When you haven’t paid your income tax or other taxes due to your local, state or federal government tax authority you owe back taxes. Government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collect interest on back taxes that you owe. How can you make sure that you don’t owe back taxes or that you repay back taxes without paying a high penalty? What’s the best way to repay back taxes? Learn about back taxes and the issues involved here.
The county assessor's office incorrectly classified a single-family home as a three-family building. With the mistake corrected, the homeowner wants to know if she can receive a refund for the overpayment of back taxes.
What can you do when you own commercial real estate and your tenant doesn't pay rent? How can you evict the commercial real estate tenant? Eviction laws vary by state and some attorneys specialize in evictions for commercial real estate.
When a federal tax lien gets filed against you, your credit score will fall. What can you do to rebuild your credit score after you've paid off the tax lien? Paying your bills on time, not carrying a credit card balance and not closing old lines of credit all help boost your credit score.
A collection agency sent a letter regarding a thirteen year old bill that they never received. Unfortunately, it looks like the bill and the interest needs to be paid because the bill was for a city tax. It is always your responsibility to pay taxes, even if you never receive the bill. Make sure you don't ruin your credit score and keep track of your responsibilities to pay property tax, car tax, and any other bills.
If you owe back taxes to the IRS, you may be able to work out a payment plan with the IRS. You may also be able to borrow against any property you own to pay the IRS. However, if you're credit is too low to take out a conventional loan, you could also talk to the better B/C lenders (also known as sub-prime lenders) that specialize in helping people borrow against their home equity even with a poor credit score.
After purchasing a property in foreclosure, you could receive a notice for back taxes. Make sure you get the title commitment and owner's title insurance at the time of purchase. Even though it is a foreclosure property, you need to make sure all title problems and tax issues are resolved.
When you're an employer you're supposed to pay an unemployment tax for your employees to the state where you live. The state of Illinois changed the unemployment tax rate and some employers had not kept current with their taxes. Those employers now owe back taxes for unemployment taxes.
A buyer discovers the sellers owe three years of back taxes. Ilyce and Sam suggest the buyer makes sure his contract for purchase of the land specifies that all taxes are to be paid in full and that he will receive a credit at closing for any taxes for the current year that have not been billed but are for the period of time that the seller owned the property.