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how can you claim a hardship on federal taxes,if you had to

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how can you claim a hardship on federal taxes,if you had to use all of your ira in 2012?
my wife and i essentially doubled our income in 2012,for medical and business reasons.we
don't seem to have enough write offs to offset having to pay $9000.00 in federal taxes.is
there anything we can do?also we are currently unemployed,with no retirement to fall back on. i have been doing our taxes for the last 8 years with tax act online.we got an extension
until october 15th.which is tommorrow.

XXXXX XXXXX([email protected])

Stephen G. :

Hello, my name isXXXXX & I'll be helping you today. My goal is to give you a complete & accurate answer that you can understand.

Stephen G. :

The only thing you can do at this point is to request an installment payment arrangement. If you owe less than $10,000. it will be approved pretty much automatically.

Stephen G. :

I presume that you have figured in all of your medical expenses.

Stephen G. :

You will owe additional interest and penalties on the the balance due and interest will continue to run until the tax is fully paid.

Customer:

i have figured the medical.not enough

Stephen G. :

There are other potential options since you are unemployed and don't have any liquid assets but that will take more time than tonite and tomorrow.

Customer:

can i continue this on tuesday

Stephen G. :

It is called an "Offer in Compromise" and if you were to go that route, the IRS may accept less that the full amount due.

Stephen G. :

The most important thing is to file your return on time.

Stephen G. :

It can always be amended, later if necessary.

Customer:

we are alreadyclaiming hardship for being behind on mortgage

Stephen G. :

The offer in compromise procedure can't be requested until the return has been processed and the liability determined.

Customer:

i will file tomorrow

Customer:

thank you for your help.jeff

Stephen G. :

Well it sounds like you would be a good candidate for the OIC, but if you want our assistance, that would be another topic to discuss on another question, best done after your liability is determined by the IRS.

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Customer:

ok.i will be back in touch

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