There it is… a plain white envelope with an IRS return address. This seemingly innocent piece of mail is right there in your mailbox, mixed in with your bills and a pile of junk mail. When you open the envelope, you see in the upper right-hand corner that...

You diligently complete and file your tax return… to your delight, you’re getting a refund! You are excited when you see the IRS envelope show up in your mailbox. At last, your money is here! Now you can pay bills/get your car fixed/blow it in...

Remember the Calgon commercials of the 1970s and 1980s? Those of you who were around that is… A harried woman juggling kids, housework, jobs, and life, in general, gets fed up and utters the magic phrase: “Calgon, take me away!” Immediately, she is whisked away to a...

You’ve opened that ominous IRS envelope and found that you have a notice. In the upper right-hand corner of the first page, it identifies itself as a CP19 notice. What is a CP19 Notice? A CP19 notice informs you that the IRS has increased the amount...

Most people who were out of grade school in the 1980s remember hearing the word “gnarly.” While not an easy term to explain, the Urban Dictionary gives it a good shot: “Gnarly is when you’ve gone beyond radical, beyond extreme. It’s balls-out danger, and/or perfection, and/or...