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The IRS Must Do More to Reduce Improper Payments

The IRS Must Do More to Reduce Improper Payments

TIGTA finds that “The IRS Must Do More to Reduce Improper Payments” in a recent report – that 21 to 25 percent ($11.6 billion to $13.6 billion) of EITC payments were issued improperly during Fiscal Year 2012. Per the report, the IRS has made no significant improvement in reducing improper Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) […]

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IRS mistake doesn’t give non-notice partner right to opt out of partnership proceedings

IRS mistake doesn’t give non-notice partner right to opt out of partnership proceedings

A district court, in Kearney Partners Fund, LLC (DC FL 3/27/2013) 111 AFTR 2d ¶ 2013-581, has held that partner in a FOCus tax shelter who was erroneously informed by IRS that he had the right to opt out of the partnership examination wasn’t entitled to be dismissed from the case on jurisdictional grounds. The court […]

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IRS Apologizes for Scrutiny of Conservative Groups

IRS Apologizes for Scrutiny of Conservative Groups

As widely reported in the news, the Internal Revenue Service apologized for what it said were mistakes in targeting tea-party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny during the 2012 election campaign, but said its actions weren’t politically motivated. “We made some mistakes,” Lois Lerner, head of the IRS tax-exempt organizations division, told reporters. “Some […]

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Delays by IRS in the processing of net operating loss (NOL) cases has resulted in the agency making millions of dollars annually in unnecessary interest payments to taxpayers

Delays by IRS in the processing of net operating loss (NOL) cases has resulted in the agency making millions of dollars annually in unnecessary interest payments to taxpayers

TIGTA’s report entitled “Delays in processing net operating (NOL) loss cases resulted in millions of dollars in unnecessary interest payments,” is very topical for a few reasons. For one thing, I have clients who have pending refund claims, and have been delayed in receiving their refunds.  They are actually quite surprised to learn that the […]

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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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