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How the IRS Calculates a Taxpayer’s “Ability to Pay”
Episode 178th December 2022 • Talkin' Tax • Cary and Angie Bryson
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How does the IRS calculate your ability to pay?

Your ability to pay is something you need to understand when you’re trying to resolve your IRS tax liability. 

Your ability to pay is one of two factors the IRS uses to determine how to resolve your case and it’s calculated based on your income and expenses. That might sound simple enough, but creating an accurate representation of your income and expenses can be a lot more complicated than it seems. 

In this episode, we’re getting into the nitty gritty of calculating your ability to pay, including what to look out for and how to avoid paying more than you can afford. 

If you have a tax problem, this episode is going to help you.

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