Posts Tagged ‘Back Taxes’

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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IRS Tax Problems-Agency Delays Start of Filing Season

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The government shutdown earlier this month did more than fray the nerves of citizens. It also delayed the start of the tax filing season. An article by MSN Money titled: “Shutdown causes IRS to delay tax filing season” cites an IRS press release sent out on October 22 announcing an up to two week delay to the start of the 2014 filing season due to the 16-day federal closure. The
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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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Offer in Compromise Saves Tax Client of the Month $75,000

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Every month at Tax Defense Partners 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 Mr. Thomas and Ms. Karen D.
Mr. Thomas & Ms. Karen D. owed the IRS over $79,000 in back taxes. After several months of
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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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Tax Problems-Michael Jackson Estate Gets Assessed by IRS

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

There are ways to value the worth of tangible items like real estate or cars for estate tax purposes. However, placing a dollar amount on the image of a celebrity is a more complicated and disparaging process as the estate of the late Michael Jackson is finding out. An NBC News Business article titled: “What’s Michael Jackson’s image worth? A $434 million question for the IRS“ reports on the giant
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Americans Living Abroad Renouncing US Citizenship

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

A Wall Street Journal article titled: “U.S. Expats Balk at Tax Law” reports that the government’s quest to find tax evaders is prompting some Americans living in Asia and around the world to rethink their citizenship. Their biggest complaint: the increasing burden of paperwork required by Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA.
As per FATCA regulations foreign institutions are required to disclose the overseas assets of U.S. citizens and green-card
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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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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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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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IRS Relief-Obama Chooses Management Pro to Run Agency

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

President Barack Obama has chosen a crisis management expert to run the IRS – an agency clearly in need of a stabilizing force. According to a Washington Post article titled: “Obama nominates restructuring expert to lead IRS amid political controversy“, Obama selected retired corporate and government official, John Koskinen whose experience managing numerous organizations in crisis makes him an “natural” for taking over an agency facing its own share of
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Tax Relief Weekly News Round-Up: Top Tax Stories

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Happy Friday!
The cases and stories that caught our attention this week ranged from offshore tax evasion and estate tax issues, to a prison sentence for failing to file tax returns and July’s Tax Client of the Month.

Estate/IRS tax issues:
Proof that the IRS is going after wealthy Americans is evidenced in the stories of large estates receiving massive tax bills from the IRS. The post Tax Problems-Pohlad Estate
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Tax Problems-What to Do if You Inherit Them

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

After recently writing a post about the estate of James Gandolfini, I ran across a follow-up article for Reuters by Amy Feldman titled: “What to Do When You Inherit a Tax Mess.” This article focuses on the types of tax mistakes people make when planning their estate that can inadvertently cause future tax chaos for beneficiaries.
Here are some key points about estate tax issues the article highlights:

Every one in 10
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