Today TaxMama® wants to bring wasted refunds to your attention. The IRS keeps sending out announcements that refunds are expiring. People keep ignoring those announcements, thinking that this doesn’t apply to them.
Today TaxMama® hears from Sallie in the TaxQuips Forum who is puzzled. “I am trying to prepare an offer in compromise. When I go through the computations in the updated Form 656 package, the offer amount equals more than the tax they owe! I’m missing something. Please help.” Hi Sallie, What you’re saying is, that […]
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?
Today TaxMama® hears from Someone Privately with a romantic story. “My client was deeply in love with a woman who was dying of cancer. To demonstrate their love, they got married in July of 2011. She died in February 2012. The problem? She had a lot of tax debt, spanning several years. How do we […]
Courtesy of the IRS IRS Offers New Penalty Relief and Expanded Installment Agreements to Taxpayers under Expanded Fresh Start Initiative WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a major expansion of its “Fresh Start” initiative to help struggling taxpayers by taking steps to provide new penalty relief to the unemployed and making Installment Agreements available […]
Today TaxMama managed to crash the TaxQuips Forum. We’ll get it back up this morning. In the meantime, let’s talk about some of the issues that keep cropping up in the questions that I’ve seen these past few weeks.
Today TaxMama hears from Krissy in the TaxQuips Forum who needs help. “I am married with two children, low income and my husband owes back child support. Last year I filed separately and ended up owing taxes. I had to set up a payment plan with the IRS to pay it off. I’d like to […]
Courtesy of IRS. [TaxMama note: Owing money can be really frightening. However, they generally do NOT put in you in jail. And IRS is trying hard to help you find ways to pay, without spending $3,000 or more for a professional tax debt negotiator. So, please, use the help offered.] While the majority of Americans get […]
Today TaxMama hears from Judy in the TaxQuips Forum who needs help. “I am struggling to maintain my household, have four years of back taxes to file and settle and my home was just foreclosed on. I was contacted by someone claiming that they can help negotiate a reduction in tax liability and stop any […]
Washington — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the opening of the 2012 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grant application process. The grant will cover the 2012 grant cycle, which runs from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. Applications must be electronically filed, postmarked, sent by private delivery service, or hand-delivered to the LITC […]
Today TaxMama hears from Steve in the TaxQuips Forum with a reminder. He says, “After finding a true tax professional through one of the associations you suggested on this site, we feel much more confident, moving forward. We are now making voluntary payments with no installment agreement but designating the payments specifically to the Trust […]