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Posted on July 16, 2019 in IRS

Before the IRS can levy a taxpayer on an outstanding balance, it must issue a series of notices or letters regarding the outstanding balance due.¬† A taxpayer will receive their first notice regarding a balance due after the tax has been assessed, i.e, after the return is filed or an audit is concluded.  If the […]

Posted on July 9, 2019 in IRS

Cuts in the IRS budget from $14 billion in 2010 to approximately $12 billion in 2017 have resulted in staff reductions by about one-third during that time frame.  IRS staffing dropped to less than 10,000 agents for the first time since 1953. As a result of the cuts, audit rates have dropped for all income […]

Posted on May 30, 2019 in IRS

Tax Fraud Blotter Fair Oaks, Calif.: Tax lawyer Hiram M. Martin, 71, who represented retired professional football player Antrel Rolle, has been sentenced to three years in prison today for fraudulently obtaining refunds for Rolle, stealing the refunds and then covering up his scheme by filing false documents with the Internal Revenue Service. Martin, who […]

Posted on April 3, 2019 in IRS

The IRS Is Now Using Private Debt Collectors. After years of warning taxpayers¬†that the IRS will never cold call you to collect a tax debt, things are about to change as the IRS begins handing over some of its debt-collection work to private firms who probably will call you. This drastic change in practices for […]

A Summary of the IRS Fresh Start Initiative Recently, you may have heard a lot about the Fresh Start Initiative in radio ads, tv advertisements, online and more—like it is some recent change the IRS made. In reality, the IRS officially launched the Fresh Start initiative (FSI) in 2011 in order to help taxpayers get […]