Posts Tagged debt

IRS Announces New Payment Option for Some Delinquent Taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that a new payment option has been added to the private debt collection program. The payment option is intended to make it easier for those who owe to pay their tax debts, although some practitioners, like me, fear that it could lead to abuse.

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IRS Audit Period Is 3 Years, 6 Years Or Forever: How To Cut Your Risk

It is only natural to worry about an IRS audit, and the duration of audit periods can be downright frightening. Tax lawyers and accountants are used to monitoring the duration of their clients’ audit exposure, and so should you.

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Crabb Tax Services Newsletter (July 2019)

TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: 3 Costly Tax Mistakes to Avoid 6 Summertime Uses For This Tax-Favored Savings Account Understanding How Taxpayers May Appeal to the IRS Office of Appeals This Crazy Map Shows You How Complicated The Tax Code Has

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Crabb Tax Services Newsletter (June 2019)

TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: Optimizing Residential Real Estate Deductions Tax Court Approves IRS Denial of Installment Plan Request The Marriage Tax Penalty, Post-TCJA 3 Great New Tax Videos! IRS TAX TIP: Here’s What Taxpayers Should Know Before Visiting an IRS

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Crabb Tax Services Newsletter (May 2019)

TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: Tax Levy: What It Is, How It Works and How to Stop One What Is A Tax Lien? IRS corrects error in Schedule D tax calculation worksheet 3 Great New Tax Videos! IRS TAX TIP: Taxpayer

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How A $1,250 Student Loan Becomes Thousands More

Just under 500 lawsuits were filed in 2018 in federal courts across the country by private attorneys seeking money for the federal government.

The lawsuits are a mostly unknown part of an industry of private collectors working on behalf of the federal government to track down student loan payments. It’s a system that showcases how student loan debt is different from all other kinds of debt: It can’t be written off in bankruptcy and, because it’s owned by the federal government, long-term unpaid debt is never written off, but relentlessly tracked down.

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Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

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IRS Reminds Taxpayers of Its Ability to Revoke Passports and Deny Passport Applications

What You Need to Do If You Plan to Travel Abroad and Have Unpaid Federal Taxes WRITTEN BY: Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP   Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) published another friendly reminder that it was recently vested with the

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Report Suggests Congress And IRS Should Give Taxpayers More Time To File In 2019

It’s not your imagination: It really is a different kind of tax season. It’s so different that the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF), a nonpartisan research and educational organization, is calling on Congress to extend the filing season. by Kelly Phillips

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Crabb Tax Services Newsletter (February 2019)

TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: NEW! For 2019…Tax Videos to help you understand new tax laws and deal with special situations. Surprise, no tax refund for you! What not to do if you owe the IRS. 5 Personal Finance Podcasts Actually

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Crabb Tax Services Newsletter (January 2019)

TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: IRS Releases New Not-Quite-Postcard-Sized Form 1040 For 2018, Plus New Schedules Tax Trends Heading Into 2019 White House Says IRS Will Pay Tax Refunds During Government Shutdown AICPA and NCCPAP ask IRS to suspend tax penalties

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How To Analyze Your Annual Credit Report And Spot Errors

Nobody really likes to think about his or her credit report. Even if you’re 99% certain that your credit is in good standing, requesting your annual credit report can be an exercise in anxiety. Imagine if you’re wrong. Maybe, all along, you didn’t really understand your report in the first place.

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Crabb Tax Services Newsletter (November 2017)

TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: Individuals Who Need to Reconstruct Records After a Disaster IRS Warns About Tax Scams Related To Hurricanes, Wildfires & Vegas Shooting Tax Refund Fraudsters Already Had Much Of That Equifax Stolen Data Taxpayers Who Are Victims

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