Archive for the ‘Tax Liens and Levies’ Category

Singer Kelis Pays Down Huge Tax Debt

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

It’s great to report on celebrities who do a great job paying off their massive tax debt. Case in point: singer-songwriter Kelis Rogers, better known simply as Kelis who is paying down her enormous tax debt to the Internal Revenue Service and to the states of New York and California.

As first reported by TMZ, Kelis owed $741,027.59 in back taxes. She has since cut that debt in half,
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After Shutdown, Tax Collections Still Are a Priority

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

For 16 days, the government shut down effectively halted tax enforcement and collections. Now that the IRS is running at full steam again, should you be concerned?
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The government shutdown from October 1 to October 16 closed not only the most critical U.S. government offices; it also furloughed the most essential federal employees. For 16 days, the business of tax collections: analyzing returns, auditing taxpayers, and filing tax liens, effectively
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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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IRS Tax Liens-How Often Are they Wrong?

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Tax liens can be filed by state and local taxing authorities to enforce collection activity for back taxes owed; when the IRS files a lien against someone, its serious business. However, after reading a recent Forbes article titled: “Many Tax Liens Are Wrong in DC, But How About IRS?” it appears that when it comes to property seizures, the IRS has fewer errors than others. Case in point: The Washington
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Tax Relief News in Review-Celebrity Tax Stories

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Happy Friday!
On this short holiday week, the tax news we featured mainly centered on celebrity tax stories. Here is a recap of what we featured:
Tax Problems-Michael Jackson Estate Gets Assessed by IRS – It appears that the estate of the late Michael Jackson and the IRS are engaged in a dispute over how much the estate of the “King of Pop” is really worth. An NBC News Business article
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Three Californians Indicted for False Tax Liens and Fraud

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The Imperial Valley News (IVN) recently published an article titled: “California Residents Indicted for Filing False Tax Liens Against IRS Employees and Tax Fraud” highlighting an incredible story of three brazen and foolish people who thought they could outsmart the IRS. According to IVN, the Justice Department announced the unsealing of a superseding indictment that charged three Placerville, California residents: Teresa Marie Marty, Charles Tingler and Victoria Tingler, with conspiracy
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Responding to Forbes Article Calling for Tax Resolution Regulation

Monday, August 12th, 2013

It’s no secret that the tax resolution industry has come under fire for egregious actions taken by some tax resolution firms. Their bad business practices have damaged the reputation of the entire tax problem representation industry and set the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), now the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) out to regulate it.  I recently read a Forbes article by Stephen J. Dunn titled: When Will Congress Act Against
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Tax Expert Comments on IRS Restructuring and Reform Act

Monday, August 12th, 2013

It has been 15 years since the enactment of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998. What most people don’t realize is that this was a once-in-a-generation transformation of the only federal agency most Americans will ever encounter. The purpose of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 was to help with the preservation of taxpayer’s rights and it has gone a long way to accomplish that.
Now, with the IRS
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Tax Defense Partners Weekly Tax News Round Up

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Happy Friday!
The tax relief news that sparked our interest this week was quite varied. The stories ranged from tax delinquent New Yorkers losing their driving privileges to another “Real Housewife” star in trouble with Uncle Sam, to avoiding tax relief scams and schemes to Twitter tax news about IRS agency challenges including struggles with efforts to curb identity theft and tax refund fraud.

New York State-Getting Tough on Tax Cheats
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Even Real Housewives Get Tax Bills

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

The IRS files 1 million tax liens every year. Is yours on its way?
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Unless you’re a fan of bad TV, you’ve likely never heard of her.
She’s Lynne Curtin, a Capistrano Beach, California, woman who’s best known for having spent two seasons on the cast of the reality show Real Housewives of Orange County.
She’s not a huge celebrity. In fact, with so many people on reality TV shows these days, you
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Tax Relief Weekly News Round Up-Top Tax Stories

Friday, June 14th, 2013

The tax stories that peaked our interest this week included the following: new online sales tax law challenged by some states, the differences between Offer in Compromise and Installment Agreement, musician Jack White’s generous tax payment for the Detroit’s Masonic Theater, recordkeeping tips from the IRS and Beyoncé’s father and his massive tax debt. Just in case you missed any posts, here’s a recap:
Internet Tax Law Challenged by Team of
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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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$1.2 Million Owed in Back Taxes by Beyonce’s Dad

Monday, June 10th, 2013

When Mathew Knowles managed the career of his superstar singer of a daughter, Beyonce, he made millions.
So many millions, in fact, that Knowles owes the IRS $1.2 million in back taxes, according to celebrity news site TMZ.
The IRS filed a tax lien against Beyonce’s pops for $485,575.95 in 2010 and $728,004.89 in 2011.
Beyonce started her singing career with the group Destiny’s Child. Mathew Knowles managed the group, which became one
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Tax Relief Weekly News Round Up-Top Tax Stories

Friday, May 31st, 2013

This was a short, yet busy week for tax relief news. Stories ranged from celebrity tax woes and prison sentences for tax evaders to tax tips and benefits for military personnel.
Actor Chris Tucker Pays Nearly $1 Million toward Tax Debt – Chris Tucker has been in the spotlight over the last few years, not so much for his talent but sadly, for his huge $12 million tax debt. A recent
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Actor Chris Tucker Pays Nearly $1 Million toward Tax Debt

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

It appears actor and comedian, Chris Tucker is taking a bite out of his huge $12 million dollar tax debt. According to a TMZ.com article titled: “Chris Tucker’s Tax Debt – $1,000,000 Down, 12 More to Go!“, it seems that the actor recently wrote checks totaling $985.028.98 to pay off two Georgia state tax liens: one for $592,594.82 for tax year 2007 and $392,332.16 for tax year 2006.
We reported in
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