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 […]
Steps to secure an installment agreement with the IRS
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 […]
All My Deductions Were Rejected!
Having your deductions be rejected by the IRS can be devastating. After the IRS spends countless hours pouring over your documents, making copies and wasting your time, they often send a Form 4549 which outlines the lines of your return they question and the deductions they are proposing to allow or disallow. But, taxpayers are […]
What is the Definition of an Assessment?
An assessment is the formal recording of a taxpayer’s tax liability. However, this simple definition fails to alert you to the vast division between not owing and owing the IRS, which will bring a myriad of procedural rules to follow. Once the IRS places your debt into their system it is an “assessment” and they […]
New IRS video on Audits
Probably no one but me noticed the new IRS video on Audits. The well-funded production includes actors playing IRS agents and taxpayer in sample scenes from an audit. It was actually very well-produced but suggests your duty to cooperate extends to any request they desire. This is simply not true. The video is very misleading […]