Why Don't People Place Importance On The IRS?

Why don't people place importance on the IRS? Some people don't place importance on paying their taxes to the IRS. They don't realize the process that's going to happen to them because it takes years sometimes....

They don't realize the process that's going to happen to them because it takes years sometimes. So you know the saying "out of sight, out of mind?" That's what happens; they don't hear from the IRS for months or a year but one of these days either they are going to get that CP 504 or they are going to get that 1058 or they are going to get the actual levy or revenue officers might show up. Now they don't have as many revenue officers as they used to have, so a lot of it is handled through the automatic system and that's automatic letters. Well, the computer doesn't know that person's new address for example, and so they may not get the letters. Most people have a fear of the IRS, but that fear has to be magnified via the communications of those letters from the IRS. When they get that intent of levy, it usually sparks that person to move and take action to correct their problem.


And some of these people have been running from the IRS from 10 - 15 years. They go from job to job, they move so the IRS has no way of finding them, and then all of a sudden something happens and they meet somebody special and they might want to get married but they owe the IRS $30,000, $40,000, $50,000. So they say "oops! I better get this taken care of because my loved one here doesn't know that I owe the IRS that much money." The things that their future spouse brings into the marriage are not attachable by the IRS. In other words, if you owe $50,000 to the IRS and you got married today, then the person that you married, their home, their property, their 401 K are not attachable to the IRS because those were brought to the marriage after the taxes were owed.




Something happens in their life that they want to get this problem resolved and they are tired of running. They are tired of having to deal with all the hassles that they have and they are ready to establish themselves and get on with their rest of their lives. The first thing that we do in that situation is make sure they are in compliance, because the IRS will not settle their debt until they are; and by compliance I mean they filed all their tax returns.

A lot of them are doing 1099 work. If I do electrical work and I am a subcontractor for a general contractor, the IRS doesn't know where I get my money until the end of the year when the 1099 is filed from the general that I work with. So if I go to work for another general contractor and the IRS doesn't know, they can't levy the contractor that I worked for last year because I don't work for him anymore. You see what I mean? If you are an employee where taxes are withheld, then it's fairly easy for the IRS to find you because that new employer is sending in the payroll taxes for you and then the IRS one day get around to it. If you don't respond, then they will file a wage levy.

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