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Proposed Regulations would increase installment agreement, offer-in-compromise fees

Proposed Regulations would increase installment agreement, offer-in-compromise fees

Just when you thought it was safe, . . .  IRS has issued Proposed Regulations (“Regs”) that would increase the user fee for entering into an offer-in-compromise and some fees for entering into, restructuring, or reinstating an installment agreement. The new fees will apply starting Jan. 1, 2014. The proposed regs are Prop Reg § […]

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Tax Tips: Eleven Tips for Taxpayers Who Owe Money to the IRS

Tax Tips:  Eleven Tips for Taxpayers Who Owe Money to the IRS

Editor’s Note:  as reported by the IRS, in IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2012-13, here are Eleven Tips for Taxpayers Who Owe Money to the IRS: Most taxpayers get a refund from the Internal Revenue Service when they file their tax returns. For those who don’t get a refund, the IRS offers several options to pay […]

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National Taxpayer Advocate Identifies Challenges and Issues for Upcoming Year in Mid-Year Report to Congress

National Taxpayer Advocate Identifies Challenges and Issues for Upcoming Year in Mid-Year Report to Congress

Editor’s Note:  below is the announcement from IRS regarding the National Taxpayer Advocate’s report to Congress.  I will be separately blogging two areas contained in the Report, namely,  (1) “TAS Will Continue to Advocate that the IRS Modify the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program so that People Who Made Honest Mistakes Can Correct them Without Fear […]

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Legislation Alert: A touch of agony – – U.S. Passport denied and revoked if you owe more than $50,000 to IRS

Legislation Alert:  A touch of agony – – U.S. Passport denied and revoked if you owe more than $50,000 to IRS

Editor’s Note:  In a proposed bill certain to spark controversy, proposed legislation would ban taxpayers from obtaining passports (or having them revoked) if the collective balance owed to the Internal Revenue Service is greater than $50,000.00.  In S. Bill 1813   introduced in November 2011 by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, and was passed by the Senate […]

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Tips for Taxpayers Who Can’t Pay Their Taxes on Time IRS Tax Tip 2012-64

Tips for Taxpayers Who Can’t Pay Their Taxes on Time IRS Tax Tip 2012-64

Tips for Taxpayers Who Can’t Pay Their Taxes on Time IRS Tax Tip 2012-64 If you owe tax with your federal tax return, but can’t afford to pay it all when you file, the IRS wants you to know your options and help you keep interest and penalties to a minimum. Here are five tips: […]

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IRS Tax Tip for the Day: Can’t File By April 17? Use Free File to Get a Six-Month Extension; E-Pay and Payment Agreement Options Available to People Who Owe Tax

IRS Tax Tip for the Day:  Can’t File By April 17? Use Free File to Get a Six-Month Extension; E-Pay and Payment Agreement Options Available to People Who Owe Tax

Can’t File By April 17? Use Free File to Get a Six-Month Extension; E-Pay and Payment Agreement Options Available to People Who Owe Tax IRS YouTube Videos: Need More Time to File Your Tax Return? English | Spanish | ASL IRS Tax Payment Options English | Spanish | ASL Fresh Start English | Spanish | […]

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IRS Alert!: New IRS Fresh Start Initiative Helps Taxpayers Who Owe Taxes

IRS Alert!:  New IRS Fresh Start Initiative Helps Taxpayers Who Owe Taxes

New IRS Fresh Start Initiative Helps Taxpayers Who Owe Taxes Editor’s Note:  The Internal Revenue Service has expanded its “Fresh Start” initiative to help struggling taxpayers who owe taxes.  As time goes on, we’ll track how well the IRS follows their procedures, particularly with respect to the new criteria for Offers in Compromise. Stay tuned […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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