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Odujinrin v. IRS Commissioner Reinforces the Significance of Engaging a Reputable Enrolled Agent

In Wole Odujinrin v. IRS Commissioner the petitioner, a hematology oncologist who represented himself, did not have adequate substantiation to support his petition and was not entitled to claim a net operating loss. He was also liable for an accuracy-related penalty

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IRS Can Levy More Than 15% of Social Security Benefits According to Bowers V. US

The distinction of how this is possible distills down to understanding the nuanced difference between a 'Continuous' and a 'One Time' IRS tax levy. Under Code Sec. 6331(h) once a tax levy is approved, the effect of the levy on specified

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What The IRS Instructs You To Do If You Have NOT Filed Your Taxes

Basically the simple answer is file your tax forms with both the US Federal government and applicable state governments.  Start by filing the previous 3 years of income tax returns ASAP. It is possible the IRS may have already filed

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Summary, Deficiency and Jeopardy IRS Assessments

Collection of federal taxes starts with an assessment of tax due. The assessment serves two functions. It is the government’s mechanism for keeping records and recording a liability. The assessment, authorizing the government to collect, is equivalent to the final

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Time Period for Collecting Taxes

By law, the IRS has the authority to collect outstanding Federal taxes for 10 years from the date your tax liability was assessed. The 10-year collection period is suspended: ●  while the IRS and the Ofice of Appeals consider a request for an installment agreement

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IRS Centralized Insolvency Operation

Call 800-913-9358 to reach the Centralized Insolvency Operation. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. eastern time. If the IRS is a creditor in a bankruptcy case, and you determine that IRS was not originally listed as a creditor, notification of

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How to Properly Close Down Your Business

Closing down your business is hard and heart breaking and if you are at the point that you are actually reading this post then people have probably been nagging you for money and you are at the end of your

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How to Respond to the ’90 Day’ IRS Letter aka Statutory Notice of Deficiency – IRS Publication 3598

Business Entity Selection and the Tax Consequences of Converting

IF you find yourself 'running out of time' on the 90 day period, filing a tax court petition and paying court fees and representing yourself pro-se or hiring a tax court lawyer are last choice decisions. They are costly and

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How to Get a ‘Fresh Start’ with the IRS

According to IR-2011-20 published on Feb. 24, 2011, in its latest effort to help struggling taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced a series of new steps to help people get a fresh start with their tax liabilities. The goal is to

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When to file a request for a Collection Due Process or Equivalent Hearing (CDP) IRS form 12153

The IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 established the Collection Due Process or Equivalent Hearing (CDP), which is an appeal filed in response to the following collection actions: Notice of Federal Tax Lien Filing and Your Right to a

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