IRS Offer in Compromise Acceptance Rate Hits All-Time High in 2016

The IRS recently released their annual offer in compromise (OIC) data for 2016. Although the acceptance rate fell in fiscal year 2014 and 2015, it reached a new all-time high in 2016 with an acceptance rate of 42.86%. That is almost 1% more than the previous all-time high reached in fiscal year 2013.

An Offer in Compromise is a “proposal by a taxpayer to the Federal government […]

April 3rd, 2017|Tax News|1 Comment

Olympic Gold Comes with a Tax Bill

us olympic gold medal and taxesThe United States has been doing pretty well in the 2016 Summer Olympics, held this year in Brazil. As usual, the United States leads the medal count, including for gold, helped along by great performances by the United States swim and women’s gymnastics teams.

But what happens after the Games end and the […]

August 16th, 2016|Tax News|0 Comments

Do Millionaires Really Leave States with Higher Taxes?

wealthy leave over taxes?One of the clarion calls of this year’s presidential election, at least in terms of what Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton say they will do if either is chosen as the Democratic nominee and then goes on to win, is raising taxes on the wealthy.

However, the other side of that argument is that higher […]

Tax Fraud on the Rise. Can Congress Combat It?

tax fraud on rise congress to fightWhat’s the fastest-rising form of identity fraud in the United States?

According to recent numbers from the Federal Trade Commission, tax refund fraud is the biggest contributor to a recent spike in ID theft. According to the FTC, there was a 47% spike in ID theft in 2015. That’s a pretty big […]

May 24th, 2016|Tax News|0 Comments

IRS Adds More Staff for Audit and Enforcement

irs treasuryIn recent months, the IRS has complained that it doesn’t have the budget to properly enforce tax law or to provide adequate customer service. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen recently pointed out that budget cuts mean that the agency will be unable to replace up to 1,800 workers.

However, the IRS just announced that it […]