Archive for the ‘IRS help’ Category

IRS Warns of New Phone Tax Scam

Friday, November 8th, 2013

According to a recent press release, the IRS is sounding a warning about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. We initially reported on this scam in a previous post during the government shutdown. It was clear that these brazen thieves were taking advantage of the fact they could continue their crimes essentially without getting caught.

Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and
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IRS Question Corner: How Do I Pay Off Back Tax Debt?

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Question: I’m in deep trouble. Bottom line: too much tax debt, not enough income. The reasons for this are many: bad tax advice, recklessness on my part, and most recently (and tragically for me) a significant loss of income. I’m petrified about the future. Can you help?

Answer: First of all, I’m very sorry to hear about the position you’re in. While it may not be immediate consolation, please know
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IRS Problems-Agency Publishes Social Security Numbers Online

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

“When the Internal Revenue Service screws up, it screws up BIG.” This is the opening sentence from the MSN article titled: “IRS accidentally publishes thousands of Social Security numbers online.“ In this case, I couldn’t agree more.
According to the MSN source, Gizmodo, it appears the agency forgot to remove tens of thousands of Social Security numbers from a data-set while uploading it to a new online hub thus publishing taxpayer social
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IRS Question: Offer in Compromise or Installment Agreement, Which is Right for Me?

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Question: I’ve read about the Offer in Compromise and the Installment Agreement. How do I determine which one is right for me?

Answer: This is a great question, and an important one. While I can’t tell you with certainty which is best for you without meeting you in person and discussing your financial situation in detail, I can tell you about each program and these explanations may help you in
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IRS Troubles-Agency Spent $4 Million on Employee Conference

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

As if the intense scrutiny the IRS has faced over the last month wasn’t enough, a new report has emerged about wasteful IRS spending that has lawmakers demanding more answers from the new acting IRS Commissioner, Danny Werfel.
An NBC article and video clip from NBC titled: “2010 IRS conference featured ‘happiness expert,’ $17K art session” highlights a specific 2010 Internal Revenue Service conference in California where goofy, expensive video parodies were
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Beyonce’s Father Owes $1.2 Million in IRS Back Taxes

Monday, May 20th, 2013

It’s pretty clear Beyonce’s former manager and father, Mathew Knowles knows a thing or two about managing a superstar. However, it appears he’s less knowledgeable about what it means to owe back taxes to Uncle Sam. According to a Source article titled: “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems! Mathew Knowles Owes 1.2 Mil In Taxes“, Knowles, who failed to pay his taxes during 2010 and 2011, has now received a huge tax
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New Tax Resolution Services Commercial Advises Tax Relief

Monday, April 29th, 2013

For fifteen years, I have helped resolve IRS tax issues for good people who made past tax mistakes and got into trouble with the IRS. These folks got the the tax relief they needed because they hired expert tax representation capable of handling cases such as theirs. A new Tax Resolution Services commercial for The Blaze TV reminds taxpayers who owe back taxes how important hiring certified tax representation to handle
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IRS Question: How Do I Pay Off Tax Debt?

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Michael Rozbruch, certified Tax Resolution Specialist, answers a question about settling back taxes:
Question: Do I have the choice between the Offer in Compromise and the Installment Agreement when working with the IRS to settle my tax debt? And which one is better?

Answer: Great questions! The short answer for both is that each is intended for consumers in different positions, so the decision of whether to pursue an Offer in
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IRS Lists ‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams: Don’t Fall Victim!

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The IRS has released its annual list of the top 12 tax scams. Make sure the tax advice you’re following isn’t on this list.
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If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
That well-worn maxim applies to many things in life.
Including, of course, tax advice.
Someone saying you don’t need to pay taxes? Others claiming they can help you hide money off shore?
It’s all too good to be true.
In fact, some
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Tax Client Settles Debt Through Offer in Compromise Program

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Every month at Tax Resolution Services we choose a very special Tax Client Of The Month.  It’s our way of acknowledging good friends and saying “thanks” to those who support our business with referrals, word of mouth and repeat business.
This month’s Tax Client Of The Month is Ms. Debra W.
Ms. Debra W. owed the IRS over $73,000 in back taxes. After several months of negotiations, we were able to settle
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IRS Question: How Do I Pay Off My Back Taxes?

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Question: I need to do my taxes for 2012, and I just don’t know what to do! I owe back taxes already, and I don’t think I can pay them. Now, this year, I’m sure I’ll just add to that tax debt. I don’t see how I can get out from under it. What options do I have?

Answer: Your situation is a tough one, but you’re asking the
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Tax Identity Fraud-How to Protect Yourself

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

With tropical storm intensity, Florida is currently leading the nation in tax identity fraud cases. A previous Tax Matters blog post cited a recent CNBC article titled “Florida Hit by ‘Tsunami’ of Tax Identity Fraud” that underscores the severity of this major, nationwide tax problem the IRS has been unable to resolve. According to the CNBC article, however, tax identity fraud is more than just a nuisance. It has now
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Tax Resolution Services Interviewed for KTLA TV Show

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

I was recently interviewed by Alan Mendelson host of “Best Buys with Alan Mendelson” a television show that features the best deals and money saving ideas.
Watch Alan’s special report on Tax Resolution Services, Co. in the video below on how consumers can get help to pay off their income tax debts to the IRS and to the state.
Tune in to KTLA Channel 5 this Saturday February 23rd at 5:30pm PT
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Top Ten Ways to Get Tax Help from IRS.gov

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The IRS has made getting tax help 24 hours a day/7 days a week on IRS.gov easier than ever before. They have done this by re-designing their website to make it more user-friendly for both consumers and tax professionals. Here are the top ten reasons to visit the IRS.gov website:

Get 24/7 Access — for Free. IRS.gov has tax forms and answers when you need them – day or night. The Interactive
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Taxes Turn 100-A Brief Look at the 16th Amendment

Friday, February 8th, 2013

On February 3, 2013, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution authorizing the federal income tax turned 100. The 16th Amendment has certainly had its share of controversy, especially in its early years. A Forbes article titled, “Guess Who Turned 100 This Weekend?“ highlights the history and tumultuous beginning of our tax system. Here are some of the interesting facts Forbes presents:
The Federal Income Tax is Born
On February 3, 1913, Delaware became
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