Making the IRS Pay for Unlawful Collection Activities

Taxpayers often feel helpless when it comes to the IRS. We hear this from clients when there is some real or perceived injustice involving the IRS. While the IRS and IRS employees have a lot of power, they are subject to the law.  The law provides taxpayers with several remedies ...
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The IRS Levy, What You Need to Know

If you owe the IRS back taxes, you need to know about the IRS levy.  This is the primary tool the IRS uses to collect unpaid taxes. About the IRS Levy The word "levy" is a legal term that refers to the process of taking property. Creditors are able to ...
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Can the IRS Disclose My Tax Return?

Clients often ask us whether the IRS can disclose information that they provided to the IRS.  The short answer is "no," but there are a number of exceptions.  This article examines the rules that prohibit IRS employees from disclosing taxpayer information and some of the remedies that are available if ...
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Can the IRS Keep My Refund to Pay My Spouses Tax Debts?

Will you receive a tax refund from the IRS if you marry someone who owes back taxes to the IRS? If the IRS keeps your refund for the current year to pay your spouse's premarital tax debts, what rights do you have to recoup the current year refund? For the ...
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About the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty

Employers are required to withhold Social Security, Medicare, and income taxes from wages paid to employees. The withholdings are credited to the employee's Social Security, Medicare, and income tax accounts. If these taxes are not paid over to the IRS and the IRS is not able to secure payment from ...
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About Filing Tax Returns Late

Statistics show thаt you are likely tо mіѕѕ a tax return fіlіng deadline аt some роіnt іn your lіfе. It happens.  Life happens: wоrk, vасаtіоn, family circumstances, and even financial problems.  These events can make it very easy to miss a tax filing deadline.  When it happens tо уоu, here ...
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What You Should Know About the IRS Offer in Compromise Program

If you owe the IRS you may be surprised to find out that the IRS may settle the debt for less than the amount owed.  One way to do this is through the IRS offer in compromise program.  Here is what you need to know about the offer in compromise ...
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Have an IRS Dispute, What You Need to Know About IRS Appeals

If you have and IRS dispute brewing and you have not been able to resolve the matter with the IRS, you are probably going to have to ask the IRS Office of Appeals to consider the case. The IRS Office of Appeals is the administrative forum for resolving tax disputes ...
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