Catching Tax and Financial Crooks is Harder

Understand how cuts in the IRS budget and experienced agent attrition is affecting the IRS’s ability to do their job.  Staffing levels have been paralyzed at 1956 levels and there is no change in sight, but they have improved efficiency and the quality of their cases.  See what Don’t Mess with Taxes has to share: […]read more

Posted by OSYB Staff on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Filing Tax Return as Self-prepared vs. Professional Preparer

  Tax return filing deadline is creeping up pretty quickly! If you have not already made a decision of how you will file, it’s getting down to the wire now. Many tax professionals will be booked up by now, or have very few openings. If you have never used a tax professional, you should be […]read more

Posted by Ed Becker on Monday, March 27, 2017

Calling the IRS is Easier this Year

Your chances of reaching the IRS by phone during the tax season have improved from last year because Congress funded additional phone help.  Will it stay that way throughout the year?  See what Don’t Mess With Taxes has to say. Read More:  IRS telephone service is improving, but will it last?read more

Posted by OSYB Staff on Thursday, March 23, 2017

Know about the IRS CP40 notice

If you get a CP40 notice from the IRS, you need to read what Henry+Horne has to share.  If you have overdue tax accounts, the IRS may be sending a private collection agency to collect outstanding “inactive tax receivables” from you.  You need to know if you are being phished/scammed or if it is the […]read more

Posted by OSYB Staff on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

On-line Tax Resources

It’s quite past President’s Day, slated as one of the busiest days for IRS phone representatives but the on-line resources shared by Don’t Mess With Taxes are not at all outdated. Find out more:  Looking for tax help in lots of online places  read more

Posted by OSYB Staff on Tuesday, March 21, 2017