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  • Never dig your head in the sand; always make sure that you try to work upfront with the IRS. They’re actually quite good at setting up payment plans.
  • There may be penalties and interest, but at least you won’t have that idea in the back of your head that someone’s going to come knocking at your door.

Hi everyone this is Shauna, your Tax Goddess, with  Q & A here on Tuesday. I am so happy. I finally get to wear my Mardi Gras beads. I have been waiting and waiting and waiting to get to wear these things and talk to you guys. Did you know that the background of Mardi Gras actually came from Medieval Europe, passed through Rome and Venice in the 17th century and that’s a part of where the mask idea came up? If you guys haven’t watched any of the videos make sure you’re watching some of the amazing Mardi Gras videos today with some of the gorgeous costumes and all the other pieces. Of course, there’s religious significance and quite a lot of other items have been tied into Mardi Gras, but one of the things I’m going to tie in, because you guys know I’m crazy passionate about taxes, never dig your head in the sand. It is never a good idea to wear a mask when dealing with the IRS or your state governments. They know quite a lot about you and digging your head in the sand and ignoring notices or trying to get away with things in the background is maybe not the best idea

The IRS does know where you live generally. Now, they won’t come and SWAT you. Don’t do anything that bad that they’re going to come SWAT you, but just reach out to a CPA, certified public account, an EA, a tax preparer, whoever it is that can help you discuss with the IRS, a tax attorney depending on how bad of an issue you kind of have. Never dig your head in the sand, always make sure that you try to work up front wit the IRS. They’re actually really, really good about setting up payment plans. Of course there may be penalties and interest, but at least you won’t have that idea  in the back of your head that someeone’s going to come knocking on your door

If you need any help, if you’re in trouble, if you’ve received a notice, if you’re not sure what to do about it or you’re afraid to talk to the IRS, which I can certainly recommend not talking to the IRS directly, you always want to have a representative talk to the IRS for you, somebody who knows what they’re doing, feel free to reach out to us here at Tax Goddess. We have dealt, good or bad, with the IRS for many, many, many years and we have a  really great rapport with certain divisions and different departments. If you have any questions, remember don’t dig your head in the sand, but do enjoy Mardi Gras and hope you guys are having a wonderful day. All right, thanks so much. Bye.

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