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

Private Collection of Overdue Federal Taxes to Start This Month

past due taxes IRSIt’s already mid-April and the tax season is just about to come to a close. For those who still haven’t field their taxes, the deadline is now just a week away, unless you’ve filed for an extension. However, the deadline to file your federal income tax return is not the only significant tax event […]

April 12th, 2017|Tax News|1 Comment

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 […]