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  • I’m Not a Player, I Just Don’t Pay My Taxes A Lot!

    Monday 24th of June 2013 11:25:02 AM


    Rapper “Fat Joe” is facing two years in prison in addition to a hefty $100K fine for not paying federal taxes on unfiled income.  He plead guilty in a federal court in Newark last Thursday.  “Fat Joe” failed to file his income taxes on more than $3 million of earnings.  In 2007 he failed to file a reported $1.3 million in income and royalties then again in 2008 with $1.4 million, and also in 2009 and 2010 there is about $1 million of unfiled income taxes.

    According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Mack the tax loss to the US government was just over $700,000. “Fat Joe’s” attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman of New York, insisted that there was no intent to mislead the IRS. Lichtman said “This is a guy who had been paying his taxes for years when he was making a significant amount of money… He changed accountants and errors were made. We were in the process of addressing this when we received notice that there was a criminal investigation.”  Lichtman also insisted that this is not a tax evasion crime instead simply failure to file tax returns.

  • Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee Delivers Annual Report

    Thursday 20th of June 2013 2:54:08 PM


    In a meeting today The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) has made public its 2013 Annual Report to Congress.  According to the IRS the report highlights 5 groups of recommendations on issues regarding the electronic tax administration.

    Highlights of the report include suggestions on the following key results:

    • Support standards for safety measures, privacy and fraud deterrence
    • Provide incentives for e-filing employment tax returns
    • Expand access to data and online tools
    • Leverage relationships in the electronic filing community
    • Fund CADE 2 and the 1040 Modernized e-file (MeF) programs

    See the full report here.

  • Gifts Can Be Taxed, Too!

    Wednesday 19th of June 2013 9:40:30 AM


    Planning on giving someone a gift? Expect the IRS to impose a gift tax.

    The gift tax is a tax on the reassignment of assets from one person to another, granted the giver does not receive anything in return for the gift. The gift tax applies regardless of the donor intending the reassignment to be a gift or not.

    Gift tax can also be imposed for the transfer of property.  A property gift would also include money or the income generated from the property in question.  Again, this only applies if the giver does not receive anything in return for the gift of the property.

    Keep in mind that if you sell something at below its entire value or if you a loaning out money at a reduced or no interest loan, this may also qualify as a gift.

    In any and all gift tax occurrences the donor is who pays the gift tax. For more information on the gift tax please visit the IRS website.


    Friday 14th of June 2013 1:09:25 PM


    As previously reported, the IRS will be closed for scheduled furlough days and today June 14, 2013 is one of those days!  What does this mean to US taxpayers?  Well, if you need the assistance of the IRS whether by phone or in person you will NOT be able to get through!

    The IRS if furloughing its employees with no pay in an attempt at a budget cut.  This means that no tax returns as well as compliance related activates will occur.  Additionally, PTIN, the online system for preparer tax identification number will be shut down.

    The IRS did advise that all US taxpayers should still go forth with filing their returns as normal.  This furlough does not impact any deadlines for tax preparation.  Keep in mind the IRS cannot furnish receipt of services on the furloughed days. In the event that the last day to respond to IRS requests falls on June 14, 2013 you will have until Monday June 17, 2013 (the following business day).

  • 911 Tax Relief Launches New Version 3.0

    Monday 10th of June 2013 2:59:35 PM



    911 Tax Relief Launches New Version 3.0

    June 10, 2013, Glendale, CA – is delighted to announce the launch of its redesigned website  The newly redesigned site, version 3.0, is now more user-friendly and welcoming to customers who might not be aware of what to do in the event they need tax debt relief!  911 Tax Relief has also added a more advanced (yet easier to use) version of live chat!  No more waiting a long time for help, a representative is standing by to assist customers immediately.  Ralph Vartanian, VP of 911 Tax Relief commented “We are very excited about the launch of our new website, version 3.0, now providing our visitors with new information, better navigation and new exciting features like live chat!”

    In addition to customer friendly features, 911 Tax Relief has also updated their affiliate program which you can access directly from the home site The newest affiliate program has made it possible for the everyday person to make extra income off of a high demand industry.  Most people are not aware but taxes and tax problems do not come around once a year, it’s an ongoing issue that demands attention year round.  With the launch of the new affiliate program affiliates can make more money with less effort. For more information about taxes please visit

    911 Tax Relief is a tax debt resolution and mediation company that deals with such issues such as tax lien, tax penalty, wage garnishments, levies, penalty abatements and offers in compromise.  911 Tax Relief also offers a free tax evaluation to all its customers.

    In other company news, 911 Tax Relief who is currently proud members of ASTPS (American Society of Tax Problem Solvers) as well as BBB (Better business Bureau) has also recently elatedly renewed its membership with NATP (National Association of Tax Professionals).  911 Tax Relief has been members of these reputable establishments for years and have managed to maintain good standing with the Better Business Bureau since the inception of the company.

    Lastly, 911 Tax Relief would like to extend its condolences and prayers for the victims of the latest Oklahoma Tornados.  If anyone was affected by the tornado and lives in the area where the tornado occurred, 911 Tax Relief would like to extend a discount for any service needed to resolve their tax debts.

    For more information visit 911 Tax Relief on Facebook, on Twitter or you can call Toll FREE 1-866-499-1156. For other enquiries you can email

  • Healthcare Provider Sues the IRS!

    Friday 07th of June 2013 2:07:05 PM


    The IRS has made it into the news once again!  This time it’s not because they are granting relief to victims of unfortunate circumstances, it’s actually because the IRS is being sued! Yes, sued. In fact, a health care provider has gone forth and sued the IRS along with a number of agents for allegedly wrongfully confiscating over 60 Million medical records from more than 10 million Americans! The name of the healthcare provider has not been released to the public just yet.

    According to the lawsuit, the IRS has violated the 4th Amendment. Back in 2011 the IRS had a search warrant to seize financial data for 1 employee; the IRS did not have permission to retrieve the medical information of those 10 million plus people!  According to UPI (United Press International) the IRS agents that performed this act were warned about the possibility of violating medical privacy laws prior to executing the warrant!

    UPI reported that the complaint states “Despite knowing that these medical records were not within the scope of the warrant, defendants threatened to ‘rip’ the servers containing the medical data out of the building if IT personnel would not voluntarily hand them over.”

    The lawsuit also states that the IRS agents in question also had seized phone and telephone data, this is also a violation of the warrant.

    So what is this going to cost the IRS?  The lawsuit is seeking $25,000 in compensatory indemnity, per infringement.

  • Do You Have Tax Penalties?

    Monday 03rd of June 2013 10:49:43 AM


    The IRS may impose tax penalties for many reasons! One common reason is due to unpaid tax liabilities! You may even have penalties imposed for underpayments of the total tax liability, or even inaccurately filled out tax returns. Unfortunately these penalties add up very quickly causing the original tax liability to skyrocket.

    If you feel that you have unnecessary tax penalties added to your already large tax liability there are some steps you can take to abolish the penalties.  First contact for a Free Tax Evaluation. There are solutions such as penalty abatement or offer in compromise. Leave it up to skilled professionals to help you fight the IRS; doing it alone can be difficult and stressful.  For more information please visit

  • The IRS Garnished My Wages, What Do I Do?

    Wednesday 29th of May 2013 1:56:32 PM


    Have your wages been garnished by the IRS? Have your assets been liquidated as well?  Every year millions of US Taxpayers fail to file their US tax returns on a timely manner causing the IRS to hit them with penalties and interests to an already large tax bill!  Most people are not aware that tax relief is just around the corner.  The tax experts at 911 Tax Relief have been working hard for the average American to protect them against the IRS.  Let’s make tax liens and wage garnishments a thing of the past.

    With the help of 911 Tax Relief  wage garnishments can be stopped in as little as a week.   Our experts will also help you with tax liens.  Bet you didn’t know that a tax lien can show up on your credit report negatively!  Tax liens also tie up any property that you may own.  This makes it difficult to sell your property!

    If you have more than $10,000 in Tax debt call 1-866-499-1156 or visit 911 Tax Relief for a FREE tax debt evaluation!

  • Obama’s Watergate Scandal?

    Tuesday 21st of May 2013 2:17:25 PM


    President Obama is accused of knowing about the latest IRS scandals! It was reported that Obama’s lead lawyer had idea of the IRS scandal long before Obama told media that he had just learned about it in the news.

    Not so long after the story broke to the media about how the IRS had been targeting conservative groups, Obama said he was not aware of the situation prior to the story hitting the airwaves. This means that prior to May 10, which was the day that IRS official Lois Lerner had formally apologized on behalf of the IRS, Obama was not aware that anything improper had taken place.

    A White House official had admitted to the Wall Street Journal that the head of the Office of the White House Counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, knew about the incidents as early as April 22. It was presumed that an audit of the IRS would have shown that the organization was seeking out conservative groups who applied for 501(c)(4) status. The IRS was singling out contenders by marking their names with words such as “Tea Party” or “Patriot.”

    Many question that if Obama’s lead lawyers were aware of the IRS circumstances weeks prior to it becoming public knowledge, then how come Obama claims he had no clue or if he should have been told?

    According to John Podesta, former White House chief of staff (under President Clinton) “The worst thing is if [the White House does] anything that is perceived to be interfering with an independent investigation,” Podesta said. “That gets you in such trouble your head spins.”

    Washington D.C. attorney, Lannt Davis, who served Presidnet Clinton as well as George W. Bush respectfully disagrees with that idea stating “I respectfully suggest Ms. Ruemmler is in the wrong job and that she should resign.”

    This IRS situation has caused for upcoming hearings to investigate this matter, starting with the first one beginning Wednesday.

  • Mary J. Blige Served with $3.4M IRS Tax Lien

    Monday 20th of May 2013 1:44:02 PM


    Yet another celebrity hits the news with money troubles with the Internal Revenue Service! Just recently it was Lauryn Hill in the news for owing the IRS and today it’s Mary J. Blige, a nine time Grammy winner!

    The Internal Revenue Service has contacted the R&B singer with a $3.4 Million tax lien in Bergen County.  This is in addition to a different lien she purportedly owes to New Jersey, where she owns a luxury home in Saddle River. In New Jersey she is reported to owing close to $1 Million.

    The IRS reported that the latest lien was due to unpaid income taxes for the past few years. It has been said that she owes in excess of $600,000!

    If all this IRS trouble wasn’t enough to deal with she was also recently sued by Bank of America in the New York States Supreme Court.  Bank of America declared that Mary J. Blige took out a loan for $500,000 and only repaid it partially. After interests and penalties the singer still owes in $514,000.

    Mary J. Blige and her husband were also sued by Signature Bank in November 2012 for non-payment of a $2.2 million loan!

    Although Mary J. Blige is an accomplished singer she has had some detrimental money problems! Sadly, regardless of her fame, it is all catching up with her!

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