Tag Archives: Tax protester

Taxpayer Advocate Service Changes Case Acceptance Criteria

  [TaxMama Note: This is important for people in IRS  tax trouble to know.  Also, read today’s It’s A WAHM Thing article about how to do things yourself.] The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is designed to be a “safety net” for taxpayers who are experiencing problems with the IRS. However, because we couldn’t possibly help all […]

A Day In Tax Court

People, hearing the word tax, sometimes turn around and walk away from me. Just the idea of taxes frightens them so! It is a daunting subject. Especially when you are having problems with the tax system, yourself. (In fact, at my very first television interview on Good Day L.A., the host, Mario Machado, did exactly […]

Information for U.S. Citizens or Dual Citizens Residing Outside the U.S.

FS-2011-13, December 2011 The IRS is aware that some taxpayers who are dual citizens of the United States and a foreign country may have failed to timely file United States federal income tax returns or Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBARs), despite being required to do so.  Some of those taxpayers are now […]

News Flash – IRS Amnesty on Offshore Accounts

Second Special Voluntary Disclosure Initiative Opens; Those Hiding Assets Offshore Face Aug. 31 deadline  Courtesy of IRS [TaxMama note: We have been anxiously awaiting this announcement. IRS had mentioned that this was coming. This will be a huge help to people who never meant to conceal their ‘offshore’ accounts. They just didn’t realize they needed […]

IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman to the American Bar Association

WASHINGTON — Following is a speech delivered by IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman today in Toronto, Canada. (See links to related materials at end of this document.) It is my great honor and privilege to be in Toronto addressing the ABA. It is a very busy time at the IRS. And while I could speak to […]

A Slow Tax Pro

Today TaxMama hears from George in Delaware, with this problem. “What should I do about an accountant that I have used for the first time this year? He has still not completed everything or gotten back to us. I realize that an extension has been filed, but this be the first year we should do […]

IRS Names Four New Frivolous Claims to Avoid

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a notice that lists four additional erroneous legal positions that taxpayers should refrain from using as an excuse to avoid paying their taxes. An individual or group may not avoid paying their fair share of taxes by making “frivolous” legal arguments […]

TurboTax Review

Today TaxMama hears from Jerry who says, “I’m finishing up my tax return in Turbo Tax and they have two options – a review by a tax professional for $29.95 and audit defense for $49.95. Are those good values, or should I hire my own personal tax professional?”

Forged Signature

Today TaxMama hears from Evelyn in San Jose, CA who has this tale of woe, “My ex-husband filed a joint taxes for us for 2004. We were separated and lived in different states at the time he filedr. Since we were together the majority of 2004 and he had a copy of my payroll stubs […]