Posts Tagged ‘IRS disputes’

With Tax Return Preparer Fraud and Tax Schemes on the Rise, IRS Looks at New Model For Regulation of Tax Preparers

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Return preparer fraud made this year’s IRS Dirty Dozen list of common scams taxpayers should avoid. In this down economy, the promise of large refunds may seem tempting to taxpayers, but victims of tax schemes will end up facing more tax problems in the long run.
Dishonest tax return preparers are scam artists that skim money from their clients’ refunds and charge inflated fees for return preparation services. They attract new
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New IRS Review Process for Home Equity Could Help Settle Disputes

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

I was recently interviewed by  Martin Vaughan from Dow Jones News for an article he was writing about the new circumstances under which the IRS would consider Offer in Compromise settlements that it would otherwise have rejected because of a home equity issue.
Under the Offer in Compromise program, the tax collector may settle with a taxpayer for less than the full amount of taxes owed. Under previous guidelines, the IRS
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