Archive for the ‘Tax Debt Help News’ Category

IRS Reminder – October 15th Tax Extension Deadline

Monday, September 30th, 2013

The IRS recently posted both a video and a press release to remind taxpayers that if they filed for an extension, the due date is October 15th, 2013. According to the IRS, many of the more than 11 million taxpayers who requested an automatic six-month extension this year have yet to file. Below the video is information the IRS wants to make sure taxpayers are aware of:

Here are exemptions to
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Willie Nelson and IRS Tax Liens Over Twenty Years Ago

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Today, I was reminded that it’s been over twenty years since Willie Nelson lost nearly all his possessions to IRS tax liens. Country music news website, The Boot featured an article titled: “23 Years Ago: IRS Places Liens on Willie Nelson’s Property for Back Taxes” that highlights the entertainer’s challenges with the IRS beginning on Sept. 21, 1990, when IRS placed $16.7 million in tax liens on his property. Here
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Madoff Victims Still Waiting for Investment Fraud Relief

Friday, September 20th, 2013

It appears that some of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme victims will have to wait a little longer get their money back. CNNMoney’s article titled: “More than $2 billion for Madoff victims is still in limbo” details information provided by Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) veteran and hedge fund founder Richard Breeden. Breeden was appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice in December of 2012 as “special master” of the distribution
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Tax Defense Partners Ranked Highest in Top Ten Reviews

Monday, August 26th, 2013

It was great to receive the news that Tax Defense Partners (TDP) was ranked the highest of all Tax Debt Relief Service providers on Top Ten Reviews. This first place review sighted the following reasons why TDP is the best option for representing taxpayers before the IRS:

The age of the company
The number of clients it has served
The fact that Tax Defense Partners can help with and negotiate any tax situation

It’s rewarding
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Tax Relief Weekly News Round Up

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Happy Friday!
This week we featured tax relief stories about the following subjects: how tax resolution can help struggling taxpayers, turning financial failures into success, ways to pay off a large tax debt. We also covered stories about tax evasion, filing false tax liens and tax fraud.
Here’s the tax news recap:
The post How Tax Resolution Services Helps People Find Tax Relief was inspired by a video interview I had in February
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IRS Help for Innocent Spouse Victims

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

I came across a Forbes article this week that should be good news for those folks claiming or who have already claimed the Innocent Spouse Defense. The article by Tax Girl Kelly Phillips Erb titled: IRS Proposes to Permanently Ease Restrictions for Innocent Spouse Relief, reports that the IRS proposes to do the following:

Extend the amount of time taxpayers can apply for equitable relief through an innocent spouse application. Under
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New York State Revokes Driver’s License for Tax Debt

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Due to federal budget cuts and a stagnant economy, states are more cash strapped than ever and looking for ways to generate revenue. New York State’s solution: revoke driver’s licenses of tax deadbeats. Tax Girl, Kelly Phillips Erb reports in her article titled: “You Can’t Drive 55: NY Suspends Driver’s Licenses for Tax Delinquents“, that beginning this year, drivers who owe more than $10,000 in state taxes face losing their
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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 Scrutiny of Bitcoin and Virtual Currencies

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin have created a whole new way to pay for things. However, the tax rules governing how to report virtual currency use are not as defined as they should be – possibly causing tax problems down the line. A recent Forbes article titled, “Bitcoin in IRS Crosshairs, Says Government Report” explains a new Government Accountability Office report (GAO) that suggests the IRS should watch Bitcoin and
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Satisfied Tax Resolution Services Client Saves Over $40k

Monday, June 17th, 2013

At Tax Resolution Services, Co. (TRS) we are committed to providing exceptional client care. A new video clip on The Blaze TV highlights one of Glenn Beck’s viewers who shared his TRS experience with the nationally televised show. This satisfied client said that a TRS quality assurance manager was with him every step of the way to make sure his case was on track. His original tax debt amounted to nearly $50,000.
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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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Musician Jack White Pays 142k Tax Bill for Detroit Landmark

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

If there were tax angels, musician Jack White would be one of them. According to the Detroit Free Press, it appears that the anonymous benefactor who recently paid $142,000 of the Detroit’s Masonic Temple’s back taxes was none other than musician Jack White. White played at the Masonic twice as a solo artist and seven times with his former band, the White Stripes.
The article mentions that White was born in
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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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IRS Question: Can I Erase Tax Debt in Bankruptcy?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Question: I am filing bankruptcy to get out from underneath debt brought on by some bad financial decisions. Can I discharge in bankruptcy the IRS back taxes I owe for tax years 2008 and 2009 that amount to roughly $25,000? I am struggling financially to pay off all the debt I incurred in this mess but am particularly overwhelmed with the tax debt. Do I have any chance at tax
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Tax Relief News Round Up: Top IRS Tax Stories this Week

Friday, May 10th, 2013

This was a busy week in tax relief and IRS news. The stories that caught our attention ranged from how long to keep IRS tax records, to celebrity tax woes and finding tax debt solutions to the pro’s and cons of IRS prepared returns.
This week started with a helpful post titled: Tax Relief Tips for How Long to Keep IRS Records. A general rule of thumb guideline suggests that
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