Category Archives: Installment Agreement

PitBull Tax Resolution Software Demo

When I started teaching the IRS Practice Series at CPE Link, I needed an easy way to prepare my pro-forma collections forms. It was especially important to have a tool that would integrate the most current National Standards, exclusions from assets, etc. PITBULL SOFTWARE provided me with the tools that I need. Not only do […]

IRS Notices

Today TaxMama® hears from Paul in the TaxQuips Forum, with this common issue. “I just received a CP2000 Notice from the IRS informing me of $1,900 in proposed taxes due from 2013. (On our joint return, I forgot to include my wife’s 1099 earnings in the amount of $5,100.) This amount due seems high, given […]

Carrying a Mortgage

Today TaxMama® hears from a couple of people in the TaxQuips Forum, with this problem this week.  They have sold real estate on an installment sale. They have been the mortgage-holder. And after a while, the buyer defaulted and they had to repossess the property. Let’s look at the problems arising when carrying a mortgage.

Last Minute Tips

Today is the last day of the tax season for filing 2011 returns. TaxMama® would like to give you some last minute tips.  

Wages Garnished

Today TaxMama® hears from Vivian in the TaxQuips Forum, with a big problem. “I just received notice today of my wages being garnished. I will be left with only $750 per month to pay all my expenses (which total approximately $1,500 at minimum per month). What can I do to negotiate that amount due to […]

OIC – Slashing Tax

Today TaxMama® hears from Sallie in the TaxQuips Forum who is puzzled. “I am trying to prepare an offer in compromise. When I go through the computations in the updated Form 656 package, the offer amount equals more than the tax they owe! I’m missing something. Please help.” Hi Sallie, What you’re saying is, that […]

IRS Announces More Flexible Offer-in-Compromise Terms

…to Help a Greater Number of Struggling Taxpayers Make a Fresh Start Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced another expansion of its “Fresh Start” initiative by offering more flexible terms to its Offer in Compromise (OIC) program that will enable some of the most financially distressed taxpayers […]

Did Not File 2006

Today TaxMama hears from Wyetta in the TaxQuips Forum with this problem. “I tried to make a payment arrangement with the IRS for 2010 taxes owed. The IRS told me that I have to file for 2006, before they could offer a payment arrangement. Please instruct me on how to handle this situation – how […]

Taxes Affect Insurance Rates

Today TaxMama hears from Frank Darsi, who sent a link to an interesting article. “Five Ways Taxes Affect Your Car Insurance.” Is the article true? Does it make any sense? Well, since the article only contains four points, not five, we’ve got to wonder about the rest of it… First of all, let me wish […]

Not Ready to File

Today TaxMama  wants to give you a nudge to file that tax return – even if you owe money!