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Posts in ‘IRS Information’

Posts in ‘IRS Information’

  • WATCH OUT FOR ‘DIRTY DOZEN’ TAX SCAMS

    On March 30, 2015 posted in IRS Information, Specialty Tax Services Blog, Tax News

    The IRS has released its annual list of tax scams for 2015, and it notes that scam artists are getting more aggressive. Early in this year’s filing season, crooks were making threatening phone calls claiming to be from the IRS and demanding immediate tax payments. Other illegal practices include identity theft, bogus emails seemingly from […]

  • FEDS RAKE IN MONEY FROM TAX ON SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

    The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the income taxes on social security benefits will cost retirees $51 billion in 2014. About one-half of social security recipients have to pay tax on their monthly benefits and the average tax rate is 6 ½%. Of course, higher income taxpayers, those with income from other sources, pay […]

  • Settlement

    On January 15, 2014 posted in IRS Information, IRS Representation Blog

    “What can I settle for?” This is usually the first question but it’s not the most important question. Reality is that only a certain percentage of people will qualify for an “offer in compromise” settlement. The process is timely and should only be undertaken when it is the best path. Our attorney works to make […]

  • Same-Sex Marriage in Georgia

    Georgia Same-Sex Couples – How to File State Income Tax Returns The IRS issued Revenue Rulings in response to the US Supreme Court decision to strike down portions of the Defense of Marriage Act.  The ruling states that same-sex marriages validly entered into in a state that authorizes same-sex marriages (even if the couple currently resides […]

  • Government Shutdown Delays IRS

    On October 23, 2013 posted in IRS Information, IRS Representation Blog, Politics

    For you early filers, the IRS announced today it will push back the date it will accept paper and electronic returns from January 21, 2014 to January 28, 2014 at the earliest.  It will not affect the March 15, 2014 corporate or the April 15,, 2014 personal filing deadlines.  This delay is being blamed on […]

  • 100th Birthday

    On October 4, 2013 posted in IRS Information, IRS Representation Blog

    One hundred years ago today, our country gave birth to the current income tax code. Here are some interesting facts about how this is concept with humble beginnings has turned into the monster it has become. The first income tax rate was 1% on income up to $20,000 and with a top bracket on income […]

  • Audit Red Flags

    On August 26, 2013 posted in IRS Information, IRS Representation Blog

    1. Failure to report all taxable income. The IRS receives copies of all 1099s and W-2s that you receive during a year, so make sure that you report all income on your tax return.  The IRS matches these forms with the income shown on your return.   A mismatch sends up a red flag and causes […]

  • Relief Act

    On January 7, 2013 posted in IRS Information, IRS Representation Blog

    The Senate by a vote of 89-8, passed H.R.8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act. The House has passed H.R.8 last night by a vote of 267-167.  This bill will prevent many of the tax hikes that were scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2013 and retain many favorable tax breaks that were scheduled to […]

  • 2012 IRS Tax Calendar

    On September 20, 2012 posted in IRS Information, IRS Representation Blog

    According to the Mayan calendar the end is near. The IRS begs to differ! Don’t let another due date sneak up on you!  The IRS Tax Calendar is available free of charge.  Click here.

  • New Offer-in-Compromise (OIC) terms to benefit taxpayers

    On July 9, 2012 posted in IRS Information, IRS Representation Blog

    The IRS expanded its “Fresh Start” program to offer more flexible terms to its OIC program to help taxpayers resolve tax problems more quickly.  An OIC is an agreement between the taxpayer and IRS that settles tax liabilities for less than the full amount owed.  The offer will not be accepted if the IRS believes […]