Payment with No Agreement There are some advantages to simply paying the IRS without a payment agreement, i.e, “Voluntary Payment”. For one, you can designate which year to apply the payments. This is helpful if you owe for multiple years & need to favor a particular year. But, the IRS will keep pestering you […]
Currently Not Collectible
The advantages & disadvantages of being in temporarily uncollectible status with the IRS.
When you don’t prepare your own return and the IRS has evidence that you owe taxes they can assess the tax against you without your agreement under 26 USC § 6020(b). This assessment is called a “Substitute for Return” (SFR). But, this is not considered a “return” by you since you didn’t swear to […]
You have undoubtedly heard TV advertisements promising to “compromise” “settle” or “negotiate” your IRS debt & you are given the impression that the result is guaranteed to be in your favor. If you will notice, these ads rarely come from Attorneys because Attorneys have a duty of honesty and advocacy for your interests. Many of […]
Dealing with the IRS is made more frustrating by the complete lack of help you will receive from the IRS employees. The publications they print are hard-to-follow and offer no guidance. Any letter you receive from them is packed with methods to pay but little advice on how to fight. The reason for this is […]
If it appears that you need to hire a representative to help you against the IRS there are many options. Who you choose will be a process of elimination. There are generally 3 types of persons who can represent you before the IRS: Attorneys, CPA’s & Enrolled Agents. An Enrolled Agent generally is an expert […]