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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

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Posted in IRS Appeal, IRS Audit, IRS Collections, IRS Criminal Enforcement, IRS Enforcement, IRS Examination, IRS Levy, IRS Lien, IRS Mediation, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax Preparer, Tax Problems & Requests, Tax Relief, Taxpayer Advocate, TIGTA, United States Treasury

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

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Posted in Appeals & Audit Resolution, Audit Reconsideration, Audit Technique Guide, IRS Appeal, IRS Audit, IRS Collections, IRS Criminal Enforcement, IRS Enforcement, IRS Examination, IRS Mediation, Tax Abuse, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax Relief, Taxpayer Advocate, TIGTA

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

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Posted in IRS Collections, IRS Criminal Enforcement, IRS Enforcement, IRS Examination

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

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Posted in IRS Appeal, IRS Audit, IRS Collections, IRS Enforcement, IRS Mediation, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax Preparer, Tax Problems & Requests, TIGTA

IRS Appeals Needs Help with Collection Statute Expiration Dates

The following report was issued by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) on August 15, 2011 and it basically says that which many of us already know, the IRS Office of Appeals needs help with Collection Statutes Expiration

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Posted in IRS Appeal

How IRS Enforcement Employees Are Evaluated

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not formally evaluating its enforcement employees’ job performance based on quotas or other records of tax enforcement results, according to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) contrary to

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Posted in IRS Enforcement, IRS Mediation

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

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Posted in Appeals & Audit Resolution, Audit Technique Guide, IRS Audit, IRS Examination, Sole Proprietor

More Security needed to protect IRS Automated Collection

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued the following report IMPACT ON TAXPAYERS The Automated Collection System (ACS) is a telephone contact system used by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees to perform critical IRS processes such as collecting

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