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 […]
Currently Not Collectible
The advantages & disadvantages of being in temporarily uncollectible status with the IRS.
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 […]
There are only 4 ways of eliminating your IRS debt: 1) Paying it, 2) Waiting until the statute of limitations for collection has expired, 3) Successfully presenting an Offer in Compromise or 4) Discharge in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Each of these carries positive and negative consequences to you. If you pay it, […]
The proof required to show you are uncollectible & can’t pay so the IRS should cease active collection will be revealed with the Form 433F or Form 433A (& the supporting documentation). This takes a lot of work. Essentially, the IRS subtracts your allowable expenses from your net income and asks you to pay the […]
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 […]