My Tax Blog

  • IRS Operations During The Lapse In Appropriations

    (Taken from the website of the IRS) Due to the current lapse in appropriations, IRS operations are limited. However, the underlying tax law remains in effect, and all taxpayers should continue to meet their tax obligations as normal. Individuals and businesses should keep filing their tax returns and making deposits with the IRS, as they are required […]

    IRS Getting Stricter on Enforcing Preparer Penalties

    According to a report by TIGTA (requested by the IRS Oversight Board to determine its efficiency in using the existing requirements and penalty regime that applies to unenrolled paid tax return preparers) there are several areas where the IRS could improve.   The overall objective was to determine whether controls are in place to ensure […]

    RTRP Goes To Appeals Court for Oral Arguments

    The IRS is appealing the court’s decision in the case of Loving vs the IRS.  While their defense calls upon an 1884 law, the judges were noted to have been “engaged.” There is no doubt that this ability for the IRS to regulate preparers is long over due and much needed, but if this appeal […]

    IRS Admits Sending Erroneous Penalty Notices

    The Internal Revenue Service said Friday that approximately 4,000 plan sponsors received erroneous penalty notices. The erroneous notices were dated between July 28 and Aug. 26, 2013. The IRS mistakenly sent out the CP 283C, Notice of Balance Due for Incomplete/Late Penalties, for the Form 8955-SSA, Annual Registration Statement Identifying Separated Participants with Deferred Vested […]

    IRS Proposes Higher Fees for OIC & Payment Arrangements

    Due  to continuous budget cuts for the IRS, the Agency has proposed plans to raise fees for programs that help taxpayers who are struggling with enormous tax debt. These proposed raise will be on fees which are charged for an Offer in Compromise or fees to set up payment installation agreements.  These fees have not […]

  • Update: Rejected Corporate Returns

    Corporate returns that were rejected yesterday have 5 more days to refile and get accepted before any penalties will be levied.  For both the corporation and shareholders the penalties for filing late are steep.  Shareholders run the risk of receiving a $100 fine for being untimely. If the untimeliness boiled down to an intentional disregard, […]

    IRS Newswire: First Registered Tax Return Preparer Certificates

    The IRS has announced that it has begun to provide test results to tax return preparers who have taken the new return preparer competency test. The competency test to get your new designation, Registered Tax Return Preparer, is a 120 question test which has a perfect score of 500. Preparers must score a 350 or […]

    S Corporation & C Corporation Tax Return Deadline Quickly Approaching

    April 15th comes to mind when you think about when taxes are due. This is a friendly reminder that if your business is an S-Corporation or a C-Corporation, your business tax return is due before March 15th. S Corporations Your S-Corp (LLC’s taxed as an S-Corp count too) is required to file IRS Form 1120S […]

    IRS Newswire: Tax Scam Abusing College Tax Credit

    The IRS has released a warning to the public in regards to tax schemes that promise higher refunds to those with low income.  The IRS would like to specifically warn the elderly, church members, and working families.  Under this scheme, the promoter claims to be able to obtain a tax refund or “non existent stimulus […]

    No More Recapture Reminders for 2008 First Time Homebuyers

    The IRS will no longer send out reminders to First Time Home-buyers who purchased a home in 2008.  The credit in 2008 was essentially an interest free loan from Uncle Sam.  Most people pay back the loan in 15 years (15 installments of $500 through his/her tax return).  Undoubtedly and obviously, the IRS will still […]

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