Category Archives: IRS

Timely Mailed = Timely Filed…Or Does It?

Last week we introduced the Mailbox Rule. This week we tell a tale of how serious it is when “timely mailed = timely filed” meets “he said-she said”. This is a story, sad but true. Many years ago in 2005, … Continue reading

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The Mailbox Rule

Taxpayers mail all sorts of things other than tax returns. There are other information returns, petitions, and payments, all of which are crucially important to arrive at the IRS on time. Taxpayers use USPS, DHL, FedEx and UPS. Taxpayers drop … Continue reading

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2020 Legislative Changes to Efiling

On July 1, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (TFA), designed to improve the IRS’ interactions with us taxpayers by enacting changes to the IRS’s organizational structure, customer service, enforcement procedures, management of information … Continue reading

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We Are, After All, IRS Customers

The IRS as usual is patting its own back on how great they did customer service-wise during the 2019 tax season. The National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) recently released its Annual Report to Congress and as is every year the reviews … Continue reading

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Hitting Those Year-end Numbers-Business Taxpayers.

If you’re thinking 2019 profit has resulted in a bit more taxable income than you would like here are a few things you can do to do a bit of business tax planning. You can also call Carol and make an … Continue reading

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Government Doesn’t Run on Dunkin’!

Here’s what’s up!  The longest ever paid vacation for 380,000 furloughed government employees.  The longest ever indentured servitude for 420,000 government employees and the Coast Guard as they work without pay.  All courtesy of the longest-ever partial government shutdown.  By … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Compliance” My (fill in the blank)!

Here’s what’s up! America needs tax compliance to pay government’s bills. In all seriousness, voluntary compliance is a principle that we will cooperate with the tax system by filing honest and accurate annual returns and receive excellent customer service along … Continue reading

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We are, After All, IRS Customers

Here’s what’s up! The IRS is patting its own back on how great they did customer service-wise during the 2017 tax season. The reviews are mixed but today’s blog is to introduce the IRS’ customer service platforms, should you need … Continue reading

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