3 Scary Tax Situations to Avoid This Halloween

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Taxes are a complex topic that can be scary to some people. That’s why today we give you some tips to deal with three scary tax situations to avoid this Halloween. 

What to Do If You Get a Letter From the IRS

If you get a letter from the IRS, the first thing to do is not to panic. Read the letter carefully because it contains instructions about the next steps you should take.  

In many cases, the purpose of these letters is to inform you about a correction to your tax return. If you agree with the correction, don’t forget to make a note on your return. If you don’t agree with the change, you have to send a letter contesting the correction.  

Whatever the case, don’t worry: our experts are here to help you make sense of any letter or notice you receive. 

How to Handle Tax Debts

Tax debts are definitely stressful—more stressful than any haunted house or creepy urban legend. If you owe taxes and have been putting off addressing your situation, this is a good time to roll up your sleeves and get down to work. 

Again, the key is not to panic. Remember that in most cases, there are options to resolve your debt, and you may even reach a compromise that allows you to settle yur debt with the IRS paying a lower amount than what you owe.  

When it comes to tax debt, every case is unique. Get in touch with our team to talk about your situation and find a solution that meets your needs.  

How to Avoid Tax Scams

Scammers can be more annoying than any imaginary monster. Luckily, avoiding tax scams is easy by taking some basic precautions. We recommend to keep the following in mind:

  • The IRS will NEVER contact you using social media or text messages.
  • The IRS will NEVER ask you to settle a tax debt using gift cards. 
  • IRS agents will NEVER threaten you with jail or deportation to force you to settle a tax bill. 
  • NEVER send personal information such as Social Security Number or credit card numbers by email or social media. 
  • If you receive a suspicious email, DON’T click on any links, DON’T download any attachments, and DON’T respond to the message.  

Contact the Experts at JT Tax Services

Do you need help with personal or business taxes?  JT Tax Services is here to help! We give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are limiting your liability while staying compliant with all regulations.

We are located in Oxnard, California. Contact us today by email (info@jttaxservices.com), telephone (805-984-8890), or through our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to schedule a consultation or to learn more about our services.