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Posted on June 10, 2021 in IRS

Many people are afraid of IRS audits — and maybe even going to jail if they make a major mistake. In fact, fear of an IRS audit is one of the main reasons that people strive to file timely and accurate tax returns each year. But here’s the reality: Very few taxpayers go to jail […]

Posted on May 5, 2021 in IRS

Tax practitioners are facing an increase in compliance efforts and controversies not only in the U.S. but worldwide, according to observers. “It started several years ago, and then slowed down because of COVID,” said Sharon Katz-Pearlman, head of global tax dispute resolution and controversy at KPMG International, and the national principal-in-charge of its Tax Dispute […]

Posted on March 16, 2021 in IRS

The Internal Revenue Service has failed to collect more than $2.4 billion from wealthy individuals who owe the federal government back taxes, according to a Treasury Department watchdog report. Auditors were only able to recoup about 39 percent of the more than $4 billion in unpaid taxes owed by a group of rich taxpayers with […]

Posted on February 17, 2021 in IRS

The U.S. federal tax-filing season that begins Friday will be among the most consequential in recent history, as households face potential surprises — both negative and positive — sorting through pandemic-related measures at a time of high unemployment and depressed consumer confidence. Millions of people are still missing some or all of the $1,200 and $600 […]

Posted on January 12, 2021 in IRS

The Internal Revenue Service will allow businesses that got their Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven to write off expenses paid for with that money, shifting policy after Congress passed new legislation last month. IRS guidance overrides previous rules that recipients of PPP loans that had been forgiven couldn’t claim deductions for the wages, rent, utilities […]