Tips for Tax Payment Procrastinators

For many accountants, there is a time during tax season, usually right around the first of April, when you know that the clients who have been waiting this long to bring you their tax receipts probably owe money to the IRS and have been waiting as long as possible to make their payment. Some of those procrastinators are hoping you will help them find alternatives to paying the piper.

The article, What to Do if You Can't Pay Your Taxes, describes the penalty situation that taxpayers face if they try to avoid filing their return and making their payment, the penalty relief available under the new Fresh Start program, and a variety of methods for making tax payments. Accountants will want to stay on top of all of these options when laggard tax clients come knocking on the door this month.


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Caleb Newquist is the Editor-in-Chief of Sift Media US, overseeing content for both AccountingWEB and Going Concern.

Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.

Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.

Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.

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