Tag Archives: Doug Shulman

Tax Simplification and Compassion Recommends Taxpayers Advocate

In this year’s annual report to Congress from Nina E. Olsen, the Taxpayers Advocate, she touches upon areas that have been troubling TaxMama for quite some time. In particular, the fact that millions of taxpayers will be facing potential cancellation of debt issues, hardships paying last year’s taxes, and unregulated tax professionals. IRS Commissioner Doug […]

What Happens When You Don’t Give IRS Your Correct Address

IRS Seeks to Return $266 Million in Undeliverable Refunds And Economic Stimulus Payments to Taxpayers IR-2008-123, Oct. 23, 2008 Listen in: Audio file WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is looking for taxpayers who are missing more than 279,000 economic stimulus checks totaling about $163 million and more than 104,000 regular refund checks totaling about […]

IRS Increases Mileage Rates through Dec. 31, 2008

IR-2008-82, June 23, 2008 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2008. Taxpayers may use the optional standard rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. The rate will increase to […]

Stimulus Checks on the Way

Courtesy of IRS – IR-2008-70 WASHINGTON — As millions of Americans begin receiving their economic stimulus payments, the Internal Revenue Service released a list of the most-frequently-asked questions –– and answers –– that people now are asking. “Many people have questions about the stimulus payments, and the IRS has the answers available on the IRS.gov […]