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Ways To Appeal An IRS Tax Collection Decision

Posted by Levi Dynon On Aug - 28 - 2017

First, go to the Appeals homepage to decide if Appeals is the appropriate choice. Select the applicable appeal procedure for specific instructions on preparing your request for Appeals. If you decide you want to present your dispute to Appeals, you will need to prepare a request for Appeals and mail it to the office that sent you the decision letter.

Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) If you are a person responsible for collecting/withholding, accounting for, and depositing or paying specified withholding taxes, employment or excises taxes, and willfully fail to do so, you can be held personally liable for a penalty equal to the full amount of the tax that was not paid, plus interest. A responsible person for this purpose can be an owner or officer of a corporation, a partner, a sole proprietor, or an employee of any form of business.

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Betterment $25 Bonus Still Available

Posted by Jorja Marion On Aug - 26 - 2017

Betterment is a personal investment account that blends the simplicity of an online bank account with the higher long-term returns associated with investing in stocks and bonds. There are no minimum balances, no transaction fees, and no hidden costs. Betterment’s fee is a straightforward 0.3% to 0.9%, depending on your balance. This one fee covers everything.

The offer is valid only for new individual accounts with Betterment. To qualify for the bonus, you must make an initial deposit of $250 within 60 days of signup and not withdraw that initial deposit for 60 days. Your participation is subject to the following terms and agreements: This promotion is not valid with any other offers and is non-transferrable. Offer available to U.S. Residents only. B

Four Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Refinancing Mortgages

Posted by Jesse Shand On Aug - 26 - 2017 1 Comment »

Refinancing can be a great way to reduce your mortgage payments or get extra cash from the equity in your home. Unfortunately, many homeowners make costly mistakes when refinancing their mortgage. Here are four common mistakes some homeowners make so you can avoid them.

1.     Forgetting about Closing Costs

One of the main reasons for refinancing is because current mortgage rates are lower than they were when the homeowner purchased the home. But if you just purchased your home a few years ago, refinancing may not save you any money at all. Closing costs can be a couple thousand dollars or even more depending on a variety of factors. Bef

Healthy Saving Habits That Everyone Should Adopt

Posted by Jorja Marion On Aug - 26 - 2017

Saving money is not amon habit and many people have to really work hard to ensure that they are saving as much as they intend.  This is especially true for those who live under a tight budget and do not have much flexibility when ites to saving.  There are some habits that are easy to implement that will help you stay on track with your savings and making these habits regular will help you improve your financial future.

Use Auto-Deductions

The widespread use ofputers and the internet has made it easier than ever for individuals to automate their deductions from their checking account to their savings account.  The amount that is transferred can be set at any amount the account holder desires and the amount can be adjusted at any time simply by logging on to the account online and changing the information.  Auto-deducting your savings from your checking account is a good habit to get into because it allows you to save without having to think about it.

Aim For A 10% Savings Rate

You should be saving at least 10% of your ie for emergencies and large expenses that will need to be purchased in the future.  Although this can seem like a significant amount to individuals that are living paycheck to paycheck, these savings can easily be realized by examining your finances and finding one or two routine purchases to eliminate from your monthly spending.  Having 10% of your ie going into your savings account on a regular basis will help your savings grow quickly and provide you with a nice cushion against emergencies.

Pretend Your Savings Do Not Exist

Your savings account will never grow if you keep making withdrawals from it and spending the money on things that you probably do not need.  Money should enter your savings account easily and automatically, but should go through a long and careful review process before any money is removed from the account.  The best way to make sure that your savings will grow is to leave the money in your savings account alone and allow the interest to accumulate over time.

 

Mortgage Protection Life Insurance: What Is It

Posted by Levi Dynon On Aug - 25 - 2017

One of the most important reasons people buy life insurance is for mortgage protection. The theory is that if they should die, their family can use the benefit paid on the policy to help pay the mortgage payments each month along with other bills.

But there may be better mortgage life insurance protection than a standard term or universal life insurance policy.

Believe it or not there is actually a mortgage protection life insurance policy that you can buy to address this very need.

Mortgage life insurance protection is a type of decreasing term life insurance where you pay a premium for the life of your mortgage. If you should die while the policy is still active the insurance pays off your mortgage in full.