Veterans’ Blogs Offer a Glimpse into Life on the Front Lines

Military and veteran bloggers on share everything from on-the-ground accounts to poetic reflections to resources for supporting returning soldiers. A MUST read…

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Last week was the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the start of the Allied landing in Normandy, France, that contributed to the end of World War II.

While some marked it with (deserved) pomp and circumstance, we observed it by reading the latest from some of our favorite veterans’ blogs on

Carrying the Gun

Then-infantryman Don Gomez served two tours in Iraq with the US Army in the early 2000s. After a stint in graduate school and a dissertation on the experiences of Iraqi soldiers during the Iran-Iraq War, he re-upped and heads to Afghanistan later this summer as a Second Lieutenant.

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His blog, Carrying the Gun, is a mix of  thoughtful essays on everything from modern soldiering to women in combat to the transition from soldier to civilian. Sprinkled throughout are photos and letters from his Iraq deployments — a fascinating portrait of the life on the front lines.


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Do not Fight the IRS Alone You Need Help from the Experts at Talon Tax

One of the scariest circumstances in life is having to fight an enormous federal firm that is hunting you down to pay up for the services that are being provided to you inform of taxes. Well it is not excellent either particularly since you don’t have the money to pay the taxes that have been accrued overtime and likewise they don’t let you understand that there are avenues that you can follow to get a tax relief.

Tax Lines Rises

The variety of tax liens filed by the Internal Revenue Service increased even as the ability of Americans who owed back taxes lost their ability to pay up, largely because of increasing unemployment.

The IRS filed over one million tax liens against American taxpayers in the 2010 fiscal year, up 14 percent over 2009, according to the National Taxpayer Advocate, an independent company within the IRS that assists taxpayers who are experiencing financial harm. By comparison, the IRS submitted only 168,000 tax liens in 1999. Continue reading

Back Tax Debt is Now an Every Day Problem

President Obama and Elizabeth Warren

President Obama announced new executive action to ease student debt Monday. The plan is intended to reduce student loan payments and to try to ease the economic drag that massive student loan debt has created. The action helps borrowers by capping repayments at 10 percent of their monthly income.

Mr. Obama’s main action will be to expand on a 2010 law that capped borrowers’ repayments at 10 percent of their monthly income. The intent is to extend such relief to an estimated five million people with older loans who are currently ineligible—those who got loans before October 2007 or stopped borrowing by October 2011. But the relief would not be available until December 2015, officials said, given the time needed for the Education Department to propose and put new regulations into effect.

Also, Mr. Obama will announce that the department will renegotiate contracts with companies that service federal loans to give them additional financial incentives to help borrowers avoid delinquency or default. The Education and Treasury Departments are to work with the nation’s largest tax-preparation firms, H&R Block and Intuit Inc., to ensure that borrowers are aware of repayment options and tax credits for college tuition.

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Back tax settlements and Offers in Compromise

An Offer in Compromise is a formal method to negotiate your tax financial obligations with the Internal Revenue Service
An Offer in Compromise is a lengthy and time-consuming process. Just about 16 % of candidates are successful in decreasing their debts with the Offer in Compromise program.

Through an Offer in Compromise, taxpayers accept pay the IRS just the affordable collection possible instead of the total of taxes owed. For some individuals the “affordable collection capacity” will be less than the full amount of taxes owed– in some cases far less. Some taxpayers will not qualify for an Offer in Compromise

Because of the intricacy of submitting an Offer in Compromise, many individuals seek the aid of tax professionals. Generally, looking for expert insight for an Offer in Compromise is extremely suggested. Right here’s how to safeguard yourself and discover the ideal tax specialist for you.

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