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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 […]

Posted on December 17, 2020 in IRS

When the IRS sends you to collections, it means you have overdue taxes you still haven’t paid after sending you a bill, and they’re now taking active steps to collect the money you owe, including any penalties and interest. The IRS will either try to recover the money themselves, or in limited circumstances, assign private […]

Posted on November 7, 2020 in IRS

The Internal Revenue Service is making some changes in its collection program to decrease the burden on taxpayers who owe outstanding tax debts and are trying to cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS said Monday that it’s making it easier to set up payment agreements and offers in compromise as […]