Late Tax Payments Law

Late Tax Payments legal Issues

What are Late Tax Payments?

Tax debt, whether from the IRS or your state tax agency, must be paid by the deadline specified on your tax bill. If you pay late, you will likely incur additional fees through late tax payment penalties, fines, and/or interest being added to your total tax debt. Luckily, there are ways to handle late tax payments that could help keep you out of legal trouble and additional debt. You may be able to set up a payment installment plan with the IRS or state taxing authority, or you could possibly be granted a penalty abatement, which would provide relief from any late fees or penalties being added to your bill. However, in order to be granted a penalty abatement, you would have to show a legitimate reason for making a late tax payment.

About Late Tax Payment Issues:

It can be easy to accidentally pay your tax bill late, or to fall behind in making your tax payments if on an installment plan. Many people may be facing financial difficulties, which could also cause them to make a late tax payment. Unfortunately though, late tax payments are a sure way to watch your total tax debt rise, as the government will penalize you with late fees, fines, and added interest to your bill. Late tax payments are taken seriously, and if you fail to pay entirely, you could face jail time and/or a tax lien, levy, or garnishment of your assets.

What a Tax Lawyer Can Do For You:

If you have made a late tax payment and need help, you should seek the counsel of an experienced tax law attorney. Tax attorneys know the serious consequences that can follow a late tax payment, and thus they can best help you explore your options. A tax lawyer may be able to get your penalty fees and interest waived through a penalty abatement. Or, a tax lawyer may be able to help negotiate a payment plan with the IRS or state taxing authority that could make your payment amounts more manageable. Depending on your individual situation, a tax law attorney may be able to help protect you from any harsh consequences of making a late tax payment, and will do his or her best to ensure you get your payments back on track.

There are detailed processes, paper work and reporting that needs to be done to be considered for a penalty abatement or payment installment plan. A tax law lawyer has experience and understand the process.

Lawyer Referral Service:

If you have made a late tax payment or are in danger of making a late tax payment and need the assistance of a tax lawyer, contact Attorney Search Network today for your lawyer referral. We can refer you to a knowledgeable tax law attorney near you who can help.

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