Throughout your life, you may have heard the saying, “you can’t get blood from a stone.” You’ve always understood the saying to mean that it is difficult to get money from someone who doesn’t have any, but now you may have a more personal understanding of the saying’s significance. Now, the IRS is looking for you to pay back taxes while you barely have enough money to survive. If you could pay the IRS and get them off your back, then you would, but you simply don’t have any money to hand over, nor do you have enough assets to sell.
You May Be a Norman Taxpayer Who Can File IRS Hardship Status
The IRS is not going to accept your word that you don’t have the money to pay the taxes that you allegedly owe. However, if you file a carefully crafted hardship status request, your request may be granted, and you may be eligible to postpone your tax payments.
Norman taxpayers who file IRS hardship status requests should be aware that they should:
- Remember all of their living expenses. It is not just your rent or your mortgage bill that will be of interest to the IRS, but also your other living expenses such as food, utilities, clothing, and transportation.
- Keep receipts and bills. The IRS may ask for documentation of your living expenses, and this is the easiest way to prove what you claim.
- Talk to a Norman tax lawyer. An experienced attorney can help you claim hardship status and/or consider other alternative tax solutions.
In addition to talking with an experienced lawyer about filing IRS hardship status, we encourage you to browse the free resources available on our website, including our FREE book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems, so that you have the information that you need to protect your rights.