Today TaxMama® decides it’s time to have fun with taxes. Let’s play with some tax trivia and see if you know the answers?
Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service [TaxMama Note: This is an opportunity for you to see some of the ways IRS responds to requests to fix or improve things. I say, just some of the ways, because I know of many more fixes IRS has implemented in the last several months. As, they say, it […]
Courtesy of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) did not close any cases in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 involving abuse or harassment of taxpayers by IRS employees while they attempted to collect taxes, concludes a report publicly released today by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration […]
…Agency Sheds More than One Million Square Feet of Office Space Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a sweeping office space and rent reduction initiative that over the next 2 years will close 43 smaller offices and reduce space in many larger facilities. These measures will save […]
Here are a couple of tax-related court cases you might find interesting. Attorney Ronald Marini writes about a very recent Supreme Court decision that limits IRS’ audit powers in a way you’ll like. The IRS is limited to three years to audit you or your business when it comes to determining the basis of anything […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Cristie in the TaxQuips Forum with a quick question. “I just wanted to know if my husband needs to report the money he makes from an Internet job which pays $400.00 a month? This is on top of his regular job in which taxes are taken out from every paycheck.”
Today TaxMama® hears from Joseph in the TaxQuips Forum with a big problem. “I drew money from my IRA without paying taxes. The IRS has put a lien on my house for $67,000.00. Should I try to negotiate with the IRS myself or should I get a tax lawyer?
Courtesy of the IRS WASHINGTON — As the final stretch of the 2012 tax filing season unfolds, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that they can get valuable last-minute tips by following the IRS on Twitter. The IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, provides the latest federal tax news and information for taxpayers. The focus of […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Toni in the TaxQuips Forum with this sad problem. “I volunteer with AARP Tax-Aide. Last week a taxpayer brought in a 1099-C with his other papers. It turns out he had co-signed for a vehicle. When the vehicle ‘owner’ disappeared, the lienholder collected a reduced amount from the co-signer. It was […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Brian in the TaxQuips Forum who finally asked the right question. “What I really was asking was, if I take my withholdings up to, say, single and 8 on federal and state for this check only would I get more of the check?”
The Internal Revenue Service has issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud. The Dirty Dozen listing, compiled by the IRS each year, lists a variety of common scams taxpayers […]
WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations for the next major phase of implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Enacted by Congress in 2010, the law targets non-compliance by U.S. taxpayers using foreign accounts.