Paying Tax Quarterly? Next Payment Due This Week!

Under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) many people will find they now have to pay their taxes every quarter. If that’s you, you need to get the checkbook out as the next tax payment day is the 16th September. Who has to pay? There are two broad groups of taxpayers – those […]

All New Tax Withholding Calculator Now Works For Self-Employed

If you have self-employed income or are retired the IRS has completely revamped its tax withholding calculator for you to get a good estimate as to how much tax you will have to pay. With self-employed and other types of taxpayers often now paying their bill quarterly it is sensible to have a look at […]

2 New Tax Scams – Sit Up and Take Note!

The IRS has given warning of two new tax scams where criminals are illegally taking money from people, pretending to be from government agencies. The first is rather worrying – a letter sent through the US Postal Service. The other are calls and emails purporting to be from the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS). Let’s look […]

Private IRS Tax Debt Collection – What Do You Do?

The IRS is now able to contract a private debt collection agency to force you to repay your tax debt. In this blog we will show you how to be certain they are legitimate and how to deal with one when they announce they are coming to force you to repay your tax debt.

Evangelist Takes M&E Allowances Too Far!

A Catholic evangelist was refused nearly $40,000 in tax deductions as the Tax Court judge felt that he benefited personally from the spending and not the nonprofit he is working with. Annapolis Md resident Robert Oliveri crisscrossed the United States, preaching the Word of God to whomever he meets. Marketwatch reports, he “evangelizes people he […]

Beware of Sophisticated Tax Scammers!

Scammers have become extremely clever in conning people out of their money in the belief they are taking measures to avoid being penalized by the IRS. The IRS has released a statement looking at some of the cleverest and most dangerous operations they know of today, and makes suggestions as to what to do.

Get a First Time penalty Abatement with Defense Tax!

If you haven’t paid your IRS tax debt you may be able to avoid paying penalty charges by speaking to us at Defense Tax about getting a First Time penalty Abatement (FTA) from the IRS. Tax Day passed on the 15 April and for those who usually make all their tax payments on time it […]