Tax

When Is Cancelled Debt Considered Income?

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When Is Cancelled Debt Considered Income?

If you owe money to someone and are unable to pay, your creditor may cancel, or forgive, the money you owe. In many instances, the Internal Revenue Service treats this cancelled debt as taxable income. In fact, if the value of the debt is $600 or more, you will receive Form 1099-C from the creditor. […]

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What Should I Do If I Have A Tax Lien

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What Should I Do If I Have A Tax Lien

A lien may be a claim against your property made by a federal or government if you fail to pay your taxes. There are variety of downsides to having a lien – it lowers your credit score, it reduces your ability to sell the property, and it’s going to prevent you from refinancing your home. […]

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When Can I Deduct Business Expenses

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When Can I Deduct Business Expenses

For business owners, the question of tax write-off is usually a murky and confusing one. Depending on what proportion income your business brings in, there are potentially thousands or many dollars in savings if you recognize which deductions to require . However, you do not want to require deductions that are not allowed because you […]

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What Qualities Should I Look For In A Tax Litigator

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What Qualities Should I Look For In A Tax Litigator

Deciding to hire a tax litigator is an important decision that should be considered carefully. Just as when hiring any type of professional, there are specific qualities that one should look for when hiring such an individual. Patience And Organization Are Key There are thousands of tax attorneys out there, and you should not simply retain the […]

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When Can I Discharge Tax Debt in Bankruptcy?

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When Can I Discharge Tax Debt in Bankruptcy?

It’s a common misconception that tax debt can’t be included in your bankruptcy filing. But that’s not true. In certain circumstances, you may be able to discharge, or erase, your tax debt in personal bankruptcy. Discharging Tax Debt in Bankruptcy To discharge your tax debt in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcty, it must meet five […]

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IRS Tax Debt Relief

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IRS Tax Debt Relief

It’s tough to escape tax debt. Money owed to the interior Revenue Service is nearly impossible to discharge in personal bankruptcy. And while there’s a 10-year statute of limitations during which the govt can collect the cash , the IRS will surely take action to urge its money before 10 years is passed. Your best […]

Bankruptcy

Respossession and Foreclosure

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Respossession and Foreclosure

Repossession and foreclosure are two words that strike fear in the hearts of most Californians. The thought of losing one’s home or car can be devastating. Unfortunately, because of the current state of the economy many Californians are finding that they are unable to satisfy their financial obligations. Many individuals and families have overextended their […]

Bankruptcy

New Bankruptcy Laws

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New Bankruptcy Laws

How do the New Bankruptcy Laws Affect You in California? Californians were amongst the first to really feel the pain of the “Great Recession”. In 2008, California lost more jobs than any other state. In 2009, California job loss continued to be high, and still shows no signs of truly slowing down. When even the […]

Bankruptcy

Rebuilding Your Credit From Bankruptcy

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Rebuilding Your Credit From Bankruptcy

How to Rebuild your Credit after a Bankruptcy Often times, by the time average Californians start looking for a California bankruptcy attorney to help them file for bankruptcy, their credit is already quite damaged. That’s the bad news. The good news is, with a good California bankruptcy attorney, your credit can’t get much worse when you file for […]

Bankruptcy

Business Debt Settlement

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Business Debt Settlement

Commercial / Business Debt Settlement Don’t think of bankruptcy for your business as failure; think of it as a second chance. With the help of a California bankruptcy lawyer, your small business still has an opportunity to bounce back. Your California bankruptcy lawyer can help your small business erase or settle the majority of its […]