Tag Archives: Federal Trade Commission

Debt Negotiation

Today TaxMama hears from Robert in the TaxQuips Forum, with a painful issue. “I am considering working with a company that will hopefully negotiate my debt. It will involve stopping payments to creditors and turning negotiations over to a law firm with a limited power of attorney. I need to know how this could affect […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – January 2011 Session

Note:  TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable is a monthly live discussion open to all TaxMama Family Members and above, and all TaxMama’s EA Exam and Solving the Tax Puzzle Students. Don’t you wish you were here? REPLAY today’s session below – you can listen and SEE the session and forms.

Short Sale, Now What?

Today TaxMama hears from Toki in the TaxQuips Forum, with a problem, “I bought my house in 2005 and it is now upside down. I decided to try and have my loan redone and got shafted out of $4,000, having a third party to do it for me. I stopped making my payments and I […]

FTC Enforcement Deferred for Tax Debt Relief Services

[TaxMama Note: This change is the result of efforts by folks at the National Policy Group and the legislative team at  NAEA. With the support of members, these teams explained to the FTC how tax professionals are regulated by the IRS. Removing  tax debt firms from their ruling would still leave FTC with the power to deal […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 571 – He Did Not Quit?

Dear Family,  The news is buzzing this week about Robert Rizzo, the City Manager of Bell who is being investigated and prosecuted for his outrageous compensation levels. He’s offended by all the hostile news coverage and being treated like a pinata.  Even though, last June when the scandal hit the air, the news blasted that […]

New Federal Regulation Affects Tax Resolution, Tax Negotiation and Tax

Complimentary Webinar Who should attend: All tax professionals who prepare amended return, work with tax audits, or audit reconsiderations, tax debt reduction or re-negotiation. Why: There are HUGE penalties in this law for those involved in tax debt reduction who collect fees from clients in advance – as in, retainers. You must learn the new […]

Top 10 Things Every Taxpayer Should Know about Identity Theft

Taxpayers need to be careful to protect their personal information. Identity thieves use many methods to steal personal information and then they use the information to file a tax return and get a refund. Here are 10 things the IRS wants you to know about identity theft so you can avoid becoming the victim of […]

Scams and Phishing

Today TaxMama hears from our buddy Blake, who sends us many of the Money Funnies you enjoy so much. Blake asks, “Just where do I forward the spam and scams and phishing e-mails to the IRS when I get them or hear about them? I am particularly concerned about those e-mails asking for donations in […]

Alimony vs Wages

Today TaxMama hears from Margaret on the Internet, who has this upbeat idea. “I have been divorced for three years with good relations with my ex. We continue to work together in a small family construction business. I am wondering if, in the long run, I would be better off re-categorizing the alimony to W2 […]