt, goods news is on the horizon. The credit bureaus are removing tax liens from credit reports (CRs). That instantly improves your credit report, potentially boosting your score and making it easier to obtain credit. Here’s a look at the details.

What Are the Credit Bureaus Removing?

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What to Do If You Have Undisclosed Offshore Bank Accounts

undisclosed offshore bank accountsTaxpayers with foreign bank accounts are required to disclose these accounts under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and on the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). Do you have an overseas bank account you haven’t disclosed it to the IRS? If so, you are […]

5 Surprising Tax Law Changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

tax cuts and jobs actThe Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has made sweeping changes to the United States tax laws. You have probably heard about some of the major changes that take effect beginning in 2018—a big cut to the corporate tax rate, lower marginal rates across the board, and a larger standard deduction. But […]

March 23rd, 2018|Tax Tips|0 Comments

The Pass-Through Tax Deduction Explained With Calculation Examples

pass-through tax deduction explainedThe new income tax plan brings in a generous pass-through tax deduction for many small businesses in IRC Section 199A. If you have pass-through income, you may qualify for a deduction worth 20% of qualified business income.

The change came into effect in 2018, but it doesn’t affect your 2017 tax […]

The IRS Is Losing Money With Its Private Debt Collection Efforts

3rd party tax debt collectorsIn 2017, the IRS hired and paid private debt collection agencies $20 million, but these firms only collected $6.7 million, meaning the IRS lost over $13 million in the process. Besides losing the government money, the program has arguably been a failure in countless other ways.

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February 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments