Posts Tagged ‘IRS tax help’

Offshore Amnesty Programs Yield $5.5 Billion

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Government investigators reported that the Internal Revenue Service has recouped more than $5.5 billion for the voluntary disclosure programs. NPR sites an Associated Press article titled: Tax Cheats Pony Up $5.5 Billion in Amnesty Program highlights a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that shows how through these programs the IRS was able to get people to come forward to report their offshore bank accounts and assets in exchange for reduced
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Tax Expert Discusses Tax Professionals and Tax Software

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Some of you may still be deciding whether to hire a tax professional or purchase tax preparation software. In this informative video, (one part of a series that came from my appearance on the Midday Sunday Fox 11 with host Tony Valdez program), I offer the following tax help tips:

When tax preparation software works
Know when it’s time to hire a tax professional
When it’s time to hire a tax resolution specialist

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TRS President Brian Compton Wins Best in Biz Gold Award

Friday, November 16th, 2012

What a great week here at Tax Resolution Services, Co. (TRS)! This Wednesday, our firm received great news that President, Brian Compton was named the Gold Winner for the Business Development Executive of the Year category in the second annual 2012 Best in Biz Awards. I am very proud of Brian and it’s great to see him recognized for his outstanding leadership as one of the top executive in his
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Extended IRS Tax Relief for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Late last week, the IRS updated its filing and payment requirements for victims of Hurricane Sandy in an attempt to bring more tax relief to more people. I initially blogged about the IRS providing tax help to hurricane victims by extended filing and payment requirements for business owners and their tax preparers. Since then, the IRS has more broadly extended its tax relief efforts based on the Federal Emergency Management
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IRS Tax Relief for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

The IRS announced yesterday that it’s giving taxpayers and tax preparers affected by Hurricane Sandy some tax relief: a one week extension until November 7 to file returns and make payments normally due on October 31.
This IRS tax help is aimed at business owners and their tax preparers whose payroll and excise tax returns were due on October 31 and who were “in an area affected by Hurricane Sandy or
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Understanding Payroll Taxes and Severance

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Recently laid-off employees who collected severance pay will want to understand their tax obligations to prevent any payroll tax problems from occurring. A recent Wall Street Journal article by Laura Saunders titled “When Severance Pay Is Subject to Payroll Tax” discusses two conflicting federal court rulings over whether severance pay should be subject to payroll taxes and if both employee and employer are entitled to claim a tax refund. For
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Tax Resolution Services Offers Returning Veterans Free Tax Advice

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

As a member of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS) Returning Combat Veterans Program, Tax Resolution Services is honored to offer free tax services for to military personnel returning from combat duty facing IRS problems and in need expert tax relief.
According to a USA Today article released yesterday entitled Troops owe IRS $390 million, some military men and women are finding themselves exiting a war zone to come
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IRS Practices Scrutinized This Tax Season

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

A previous blog post entitled Tax Advocate Warns Taxpayers Rights at Risk mentioned the release of the annual report to Congress by National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson.
Olson, an outspoken official whose staff works within the IRS to resolve taxpayers tax issues, was very critical of several IRS practices and processes that end up putting taxpayers last.
In the Forbes article IRS Advocate: New Taxpayer Rights Crisis Is Brewing detailing the
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IRS Tax Help Basics for the Self-Employed

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Self-employment can be a liberating experience. You get to make your own rules, work your own hours and say goodbye to the horrors of a demanding boss. With this freedom comes responsibility and handling all your business affairs now solely rests on your shoulders, including paying your own taxes. A recent Ledyard-Patch article entitled Self-Employed? IRS Says You Should Read This reminds us that the self-employed are urged to get
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Top Tax Help News: IRS Cracks Down on HSBC Offshore Accounts in India

Friday, April 8th, 2011

For those who thought the UBS scandal with the IRS was bad, get ready for the latest crackdown news: India. Yep, the IRS has spread its wings even further and are now pushing HSBC to disclose its members who are suspected of having secret bank accounts in India.
According to Wall Street Journal, “Thousands of U.S. taxpayers of Indian origin have opened up accounts with HSBC in India since 2002,
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Need for Tax Help Grows as IRS Seeks Funds to Bail Out Bankrupt Nation

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Did you know: Congress has pumped an additional $400 million into the IRS enforcement budget for fiscal year 2010.
This allowed  the IRS to add 4,000 to 5,000 new revenue agents to assess and collect taxes. The International Monetary Fund has even gone as far as to call the United States bankrupt. With the U.S. fiscal gap growing and the IRS going after delinquent taxpayers to increase tax revenue, there is
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Expert Tax Help FAQ: Can the IRS Get Personal When It Comes to Payroll Taxes?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Many of you may own your own business with your own employees. This means you will need to follow the IRS tax rules for filing and paying annual payroll taxes if you want to stay in business and out of IRS trouble.
But how far can the IRS go when it comes to collecting unpaid payroll taxes? Can the IRS really go after you personally if you fail to file and
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IRS Tax Relief Tips on Facebook-TRS Educates Taxpayers While Saving Them Time and Money

Monday, August 16th, 2010

I am proud to announce that in addition to providing expert tax relief for individuals and small businesses, our team at Tax Resolution Services has now extended our reach to the more than 50 percent of American homes that now regularly utilize Facebook.
You may or may not already know that one in six Americans today faces some type of tax problem. Through Facebook, we are now extending our social media
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Tax Resolution Services, Co., Provides Vital Tax Relief as IRS Boosts Audits

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Congress has increased the IRS’s enforcement budget to a record $5.5 billion — meaning hundreds of new agents hired for IRS audits and investigations. Fiscal year 2009 saw 1.425 million examinations of individual tax returns – the most seen all decade. The IRS also filed more than 3 million bank levies and nearly 1 million tax liens.
The trend towards tougher enforcement against tax avoidance means that more Americans than ever
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Under Audit? What Every Taxpayer Should Know About IRS Tax Audits

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

I recently read an article on written by Beth Braverman titled “5 things to know about getting audited.” I am always looking for helpful resources for my readers, so I wanted to share this IRS tax relief advice with you.  Here is a quick summary of the 5 tips discussed in the article.
1. Audits are on the rise
After filing your taxes, there’s always reason to wonder: Will the taxman
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