Problems–life problems–can happen to anyone. When I met Richard, he was in serious trouble with the IRS. He had made a mistake many years earlier.
file back taxes
The first thing I do for clients facing a wage garnishment is to make sure that the client actually owes what the IRS says they do. The second thing I advise clients about is how to pay down the debt: it’s best to pay the IRS debt down as soon as possible, depending on the client’s finances. Sometimes, when all the returns are filed and the liability is lowered, we find out the client has paid their full tax bill and an IRS refund is owed.