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2022 Top 10 Tax Scams to Watch Out For!

Scams have probably been around almost as long as taxes have. So it’s safe to say unsavory people have been employing tax scams for a while now. And as the years have gone by, the tax scams have changed, although the overall objective remains the same: steal money. Here are some of the more popular or dangerous tax scams to be aware of during the 2022 tax season.

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2022 Cha-ch-cha Changes to the 1040! How This Impacts You

Form 1040 is the standard IRS form when it comes to filing federal income taxes as an individual. Over the years, Form 1040 has been modified to reflect changes in tax law and IRS practice. In some years, Form 1040 saw more changes than other years. The changes from the 2020 Form 1040 to the 2021 Form 1040 aren’t major, but there are still plenty of updates. Let’s take a look at three of the more notable changes for the upcoming tax filing season.

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Settling Your Tax Debt with an Offer in Compromise

One of the reasons why tax debts are so challenging for taxpayers is because they’re so difficult to get rid of. They often can’t be discharged during bankruptcy. Then there’s the ability of the IRS or the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) to place liens on the taxpayer’s property and garnish wages.

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2021 Tax Scams to Watch Out For

Tax scams are nothing new. They’ve been around for a while and will continue for the foreseeable future. The only thing that will change is how scam artists run these cons.

In 2021, the IRS saw some new scams, many of which have some relation to the coronavirus. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at a few of these scams, including how they work and how to identify them.

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How to Remove Tax Liens and Levies?

Tax debts are some of the hardest debts to deal with. There are several reasons for this, such as special treatment during bankruptcy proceedings and the fact that it’s the government trying to collect the debt.

However, another major challenge is that government taxing authorities, such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the State of California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), can use liens and levies to help collect tax debts.

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