Tax delinquency is a term that has been thrown around a lot in the tax world, but what does it really mean? Tax delinquency is a very common term that many taxpayers may have concerns about. And they have every reason to do so. Tax delinquencies can negatively affect individual and business taxpayers, which begs the question: What really is tax delinquency, and what effect does it have?
What Really Is Tax Delinquency?
Tax delinquency occurs when an individual or organization fails to pay the taxes that are owed to the IRS on time. This could be because of forgetfulness, feeling the need to avoid your responsibilities, or simply because you cannot pay it off. Whatever the case may be for you personally, there are major repercussions associated with not paying your tax liabilities off on time.
As soon as you’re labeled “tax delinquent” in the IRS’ eyes, the collections process begins and multiple offenses will cause a big domino effect. Compound interest, penalties, and fees begin to build up, so when you go to bed every night while still having missing payments towards the IRS, your interest goes up and compounds quickly. Don’t be surprised when your $5,000 bill is suddenly $10,000 after you take another look at it a few years later. In extreme cases, the IRS holds many methods in which they can take the money you owe them directly from you. This may come in the form of wage garnishment. In this method, the IRS will collect your wages from your employer in order to fulfill your balance. A more severe method would be seizing your property. This process is called a tax levy, and anything that you own may be up for the taking. Your house and your car are susceptible to being levied in order to pay off your tax debt.
A Fresh Start
Tax delinquency is no fun and it does not get any better over time if the proper steps are not taken. For individual and business taxpayers who have fallen victim to the IRS’ collection process and have accumulated an absurd amount of tax debt, the IRS understands that many people simply cannot afford to pay the high tax bills that they impose. There’s a relief program that consolidates many major relief programs into a one-size-fits-all assistance program; The IRS Fresh Start Program. Our clients are referred to our Fresh Start Program in order to avoid bankruptcy, acquire debt relief, and settle their debts in a quick manner. Let us give you a helping hand today!
How Simple Is Qualifying?
Considering that the Fresh Start Program is a federal program, you would think meeting the qualifications may be very difficult, but really, it’s a lot simpler and quicker than you think. Take the following steps in order to find out if you are eligible in as little as 3 minutes.
- Fill out some basic information about yourself and your back taxes here.
- Have a representative reach out to you to discuss your eligibility.
- Go through the enrollment process and finally reduce or eliminate your tax liabilities.