How Do I Pay the IRS During the COVID-19 Shutdown?

Video Transcript

Hi, I’m Alyssa Maloof Whatley, I’m a tax attorney based in Atlanta, Georgia and one of the questions I have been receiving is, I really need to pay the IRS but I heard that everything is shutting down and what do I do? So the first part of that question is, it depends on what you owe for, if it’s past taxes or current taxes. So current taxes are not due until July 15th. So I have a lot of clients asking me should I go ahead and file? Yes, you can go ahead and file and then that payment is not actually due until July 15th. The filing is actually not due until July 15th. So you have more time to file and pay current taxes.

If your old taxes are back taxes, the IRS currently has a new program called The People’s First Initiative, where they are not issuing most collection action as they normally would because they don’t have full service staff working there. So that means that generally wage garnishments, bank levies, and all those types of collection activities are gonna be suspended until July 15th as well, when we will assume that normal operations will resume and then they’ll have all the other types of collection alternatives available like payment plans and that type of thing.

We offer free consultations and all you have to do is give us a call at 404-551-5838. We even allow you to send documents prior to your appointment time so that way we can review, just like we were in person, but over the phone and keeping you and your family safe.


Alyssa Maloof Whaltey

My goal is to make the tax resolution process as easy and stress free as possible so you can get back to focusing on the things that bring you joy.


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