Consumers with a bone to pick with the IRS have the opportunity to share their experiences. Originally designed as an IRS profile database, IRSDoghouse.com has evolved into a free and anonymous Web site where anyone can rate agency employees.
Affluent individuals may be less inclined to establish or continue a private foundation. Private foundations can involve substantial start-up costs and annual administrative fees. Some clients may consider another option that is growing in popularity.
H&R Block clients accustomed to receiving Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs) might be disappointed this tax season because the only bank that underwrites these loans for the company, HSBC Bank USA, might pull out of the program.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) called on Congress this week to repeal what it considers burdensome information reporting requirements placed on businesses and rental property owners by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom is accustomed to facing formidable opponents on the basketball court. But these days, he’s taking on the Internal Revenue Service in a different court setting over what he sees as a personal foul.
The Internal Revenue Service is reminding consumers that they can weatherize their homes and be rewarded for their efforts. Homeowners making energy-saving improvements this fall can cut winter heating bills and lower their 2010 tax bill, too, according to the IRS.
Recent legislation aimed at easing foreclosure proceedings, along with a rise in loan modification activity, has not done enough to address the need for intervention, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
Speaking at this week's National Tax Conference in Washington, D.C., IRS Commissioner Mark Schulman addressed concerns about the new tax preparer identification guidelines that are about to take effect. Managing Editor Gail Perry reports.
Starting today, for-profit companies marketing debt-relief services over the telephone are prohibited from charging a fee before they settle or reduce a customer’s debt to the Internal Revenue Service, credit card company, or other unsecured debt.
This month, the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) released its report for 2010 outlining recommendations to the IRS regarding several key issues that have recently become law, or are soon to take effect.
Paid tax return preparers, including attorneys, CPAs, and enrolled agents, must apply for a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) from the IRS before signing and filing any federal tax returns in 2011. Paid preparers who already have a PTIN must renew it.
You’ve probably seen the ads for American Tax Relief. They claim to provide help to beleaguered taxpayers by dramatically reducing tax debt, including penalties and interest. But chances are good you will not be seeing those ads again anytime soon.
Even nice guys end up in tax trouble sometimes. Former Detroit Lions quarterback Rodney Peete and his actress wife, Holly Robinson Peete, did not see it coming…the Internal Revenue Service lien for more than $156,000 that hit them last summer.