IRS Office of Appeals Handling Of Collection Due Process Cases – STILL INADEQUATE!

If you have ever been a victim of IRS lien or levy action you know first hand that it can be unilaterally devastating on many levels and take literally years if not decades to financially overcome. To add insult to injury it gets all the more complicated when the IRS action is taken before you’ve…

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IRS Restrictions on Contacting Taxpayers

I’ve worked with many good people inside the IRS on a wide variety of cases. So please do not get me wrong I’m not bashing ALL IRS employees. However like any big bloated bureaucracy I’ve also worked with some real shit heads inside the IRS who take their orders to advocate on behalf of the…

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IRS Undercover Operations STILL Lacks Sufficient Oversight

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released a report today dated February 3rd 2012 titled Criminal Investigation Can Take Steps to Strengthen Oversight of Its Undercover Operation. This audit was conducted as a follow up to an audit in tax years 2001 and 2002 – 10 YEARS AGO.  So it is fair to presume that the people at…

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IRS Restrictions on Contacting Taxpayers

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently issued Report Number: 2011-30-090. In this report it clearly states that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees are required to stop an interview if the taxpayer requests to consult with a representative and may not bypass a representative without supervisory approval. Evidently this is not happening as diligently…

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Field Audit Tests for Sole Proprietor CASH Income Require More Teeth

This audit was initiated by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) to determine whether minimum probes for unreported income during sole proprietor audits are conducted in accordance with IRS policies and procedures.  This audit was conducted as part of the Fiscal Year 2010 Annual IRS Audit Plan and addresses the major management challenge of…

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