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Am I Responsible for My Spouse’s Back Taxes?

Marriage is viewed as a union of two individuals, joining both their lives and responsibilities. As financial obligations and responsibilities intertwine, questions arise about whether one spouse is accountable for the other’s past tax liabilities. In this article, we will delve into the concept of spousal responsibility for back taxes, exploring the factors that determine liability and the potential consequences for both parties involved. 

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Optima’s Visit with The IRS – 5,000 New Agents, Strategic Operating Plan, & more.

Optima CEO David King and Lead Tax Attorney Philip Hwang are back from their trip to Washington D.C., where they met with members of Congress and the IRS’s new leadership to discuss what’s new in the tax world. Here is Phil and David’s recap of that meeting, including the IRS’s Strategic Operating Plan, 5,000 new customer service agents, the changes the agency’s new commissioner has already implemented and what you as a taxpayer can expect moving forward.

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When Does the IRS Pursue Criminal Charges?

Tax evasion and tax fraud are federal crimes that involve the willful attempt to either evade the assessment or the payment of taxes. But at what point does the IRS pursue criminal charges for these actions? What consequences are included in the criminal charges? How does one prevent these charges from being brought upon them? Here’s what you need to know about how and when the IRS pursues criminal charges against a taxpayer. 

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Can I Buy a House if I Owe Back Taxes?

Buying a house is an exciting milestone in life, representing stability, investment, and the fulfillment of a dream. However, for individuals who owe back taxes, the path to homeownership can seem uncertain. It’s essential to understand the implications and challenges associated with buying a house while having outstanding tax debt. In this article, we will explore the factors to consider and strategies to help you navigate this unique situation.

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