IRS Audits

The IRS sends out a lot of mail.  Any letter from the IRS should be taken seriously, but some have more legal ramifications than others.  Here are three of the most important IRS letters – what they mean, and how to respond: 1.     Notice of Deficiency.  The IRS sends this letter out as […]

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Meeting with the IRS is a stressful situation, filled with questions about what to expect.  If you have to meet with the IRS, a common concern is how to present yourself. Whether you are meeting with an IRS collections officer (Revenue Officer), an auditor (Revenue Agent) or with an appeals officer, it is important to […]

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IRS audits can leave your stomach in a knot and your head in your hands, often because you feel innocent of the changes the IRS is proposing to your tax return. Notice I said proposing. An IRS audit is not simultaneously the beginning and end of your defense, with the auditor playing the role of […]

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Making it through an IRS audit is stressful and anxiety ridden, but for many, it is not the end of the road in dealing with the IRS.  Many IRS audits result in balances due.  Here are my responses to great questions from a reader about dealing with IRS collections after the audit. I just finished […]

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Bankruptcy is a powerful tool in solving IRS problems – but can it stop the IRS from auditing you? A centerpiece of bankruptcy law is the concept of an “automatic stay.”    The automatic stay stops creditors from calling and writing to enforce or collect a debt from you.  The “stay” on your creditors – including the IRS […]

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