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Dial, redial, repeat

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares We welcome back guest blogger Barbara Heggie. Barb is the supervising attorney for the Low-Income Taxpayer Project of 603 Legal Aid in Concord, New Hampshire.  Her clinic serves taxpayers through the Granite State and is the only LITC in the state.  Today, she describes a recent experience in trying to assist a client. 

IRS’s FATCA enforcement fell short, TIGTA says

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares When Congress passed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) (as part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, P.L. 111-147) in 2010, the Joint Committee on Taxation estimated it would bring in $8.7 billion in revenues in the next 10 years. To that end, the IRS drafted an ambitious, agencywide FATCA

More Schedule K-2 and K-3 FAQs posted

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares News PARTNERS & PARTNERSHIPS By Paul Bonner The IRS has added eight new questions and answers to its website’s frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Schedules K-2 and K-3, clarifying that affected partnerships and S corporations need complete only the forms’ relevant portions and addressing an array of special circumstances. The new material

APA and FBAR Skirmishes Continue in Schwarzbaum v US

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares A couple of months ago in 11th Circuit Remands Willful FBAR Penalty Case Back to IRS Due to APA Violation I blogged about Schwarzbaum v United States, where the Eleventh Circuit held that Schwarzbaum willfully violated his FBAR reporting obligations for three years but that the IRS miscalculated the FBAR penalties. As I discussed,

Acute IRS challenges had chronic origins, GAO reports

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The 2021 tax filing season featured IRS administrative challenges that were unprecedented in scope but long-standing in their causes, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report released Monday. And while the issues uncovered in the GAO’s study mostly stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic’s continuing effects, they are likely to persist

Principal Residences as Collection Target: TIGTA Criticizes IRS Practice

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In  The IRS Primarily Uses Lien Foreclosures When Pursuing Principal Residences, Which Do Not Provide the Same Legal Protections as the Seizure Process TIGTA released a report detailing how IRS uses judicial lien foreclosure suits rather than administrative collection tools when it targets a taxpayer’s principal residence to satisfy an assessed liability. The

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