Tuesday, December 10, 2019

IRS BACK TAX NEGLIGENCE PENALTY AND WHAT YOU CAN DO

IRS BACK TAX NEGLIGENCE PENALTY AND WHAT YOU CAN DO

Tax Liens, Negligence Penalty, Tax Returns,

If you’re in an audit or got an IRS CP2000 notice, you may also get a penalty if the IRS changes your tax return and says that you owe more taxes. This penalty is called an accuracy penalty.

There are two types of accuracy penalties that many people see in audits and CP2000 notices:

Negligence penalty
Substantial understatement penalty
The negligence penalty is 20% of the amount you underpaid
This is a steep penalty, and the IRS usually charges it (or, “assesses” it) when taxpayers overstate their deductions or don’t report all their income. Negligence is defined under the law as any failure to make a reasonable attempt to comply with the tax laws. The IRS may impose the negligence penalty if it decides that a taxpayer’s negligence or disregard of the rules or regulations caused an underpayment of taxes.


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The IRS charges this penalty on a case-by-case basis, depending on the specific changes the IRS is making to your return.

The IRS is likely to assess a negligence penalty if:

Your tax return didn’t include income from an information statement, like Form 1099-MISC.
You didn’t make a reasonable attempt to confirm whether you were entitled to claim a deduction, credit, or exclusion on your return – one that a reasonable person would think was “too good to be true” under the circumstances.
You’re under audit and you don’t have records to support your tax return items.
It’s best to contest the penalty before the IRS officially assesses it
It’s a good idea to argue against a negligence penalty after the IRS proposes the penalty, but before the IRS assesses it. If you wait for the IRS to officially assess the penalty and send you a Statutory Notice of Deficiency (usually a Letter 3219), your only option is to take your case to U.S. Tax Court.

To request “penalty non assertion,” you’ll need to respond to the IRS and make your case.

With CP2000 notices, contest the penalty in your first response to the CP2000.
In an audit, protest the penalty while dealing with the IRS auditor. You can also appeal IRS penalties proposed in an audit with the IRS Office of Appeals. But you’ll still have to do that before the IRS officially assesses the penalty.
Show that you tried to comply
With negligence penalties, you can’t ask for first-time penalty abatement. The decision on whether a negligence penalty applies lies in your honest and reasonable attempt to comply and file an accurate return.

You’ll have to show that you made a reasonable attempt to comply with the law, but because of unforeseen circumstances, you couldn’t comply.

Some factors in your defense might be:

You relied on an incorrect information statement, such as Form W-2, 1099, K-1, etc.
You relied on incorrect information in good faith (for example, an incorrect adjusted basis of stock shown on a brokerage statement).
You reasonably relied on a competent tax professional or other third-party advice.
You relied on advice from the IRS.
You have legal authority that supports the tax treatment (and the tax position is adequately disclosed, if applicable).
You were ignorant of or honestly misunderstood the law or a fact.
You made an isolated computational or transcriptional error.
When you argue the penalty, include as many details as possible and provide all the factors that apply to your situation. Learn more about how to handle IRS penalties.

How to get help
An experienced tax professional can also provide a lot of value in this process, especially when it comes to referencing the applicable tax law and/or court cases in support of your argument. Your tax pro can also request non assertion of the negligence penalty from the IRS for you.

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TAX LIENS ON MY IRS BECAUSE I OWE BACK TAXES

Tax liens, Back Taxes, Tax Attorneys

Here is a situation from a reader showing why location counts when it comes to Federal tax lien filings:

The IRS has filed a tax lien against me where I live in Hamilton County, Ohio.  But I own real estate in North Carolina, and there are no tax liens filed against me there.  Does the IRS have to file a lien in the county where I live or where I own property for it be effective?

A federal tax lien is only effective against your property if it is filed in the proper place.

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If you own real estate, the IRS must file their Federal tax lien in the county where the real estate is located.  If the IRS files a lien in the correct county – where the rental property is located – that lien encumbers the property in a manner similar to your mortgage.

Your place of residence is irrelevant to the effectiveness of a tax lien against real estate.

In your situation, the IRS filed their lien where you live, not where the real estate is located.  This means that if you have $50,000 of equity in the property, you can sell or refinance it without the direct interference of the lien.  The IRS is not secured on the property as the lien is filed in the wrong county.

The IRS may not know you have the property.  Depending on where you are in the collection process, it is possible they only know where you live.  That likely explains why the lien is filed in the wrong place.

I do recommend caution in how you use the property and any equity.

The IRS may consider accessing and spending the equity to sources other than the government to be a case of dissipating assets.  A dissipated asset is one that has been sold, transferred or spent in a way that is detrimental to paying the IRS. It depends on the facts and circumstances – for example, using the equity to pay reasonable living expenses is different than giving it to a friend to hold.  In an offer in compromise, the IRS can include dissipated equity – money you no longer have – in the settlement.

The filing of a tax lien in the wrong county can be to your benefit.  But it is important to handle the situation properly so as not to give the IRS a claim of dissipating assets.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

HOW YOU CAN FILE YOUR BACK TAX RETURNS

Tax Preparation, Tax Relief Help, Tax Attorneys 

Step 1: Gather your tax documents

To file your back tax returns, you will need the W-2s or 1099 forms you received for those tax years to report your income. If you are eligible for deductions and credits, you must also gather any receipts or other supporting records that prove your eligibility to claim them.

Step 2: Request missing documentation

If you are missing any of your tax documents from the last 10 years, you can request a copy from the IRS by filing Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return.

Use this form only to request W-2s, 1099s and even 1098s that may provide support for some of your deductions.

Though you will not receive a duplicate of the original form, the IRS will provide you with a transcript of all relevant information, which is sufficient for filing your back tax returns.
It can take the IRS up to 45 days to process your request.

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Step 3: Download prior year IRS tax forms

You must always file your back tax returns on the original forms for each tax year you are filing. You can always search through the IRS website for the forms, but for quicker access, you should use sophisticated tax preparation software. 

Step 4: Prepare your back tax returns

You cannot complete prior year tax forms using instructions from the current tax year.

The tax law changes every year, and using the wrong instructions may require you to prepare the return over again.
Double check to make sure that the instructions you are using are for the same tax year as the tax return you are preparing.

Step 5: Submit your forms

Submit the forms to the IRS at the address listed in the Form 1040 instructions.

If you owe additional income tax for any of the prior years, remember to include as large of a payment as you can to reduce your interest charges.
Unlike tax penalties which stop accruing when the maximum is reached, monthly interest still accrues indefinitely until the tax is paid.
Once the IRS receives your tax returns, you should expect to receive notice of the exact penalty and interest charges you are responsible for.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

IRS FRESH START PROGRAM FOR BACK TAX DEBTS - WHAT IS THAT?

When you owe the IRS a substantial amount of money, you might wonder how you can get it paid in full without incurring costly interest and penalties. Rather than going deeply into debt, you could pay off what you owe affordably by making use of the IRS Fresh Start Program. You can decide if this program is right for your tax debt situation by learning what it is and how to apply for it today.

What is the IRS Fresh Start Program?

The IRS Fresh Start Program is a program that is designed to allow taxpayers to pay off substantial tax debts affordably over the course of six years. Each month, taxpayers make payments that are based on their current income and the value of their liquid assets. By the end of six years, their tax debts should be paid off in full.

This program simplifies the process of paying back hefty tax debts. It also helps people avoid many of the burdens of owing a tax debt to the IRS including:

Interest
Penalties
Tax liens
Seizure of assets
Wage garnishments



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People who owe a tax debt of $50,000 or less to the IRS are qualified to initiate the Fresh Start repayment process at any time. When they apply for this program, they can choose one of three repayment options that are available to them.

The IRS initiated its Fresh Start Program in 2008 and expanded it in 2012 to ease the financial burdens of taxpayers who owe up to $50,000 in taxes. It is available to both business owners and individual taxpayers.

Moreover, the premise of its design took into consideration the hardships faced by people who experience circumstances like unemployment. Taxpayers who are unemployed for longer than 30 days may be eligible to have their IRS penalties waived. They also could have requested a six month extension to file and pay their taxes without fear of costly IRS penalties.

Repayment Options under the IRS Fresh Start Program

The IRS Fresh Start Program offers three repayment options to taxpayers. All three options allow people to pay off their tax debts legally and satisfactorily. They also allow people to avoid further penalties and interest that could cause undue financial hardships.

The first option available to people is called an extended installment agreement. An extended installment agreement is designed for people who owe $50,000 or less to the IRS. It grants taxpayers up to six years to pay off what they owe without incurring additional penalties and interest. It also stops IRS collection activities like wage garnishments, tax liens, and seizure of assets.

This option is one of the most commonly utilized under the IRS Fresh Start program. The payments that taxpayers make each month will be based on how much money they currently make along with the value of the assets they have at their disposal. The payments are designed to be affordable so taxpayers can make them on time and without financial difficulties each month.

The second option is called an Offer in Compromise or OIC. An OIC is a rare but entirely possible choice for taxpayers to pay off what they owe to the IRS.

With an OIC, a taxpayer essential makes an offer to settle the tax debt for less than what he or she owes. Sometimes this offer is substantially lower than the actual value of the tax debt.


If you want to make an OIC to the IRS to pay off your debt, it is important that you make a reasonable offer, one that accurately reflects your current financial situation. Because the IRS accepts OICs on an infrequent basis, you may fare better to have a tax professional prepare and submit your offer to the IRS on your behalf. A tax professional can file the appropriate IRS forms and accurately report your financial situation so the OIC will be given its due credence and potentially accepted faster.

The last option is called a tax lien withdrawal. This repayment choice is available for taxpayers who agree to pay off their entire tax debt through a direct debit repayment option.

Once they are set up on the direct debit repayment plan, taxpayers can formally request in writing to have the tax lien withdrawn from their accounts. People who receive the withdrawal may have avoid having it reported to the three credit reporting agencies.

If you are unsure of what repayment option to request under the IRS Fresh Start Program, you may want to hire a tax professional to advise you. Your tax professional can also file the needed IRS forms and assist you in applying for and getting set up on the repayment option that best suits your current finances.

Applying for the IRS Fresh Start Program

To apply for the IRS Fresh Start Program, you are required to follow the guidelines established by the IRS. You first must file all of your back and current tax returns.

You cannot request any of the repayment options if you have outstanding tax returns that you have yet to file. You also must resolve to file all of your future returns on time while you are enrolled in the Fresh Start Program.

Once you file all of your tax returns, you can then go to IRS.gov to enroll in the program using the Online Payment Agreement tool. This tool allows you to select the repayment option in which you are interested. If you prefer not to enroll online, you can request to be part of the IRS Fresh Start Program by filling out and submitting IRS Form 9465, which can be found on IRS.gov.

Enrolling in the program can be a complex undertaking that you might not understand or be prepared to see through to the end. To ensure you are enrolled successfully in the repayment plan of your choice, you may want to hire a tax professional to assist you.

A tax professional can assist you in disclosing all of the requested information like how much you earn and the value of your assets. A tax professional can also help you avoid disclosing information that could be used against you in a criminal investigation or audit. He or she can advise you on the best repayment option to pursue and guide you in applying for and being accepted for it.

Paying a substantial tax debt can put undue hardship on your finances. You can avoid going into debt and settle your debt more affordably when you take part in the IRS Fresh Start Program. A qualified tax professional can assist you in choosing the best repayment option for your finances today.IRS

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

TIPS TO GET BACK ON TRACK WHEN YOU HAVEN’T FILED BACK TAX RETURNS

Tax Preparation, Small Business Back Tax Debts, Tax Relief, Tax Attorney

Sometimes, people don’t file tax returns because they can’t pay. Other times, life happens, and they can’t get everything together in time to file. Regardless of the reason, not filing a required return is serious business for the IRS.

But there’s a way to get back in good standing: Gather all your information, research your IRS account, and file the returns. A tax pro can help you investigate which returns you need to file and how to submit them to the IRS.

“How many years back should I file?”
This is the most common question people with back tax returns ask. The answer lies in a little-known IRS policy statement.

IRS Policy Statement 5-133, Delinquent Returns – Enforcement of Filing Requirements, provides a general rule that taxpayers must file six years of back tax returns to be in good standing with the IRS. The policy also states that IRS management would have to approve any deviation from that rule.

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Sometimes, IRS managers will require tax returns from even further back than six years, depending on the situation. These are the most common reasons the IRS requires returns from more than six years back:

There’s a large potential tax bill on the older returns. The most common red flags are Forms 1099-MISC, property sales, and large wages with no withholding.

There are business returns involved. The IRS will closely scrutinize business returns because the IRS knows that businesses have the largest potential for noncompliance.

A revenue officer is on the case. Delinquent-return investigations can involve local field collection personnel (called revenue officers), who perform in-depth investigations on nonfiling and collection.

Remember these tips when you’re filing back tax returns.

1. Confirm that the IRS is looking for only six years of returns.
Call the IRS, or your tax pro can use a dedicated hotline to confirm the unfiled years.

2. The IRS doesn’t pay old refunds.
You can only claim refunds for returns filed within three years of the due date of the return. Everything before that is lost.

3. Transcripts help.
It’s important to prepare an accurate return that matches IRS records. Trace your income history and request your wage and income transcripts from the IRS. Make sure your return reports all items on the transcript. Without this match, the IRS can question the accuracy of your return. If you made estimated tax payments that you can credit to any tax balances you owe, request your account transcripts to verify the amounts you paid.

4. There can be hefty penalties.
Years with tax balances due will have penalties, such as the failure to file and failure to pay penalties. These penalties combined can accumulate, over time, up to 47.5% of the tax bill.

5. Request penalty abatement, if applicable.
Good news: With most back tax returns, you can ask the IRS not to charge you failure to file or pay penalties on balance-due returns. Use first-time abatement for the first year if you qualify. Otherwise, consider reasonable cause arguments for late filing and payment to get some relief from penalties.

6. The IRS may have filed a return for you.
The IRS usually starts this process, called a substitute for return (SFR), about three years after the due date of the return. When you file a return to replace an SFR, the IRS will closely scrutinize the replacement return and compare it to information statements on file. Because of that scrutiny, the IRS will take more time than usual to process the replacement return – more than four months in some cases.

7. Delinquent returns may need special processing.
If you have gotten a delinquent-return notice or an SFR in the past, you’ll need to file the return with specific IRS units for special processing.

8. If you owe and can’t pay, set up a payment agreement with the IRS.
Remember to get into an agreement if you can’t pay. There are several types of agreements, depending on what you need. If you don’t establish some type of payment plan with the IRS, a second wave of IRS enforcement – collection – will follow.

9. Authorize your tax pro to help.
You can sign an authorization to allow your tax pro to call the IRS to get information and transcripts for you – or you can sign an authorization to allow your tax pro to handle the entire issue with the IRS for you. Also, you or your tax pro can request a stay on enforcement activity, and follow up to ensure the IRS accepts the return.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

WHEN YOU RECEIVE A FINAL NOTICE OF INTENT TO LEVY: PREPARE FOR IRS ENFORCED ACTIONS

Final Notice Of Intent To Levy, Back Tax Help, Wage Garnishment, Bank Levy, Asset Seizures, Tax Attorney Help, IRS LT11 NOTICE

Before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can take any 'enforced collection action' - what most people refer to as garnishments or levies of wages and bank accounts - the IRS must first mail out a letter to a taxpayer called a Final Notice of Intent to Levy (Notice CP 90).

To whom does it apply?

If you owe the IRS back taxes, there is a series of letters that IRS sends out.

First, a CP501, which is as friendly as IRS notices get.
If the bill remains unpaid, then a CP503 warning that collection action could take place.
If the bill is still unpaid or no arrangements have been made to settle the tax debt, then IRS will send a CP504, which is a "Notice of Intent To Levy."


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The CP504 compared to a Final Notice of Intent to Levy

Confusing matters is that the CP504 is not a Final Notice of Intent to Levy. While the IRS can intercept state refunds at this point, they can not take any other actions. So often, a CP504 will lull a taxpayer into a false feeling of safety. After all, they think, a levy notice was issued and the IRS must not been ale to find anything to levy.


NOTE: If you dispute your tax bill, you may be able to get the IRS agree to lower it, using something called Audit Reconsideration.

How is a Final Notice of Intent to levy sent?
A Final Notice of Intent to Levy is sent certified mail. Because many taxpayers aren't home at the time the mail carrier arrives, they have to go to the post office to claim it. Of course, many do not. After all, who is terribly enthused about receiving certified mail from the IRS?

Regardless, even if the letter is never claimed, it is still valid. Taxpayers mistakenly assume that there must be a court hearing before the IRS can being levying and garnishing. This is not true. The Final Notice of Intent to Levy is the final notice a taxpayer receives before their world will likely turn upside down.



What does a Final Notice of Intent to Levy Do?

A Final Notice of Intent to Levy is the notice a taxpayer is given that they have 30 days to a right to claim something known as a Collection Due Process hearing. At this hearing, a taxpayer should present something called a "proposed collection alternative," or raise issues why they don't owe the tax, that is, claim innocent spouse relief, or an audit reconsideration. To put it more clearly, a taxpayer can dispute the ability to pay the debt, and/or dispute the validity of the debt.

IRS appeals officers tend to be the best and brightest of the IRS and very grounded in reality and very aware of the incredibly detailed Internal Revenue Manual. They are experts at tax research and usually work methodically. Because of their high level of competence, taxpayers have the right to have a tax attorney or other tax professional represent them at the hearing.


It is important that the collection due process hearing be treated as a legal proceeding. The reason is that if a taxpayer can not find a reasonable solution at the hearing, the taxpayer has a right to take the case to tax court. Most cases fail in tax court because the taxpayer failed to create a record or actually show up at the hearing. They wind up being dismissed because taxpayers did not know how to follow the rules.

What if you missed the 30 day deadline?

If you miss the 30-day deadline to file a Collection Due Process hearing, you have a year from the date of the Final Notice of Intent to Levy to file something called an "Equivalency Hearing." An Equivalency Hearing is just like a Collection Due Process hearing, with one major difference. There is no right to tax court. If an Equivalency Hearing is requested, typically the IRS will not levy or garnish, but are allowed to do so.

What if you miss the 1-year deadline to file an Equivalence hearing?

You may still request a levy to be released provided it is creating a hardship or by submitting a collection alternative such as an Offer in Compromise, an Installment Agreement or Request for hardship status.  You may also be able to file bankruptcy to wipe out old tax debts, despite what some tax resolution companies claim.

Conclusion: Do NOT be afraid

A Final Notice of Intent to Levy should not be treated as something to be afraid of, but rather, an opportunity. It triggers valuable appeal rights that can result in an optimum tax resolution without any levies or garnishments. The key is to pick it up and respond quickly.  Because of the complexities of various programs, it is best to be represented by a tax professional who specializes in tax resolution who can properly present the most favorable aspects of your particular situation.

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

DID YOU RECEIVE A NOTICE OF DEFICIENCY FROM THE IRS? DON’T PANIC: HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO

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IRS tax notice Receiving mail from the Internal Revenue Service is enough to make anyone’s knees quiver. It almost always means you owe more money to Uncle Sam for one reason or another. In the case of a Notice of Deficiency, formally known as CP3219A, it means that the information you provided with a tax return does not match up with the information a third party sent, like a bank for an employer.

What is a Notice of Deficiency, and what should you do about it?

Defining the CP3219A Notice of Deficiency

If you receive a CP3219A Notice of Deficiency from the IRS, you are being notified that there is a discrepancy in your tax return. Something you reported does not jibe with something a third party reported under your name and social security number in support of your tax return.

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Your employer or a financial institution has reported a different number for taxes, expenses, or income than what you put down on your tax forms. The IRS then changes the amount you owe in taxes according to the third party information. It’s automatic; they don’t wait to make sure that you agree.

Please note that the notice is not a bill but a “proposal,” according to the IRS website. It also provides you with various options for responding from 'Yes, you agree,” to “No, I don’t, and here’s why you’re wrong.” You also receive information about filing a petition with the U.S. Tax Court.

The notification also is not a formal audit notification. It is just the first step in reconciling the difference between your return and information from another party. Within the notice, you will receive Form 5564 and an envelope for you to fill out and return. You will probably need to provide the stamp.

This year, before receiving the CP3219A, you may have received IRS Notice CP2000, a “pre-notification” the IRS now sends when information from a third party doesn’t match the information you reported on your tax return. You should respond to it because if you don’t, you will then be sent a CP3219A with more details about why you owe more tax money (bad news) or why your taxes are decreasing (good news).

What to Do if You Agree with the Notice

If you receive CP2000 or CP3219A and realize, yes, you made a mistake, and you agree with the IRS that you owe more in taxes, and you have no further changes to make to your return, just sign Form 5564, Notice of Deficiency - Waiver and send it back to the agency. There is no need to amend your tax return unless you discover additional income, credits, or expenses. In that case, fill out Form 1040-X to amend your original return with the new information.

Don’t forget to pay any additional tax as reported in the Notice of Deficiency. By the way, because you are late paying, you will also owe interest and penalties on the unpaid tax debt.

If alternatively, you are notified of a tax decrease, you can consider yourself lucky. Just be sure to send back Form 5564 by the deadline.

“But I Don’t Agree!”
In that case, prepare your supporting information and offer it to the IRS to see if they will accept it.

Phone the IRS, so they can answer any questions you have, clarify why you received the notice, and tell you what you need to do to resolve the issues. The agency also generally accepts information over the phone for incorrect reporting on your tax return. However, if it isn’t enough, you will still need to respond by mail or fax your signed statement explaining your disagreement.
Mail or fax Form 5564 back to the address on the notice by the deadline along with the new information you feel disputes the notice.

Contact the third party that furnished the information that disagrees with your return and ask them to correct it.

File a petition with the U.S. Tax Court by the deadline, if warranted. Late petitions will not be considered.

Remember, just because you disagree with the notice doesn’t mean the IRS will agree with your opinion. The agency will take your information into consideration. In the meantime, you do not get an extension on the time you have to file a petition with the U.S. Tax Court.

If you’re wondering why it took the IRS so dad-gummed long to let you know about the problem, the agency states “… their computer systems match the information on your tax return with that reported by employers, banks, businesses, and others. The matching may take several months to complete.”

However, you cannot get an extension to the time you are given to respond to the notification. Contact the IRS as soon as possible. If you need a copy of your return, you can request a return transcript, call the automated IRS phone application, or complete Form 4506-T - Request for Transcript of Tax Return.

If a transcript isn’t good enough, request a copy from your tax preparer or send Form 4506 - Request for Copy of Tax Return. There is a fee for tax return copies from the IRS.

A Word about Identity Theft

What if the reason you received a CP2000 or CP5419A was that someone else reported incorrect information using your name and social security number?

The IRS recognizes this may be an issue and has prepared, what else, a form for you to fill out. If you believe your information has been altered in this manner, send Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit to the agency. In addition, you can go to the IRS identity theft information web page to learn what more you can do.

If You Cannot Pay In Full
If the resulting tax bill is more than you can pay in one go, contact the IRS to set up a tax debt payment plan. You have several plans at your disposal, depending on what you can pay and how long you need to pay the entire amount.

Remember, you will accrue interest on any unpaid amount until you pay in full. Still, it’s better than having a lien placed on your property and other penalties the IRS can use. Payment plans are available in different lengths of time. At the most extreme, if there is absolutely no way you can ever pay the amount (and you can prove it), you may be eligible for an Offer in Compromise, and decrease your tax bill.

Receiving an IRS Notice of Deficiency isn’t the end of the world. It’s certainly better than an audit notice. Just be sure to respond immediately, whether you agree or not. You are on the clock with no hope of an extension.

Call the IRS if you require clarification or have information acceptable to the agency. Otherwise, file Form 5564 along with supporting documentation if you don’t agree or a note that you will pay the debt if you do.

Just be sure to follow all instructions to the letter and, next year, wait until you get all your income statements before filing your return, and verify all your documentation.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE IRS IN 2020 - BACK TAX AUDIT HELP

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Every so often, the IRS itself is audited to make sure it’s following all the rules, regulations, and laws effectively and efficiently. Most businesses should do something similar to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. But when it’s the IRS, the results of resolving an audit issue can have ripple effects.

The Office of the Treasury General for Tax Administration is responsible for auditing the IRS and recently released its 2020 Annual Audit Plan, enumerating all the audit items that need investigation and correction. As the agency works its way through the plan, expect changes to the way your taxes are handled.

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Here are a few audit findings that may cause you more work in future tax seasons. It’s safe to say that the audit issues of most interest are those that increase the amount of taxes you pay.

DID YOU RECEIVE AN IRS AUDIT NOTICE?

Early Distributions from IRAs
Audit number 201810029: Relief from penalties for early distributions from individual retirement plans.

It sounds like the IRS is supposed to make it easier to provide relief, but this audit item actually means the opposite. The IRS already has a process in place for relieving certain taxpayers from penalties for taking early distributions from their IRAs. The audit item says the agency needs to take a closer look at its Automated Underreporter Program.

The concern is that the program is not identifying and working the most productive (for the federal government) cases where taxpayers may owe an additional 10% tax on those early withdrawals. It seems the IRS might be missing out on some taxes because of an inefficient process.

If you took early distributions from your IRA, you and your tax professional might want to revisit the categories of those who receive relief, just to make sure there is an ironclad fit. Otherwise, you may owe more to Uncle Sam.

Virtual Currency Exchange Audits
Virtual currency, such as Bitcoin and other digital money, is going under the microscope. Audit number 201830034: virtual currency exchange audits requires evaluation of the IRS efforts to ensure accurate reporting of virtual currency transactions as required by the US Tax Code (specifically, Titles 26 and 31).

A key issue with virtual currency and taxes is the lack of understanding of how the federal government defines a virtual currency. Just so you know, it isn’t seen as identical to cash. Instead, it is treated more like stocks. Whenever you spend or exchange virtual currency, you must keep a record of any profit or loss created during each transaction.

The IRS is sending what are termed “educational letters” to taxpayers that it determines may not have reported their transactions or else misreported them. Soon, the agency will step-up its enforcement efforts in this space, which may include criminal prosecutions.

Tracking profit and loss becomes difficult if you do not have the appropriate record of the purchase price for your virtual currency and a well-defined valuation of each item purchased with the virtual currency.

If you have any doubts, go back and check your files now. If the current IRS process is found deficient, a new process could capture data that shows virtual currency users owe the feds more than expected. Check the IRS Notice 2014-21, which explains that virtual currency is property, not currency in the eyes of the US government.

Accuracy of Taxpayer Entries on Tax Return Lines Labeled as “Other”
It seems that the Deputy Inspector General thinks the category labeled “other” on various tax forms is ripe for misuse. Audit number 202040002 focuses on determining whether letting taxpayers (or their tax professionals) enter deductions or tax credits without defining them may result in erroneous or fraudulent refunds.

As Peter Reilly said in his Forbes article, you may want to stick with the categories they give you.  Just leave the “other” category alone. Look here for individual credits and deductions, and here for business credits and deductions.

Effectiveness of the Earned Income Tax Credit Examination Strategy
Apparently, the Office of the Treasury General thinks we may be swimming in earned income tax credit fraud. Audit number 201930012 is to determine the effectiveness of the IRS's Earned Income Tax Credit Examination Strategy.

Earned Income Tax Credit is a program for low to moderate-income workers. Kudos go to the IRS for supplying tools and guidance to make it easy to determine who is eligible for the tax credit. Still, there may be those who claimed it that shouldn’t have. Be sure you aren’t one of them.

High-Income/High-Wealth Nonfiler Strategy

After picking on the little people, the audit plan turns its attention to the Big Fish of tax avoidance. Audit numbers 201830036 and 201830037 both task the IRS to prove that they are effectively addressing high-income/high-wealth nonfilers and that the new nonfiler strategy and other processes include these individuals or entities.

Those who earn a lot of money yet do not file taxes, or if they do file but don’t pay, are a definite concern of the IRS. The Treasury General wants to know whether the agency is doing enough and doing it effectively. Who knows how much Uncle Sam is losing out to these rich people?

Of course, rich is a relative term. The top tax rate of 37% is applied to individuals with incomes of a little over a half-million or couples with a bit over $600,000. The 32% rate (third from the top) applies to individuals earning $160,725 to $204,199 and couples earning $321,450 to $408,199.

Treatment of Large Refunds under IRC Section 6405 Threshold

If you are a follower of the Peter Hendrickson school of tax non-compliance, this item (audit number 202030002), you may come under increased IRS scrutiny. The US Government isn’t taking the Cracking the Code author’s aspirations lying down.

Data that shows assessments could be made more effective means more fraudulent refunds could be uncovered. If you have been a compliant taxpayer, no harm, no foul. If you have been trying to find ways to get a bigger refund and colored outside the lines, you may be in trouble.

The fiscal year 2020 list of planned audits is lengthy. Some of it addresses crucial elements of taxpayer privacy and security, a number-one concern of the IRS. However, much of it has to do with finding ways to tighten up enforcement of tax law. You can almost feel sorry for the federal taxing agency. It's had its budget cut like everything else. Yet, the employees are expected to administer and enforce the changes in tax law efficiently.

Still, for 2020, make sure you and your tax professional keep an eye on the outcome of these audits

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SETTLING YOUR BACK TAXES AND PAYMENT PLANS FOR BACK TAXES

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If you owe the IRS back taxes, consider signing up with a payment plan. Yes, the IRS actually has payment plans for people with low income,  not enough time, or maybe just some plain bad luck.

Owing the IRS anything can make your stomach churn, but the agency isn’t completely heartless, regardless of popular opinion. Uncle Sam would rather get something than spend money chasing after nothing, so they have a variety of ways you can pay what you owe with as little trouble as possible.

There is one caveat: you will pay more with a payment plan than you would have if you had paid your taxes on time.  There is the added pain, but it’s less painful than many of the alternatives.

Here is everything you need to know about settling your back taxes with an IRS payment plan.

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Does Your Tax Debt Qualify for a Payment Plan?

That’s the first question you need to answer. Not all back taxes are eligible for an IRS payment plan. While not heartless, the agency can be fickle. It reserves the right to refuse to accept an installment plan at any time for any reason.

Why would Uncle Sam do that?

Your tax forms are incomplete.
Your tax forms are improperly prepared.
Your tax filings from previous years are not up to date.
The IRS thinks you can't pay your tax debt on time.
You are in bankruptcy.
There is an appeal process if your request for a payment plan is rejected, so you still have a chance at qualifying for a payment plan. All that said, 97% of people who owe back taxes qualify for a payment plan.

Setting Up a Payment Plan Doesn’t Stop the Interest and Penalty Accrual
Sorry, but even if you get a payment plan approved, interest and penalties will accrue to the remainder of the balance after every payment. That’s what we meant by our caveat earlier. Also, there may be a fee involved in setting up your plan.

If you owe less than $100,000 in combined taxes, penalties, and interest and apply for a short-term payment plan of 120 days or fewer:

Fees are waived if you apply online, by phone, postal mail, or in person.
Fees are also waived if you pay by automatic checking account withdrawals, or pay by check, money order, or debit/credit card.
If you owe less than $50,000 in combined taxes, penalties, and interest and apply for a long-term payment plan (more than 120 days):

If you choose to pay by automatic withdrawal, the fee is $31 to apply online, $107 to apply by phone, postal mail, or in person.*
If you choose to pay with another method, the fee is $149 to apply online, $225 to apply by phone, postal mail, or in person.**
*Fees waived for low-income applicants.

**Fees reduced to $43 for low-income applicants and may be reimbursed under some circumstances.

A low-income applicant has an adjusted gross income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level. The federal poverty level for 2019 starts at $12,490 for one person to $43,430 for a household of eight. The level is slightly higher for those living in Alaska and Hawaii.

You Need to Pay On Time to Avoid Default
Since the IRS is allowing you this opportunity to pay in installments, don’t spill their milk of human kindness by skipping a payment or paying late all the time. If you don’t pay on time, they can rescind the payment plan, levy a fine, or place a lien on your property.

If you go into default by skipping more than one payment within a year, a reinstatement fee may be charged for starting your plan back up. As always, interest and penalties continue to pile up until the entire balance is paid off.

If you receive a notice from the IRS stating they intend to terminate your installment agreement, call the agency immediately to reduce the chances of enforced collection action. The IRS will hold off on enforced collections under certain circumstances.

When you are considering a payment plan.
While a plan is still in effect.
For 30 days after a request is rejected or terminated.
During the period the IRS evaluates an appeal of a rejected or terminated agreement.
To avoid problems, pay at least the minimum monthly payment when it is due, file all returns on time, and pay all taxes in full and on time. In the future, if you are due a refund, it will be put toward your back tax balance until it’s paid off. Make any scheduled payments anyway.

Obviously, if you move, let the IRS know.

Types of Payment Plans

Again, the IRS shows they aren’t all bad. There are five IRS Tax Installment Agreements you can choose from , depending on how much you owe, how long it will take you to pay, and other considerations.

Guaranteed Installment Agreement

If you owe $10,000 or less, you may be eligible for this plan.

Fill all past returns.
You may not have filed or paid late on the previous five years’ worth of returns.
You may not have used an installment agreement plan within the previous five years.
You must be able to pay the entire balance within 36 months (3 years) or less.
The GIA is simple to apply for online yourself, and you are likely to qualify easily if you meet the criteria above. Another bonus - you don’t need to provide a full financial statement to the IRS to get into this plan.

Streamlined Installment Agreement

If you owe up to $50,000 in back taxes, you may qualify for this plan. It’s easy to qualify and is similar to the guaranteed installment agreement, for now. (It could change.) You can make payments for up to 72 months (6 Years), and you don’t need a financial statement.

Of course, if you pay off early, you can save yourself some money in interest and penalties.

Installment Agreement for Tax Debt over $50,000

Things get a little stickier at this level. When you owe this much money to Uncle Sam, you may have difficulty qualifying for a payment program. This time, the IRS is very thorough in its assessment of your financial situation.

This time you will need a financial statement, and it would be a good idea to have a tax professional help you. (We’re available!)

Partial Payment Installment Agreement

Maybe, just maybe, you can qualify for a partial payment plan if you just can’t come up with the cash to pay off your taxes in one go. It is difficult to qualify for this plan, is all we’re saying. In exchange for allowing you to take longer to pay your taxes, the IRS files a federal tax lien for debt collection guarantee.

Again, talk to a tax professional if you are in this position.

Offer in Compromise

You throw yourself on the mercy of the IRS to see if you can settle your debt for less than you owe. It’s really, really hard to get one of these. You just about have to be destitute. In this case, you definitely need to call us or contact an experienced tax professional.

That’s everything you need to know about settling your back taxes with an IRS payment plan. At least, everything that would fit into a single post.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

THE RISKS OF MISSING THE OCTOBER 15 (FILING PAST DUE TAX RETURNS)

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The IRS gives taxpayers until April 15 to file and pay their federal income taxes. People who cannot make this deadline to file can request an extension until October 15 by filling out and submitting IRS Form 4868. This extension will grant taxpayers extra time to file their returns. They must pay their estimated amount of taxes by the April 15 deadline, however.

When the October deadline comes and goes, you might wonder what will happen to you for not filing your taxes on time. You may resolve to file your taxes by the original or extended deadline by learning what could occur if you fail to submit your return by October 15.

IF YOU ARE OWED A REFUND

If you miss both the April 15 and October 15 tax filing deadlines and are owed a refund, chances are that nothing will happen to you. In fact, the IRS will more than likely deduct any interest and penalties you owe from that refund. It is up to you then to file and claim that refund if you want it.

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That is not to say you should purposely neglect filing your taxes, however. It is true that the IRS will not go out of its way to remind you to file if it owes you a refund. It does not mind at all that you are lending it more money than you legally are required.

Still, you only have three years to file your return if you want to collect on a refund owed to you. You also should file your next year’s return on time if you do not want the IRS to hold that tax refund as well. It relies on you to file the necessary return if you want to get the refund back to which you are entitled.

IF YOU OWE MONEY

If you miss the October 15 extended deadline and owe the IRS money, you risk getting yourself into a graver situation. You are encouraged to keep in mind that the IRS receives the same income statements as you do. It has access to statements like:

W-2s
1099s
1098s

that verify how much income you have earned during the year. The IRS also knows if you fail to file by the April 15 or October 15 deadline if you have been granted an extension.

Further, the IRS will compile a substitute return for you and then notify you about how much taxes you owe to the federal government. This substitute return will not take into consideration any exemptions or deductions to which you are entitled. It is up to you to include that information on your return when you file.

Once the IRS compiles and notifies you about the substitute return, it will begin collection activity against you. These activities can include levying and seizing your assets including your:

Bank account
Retirement savings
Real estate
Secondary car or home
Life insurance policies

You will be notified in writing about the IRS’ intent to seize or levy your assets. You have up to 30 days to dispute the intention or resolve your debt in order to avoid it. It is critical that you do not ignore written notices from the IRS if you want to protect the assets that you own.

Ideally, you should file and pay your taxes as soon as possible after missing the October 15 deadline. If you avoid filing because you realize you cannot pay what you owe, you may want to consider the options available to you for resolving your IRS tax debt.

IRS collections can be extremely stressful.

IF YOU CANNOT PAY YOUR BACK TAXES

When you cannot pay what you owe to the IRS in one lump sum, you could take advantage of one of the payment options available to you. For example, if you owe less than $25,000 in taxes and are current on filing your tax returns, you could be eligible for the IRS Fresh Start Program.

This program allows you to be set up on an installment agreement during which you will pay on what you owe over the course of several years. Your monthly payments will be based on how much you earn as well as how much you owe.

The payments will be set up to be affordable so you can make them on time each month. You also will be required to have the payments automatically withdrawn from your checking or savings account each month.

If an installment agreement is not within your budget right now, you could make a case for financial hardship. You could present evidence to the IRS that paying your tax debt even in monthly increments would create extreme financial hardships for you and your household. If you meet the criteria for financial hardship, the IRS will hold off on collecting what you owe right now.

You also could make an Offer in Compromise. This option lets you make a realistic offer to settle your tax debt for a lower amount. It must be based on your current income and the value of the equity in your liquid assets. If your OIC is accepted, you can pay off what you owe for less than the actual amount.

Finally, you could apply for a penalty abatement. An abatement allows you to have the penalties and interest taken off your IRS tax debt. It makes it easier for you to pay off what you owe.

MORE TIME TO FILE

In rare instances, the IRS may allow you extra time to file and pay. This rare extension past the October 15 deadline is reserved primarily for people in the military and taxpayers who live overseas.

These individuals could have until December to file their tax returns. The extension is also reserved for military members who are serving in conflict zones.

The IRS gives taxpayers who apply and are approved for an extension until October 15 to file their returns. Taxpayers must pay their estimated taxes by April 15 each year. You can avoid the risk of penalties, interest, levies, and asset seizures by realizing the detriments of missing the October 15 extended filing date.


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Thursday, November 21, 2019

IRS EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH ACCESSING TAXPAYER FILES

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Kentucky has issued a release detailing that an IRS employee at the Covington, Kentucky, IRS Service Center has been charged and arrested with improperly accessing the accounts of taxpayers.

It is alleged that the employee, John Snyder of Cincinnati, who worked in a business return function, accessed the account information of Cincinnati Reds players, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, and actors including Kevin Bacon, Alec Baldwin, Sally Field and Chevy Chase.

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The charges are important to maintaining the integrity of the tax system, and are highlighted by the celebrity news aspect of the charges. The maximum sentence Mr. Snyder currently faces is up to one year in imprisonment, not more than a $250,000.00 fine, or both, and up to 1 year of supervised release.

The activities were uncovered from an investigation by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), which routinely looks for suspicious accesses from employees.

As reported by Federal News Radio from an interview with IRS Spokesman Chris Kerns, over the past 10 years TIGTA special agents have investigated 4,704 cases of potential access violations. Among the “adverse personnel actions” taken in those cases, there were:

444 removals
407 suspensions
215 admonishments
139 other disciplinary actions
176 criminal prosecutions for unauthorized access violations
Federal News Radio reported that another 883 employees resigned from the IRS during investigations or before personnel actions could be taken.

TIGTA was established by the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.  Its purpose is to provide independent oversight of IRS activities.

TIGTA investigations include unauthorized access by IRS employees, attempts to bribe IRS employees, assault against IRS employees, fraud committed by IRS employees, impersonating IRS employees and improper use of IRS emblems.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

WHAT IF YOU OWE BACK TAXES AND CAN’T PAY?

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Are you asking yourself “what if I owe taxes and can’t pay?” You’re not alone. Each year, about one out of six people owe taxes when they file their tax return – and many of them can’t pay right away.

Many people ask themselves why they would file if I owe the IRS and can’t pay. After all, why create a tax bill? Because not filing only makes matters worse. Here’s why.

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REASONS YOU SHOULD FILE EVEN IF YOU CAN’T PAY

You’ll owe more in the end, with penalties and interest.
If you don’t file your return on time and pay the tax you owe, the IRS will charge you (or, “assess”) a failure to file penalty that can add up to 25% more to your tax bill. On top of that, the IRS charges interest on the taxes and the penalties you owe.

Eventually, the IRS can collect what you owe – taxes, penalties, and interest – with tools like federal tax liens, levies, and wage garnishments.

THE IRS CAN FILE A RETURN FOR YOU

The IRS can prepare a return for you, called a substitute for return. But this return won’t be good for you. The IRS will prepare it with income information from your bank, employers, and other payers – and you won’t get any credits or deductions you’re entitled to. So it’s usually best to file your own return.

THE IRS CAN HOLD FUTURE REFUNDS

You may be due refunds in future years. But not filing now can affect you for years to come. If you don’t file a return now, the IRS can hold your refund in the future, meaning your money will just be sitting with the IRS. If you want to start receiving refunds again (or use your refund to pay off the taxes you owe), you’ll need to file the back tax returns.

WILLFULL NON FILING CAN BE A CRIMINAL OFFENSE

The IRS doesn’t prosecute many people each year for tax crimes. But there can be stiff penalties – including a 75% penalty for willingly and knowingly not filing a tax return. It’s called the fraudulent failure to file penalty. Remember: Notorious mobster, Al Capone wasn’t prosecuted for any of his violent crimes or even for filing an incorrect return; he was prosecuted for not filing a return at all.

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