IRS Ignored Fraud

Would a private sector company ever do this? Richard Rubin of Bloomberg.com reports that the Internal Revenue Service’s approach to issuing tax identification numbers to non-U.S. residents let fraud go undetected, according to a report by…

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The IRS Violates Taxpayer Rights Again

If the IRS followed its own procedures and honored the three Taxpayer Bills of Rights, fewer taxpayers would need to hire a tax attorney, CPA or enrolled agent to represent them. But time and again…

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IRS Makes it Easier to Settle Tax Debts

Linda Beale reports that the IRS is making the Offer in Compromise process easier for taxpayers: “The IRS has announced more flexible offer in compromise terms, in an effort to make it easier for financially…

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Did IRS Illegally Disclose Romney’s Donation to Pro Traditional Marriage Group?

26 USC § 6103 – Confidentiality and disclosure of returns and return information – provides that a taxpayer’s tax return information shall be confidential: a) General rule  Returns and return information shall be confidential, and…

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IRS is Trying to Trick Delinquent Taxpayers into Not Hiring a Tax Professional

WARNING: The IRS has a vested interest in you not hiring a tax professional. That’s because when you are unrepresented it is easier for them to intimidate you and more likely that their procedural mistakes, over-assessments and violations…

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