The National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina Olson released her mid-year report to Congress. It presents a review of the 2017 filing season and identifies the top issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will address during the upcoming year.
Taxpayers wanting to make an IRA contribution for 2016, have until the unextended due date for filing their 2016 return, which is April 18, 2017. Contributing to an IRA has several benefits, the most important one being that you are saving for your retirement.
You may not always be required to pay back your debts in full. It is not wholly uncommon for a debt to be forgiven or otherwise discharged – a creditor may fail to collect, discontinue attempts to collect or outright forgive your debt for whatever reason – thus leading to a cancellation of the debt in the amount specified.
The Internal Revenue Service is continually updating its policies and protocols. Often, this occurs in response to problems. That said, it is important for taxpayers to keep up with suggested policy changes that could affect your situation.
Taxpayers have certain rights, both on the federal level, as well as on the state level. Unfortunately, when dealing with large bureaucracies like the IRS, it can be hard for the average individual to understand his or her rights and seek recourse or remedies in situations when those rights are not respected.
Making the decision to venture out on your own and work for yourself can be an exciting, yet frightening prospect. Nevertheless, it is important for those who are self-employed to know and understand the tax implications associated with such a decision.
Are you one of tens of thousands of Americans who employs a service provider in your home? Perhaps you have hired a nanny, babysitter, cook, maid, or a personal health care assistant.
An IRS audit is something no one ever wants to face. Audits mean gathering tax paperwork, answering personal questions about your income and expenses, and potentially facing a bill for back taxes, interest and penalties at the end of the process.
If you receive Notice of a Federal Tax Lien under Internal Revenue Code Section 6320, or if you receive Notice of Intent to Levy under Internal Revenue Code Section 6330, you have a serious tax problem on your hands.
Many people want to avoid paying taxes, and countless arguments have been made by those claiming legal grounds not to pay. The IRS has made a list of some of the common contentions that have been made and discredited in the past.