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Changes Announced for PPS Phone Line

Now I know why the hold times are so long when I call the IRS. Some people think tax attorneys have a special dedicated phone line at the IRS and we can simply pick up and talk to whomever we … Continue reading

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IRS Asks for Patience

The IRS issued an “Operations Resumption Statement” last week on its website after opening its doors back up on October 17th.  The IRS wants taxpayers and tax professionals to know that that they are aware of the backlog that has resulted … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown: Residual Effects on IRS

The effects of the “government shutdown” have been far-reaching and I’m certain we will feel the effects for months to come, even if everything is switched back on soon. In IRS world, even one day off tends to cause residual delays and bottle-necks.  For … Continue reading

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It’s always “hurry up and wait” with the IRS

It’s always “hurry up and wait” with the IRS. The Offer in Compromise (OIC) process is a perfect illustration of this point. If a taxpayer finds himself with a tax debt that he cannot pay, one of his options is … Continue reading

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Blytheville: Meet the IRS

Blytheville - a small town in Mississippi County, Arkansas.  Population 15,620. Definition of blythe: of a happy lighthearted character or disposition lacking due thought or consideration Blytheville appears to have been appropriately named, at least with regard to it’s tax obligations.  But … 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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IRS Blunders

I knew it would be a mistake to call the IRS a couple of days before Tax Day, but I was already on the phone with the IRS and I really wanted to get some other things done.  One of … Continue reading

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TAS No Longer Taking Simple “Delay” Cases

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) — that independent organization within the IRS whose mission it is to assist taxpayers — announced that it no longer has the manpower to assist taxpayers where the only complaint is IRS delay. Taxpayers must go elsewhere for … Continue reading

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Offer in Compromise: The 24-month Rule

The IRS has 24 months from the date that anOffer in Compromise is received to make its decision.  If the IRS does not accept, reject, or return the offer within 24 months, then it is deemed accepted  (IRM 5.8.8.6).  According to … Continue reading

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