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Offer In Compromise

Contact between IRS Appeals and Area Counsel not prohibited ex-parte communications

Contact between IRS Appeals and Area Counsel not prohibited ex-parte communications

In Hinerfeld v. Commissioner, (2012) 139 T.C. 10, the Tax Court has held that communications between IRS’s Appeals Division and Area Counsel regarding an amended offer in compromise (OIC) did not fall in the category of prohibited “ex parte” communications. The case concerned an OIC with regard to unpaid trust fund recovery penalties under Code […]

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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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Let’s Make a Deal!! — Time to Revisit & Log into the IRS Offer in Compromise Program

Let’s Make a Deal!! — Time to Revisit & Log into the IRS Offer in Compromise Program

Editor’s Note:  recently the IRS announced sweeping changes to the Offer in Compromise program, promising a more realistic and bare bones approach, and we posted the announcement “Surprise, Surprise Surprise: IRS Announces More Flexible Offer-in-Compromise Terms to Help a Greater Number of Struggling Taxpayers Make a Fresh Start.”  My conclusion on the new OIC deal?  […]

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Surprise, Surprise Surprise: IRS Announces More Flexible Offer-in-Compromise Terms to Help a Greater Number of Struggling Taxpayers Make a Fresh Start

Surprise, Surprise Surprise:  IRS Announces More Flexible Offer-in-Compromise Terms to Help a Greater Number of Struggling Taxpayers Make a Fresh Start

Editor’s Note:  the following is the IRS Announcement regarding the new and more flexible Offer-in-Compromise to help a greater number of struggling taxpayers make a fresh start.  Stay tuned for the analysis. IR-2012-53, May 21, 2012 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today announced another expansion of its “Fresh Start” initiative by offering more flexible […]

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“Houston, we have a problem” – – IRS Backlog Has Stalled Responses to Offers in Compromise

“Houston, we have a problem” – – IRS Backlog Has Stalled Responses to Offers in Compromise

Editor’s Note:  On the heels of the proposed legislation banning taxpayers from travel, as I blogged in “Legislation Alert:  A touch of agony – – U.S. Passport denied and revoked if you owe more than $50,000 to IRS,” the IRS has been criticized as lagging behind in their Offer in Compromise program.  As I mentioned […]

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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 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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Offer In Compromise – Do they Work?

Will an “Offer In Compromise” really work to Settle My Tax Debt? These days, most troubled taxpayers who are actively looking for a way to resolve their IRS debt have seen TV commercials from large tax debt relief services claiming taxpayers who may have owed paid tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars settled their […]

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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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