Tag Archives: Taxpayers Advocate Service

Homebuyer Credit is Broken – Again

Today TaxMama® hears from MelissaMarie in the TaxQuips Forum, with a new problem. Let me summarize. She sold her home at a loss last year. She had bought it in 2008 using the Homebuyers Credit – which was required to be repaid – unless she sold the home at a loss. This year, the IRS […]

Stakeholder Meeting Topics covered – Collections, Tax Assistance Counter, ITINs and more

Report from IRS Stakeholder Meeting – Los Angeles, June 28, 2012   Stakeholder Meeting Topics covered – Collections, Tax Assistance Counter, ITINs and more

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtables 2012 Schedule

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. Please mark your calendars! It meets at 8:05 am PACIFIC on the third Thursday or fourth of the month (unless there are conflicts) You are invited! 2012 schedule […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 625 – Happy Friday The 13th

We have some exciting news in our TaxMama EA Exam Review Class family. Not one, but TWO of our students have been appointed to the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel  (TAP). Boris Mikhail and Terri Klug are on the team, working with the Taxpayers Advocate Service to help improve the Internal Revenue Service’s interactions with taxpayers.  Hip, […]

IRS Seeking Applications for Volunteer Tax Assistance Program Grants

WASHINGTON –– The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years. Applications will be accepted May 23, 2011, through June 30, 2011. Previous grant recipients will […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 582 – A New Year

The year has just started – and the first business week has flown by!  We’ve been busy trying to revive all the Homebuyer’s Credit IRS has rejected for our owners of new manufactured housing. The Taxpayers Advocate Service has been an enormous help with this project. They too, are bewildered about some of the odd […]

Getting Free Tax Help

Today TaxMama wants to talk to you about ways to get help when you are in tax trouble, as a result f a desperate plea from a fellow named Jon.

Saving Your Homebuyer Credit

Today TaxMama hears from Kerry Tomlinson at KATU News in Portland, Oregon. Kerry tell us. “We heard from some viewers this morning about their experiences with the homebuyer tax credit. One woman says she was disqualified because she was deducting mortgage interest on an RV as a second home. She has fought it, providing documentation to […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 550 – May Day and Homebuyer Credit Deadline

Dear Family, Well, it’s the end of April. The world somehow survived a volcano and an earthquake that left travelers stranded all over the world. It’s interesting the different ways that tavel companies dealt with it. Yesterday, within seconds of each other, I received two emails. The first was from an executive at British Airways, […]