By Iris Taylor
Call it tax aftershock.
You filed your return and now you owe the Internal Revenue Service a bundle of money that you don’t have.
You’re panicking because you know if you ignore it, the IRS will get nasty. You’ve heard about the threatening letters, fines, penalties, pay garnishments, liens, property seizures and intimidating appearances in tax court.
Where can you get that money?
First, get some counseling. If you owe a bundle, a credit counselor can analyze your plight and advise the best course of action, said Brad Stroh, co-chief executive officer of Freedom Financial Network LLC in San Mateo, Calif.