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IRS Allowed to Levy on Veterans Benefits in Bank Account

The IRS is typically prohibited from levying on veterans benefits in most circumstances.  This provision is designed to protect veterans from IRS enforced collection action. But what if those benefits were deposited into the veteran’s bank account?  Does this change…

August 15, 2018

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Court Holds that IRS Collection Statute of Limitation is Still Open, Can still Collect Taxes

The taxpayer was previously married and had unpaid assessed joint liability for 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1998 with her ex-husband.  While still married, the couple filed a Petition in the United States Tax Court protesting the proposed liability for…

August 15, 2018

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What are My Allowable Expenses if I Owe Money to the IRS?

If you owe money to the IRS, there are several programs that may be available to you to resolve your IRS problem.  There are different types of installment agreements, namely streamlined and non-streamlined or regular installment agreements, depending on how…

August 15, 2018

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IRS Trouble Solvers™ Urges a Paycheck Check-Up for all Taxpayers

The tax law new in 2018 overhauled the taxation system in the United States.  Among other changes, the new law increased the standard deduction, removed personal exemptions, increased the Child Tax Credit, limited or discontinued certain deductions and changed the…

August 15, 2018

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Untimely Claim for Refund Denied

In a recent court case, the taxpayers, part-owners of a family business, timely filed their federal Form 1040 tax returns for 2002 and 2003 listing income from this “S” corporation.  As a result of this choice of corporate form, the…

July 26, 2018

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Tax Liens Survive Transfer of Marital Home from Husband to Wife

In a recent case, a wife who had unpaid employment tax liability due to the IRS from her sole proprietorship business transferred her one-half interest in the marital home to her husband.  The deed transferred the property from both husband…

July 23, 2018

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IRS Did Not Abuse its Discretion in Rejecting Installment Agreement

In a recent case before the United States Tax Court, the taxpayers incurred nearly $300,000.00 in unpaid assessed Form 1040 liability for 2011, 2012 and 2013.  In response to an IRS Notice of Federal Tax Lien filing and a Final…

July 22, 2018

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Charitable Contribution Deductions to a Church Started by the Taxpayer Not Deductible

In a recent case, the United States Tax Court held against the taxpayers and disallowed a charitable contribution deduction they made to a church that they started.  The taxpayers founded a church in 1994 in their home and registered as…

July 20, 2018

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The Number of Tax Liens Filed by the IRS Plummets

The Number of Tax Liens Filed by the IRS Plummets What exactly is a tax lien? It typically takes the form of a Notice of Federal Tax Lien – essentially, it’s a notice to the world that you have an…

June 18, 2018

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IRS Scammers Up Their Online Game

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’re well aware of the many ways unscrupulous people can scam innocent taxpayers by pretending to be the IRS. Scams can take many forms. A common variation is when scammers randomly call…

May 22, 2018

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