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 […]
In 2017, the IRS hired and paid private debt collection agencies $20 million, but these firms only collected $6.7 million, meaning the IRS lost over $13 million in the process. Besides losing the government money, the program has arguably been a failure in countless other ways.
Expectations for […]
The last day of the year is just around the corner, and if you’re someone who usually faces a tax bill in April, this is your last chance to lower your tax liability for 2017. Even though there […]
In the United States, federal income tax is just the start. In most cases, you also have to pay state tax, and some municipalities charge local or city income tax as well. All those bills can add up, and you may be wondering “how can I avoid state income tax?” or “can […]