Happenings Inside the IRS Under the New Administration

Last week in Denver, Colorado the IRS quietly paraded out some of their race horses to share what is happening under the new administration. With Steven Mnuchin‘s most recent confirmation as Treasury Secretary and Commissioner Koskinen’s days numbered, a sense of being rudderless was anticipated. Knowing that a hiring freeze and location consolidation are adversely impacting…

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It has been QUITE a tax season! A Review of IRS Activity

According to the newly released 2012 IRS Data Book, the IRS collected almost $2.5 trillion in federal revenue and processed 237 million returns, of which almost 145 million were filed electronically. Out of the 146 million individual income tax returns filed, almost 81 percent were e-filed. More than 120 million individual income tax return filers received…

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IRS Expanding Audits to Unrelated Tax Years and Tax Matters

According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) the IRS needs to expand audits to other tax years and tax matters when large dollar amounts are involved in a preexisting audit making it all the more important to know exactly what you are doing when communicating with the IRS. A couple of general…

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How to Get a ‘Fresh Start’ with the IRS

According to IR-2011-20 published on Feb. 24, 2011, in its latest effort to help struggling taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced a series of new steps to help people get a fresh start with their tax liabilities. The goal is to help individuals and small businesses meet their tax obligations, without adding unnecessary burden to taxpayers.…

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If you owe the IRS money, here are some tips …

If you get a bill this summer for late taxes, you are expected by the IRS to promptly pay the tax owed including any penalties and interest. First you should consider appealing the determination based on merit and evidence. For more information on appeals feel welcome to contact me directly at 720-234-1177 or at jddundon@comcast.net…

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IRS starts special unit targeting the wealthy

The IRS is setting up a special unit that will take a more skeptical look at the various strategies used by the wealthy to reduce their tax burden (see Shulman Has ‘Some Sympathy’ for CPA Concerns). That includes trusts, real estate investments, royalty and licensing agreements, private foundations and flow-through entities of various kinds. The…

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