Tag Archives: Offer in compromise

IRS Announces New Effort to Help Struggling Taxpayers Get a Fresh Start

WASHINGTON — In its latest effort to help struggling taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service today announced a series of new steps to help people get a fresh start with their tax liabilities. The goal is to help individuals and small businesses meet their tax obligations, without adding unnecessary burden to taxpayers. Specifically, the IRS is […]

IRS Announces New Effort to Help Struggling Taxpayers Get a Fresh Start

WASHINGTON — In its latest effort to help struggling taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service today announced a series of new steps to help people get a fresh start with their tax liabilities. The goal is to help individuals and small businesses meet their tax obligations, without adding unnecessary burden to taxpayers. Specifically, the IRS is […]

Value of Timeshare

Today TaxMama hears from Haley in the TaxQuips Forum, who is working on an Offer in Compromise. “Is there a method for obtaining a fair market value (FMV) for a Time Share property? I would hate to report the full purchase as the FMV on the 433-A, but don’t know any other way to value the […]

Nine Tips for Taxpayers Who Owe Money to the IRS

Did you end up owing taxes this year? The vast majority of Americans get a tax refund from the IRS each spring, but those who receive a bill may not know that the IRS has a number of ways for people to pay. Here are nine tips for taxpayers who owe money to the IRS. […]

Tax Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

What: FREE IRS Webinar When: September 9, 2010 Learn about the tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA recent health care legislation) at a FREE IRS Webinar on September 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. Eastern.  The IRS’s Small Business/Self-Employed Division is presenting this FREE webinar especially for small business owners and the self-employed. Learn […]

Back Taxes

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  […]

IRS Problem Resolution Day

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 […]

IRS Outlines Additional Steps to Assist Unemployed Taxpayers and Others

IRS has added a new resource – just for you. They have opened up their offices on Saturdays. How that helps people who don’t have jobs and can come in on weekdays, I don’t understand. It certainly is a big help to people who work, though!   Video Owe Taxes But Can’t Pay? English Unemployment Compensation: […]

National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Focuses on Taxpayer Service, Collection, Preparer Regulation

IR-2010-2, Jan. 6, 2010 WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her annual report to Congress, warning that increased demands on the IRS have eroded the agency’s ability to meet taxpayer service needs and expressing concern that IRS collection practices are harming financially struggling taxpayers without producing significant revenue gains. In the […]

IRS Sets Solution Saturday for Nov. 7; Effort Provides Tax Help in Tough Times

The Internal Revenue Service is holding a special event to help you called Solution Saturday. This program offers personalized tax help to millions of taxpayers arond the country. This is a pilot program, being tested in 5 cities. So taxpayers are encouraged to schedule appointments as soon as possible by calling the phone number on […]