Monthly Archives: August 2012

IRS’ Plain Language Notices

As I was looking around on the redesigned IRS website today, I came across the “Understanding your IRS Notice of Letter” page and was reminded how much I like it.  It features a table of IRS notices organized by notice number, and … Continue reading

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IRS Onboarding Process Under Fire

When I saw today that TIGTA had audited the IRS new-hire integration process (something the IRS calls “onboarding”) and concluded that the IRS is not always making new employees feel welcome and not always making it a positive experience, I immediately … Continue reading

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California Attorney Failed to File Tax Returns – Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison

California attorney Kevin Mirecki has been sentenced to six months in federal prison after pleading guilty to three counts of failing to file his tax returns and will not obtain tax relief. Mirecki was also ordered to pay more than … Continue reading

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The IRS’ Daily Routine

What are some of the things you do on a daily basis?  Brush your teeth, check your email, read a favorite book?  Even though it may not be apparent to most of us, the IRS actually has a daily routine too: processing tax … Continue reading

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Upcoming IRS Webinar

The IRS has gradually revealed some important changes to its tax collection procedures over the last several months under the “Fresh Start” program.  What began as a patchwork of provisions scattered here and there, has now been organized under its own tab on the homepage … Continue reading

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Another Fresh Start Gem: State Tax Installment Payments

Filing an Offer in Compromise (OIC) can be quite an ordeal if you’re not prepared.  If the IRS decides your offer is worth considering, then they will look very carefully at every aspect of your finances, including assets, income, and expenses.   The result … Continue reading

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Dissipated Asset No Longer the Barrier it Once Was

Thanks to the IRS’ Fresh Start program, more people meet the criteria for an Offer in Compromise these days than quite possibly ever before. Many of the requirements have been modified in determining a taxpayer’s reasonable collection potential (RCP), one of … Continue reading

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Tucker’s IRS Jokes

When tax relief seems like a distant dream, some people turn to humor . . . especially comedians.  Chris Tucker is still not out of the woods with the IRS, but he has NO problem laughing about his tax problems.  Follow the link below to a … Continue reading

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What About Your “Other Unsecured Debts”?

Occasionally our clients are strapped with other unsecured debts besides their tax debt and they seek advice on whether or not they should file bankruptcy, believing that a bankruptcy would wipe out everything they owe.  Sometimes it makes sense to file … Continue reading

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 I do not believe it’s melodramatic to suggest that the costs and massive bureaucracy required to run [the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - "Obamacare"] could bring the IRS to its knees. ~ Daniel J. Pilla, tax expert and analyst

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