UNDERSTANDING IRS SUCCESSOR, TRANSFEREE, NOMINEE, AND ALTER EGO LIABILITY

You invested your entire savings and better part of your working life into your business in an attempt to have it succeed and ultimately grow.  During this time many unforeseen obstacles occurred that caused you to have to make difficult decisions, one of which was to forego making a tax […]

HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF AGAINST THE DIRTY DOZEN TAX SCAMS

Each year, the IRS publishes its “Dirty Dozen” tax scams, which is essentially a list of the biggest, most widespread tax-related scams. Typically, the lion’s share of the “Dirty Dozen” consists of schemes perpetrated by individuals and businesses trying to scam the IRS by way of abusive tax shelters, hiding […]

Taxpayer Advocate Service: Utilizing the Taxpayer Advocate to Resolve IRS Tax Liabilities

The Internal Revenue Service is one of the largest government agencies in the world. With around 90,000 employees and a budget in the billions, it’s truly an empire within our government, and its rules and regulations are not wholly known by any one single human being. Therefore, as you can […]

ONCE AGAIN, CONGRESS INSTRUCTS IRS TO OUTSOURCE COLLECTIONS TO PRIVATE COMPANIES

On December 4th, 2015 President Barack Obama signed into law the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” to improve the Nation’s surface transportation infrastructure. Also referred to as the FAST Act, the legislation included a provision which requires the Internal Revenue Service to outsource certain tax debts to private debt collection […]

WHAT IS AN IRS TAX LIEN AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT ME?

Federal IRS Tax Lien An IRS Tax Lien is a legal claim on your property for the amount owed. An IRS tax lien is also the legal right to collect on the amount owed. An IRS Tax lien starts when a tax is assessed and you don’t pay it. For […]

I’M BEING BOMBARDED WITH PHONE CALLS FROM TAX RESOLUTION COMPANIES. HOW DO I KNOW WHO TO TRUST?

So you owe taxes to the state or federal government, then all of the sudden one day your phone rings. It’s a representative from a company stating he is aware you have a tax debt and he wants to sell you a service to resolve your tax liability. You hear […]

TOP 5 WAYS TO REDUCE AN IRS TAX LIABILITY

So, something in life or business didn’t go according to plan, and now you’re faced with an IRS tax debt. While few people relish being a collection target of America’s most formidable creditor, there may be a silver lining. You may have options which could significantly reduce the amount that […]

Beware of IRS Telephone Scam With Threat of Arrest or Jail

Caller: Hello, Ms. Smith? Taxpayer: Yes? Caller: This is Michael Jones with the IRS, badge # 01324847. Is this the Ms. Smith that resides at 232 West Baker Street? Taxpayer: I, uh…. Caller: I have a warrant for your arrest for back taxes owed from 2008 through 2012 for “theft […]

How to Choose the Best Tax Professional to Handle Resolving Your Tax Debt

If you’ve accrued a debt to the taxing authorities, your first inclination may be to handle it yourself. If you make that choice, beware that there are a number of frustrations involved in trying to communicate with the taxing authorities. Unless your case has been assigned to a Revenue Officer […]

Tax Compliance: What You Need to Know to Become Eligible for an IRS Installment Agreement or Offer in Compromise

In order to be eligible to resolve an outstanding federal tax liability on a voluntary basis (e.g. Installment Agreement, Offer in Compromise), as opposed to having it forcefully resolved through collection action such as levies, garnishments, and the seizure of assets, the IRS has two basic requirements. The first requirement […]