Posts Tagged ‘tax problem’

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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Five Tax Help Tips to Keep IRS Audits at Bay

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Tax Defense Partners helps people resolve their tax problems and counsels clients on ways they can stay compliant and prevent future IRS tax issues. An article by Forbes titled “5 Steps to Keep the IRS Out of Your Hair” gives sound advice to taxpayers, reminding them to be proactive about preventing tax issues especially ones that have the potential to trigger an IRS audit.
Here are the top five tips Forbes
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Tax Problems-Pohlad Estate Challenged by IRS

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

More proof that the IRS is focusing its collection efforts on wealthy taxpayers comes from the Minnesota Star Tribune. The paper reported that the estate of billionaire Carl Pohlad is being challenged by IRS -specifically for the low valuation of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. The article titled: “Pohlads Go One-on-One with the IRS” said the agency claims that Pohlad’s heirs owe the IRS more than $207 million for the
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IRS Problems-Agency Publishes Social Security Numbers Online

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

“When the Internal Revenue Service screws up, it screws up BIG.” This is the opening sentence from the MSN article titled: “IRS accidentally publishes thousands of Social Security numbers online.“ In this case, I couldn’t agree more.
According to the MSN source, Gizmodo, it appears the agency forgot to remove tens of thousands of Social Security numbers from a data-set while uploading it to a new online hub thus publishing taxpayer social
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Tax Resolution Services Success Story – Client Saves $30k

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Sharing client success stories is important because it shows that IRS tax problems can happen to anyone including hard-working honest people, often through no fault of their own.
A new video clip on The Blaze TV highlights a viewer who called Tax Resolution Services, Co. (TRS) after hearing Host Glenn Beck talk about client success stories on his program. This viewer owed more than $33,000 in back taxes but TRS was able
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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 Releases 2013 Dirty Dozen Tax Scam-Scheme List

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

The IRS just released its Dirty Dozen Tax Scam List for 2013 and introduced a video to remind taxpayers they need to protect themselves from the worst tax scams and schemes out there. While the “usual suspect” scams and schemes have not changed that much from last year, the notification explains how the IRS has stepped up their efforts to handle them, specifically identity theft related tax issues. Below the
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Tax Identity Fraud-How to Protect Yourself

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

With tropical storm intensity, Florida is currently leading the nation in tax identity fraud cases. A previous Tax Matters blog post cited a recent CNBC article titled “Florida Hit by ‘Tsunami’ of Tax Identity Fraud” that underscores the severity of this major, nationwide tax problem the IRS has been unable to resolve. According to the CNBC article, however, tax identity fraud is more than just a nuisance. It has now
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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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Tax Relief Weekly News Round Up

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Happy Friday! Here’s a look at the top tax relief stories of the week:
Tax Scams, Tax Schemes and Identity Theft

New tax scams are appearing all the time these days – this week was no exception. The latest IRS announcement warns consumers NOT to fall for phony IRS websites including a new one that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page and looks official. The tipoff: This email asks for personal
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Identity Theft – A Growing IRS Problem

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Last month I wrote a post about the “real life” identity theft case of Big Biz Show radio and TV personality Robert “Sully” Sullivan. Sully came to the Tax Resolution Services offices to tell me he was the victim of identity theft and inquire as to what he should do next. Identity theft negatively affects hundreds of thousands of Americans every year who file their tax returns only to discover
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Tax Problem – Identity Theft Case

Monday, September 10th, 2012

As mentioned before, identity theft issues concerning the IRS and taxpayers have grown significantly in the last few years, adversely affecting the financial lives of everyday people, often people we know. Identity Theft Case in point: Robert “Sully” Sullivan, Big Biz Show radio and TV personality and friend visited the Tax Resolution Services offices to reveal that he was recently a victim of identity theft and to inquire about what
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Clients Share IRS Tax Relief Success Stories

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

I started Tax Resolution Services (TRS) in 1998 to help consumers resolve their IRS tax issues. Back then, we were pioneers because virtually no one was handling tax resolution cases. If they did, it was generally for high net-worth clients not regular folks whose fear of their tax debt paralyzed and overwhelmed them. The last 14 years have been rewarding because TRS has been able to help thousands of taxpayers
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Small Business Tax Relief-Health Care Tax Credit

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Countdown to tax day: 13 days
Small businesses look for ways to save money and especially this time of year as they evaluate their tax credits and deductions to make sure they get the tax relief they need. Yet for those employers who provide health insurance for their employees, they may not know they are eligible to claim a healthcare tax credit that could save them money.
A March 2012 IRS bulletin
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Tax Debt Detection-The IRS and Analytics

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

For those who owe the IRS back taxes, you will want to take note before the new tax year. There is a new tool in the IRS tax collection arsenal poised to better recover unpaid taxes, detect tax fraud schemes, and reduce the number of fraudulent refunds the agency pays out than ever before.  An Information Week article “IRS Uses Analytics to Help Collect Delinquent Taxes”, announced news of the
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