Tag Archives: Tax resistance

Homebuyer Credit Confusion

Today TaxMama  hears from Timothy in the TaxQuips Forum. He filed for his Homebuyers Credit over 4 and half months ago, hearing nothing. When he called in, he learned they may have a problem because his 2007 tax return showed a deduction for mortgage interest. But it wasn’t his home – it was his ex-wife’s. […]

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 […]

Ex Falsified Return

Today TaxMama  hears from John in the TaxQuips Forum. John tells us  “my client’s ex-husband filed their tax return online last year and had the refund check deposited into his own account. My client did not get to see the return until it was forced out of her ex-husband during their divorce case.” (there’s more…)

A Trip to the IRS Tax Forums, Page 2

Problem Resolution and Focus Groups Problem Resolution had a facility at the Tax Forum. One of my friends brought a case file with her (and power of attorney forms, etc.). When picking up her registration packet on Monday, she was given a form to fill out with the specifics of her case (and a copy […]

Gain on Real Estate

Today TaxMama hears from Toni in the TaxQuips Forum, who tells us.  “I’m doing my own partnership taxes and am confused about entering information. In 2009, I bought, fixed up and sold 2 properties. [and Toni adds lots of details. ] I’m confused because I’ve added the gain twice from Form 4797.  What am I […]

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. […]

Not Feeling Helpless

Today TaxMama wants to talk to you about feeling helpless in the face of encroaching laws and rules. In the course of what I do and what I write, I encounter ever more legislation and more complex procedures constricting our lives. And people. Sometimes the despair radiating from people caught in the sticky web of […]

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  […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 554 – Memorial Day Weekend

Dear %$firstname$% It’s already Memorial Day Weekend! Remember to remember the folks who make our way of life possible. And offer more than just the obligatoru barbeque – offer thanks to all those who serve, or have served! You may have noticed yesterday that the TaxMama.com website was down. This has been a week of external, […]

Payroll Garnishments

Today TaxMama hears from Rebecca in California who is facing serious problems. “We don’t know what to do, and now that the CA franchise tax board has garnished my paycheck, we don’t have any extra funds. This is based on tax returns not filed for 1999 and 2000. What can we do?”

Unreported barter can get you into trouble…

(This is a true story. None of the names will be real to protect confidentiality.) Once upon a time, a very nice fellow came to our office and begged for help. Steve sheepishly admitted that he hadn’t filed tax returns for about ten years and the Internal Revenue Service was a bit unhappy with him. […]

Nine Things You Should Know about Penalties

The tax filing deadline is approaching. If you don’t file your return and pay your tax by the due date you may have to pay a penalty. Here are nine things the IRS wants you to know about the two different penalties you may face if you do not pay or file on time. If […]