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Posts Tagged ‘tax relief assistance’

  • IRS Postpones Another Furlough Day

    Wednesday 14th of August 2013 9:48:48 AM

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    The originally scheduled furlough day for August 30 has now been postponed, according to IRS officials.  The postponement is a direct result of the successful budget cuts that the IRS has implemented.

    There may be other furlough days, that will be decided after the IRS reviews their current budget situations before the end of the fiscal year on September 30.

    All IRS operations will in fact run as scheduled.  This includes both offices and toll free help lines.

    For more information on this matter and other IRS news please visit http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Open-Aug.-30-as-Cost-Cutting-Continues;-Will-Reevaluate-Need-for-Furlough-Day-in-September

  • The IRS Sent me a Notice

    Friday 02nd of August 2013 4:07:14 PM

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    Has the IRS sent you a notice and you are not sure why? Well, the IRS urges that if they have sent you a notice, rather than call the IRS you can refer to this IRS page  for the reason of the notice!

    It can be as simple as “We’re reviewing your tax return” or “We are examining your return and we need documentation.”  If you pay attention, there is a code on your letter.  Match that code with the ones found on that IRS page from earlier to find the reason for your notice.

    You can read more about this here.

  • Real Housewives of Tax Evasion

    Tuesday 30th of July 2013 12:21:16 PM

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    Seems as though celebrities can’t keep themselves away from the spotlight even if it means being indicted on 39 counts of fraud and tax evasion.

    This morning in New Jersey, ‘Real Housewives of New Jersy’ stars Teresa and Joe Giudice were set free on a combined $1Million bond after Judge Cathy Waldor indicted them on fraud charges.

    Neither Joe or Teresa are allowed to leave the country or even travel past New York and New Jersey. To ensure this Judge Cathy Waldor ordered them to give up their passports!

    Forty-one year old Teresa her 43-year-old husband are accused falsifying their income in order to obtain several loans. This occurred prior to the reality TV show in 2009.  They also falsified financial records when filing a bankruptcy.

    To read more about this story see http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/real-housewives-stars-court-article-1.1412468

  • “First Lady” of Tax Fraud Gets Busted!!

    Thursday 18th of July 2013 4:36:47 PM

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    Self proclaimed “First Lady” of tax fraud Rashia Wilson, 27 years old, of Tampa Florida taunted the IRS for years about openly stealing close to $3 Million when in fact its actually about $20 million.  Rashia used social media to show off the piles of money that she was proud to say she took from the IRS.

    She taunted the the IRS and “dared” them to get her.  Well, her luck came to an end because the IRS did catch up with her.  Now Rashia Wilson has been sentenced 21 years in prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, both crimes rooted from tax fraud.

    To read the full story see The Tampa Bay Times.

     

  • Payroll Companies Busted!

    Wednesday 17th of July 2013 11:48:28 AM

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    Most US employers subcontract payroll and associated tax responsibilities to intermediary payers such as payroll service suppliers.  If the company that is being outsourced is trustworthy they can help employers tremendously by collecting and consigning payroll taxes (on behalf of the employer) in a judicious manner.

    Most of these third-party payroll companies generally provide good and on time service however, lately there has been a number of these payroll companies that have been prosecuted for pilfering the funds planned to pay payroll taxes.

    If you are concerned about protecting you and your business against crimes like this you may visit the IRS website for more information. You can also see a list of successfully prosecuted payroll companies here.

  • IRA Withdrawal; Taxed or Not Taxed?

    Friday 12th of July 2013 2:23:09 PM

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    Generally withdrawals from IRAs (individual retirement accounts) as well as other tax deffered retirement plans are in fact taxable by the federal government. You should also expect to pay state income taxes on these withdrawals. The only exceptions would be if you reside in one of the seven states that do not impose state income taxes. The following would be those seven states: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington state and Wyoming.

    Luckily that is not always the case.  As reported by Market Watch of the Wall Street Journal “Some states don’t tax retirement-account withdrawals at all, and others exempt a portion from taxation, sometimes only for retirees above a certain age or with income below certain thresholds. It generally depends on the state you live in when you take the distributions, but it can get confusing.” Read the full story here.

  • IRS Issues Reminder To Victims of Boston Marathon Explosions

    Thursday 11th of July 2013 4:31:11 PM

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    To those US tax payers that were affected by the Boston Marathon Explosions a reminder is issued from the IRS that you have until Monday, July 15, to file and pay your US income taxes.

    If you should need additional time you may file for an extension with Form 4868 and you must pay your taxes by October 15, 2013 with .

    Keep in mind that regardless of the reason for the extension that penalties may accrue on your tax liability.  To read more about this story you may visit the IRS website.

  • Tips for Common Tax Issues

    Monday 08th of July 2013 3:29:18 PM

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    • Did you miss the April 15 deadline to turn in your taxes?  The IRS has all kinds of tips in the event that this occurs, you can read more HERE.
    • If you are looking for Summer Tax Tips you can visit the IRS website or click here.
    • Do you feel like you are victim of identity theft?  The IRS can help you here
    • If you need help filing your US taxes while traveling abroad please click here.
    • Forgot your Electronic Filing Pin? Get help here.

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

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

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    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

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    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.

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