There have been a lot of stories about surprised taxpayers this year, and many of those surprises were decidedly unpleasant. Taxpayers who had received large refunds for years were shocked to find that they owed the IRS money this year, sometimes thousands of dollars in...

The Protection and Fundamental Rights You Have with the IRS Did you know, as a taxpayer, you have your own Bill of Rights? The IRS has adopted a Taxpayer Bill of Rights for all of their dealings with the IRS. Chapter 5 of Now What? The...

IRS Radar: Common Targets for Audits If you’ve read our Top Ten post about avoiding certain red flags, you’re probably aware that some issues are more likely to give rise to an audit than others. Former senior attorney with the Internal Revenue Service Chief Counsel, Laurie...

Do I Need a Tax Professional to Resolve my IRS Problems? Sometimes taxpayer’s with IRS tax problems decide to face the IRS on their own. Sometimes they hire a professional like a CPA, Attorney or Enrolled Agent, but not someone who specializes in tax resolution. The...

You Have It, We Want It Forget 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea. You’ll have to dive much deeper than that to get to the heart of the IRS. When it comes to the administration and enforcement of our tax system, there are four basic levels: Examinations (Audits) ...