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IRS Power of Attorney Rules

IRS Power of Attorney Rules

The IRS doesn’t follow Power of Attorney rules, and no one has any clue how bad the problem really is. According to the IRS, each year, approximately 2.2 million individual taxpayers decide to have someone else represent them in front of the IRS. The way a taxpayer alerts the IRS that they have appointed a legal representative is by filing a Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative.  Once on file, it goes to the Centralized Authorization File […]

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IRS tax attorney or IRS taxpayer advocate service

IRS tax attorney or IRS taxpayer advocate service

Hiring your own IRS tax attorney vs. using the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service to help you fix your tax problem.   The IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service has been around since 1998.  Its mission statement is:  ”As an independent organization within the IRS, we help taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes that will prevent the problems.“ The Taxpayer Advocate has a string of big victories for taxpayers.  The National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson is known by tax resolution professionals […]

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Certified mail from the IRS

Certified mail from the IRS

Certified Mail from the IRS: The wildly profitable act of opening your mail.   To help you answer this question of what to do with certified mail from the IRS or state, and as a result of a client failing to safeguard his Due Process Rights, we are reprinting here the entire text of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. It reads: “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on […]

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IRS lien or levy

IRS Lien or Levy Help: The Difference, and what action you can take now  BY: MICHELLE D. WYNN, ESQ. Many people that we talk to, both prospective clients and long-time clients alike, tell us numerous times “I can’t have the IRS file a lien against me.” Sometimes, these people understand what a lien is and why an IRS lien is bad. But more often, they are confused about what a lien is and what they are really worried about is […]

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IRS allowable expenses

  What are IRS allowable expenses? When you owe back taxes to the IRS, and don’t dispute the bill, and you can’t pay in full, the most critical aspect of your case is — how much can you afford to pay back? In order to determine the amount you can afford to pay, one half of the calculation is your income and assets you have available to pay. The other half is determining what expenses the IRS will allow. A […]

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Taking legal advice from IRS employees

Did an IRS employee give you advice? Should you take it? Below are two statements, neither one offensive and hardly shocking: IRS employees represent the government. They do not represent taxpayers. IRS auditors and revenue officers should not give legal advice to people they don’t represent. Taxpayers have a fundamental right to hire a tax professional to represent them. Still, many times we are told by our clients about things IRS employees tell them — things in our opinion that […]

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IRS audit appeal

How to prepare for an IRS Audit Appeal By David G. Parent, Esq. In a previous blog we answered the question What is an IRS audit appeal. I said: It is your right to appeal the work of the auditor after he has examined your financial information and has issued his report. In his report he details the additional amounts owed as well as the penalties and interest. The report also asks that you sign indicating your approval. So what […]

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Winning an Offer in Compromise without appeals

How to avoid an Offer in Compromise Appeal by winning the first round BY: MICHELLE L. PALMERI  The IRS appeals office is always available to get a second chance to see if an Offer in Compromise can get accepted. We have had tremendous success with IRS appeals. But you know what is even better? Not having to go to appeals in the first place because you got your Offer accepted by the offer examining unit! In this article I will […]

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What is an IRS Tax Audit Appeal?

  IRS Tax Audit Appeals: Common concerns & questions By David G. Parent, Esq. What is an IRS audit appeal? It is your right to appeal the work of the auditor after he has complete a tax audit, or “examined” your financial information and has issued his report.  What is an IRS auditor report? It is report that details the additional amounts owed as well as the penalties and interest. The report also asks that you sign indicating your approval. […]

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Unaffordable IRS installment agreement payments

What to do when you can’t make your IRS installment agreement payment on time   If you are in an Installment Agreement with the IRS and find yourself unable to make your payments, if you act quickly enough, you may be able to get the IRS to reinstate your Installment Agreement. But before you do so, you must ask yourself a question: Can you honestly afford this repayment? If you have to miss a payment, if you skipped a payment, […]

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