Coming out of Obama’s office is an initiative called Fresh Start, to help people who owe less than $50,000 in back taxes. (Yes, you could owe more than that.)

I’m a huge fan of CALLING , so here’s the IRS Hotline to reduce back taxes: 800 603 3570

If you prefer, there’s an online application that will calculate a payment arrangement for you:

If this is going on for you, I have three pieces of Real Talk:

  1. You’re not alone in how much this sucks,
  2. It’s not going to get less expensive if you wait, and
  3. It’s not going to go away if you wait.

With that in mind – when can you schedule an hour in the AM or at lunch to do get started on this? Who might you want around or on hand to talk to after? How can you reward yourself for working on this?