Answers to Questions About the “Inflation Reduction Act” and the IRS

Tax form with audit stamp

With the passage of the “Inflation Reduction Act” in the Senate recently, many questions have been raised about the portions of the bill that have to do with the IRS. As of this writing, the bill has not been signed into law by the president, but we can examine some of the questions from the standpoint of a firm that has decades of experience working with the IRS on behalf of taxpayers with a variety of tax situations.

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Tax Year 2020: Filing Deadline Changes and News You Need to Know

IRS Tax Preparation Services

The IRS announced that “Tax Day for individuals extended to May 17”. The U.S. Treasury and the IRS extend the filing and payment deadline for tax year 2020. Here is an excerpt from the announcement linked above from the IRS that we think will be of particular interest to taxpayers in Washington State: “This continues…

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The IRS has Problems, but Must Never be Ignored

IRS audit letter and cash

With a new administration and a new Congress taking office next year, we should expect more changes to both policies and the IRS tax code. We should expect that the complexities of the law to continue to be difficult for individuals to understand and to act on without making potentially serious mistakes. Moreover, for individuals with IRS tax problems, having the guidance and representation of a widely acknowledged expert in IRS law and tax policies with years of experience and relationships with key contacts to help streamline delays is more important than ever, especially given the very difficult times that we are all facing today.

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Help for a Single Mom with Crippling Debt and Overdue Taxes

Help for a Single Mom with Crippling Debt and Overdue Taxes from the Law Offices of John A. Stewart

At the Law Offices of John A. Sterbick, we occasionally meet clients whose financial circumstances have deteriorated past the point of inability to stay current on their bill payments. Sometimes, clients have assumed long term debt for assets that have depreciated below the remaining balance of the loan that the client owes the lender.

Similarly, clients may incur years of federal tax debt that the IRS will demand to be paid once the IRS becomes aware that that client has delinquent tax debt. The combination of personal and IRS debt owed is often overwhelming.

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Tomorrow is Tax Day for Tax Year 2019

Overdue taxes for Tax Year 2019

The federal income tax deadline was postponed this year from April 15th to July 15th to provide relief for individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Internal Revenue Service determined that no further delay is necessary, and Tax Day for Tax Year 2019 is …tomorrow, July 15th. Don’t panic. It is still…

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Payroll Tax Debt Relief

IRS 941 Form stamped "past due"

The usual payroll tax debt relief story begins like this: a small business owner misses a single payroll tax deposit, then another and another, until he reaches a point where he gets so anxious about how much he owes that he stops filing payroll tax returns. It isn’t because he wanted to: it’s because he didn’t know what else to do.

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