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May 2018 Archives

Swatted: When it doesn’t refer to bugs

The extended holiday weekend kicks off summer, but IRS phone scam artists don’t take a break. The simple warning is this: never argue with them and hang up right away. You need to know that IRS agents do not initiate contact with you over the phone.

Understanding your right to a tax appeal

If you are like countless other Americans, you may not realize that you have a legal right to appeal a decision of or tax assessment by the Internal Revenue Service. In fact, the ability to appeal an IRS decision in an independent forum is one of the fundamental provisions of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, a collection of 10 privileges afforded taxpayers, including the rights to:

IRS Automatic Substitute for Return (ASFR) Program

The ASFR Program targets individual taxpayers with apparent significant tax liability who have not filed income tax returns. This program allows the IRS to assess a tax bill based on 3rd party reporting (1099s or other documents) if a taxpayer does not file a tax return.