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2019 IRS Levies Up 22%, Liens Up 33%, & Individual Audits Dropped 25%

The IRS released data for 2019 with a few interesting numbers related to enforcement actions and audits. We will review and compare the number of tax liens, tax levies, and audits in 2019 as compared to previous years.

Tax Liens Increase by 33%

When an individual or business has a tax bill that does not get paid, the IRS eventually will file a tax lien. The […]

IRS Offer In Compromise Acceptance Rate Falls 7.4% In 2019 to 32.99%

irs offer in compromise acceptance rate 2019The IRS released data recently on the Offer in Compromise (OIC) acceptance rate for 2019. The OIC acceptance rate decreased by 7.4% when compared to 2018. The dollar amount for all accepted OICs increased by 10.76% or about $28.1 million. That represents an average of $16, 177.86 […]

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 […]

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 […]

IRS OIC Acceptance Rate And Tax Levies Rise; Liens and Audits Fall in 2018

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 […]

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