Over the last five years, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued over $2 billion in erroneous or fraudulent tax refunds related to amended tax returns. On July 31, 2019, the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a report. The report detailed why these mistakes are happening. It also outlined […]
The IRS released its 2018 version of the IRS Data Book, which provides a snapshot of all activities conducted by the agency during the previous fiscal year. It covers activities that the IRS conducted between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018. It includes tax returns, appeals, exams, audits, levies, liens, and other tax-enforcement activities. The […]
When you filed your income tax returns for the past tax year, your tax preparer or the software program you were using probably gave an estimate of how much money you would receive back from the government. You were likely very excited to receive your tax refund. You may have planned precisely how you were […]
Private collection agencies are now being assigned to collect selected delinquent accounts for the IRS. These agencies have placed some taxpayers in such stressful positions that it is hard for them to meet their living expenses.
In 2015, Congress enacted the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), which, among other things, required the IRS […]
Tax Essentials for New Widows
Losing your partner can be emotionally debilitating, and on top of dealing with that aspect of the loss, you also have to handle numerous financial issues. Wondering how becoming a widow affects your income tax situation? Here’s a look at some of the essentials.