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Utah Taxing Information

Important Note Regarding Covid-19 Tax Relief in Utah

We are in a time of economic uncertainty. Many of us will be affected. Many businesses will be harmed. Many bills will go unpaid for a while. We all must prioritize health. Stressing about taxes is something we hope to help you minimize.

Even if you don’t know the scale and scope of your tax problem, we can help advise you on strategies to come out of the Coronavirus crisis in your best position tax-wise. Even though the IRS allowed delayed filings and payments, they are not forgiving taxes. We can help you strategize how and when to prioritize your taxes, your business, and/or personal expenses.

Liens

Failure to pay or otherwise address a tax bill may result in the issuance of a tax lien. A lien acts as a public notice of liability, and is effectively a judgement against property or the rights thereto. Liens enable the future seizure and sale of property as a means of a resolving tax liability, and can harm credit and property-related transactions due to their public nature.

Notices

The state Tax Commission will notify you of tax-related issues, as well as any actions that they intend to take to resolve them.

Offer in Compromise

If the Tax Commission finds that it is unrealistic to expect payment of your tax liability in full, you may be able to arrange an Offer in Compromise for less than that full amount. You will need to comply with any terms and conditions given by the state, lest you nullify the Offer or incur an enforced collection process. You will also need to provide comprehensive financial information.

Offset

If you have tax liability, any federal refunds due to you may be intercepted by the Tax Commission and applied directly to your liability. You will be notified prior to an offset.

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Payment Agreement

If you are unable to pay your tax bill in full, you may request an installment plan by which you can pay it off over time with scheduled payments. The state is inclined to protect its interests, so should a request be accepted, additional security measures may be taken, such as requiring a down payment or filing a lien. You will need to comply with any terms and conditions given to you, lest you incur penalties or enforced collection actions. Penalties and interest will still accrue on the unpaid portion of your liability.

Penalties

Failure to pay or file taxes on time may result in additions to your total liability in the form of penalties. Penalties vary in amount by the circumstances and type of tax left unaddressed. If you can prove reasonable cause for a delinquent tax bill, the associated penalty may be waived.

Power of Attorney

You may authorize a qualified third party to represent you in tax matters before the Tax Commission. To do so, you must complete and submit the appropriate documentation.

Personal Liability

If you are an individual in a corporation, LLC, or other such entity and are responsible for handling taxes on that entity’s behalf, you may be held personally liable for any failure in such matters (i.e. failure to collect, remit, etc.).

If you are purchasing a business, you may be held liable for previous liabilities if you do not apply for new licenses, get a receipt from the seller stating that there are none as far as the Tax Commission is concerned, or withhold the amount of any present liability to pay the Tax Commission.

Call us today for a free evaluation

Don’t be a victim to the collection powers of the IRS and Utah’s collection division. We are experts in securing permanent financial protection from the government. Call us at 888-589-0955 for a free consultation. In a few minutes, we will help you to assess your options.