Could the IRS Fresh Start Program Help You?

The Fresh Start program is a system where the Offer In Compromise (OIC) was reformed to make it easier for those in tax debt to write off much of their debts and get a fresh start. In 2011 the federal government came to the understanding that thousands of people with tax debt to the IRS […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tax Audits: The Facts

Thanks to the budget to run the IRS itself having been slashed in recent years, IRS agents aren’t auditing as many people as they used to and have become more ineffective in getting increased tax payments from those they do an audit. Here we will look at some recent journalism on tax audits and suggest […]

Don’t Make Your Tax Debt Problem Worse!

Many of the commercials you see on TV about getting out of debt with the IRS and state tax authorities are misleading. You call them up believing that since they have a big advertising budget they know their business. The fact is most of the companies you see on TV don’t ever put your case […]

Get A Fresh Start Through Defense Tax

After the financial crash of 2007 the IRS had a big problem – millions of Americans had lost their jobs and owed huge amounts of tax but had no way of paying it back. Under its existing policies, it had no choice but to punish people who had no way at all of paying their […]

How Long Does It Take To Get An IRS Refund?

Everyone loves a tax refund! ‘Free money’ from the taxman that you can use as you like is always a nice thing to see. The IRS refund can take a little time to process but as always the sooner you file your tax return the sooner it will happen. Checking When Your IRS Refund Is […]

Don’t Fight the IRS Without Representation

Have you received a big tax bill because some of your deductions have been disallowed, or because your employer failed to withhold the proper amount? Chances are that you spent all your cash already, because you hadn’t realized that you would owe so much tax. Perhaps your tax bill has been building over the past […]

Top 10 Tips for Filing IRS Tax Returns in 2014

With the 2014 tax filing season under way, Americans are scrambling to find every deduction or credit available to them. Here are 10 steps that taxpayers may be able to take to get the most in a refund on their 2014 returns. Ignoring IRS tax problems is a big mistake many people commit. If tax […]