IRS Problem Solver Attorney Mary King Discusses New Issues For Filing 2014 Tax Returns
Jan 12, 2015
Attorney Mary E. King appeared on the talk radio show Money For Lunch to discuss new considerations taxpayers must deal with when filing their 2014 tax returns.
Chief among the concerns were the changes made to many tax forms to include additional information for the implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act often referred to as ACA or Obamacare.... read story...
Tax Attorney Mary King Wins Two Awards At The EXPYS
May 12, 2014
IRS Tax Relief Attorney Mary King has Won Two Awards at The 2014 National Association of Experts, Writers and Speaker Awards.
Attorney Mary King With Kevin Harrington of "Shark Tank"
Mary King, owner of the Law Office of Mary King P.L. In Sarasota Florida, received an Award for her contribution as an expert author of Protect And Defend. In the bo... read story...
Florida Tax Attorney Mary King Joins Elite MasterMind Group, The X-Group
May 08, 2014
Mary King, attorney and tax lawyer, was recently selected to be a part of the exclusive “X-Group” – a new Dicks + Nanton Ultimate Celebrity Expert® Mastermind group.
Sarasota, Fla. – May 8, 2014 – Best-selling author Mary King, a tax attorney and frequent public speaker for civic organizations, is proud to announce that she has been accep... read story...
Florida Tax Attorney Mary King Now Taking IRS Criminal Defense Cases
Mar 01, 2014
Sarasota Florida Based IRS Tax Defense Attorney Mary E. King Esq., has expanded practice areas to include representing clients for criminal tax cases.
The IRS resolution law firm Law Office of Mary King P.L. Has added to it's list of tax-related practice areas and will be accepting new cases for individuals and businesses with criminal tax problems. Th... read story...
What happens to IRS debts in a divorce?
Divorce is never a simple matter. Couples typically have property, debts, and custody issues to consider. Taxes are often a thorny topic. If the couple filed a joint return in the past, a partner must now sever tax obligations to the other. When the separating couple owes taxes in arrears, it is particularly challenging to know where to turn for answers.
The divorce court does not view tax debt any differently than any other debt owed by the couple. The divorce attorneys include tax debts in the same category as mortgage, credit card bills, car loans, and other debts. Assets and debts are then divided between the separating spouses. Tax debt must be divided between the spouses according to state laws and the terms of the divorce settlement. Since tax debt can also seriously affect the couple after divorce, it is important to resolve it now.
Community Property States
Some states, including Alaska, Wisconsin, Arizona, Washington, California, Texas, Idaho, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Nevada, consider assets (property) and debts assumed during the marriage as community property. Conversely, property and debt acquired before marriage is the personal property... ...read full post
Getting Out From Under Wage Garnishment
Stopping a wage garnishment can be a difficult task, but the feat can often be accomplished with the help of an experienced debt relief attorney. This can even be achieved when facing tax problems in many situations, depending on the level of tax debt. Any creditor has the right to collect debt by taking the debtor to court and request a garnishment, including private or public sector creditors. The best time to address the situation is before the wage garnishment is imposed, but that is not always successful when dealing with an aggressive creditor. Even after the court order is issued, there are methods of at least reducing the strain on your personal budget. However, agencies like the Internal Revenue Service really do not want to request a wage attachment and can be easier to deal with in some cases.
Paying Off Creditors
This may not be possible for some individuals, but paying off the creditor is always the best option. When dealing with the IRS this may be the best option if they are not filing for a huge sum of back taxes. Receiving a pay off loan or selling personal assets can end the problem immediately and avoid... ...read full post
Stopping an IRS Levy
By the time you receive a tax levy notice from the IRS, the money you owe in back taxes is pending to be forcibly obtained from your available assets as a last resort.
Your employer’s hands are tied as well, since the IRS will aggressively pursue them to collect on your unpaid debt if they fail to comply with a garnishment of your wages.
When wages are garnished, the IRS will typically draft 25 percent of your income or more. This action alone can create extreme financial hardship, especially if you’re already struggling to make ends meet. However, there are solutions that can stop a levy from taking place if you handle your situation proactively.
Ways to Stop a Levy
The simplest and fastest way to stop a tax levy from going into effect is to pay off your tax debt. Depending on how much you owe, this can be done by borrowing the funds, selling some of your assets or paying the debt off with a credit card. Unfortunately, paying off your tax debt through these methods can create more problems unless you can receive the money free and clear.
Paying Off Your Taxes in Installments
Another option to pay off your tax debt... ...read full post
The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act and Debt Cancellation
For many people, their homes are their largest and most expensive asset. In addition, for many people in the middle class their net worth is mostly tied up in the equity of their home. There are many people that have had issues with their homes over the past couple of years, however. When the housing market crash in 2007 and 2008, many people found themselves under water on their mortgages where they owed more than the home was worth. In general, when anyone is removed of their obligation on paying back a debt that amount is taxable. For example, if someone owed another person $1,000 and that was cancelled, that $1,000 would be taxable. If a person was in the 20% tax bracket, they would owe $200 on the $1,000 that was cancelled. The good news for home owners that find themselves in a bad situation on a home is that mortgage debt is generally tax exempt.
Whenever money is borrowed through legal means, a person has the responsibility to pay that debt back. However, due to a variety of circumstances people have to default on their debts all of the time. If a lender cancels a debt that is... ...read full post
IRS Hacked - Thousands Of Taxpayer Records Stolen
The Internal Revenue Service Website has been hacked, which has compromised the personal and financial information of thousands of people. The hackers were able to gain access to over 100,000 accounts. The Internal Revenue Service has stated that there were 100,000 other attempts made, but they were unsuccessful due to incorrect information. The agency has stated that the attacks first started in February 2015.
The criminals were able to obtain taxpayer information from other sources and use it to answer personal identity questions on the website. People's date of birth, social security information and street addresses were some of the different types of information stolen. The hackers used The Get Transcript Application to gain access to taxpayer information.
The Get Transcript Application allows people to view their tax return, wages and incomes reported to the IRS and tax account information on the IRS website. It is estimated that 23 million people used the Get Transcript Application last year in order to access their tax information.
One of the reasons that the hackers were able to use the access the Get Transcript Application was because it is relatively simple to access. In order to start the process, one must provide a valid email address... ...read full post