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Number of IRS Audits Continues to Decline

Do you worry that you will be audited by the IRS? Well, according to recent IRS audit statistics, you may be able to breathe a little easier. It was recently reported that annual IRS audit figures are down again for the…

March 23, 2017

Recent Revisions to the Internal Revenue Manual Deny Most Face-to-Face Hearings

As tax practitioners, it is our job to ask the IRS for relief for our clients.  Relief can include a request for an installment agreement, a request for penalty abatement, a request for innocent spouse relief or an Offer in…

February 20, 2017

Lawsuit Against IRS Fails Because of Sovereign Immunity

Sovereign immunity is a legal doctrine carried over from the time of Kings in which the King and his court were immune from claims by his subjects because “the King can do no wrong.” Even though we do not have…

January 13, 2017

IRS User Fees Continue to Increase

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are already aware that the IRS has proposed to increase the user fees that it charges to taxpayers seeking an installment agreement or an Offer in Compromise with the IRS….

November 16, 2016

IRS May Increase User Fees for Offers in Compromise

An Offer in Compromise is when taxpayers “cut a deal” with the IRS regarding your unpaid tax liability.  There are three different types of Offers, namely Doubt as to Liability (“I don’t owe what the IRS says I owe”), Doubt as…

October 21, 2016

IRS Increases User Fee Cost

For many years now, the IRS has charged a user fee to taxpayers depending on the type of services or relief that they are seeking.  The IRS has implemented user fees to offset budget cuts forced upon the IRS by…

June 01, 2016

IRS Leaks Taxpayers Social Security Numbers in Publicly Available Offers in Compromise

An Offer in Compromise allows a taxpayer to settle his or her tax debt with the IRS by paying less than what is due and owing. By law, after an Offer in Compromise is accepted, anybody is allowed to review…

May 12, 2016

Do I Need To Hire a Tax Attorney?

Are you being audited by the IRS and need to negotiate? Many people survive IRS audits without legal representation. However, you may want to have a tax attorney on speed dial as you go through the audit on your own….

March 24, 2015

Tax Court Orders IRS to Consider Defunct Business’ Offer in Compromise

A defunct business called Synergy Environmental, Inc., filed an Offer in Compromise with the IRS in August of 2010 offering $600.00 to compromise unpaid federal income tax liabilities. An Offer in Compromise (OIC) allows a taxpayer to “cut a deal”…

September 11, 2014

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