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.