Kari Brummond

About Kari Brummond

Kari Brummond is a freelance writer based in Colorado. She specializes in personal finance and tax issues.

Coronavirus: State Tax Relief Changes for Business and Individual Taxpayers

coronavirus state tax reliefEfforts to flatten the coronavirus curve have led to extremely high unemployment numbers and lowered business revenues across the country. As businesses and individuals are struggling to stay afloat, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and most state revenue departments have responded by creating a variety of tax relief and deferral options. Are you worried […]

How to Claim Unclaimed Refunds From the IRS or State

unclaimed tax refund moneyThe Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is holding over $1 billion in unclaimed income tax refunds from 2015 alone and similar amounts from other years. In some cases, the money was returned to the IRS due to closed bank accounts or wrong addresses. In other cases, refunds sit waiting because taxpayers […]

February 19th, 2020|Tax Tips|0 Comments

Seven Reasons You Should File Taxes as Early as Possible

file taxes earlyThe IRS gives you until April 15th (or the following business day if April 15th falls on a weekend or holiday) to file your tax return, but ideally, you should file as early as possible. Filing your return early in the tax season gives you a lot of benefits and can potentially even save you […]

TIGTA Audit Reveals Issues With How IRS Handles Requests for Appeals Hearings

tigta audit appeals processEstablished in 1998 to provide independent oversight to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) regularly audits IRS processes. In September 2019, the group completed an audit of various aspects of the IRS appeals hearing process. The TIGTA found several mistakes that are worrisome for taxpayers.

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September 18th, 2019|Tax News|0 Comments

IRS Issuing Erroneous Refunds on Amended Tax Returns

irs treasuryOver 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 […]

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