I Made an Honest Mistake on My Tax Return and Now the IRS Says I Owe Money. Could the IRS Have Prevented My Income Tax Problem? Who Can Help Me Now?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is an agency of the federal government. As such, it is reasonable to expect that the IRS will present things to the public in a straightforward manner that encourages compliance with the tax code. However, that is not always the case. In many cases, tax materials published by the IRS confuse honest taxpayers.

It Doesn’t Matter

Unfortunately, even if the IRS caused your confusion, you are still responsible for your income tax liability. You may still face paying the agency penalties along with the back taxes and interest that you owe. While it may be worthwhile to advocate for or support changes within the IRS to prevent these kinds of problems, it is also important that you don’t ignore your own problems.

You May Need Help Settling Your Tax Debt

The time to negotiate with the IRS and work out an alternative solution to your income tax problem is right now. There are many different solutions that may work for you given the unique circumstances of your tax debt.

For more information, we invite you to watch our short, informative and FREE videos that are available on our homepage and we encourage you to contact us directly to discuss possible next steps in resolving your tax problems.

Travis Watkins
Senior Tax Attorney