Our daughter's ex-husband was ordered in a divorce decree to pay federal income tax liabilities as his sole and separate obligation. Instead, two months after the divorce, the IRS took the tax liability -- $700 -- from our daughter's tax refund. Her ex refuses to reimburse her. What are her options?
My boss didn't take enough taxes out of my paycheck for the past two years. The IRS has hit me with bills for penalty and interest on top of the taxes I owe. Seeing as the situation isn't my fault, and I can't afford all these payments, can you tell me whether I can make my employer pay up, or get out of these bills some other way?
I recently received an email message stating that wage earners don't have to pay income tax. The message said the IRS had brainwashed and scared people into paying. It also stated that 85 million wage earners in the U.S. have stopped paying income taxes and are getting away with it. Is this correct?
There is no legal right to have a valid tax bill reduced by the IRS -- it is entirely a matter of government discretion. But if you qualify for something known as an offer in compromise, you may be able to wipe your tax slate clean at an enormous discount.