Posts Tagged ‘Taxpayer Rights’

Posted on November 20, 2012 in Taxpayer

The IRS has loosened the rules for people who are struggling to pay their taxes. The goal is to make it easier for individuals and small businesses to pay back taxes and to avoid IRS tax liens. The IRS’ new rules are part of its “Fresh Start” program. If you qualify, the “Fresh Start” can […]

Posted on November 5, 2012 in IRS

Income tax debts may be eligible for discharge under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Chapter 7 provides for the full discharge of allowable debts, meaning that you never have to pay those debts. Chapter 13 provides a payment plan to repay some debts, with the remainder of debts discharged. Under the […]

Posted on May 30, 2012 in Taxpayer

A common first reaction to an Internal Revenue Service audit or collection letter is panic, followed closely by throwing the letter into a pile of unread mail. This is a big mistake. The IRS is trying to tell you something and will let you know the reason for the audit or collection notice in the […]

Posted on May 22, 2012 in Taxpayer

On January 11, 2012, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olsen released her annual report to Congress. According to Olsen, as a result of underfunding and increasing workload, the Internal Revenue Service continues to create problems for taxpayers that result in inadequate taxpayer service, erosion of taxpayer rights and reduced tax compliance, which means that compliant […]