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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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IRS is Closed, but Still Accepting Your Payments

The IRS has provided a detailed explanation regarding what services are available during the lapse in appropriations — and it’s not much. no live telephone assistance no walk-in availability at local IRS offices no refunds to be issued no correspondence … 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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No IRS Furlough in August

The IRS had originally planned on five furlough days (unpaid days off) this year.  The first three went on as scheduled, the July 22nd furlough day was canceled somewhat at the last minute and turned into an optional work day, and now the … Continue reading

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July 22nd: Optional Work Day for IRS Employees

Tax attorneys and other tax professionals plan their work days around their interactions with the IRS.  So, when the IRS is closed on a weekday, they take note. Earlier this year the IRS had announced a series of planned nationwide furlough … Continue reading

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IRS Employees Protest Planned Furloughs

Why is it so amusing to imagine IRS employees picketing?  I almost wish I could be in Manhatten next week to see how it goes for them — it’s sure to be pretty rowdy, right? The rally was organized by the … Continue reading

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Long Holiday Weekends for IRS This Year

Now that tax season is over for the on-time filers, many IRS employees can relax just a little.  And for at least 5 additional days this year they actually can relax at home . . . without pay.  Bloomberg apparently got its … 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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