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 […]
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 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?
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama Note: As you will see, the form you need, Form 8939, is still in draft form. We still cannot use it. Perhaps that’s why IRS is offering this additional time? And no, they still don’t say when the form will be available. Basis Form Now Due Jan. 17; Extension to […]
Today TaxMama hears from Wyetta in the TaxQuips Forum with this problem. “I tried to make a payment arrangement with the IRS for 2010 taxes owed. The IRS told me that I have to file for 2006, before they could offer a payment arrangement. Please instruct me on how to handle this situation – how […]
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 […]
It’s that time of the year again. The income tax filing season has begun and important tax documents should be arriving in the mail. Even though your return is not due until April, getting an early start will make filing easier. Here are the Internal Revenue Service’s top 10 tips that will help your tax […]
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced the availability of expanded Twitter feeds to share timely information with taxpayers and the tax professional community. The IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, provides the latest federal tax news and information for taxpayers. The focus of the IRS Twitter messages will be on easy-to-use information, including tax tips, […]