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When a tax return’s information doesn’t match data reported (such as W2’s, 1099’s, 1098’s) to the IRS by employers, banks, investment broker and other third parties, the IRS will send a letter / notice to the taxpayer. The letter is called an IRS Notice CP 2000, and it gives detailed breakdown information about issues the IRS identified and provides steps taxpayers should take to resolve those issues.

The taxpayer must address these issues timely, failure to do so will result in an assessment of additional taxes, interest and penalties. It’s almost like a “grey-area” correspondence audit.

Get professional help with CP 2000 issues at 1-877-788-2937.

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Dear Clients:

The following is a summary of important tax developments that have occurred in April, May, and June of 2018 that may affect you, your family, your investments, and your livelihood. Please call us for more information about any of these developments and what steps you should implement to take advantage of favorable developments and to minimize the impact of those that are unfavorable.

The IRS released a new draft version of the 2018 Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. The new Form is markedly different from the 2017 version of the form and would replace the current Form 1040, as well as the Form 1040A and the Form 1040EZ. In addition to reflecting a number of changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA; P.L. 115-97, 12/22/2017), the “postcard” draft form is about half the size of the current version and contains far fewer lines than its predecessor. However, this reduction in length is countered by the fact that the draft form has six new accompanying schedules.

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IRS ALERT

In order to help taxpayers avoid scams in which criminals impersonate IRS employees, IRS has issued a Fact Sheet in which it sets out the ways that it does and does not contact taxpayers.

For several years now, IRS has been publishing, in various formats, information and warnings about scams that involve taxpayers and IRS and about how taxpayers can protect themselves from such scams.

Here are various ways that legitimate IRS employees contact taxpayers.

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EDD audits employers for various employment controversies, mostly how California employers classify their employee versus independent contractor status.

We represent employers facing EDD audits and exams, employers normally receive an initial letter, simple survey type of correspondence, that usually leads to a complicated EDD audit that could result in tens or hundred of thousands of tax dollars due to EDD from the employer. Call us today at 1-877-788-2937 for a free evaluation.

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CLIENT LETTER EXPLAINS RECENT DEVELOPMENTS THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR TAX SITUATION

Dear Clients:

The following is a summary of important tax developments that have occurred in the first three months of 2018 that may affect you, your family, your investments, and your livelihood. Please call us for more information about any of these developments and what steps you should implement to take advantage of favorable developments and to minimize the impact of those that are unfavorable.

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Every year, around the 1st of January through April 15th every working American is expected to file an income tax return with the IRS. This return is used by the IRS to determine what your overall tax bill should have been for the previous year. Using a number of forms provided by the IRS everyone has to report their income and expenses.

The agents of the IRS will then review your tax return and determine whether or not all of the information is correct and that you either sent a check to cover what you owe the IRS or whether you are entitled to a refund check. With that said, if it is determined that there are any issues with your tax return, this will trigger the IRS to take a deeper look at your return and more than likely request an audit.

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The average person only has a 1 percent chance of being selected for an IRS audit. That’s one drawing you don’t want to win! If you have been chosen, though, it’s important not to panic. How you respond to an IRS audit request can have a big impact on the outcome of the process.

While an IRS audit is undoubtedly stressful and can be a painful, lengthy process in some cases, following these tips will help you get through it:

  1. Read the letter carefully

Not every notice from the IRS is an official audit, but it’s easy to panic when a letter arrives from them. Take your time to read the letter from start to finish. If they are simply requesting verification of something in your taxes, provide the information promptly. You may be able to avoid a formal IRS audit altogether if you respond appropriately in a timely manner.

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Penalty abatement is a form of tax debt relief you can avail to significantly reduce the total taxes you owe the IRS.

What is Penalty Abatement?

If you have a tax debt, the IRS will calculate and add penalties & interest on the amount owed.  The penalties include a ‘failure to file’ penalty if you have failed to file your returns on time (including extensions), a ‘failure to pay’ penalty if the tax amount has not been paid in full and which is calculated on the basis of the amount you owe. These two penalties are charged on a monthly basis for the entire period until resolution. Further the IRS charges a daily interest on the tax amount you owe. All in all, the each penalty may contribute up to 25% of your total tax bill.

If your failure to pay taxes has been due to financial difficulties, such difficulties are further compounded by the penalties, which continuously keep adding to the total tax debt. So penalty abatement is an option you should definitely consider to achieve some degree of tax debt relief. As professional enrolled agent, Mike Habib is a tax relief expert and can guide you in this matter if you do not feel confident enough to handle it on your own.

Get a free evaluation of your case at 1-877-788-2937.

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An IRS tax problem can do more than keep you up at night with worry. Unresolved tax problems can lead to liens on your home, levies on your bank account and garnishments being taken from your pay.

The worst thing that you can do is to ignore a tax problem like unfiled tax returns or unpaid back taxes. As time passes, interest and penalties only accumulate, making that tax debt harder and harder to pay. The IRS isn’t just going to forget about the money that you owe them. You need to take action to have the matter resolved.

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IRS Urges Travelers Requiring Passports to Pay Their Back Taxes or Enter into Payment Agreements;

People Owing $51,000 or More Covered

The Internal Revenue Service today strongly encouraged taxpayers who are seriously behind on their taxes to pay what they owe or enter into a payment agreement with the IRS to avoid putting their passports in jeopardy.

This month, the IRS will begin implementation of new procedures affecting individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts.” These new procedures implement provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, signed into law in December 2015. The FAST Act requires the IRS to notify the State Department of taxpayers the IRS has certified as owing a seriously delinquent tax debt. See Notice 2018-1. The FAST Act also requires the State Department to deny their passport application or deny renewal of their passport. In some cases, the State Department may revoke their passport.

Get a free brief case evaluation by calling us at 1-877-788-2937. Don’t let the IRS ruin your life, call today!

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