I Haven't Paid My Taxes

AIDS Legal Services Project


If you owe taxes to the federal government, even if you are disabled, there could be consequences if you don’t act. The good news is there is a local Taxpayer Advocate Service that many people don’t know about and they are here to help YOU.
https://www.irs.gov/advocate/local-taxpayer-advocate

Remember, the government doesn’t mess around when it comes to taxes. If they think you owe them and haven’t paid, they’ll keep adding interest AND penalties to the amount owed. Fortunately, there are several possible ways for you to resolve the situation from setting up an installment plan to getting the amount owed into “not collectible” status. Bankruptcy may even help. No matter what, you will need to be current with all tax year filings and you may need additional help in getting this figured out.

https://taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/get-help/currently-not-collectible

https://www.irs.gov/payments/payment-plans-installment-agreements#costs if and

https://www.irs.gov/payments/offer-in-compromise

The State of California doesn’t mess around either and will keep your tax refund, garnish your wages and use other avenues to collect what you owe. They are willing to negotiate as well: https://www.ftb.ca.gov/pay/if-you-cant-pay/index.html


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