Tax Attorney Kansas City

The U.S. Tax Court has rejected Wesley Snipes’ appeal of the IRS’s rejection of his offer in compromise. Snipes has federal deliquent tax liabilities of approximately $23.5 million for tax years 2001-2006, largely as a result of his failure to file tax returns. The movie actor served three years in prison for failure to file […]

Warwick, R.I.: Preparer Raymond Petrarca has pleaded guilty to 44 counts of filing fraudulent returns for clients. According to documents and information provided to the court, Petrarca owned and operated the tax prep business Stratus Financial Group. He admitted to falsifying 44 returns prepared for clients between tax years 2010 and 2015, seeking undeserved federal refunds. […]

The IRS Collection Process: A Review of the Basics Procedure & Administration The IRS is the largest collection agency in the country and by far the strongest, empowered by Congress to take actions necessary to collect taxes owed to the federal government. Such a wide-ranging power can easily create some fear among those who do […]

Will my IRS debt ever just go away?  Will there ever be a time that the IRS will just leave me alone? Yes, and yes. The collection of most every IRS debt eventually ends, and that would include yours.  This is called the statute of limitations on IRS collections.  The Internal Revenue Code gives the […]

Information About IRS Wage Levies If the IRS levies (seizes) your wages, part of your wages will be sent to the IRS each pay period until: You make other arrangements to pay your overdue taxes, The amount of overdue taxes you owe is paid, or The levy is released. Part of your wages may be […]

To encourage prompt payment of withheld income and employment taxes, including social security taxes, railroad retirement taxes, or collected excise taxes, Congress passed a law that provides for the TFRP. These taxes are called trust fund taxes because you actually hold the employee’s money in trust until you make a federal tax deposit in that […]

Posted on July 2, 2018 in IRS, Tax Attorney Kansas City, Taxpayer

Just about the most common problem self-employed people and partners make is failure to pay estimated tax payments.  It is hard enough being a small business, and rent is due or you have employees to pay.  But according to the IRS, you must pay them first. Taxes must be paid as you earn or receive […]

Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials – in person, over the telephone and via email. Don’t get scammed. We want you to understand how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers and help you determine whether a contact you may have received is truly from an IRS employee. The IRS initiates most contacts through […]

Now that tax season is over, audit season has arrived. Based on statistics released in the 2017 IRS Data Book, the audit rate for individual tax returns is the lowest it’s been since 2002. It’s currently 0.6 percent, or about one in every 160 returns. That rate amounted to 934,000 audited returns in 2017. But there […]

Consumers would do almost anything than pay their taxes, according to a new survey, even if it meant shaving their heads, foregoing the internet and social media for a year, or having the same song stuck in their heads. The survey, from the online marketplace Offers.com, polled more than 1,000 consumers across the country. It […]