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Posted on August 5, 2022 in IRS

National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins expressed concern Wednesday in a midyear report to Congress about continuing delays by the Internal Revenue Service in processing tax returns filed on paper last year, pointing to far higher numbers than the IRS itself claimed just a day ago. Collins said that at the end of May, the agency had a […]

Posted on June 8, 2022 in IRS

If you’re on the receiving end of an inheritance, odds are the money is coming to you out of the deceased’s retirement account. And you may be asked — or sometimes told — to set up an Inherited IRA. Inherited IRAs (investment retirement accounts) are accounts a person sets up with the funds bequeathed to […]

Posted on April 30, 2022 in IRS

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig told lawmakers the IRS has been working hard this past filing season during a congressional hearing Thursday as he heard first-hand testimony from their constituents about the problems they encountered. “IRS employees want to do more to help taxpayers,” he said in his opening statement. “We want to be […]

Posted on April 11, 2022 in IRS

The Internal Revenue Service mainly uses lien foreclosures when it’s going after the primary residences of people with overdue tax debts, but taxpayers don’t get the same legal protections as they would enjoy under the seizure process, according to a new report. The report, released last week by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, […]

Posted on March 23, 2022 in IRS

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig pledged to do more to improve taxpayer service after Congress approved a $675 million funding increase. “Taxpayer service remains the most significant IRS priority, and we have implemented many new, innovative strategies in an effort to improve our overall level of service and processing of our unprecedented current and […]

Posted on December 30, 2021 in IRS

Cryptocurrency has gone mainstream. Once seen as an esoteric investing fad, currencies like bitcoin and dogecoin are as ubiquitous in the marketplace as tech stocks and Treasury bonds. But as crypto has attracted more novice investors, this burgeoning new market has led to a host of tax complexities, and federal regulators have their sights set […]

Posted on December 1, 2021 in IRS

The year 2021 has been a tumultuous one for tax professionals, with continuing pandemic-related developments as well as new legislation, regulations, court decisions and IRS pronouncements. While the major developments are familiar to most, there are some that might have been missed due to the busy nature of the profession during the past year.Below are […]

Posted on November 19, 2021 in IRS

The Internal Revenue Service posted a series of videos to explain how taxpayers can steer clear of scammers who claim to be able to help them with their tax debts while charging exorbitant fees and making outrageous claims.  We have all seen advertisements on TV and elsewhere for these scammers.  They are usually not lawyers or […]

Posted on October 13, 2021 in IRS

The Internal Revenue Service is inundated with the volume of returns yet to be processed and phone calls for assistance, and is working hard to remedy the situation. While there are many factors contributing to this, it is overwhelming to the agency, according to Stephen Mankowski, tax chair of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners, […]

Posted on August 19, 2021 in IRS

Your business structure affects how much you pay in taxes, your ability to raise money, the paperwork you need to file, and your personal liability. You’ll need to choose a business structure before you register your business with the state. Most businesses will also need to get a tax ID number and file for the appropriate licenses and permits. Choose carefully. […]