Posts Tagged ‘payment plan’

Should I file my 2019 return if I did not file last year?

  • May 5th, 2020
  • David Greene
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First, you should know that you now have until July 15 to file your 2019 return. No matter what else you do or don’t do, be sure to file your return on time.  You should do this even if you…

The PEOPLE FIRST INITIATIVE from the IRS

  • April 3rd, 2020
  • David Greene
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In conjunction with the CARES Act and other directives from the President, the IRS has begun a new initiative called the People First Initiative.  The highlights are as follows: If you are in an existing Installment Agreement, payments due between…

Which people get in tax trouble the most?

  • March 12th, 2020
  • David Greene
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I can’t say that there is any one group that tends to get in trouble more than any other, but there is one type of taxpayer who tends to get in trouble frequently.  Self employed people tend to find themselves…

Is refusing to file taxes a criminal offense?

  • January 22nd, 2020
  • David Greene
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This is an area that the IRS pursues very vigorously, so there are more people than one might think who do this.  Here I’m talking about people who take the position that taxes are illegal and do not need to…

Is the Offer In Compromise program a scam?

  • November 20th, 2019
  • David Greene
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I’m happy to say that the Offer In Compromise program is not a scam and still works in the right circumstances.  In fact, I have already had several Offers accepted in 2019!  However, some unscrupulous people will take your money…

What is the Taxpayer Advocate Service and what does he or she do?

  • November 12th, 2019
  • David Greene
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The Taxpayer Advocate’s office is a special position set up after the congressional hearings on the IRS revealed problems in how the IRS sometimes treats taxpayers.  There is a national taxpayer advocate office and also one in each state.  In…

Is there any remedy if the IRS threatens to seize a taxpayer’s home?

  • July 11th, 2019
  • David Greene
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The IRS may foreclose on and seize a taxpayer’s home when settlement negotiations break down.  However, there may still be hope.  The situation usually is that an Offer In Compromise has been denied and the taxpayer feels that he owes…

Alternatives to the Seizure of your Home for Delinquent Taxes.

  • July 9th, 2019
  • David Greene
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There are several collection alternatives to seizure that are available to taxpayers.  In fact, seizure of your home or other property is the last avenue the IRS will pursue.  I am not discussing levies on wages or bank accounts here….

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