Stephanie Taylor Christiansen

About Stephanie Taylor Christiansen

Stephanie Taylor Christensen is a freelance writer with more than a decade of experience writing about personal finance and business topics for clients including financial institutions, private firms and the national media.

How to Respond If the IRS Is at Your Door

How to Respond If the IRS Is at Your DoorIdentity theft related to tax scams remain a serious issue. While the Internal Revenue Service notes that fraudulent emails and phone calls from imposters who claim to be representatives of the IRS rank highest on the list […]

How to Avoid the Penalty for Underpayment of Estimated Tax

How to Avoid the Penalty for Underpayment of Estimated TaxThe estimated tax penalty is technically called an underpayment penalty. More than ten million taxpayers paid underpayment tax penalties in the 2016 tax year, compared to the 8.9 million who paid them in 2014. That increase may have […]

September 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The IRS’ Says You Can Have a Virtual Appeal—But Should You?

irs virtual appealsThe Internal Revenue Service launched a pilot virtual appeals program on August 1, 2017.  This program will potentially allow IRS Appeals Office staff, taxpayers, and their representatives to hold a “face to face” meeting—by way of a secure, web-based video conference.

Benefits of the New IRS Virtual Appeals Program

According to the IRS’ statement […]

August 10th, 2017|Tax News|0 Comments

3rd-Party Tax Debt Collector Contact You? Beware of Their Advice

third party tax debt collectorIf you owe the Internal Revenue Service tax money, you may know that some of the penalties for non-payment can become pricey: The IRS can impose additional late or underpayment penalties, and apply interest rate charges on amounts owed until they are resolved.  If the IRS fails to collect on the tax debt […]