Today TaxMama hears from Ericka in the TaxQuips Forum. She tells us, “I owe $39,000 in back taxes. I have to file 2 years’ returns to be in compliance with the IRS, then I can try for an offer in compromise. My question is, would filing chapter 13 be better? I don`t have any dependants; and […]
Today TaxMama wants to give you some pointers on how to use the IRS Open House days effectively. People write to us with IRS problems all the time. I wish I could solve them all for you. But, generally, the only way to solve your problem is for you to take action. Here’s your chance […]
(This is a true story. None of the names will be real to protect confidentiality.) Once upon a time, a very nice fellow came to our office and begged for help. Steve sheepishly admitted that he hadn’t filed tax returns for about ten years and the Internal Revenue Service was a bit unhappy with him. […]
Today TaxMama needs to explain the purpose of the Taxpayers Advocate Service, based on a misconception expressed in the TaxQuips Forum. Peter says his problem is in the hands of the Taxpayers Advocate. So he’s just going to sit back and wait for them to take care of everything.
Today TaxMama hears from Aaron in the TaxQuips Forum, who wants to know. “Can I file taxes for 2008 on my own? If so what forms should I use? I was self employed and didn’t file an extension.” http://taxmama.wpengine.com/forum/taxquips/year-old-taxes Rita Lewis replies to Aaron. Rita is an Enrolled Agent in Connecticut. She says, you can […]