2013 Representation Update

IRS Workforce
1.10 Because of Congressional cuts in IRS budgets its workforce continued to shrink until 2008. In 2009 and 2010 the IRS had its budgets grow and its workforce grew. In 2011 the IRS budget was frozen and its workforce shrank. In 2012 Congress stupidly cut the IRS budget and its workforce shrank again.

IRS Staffing for Key Enforcement Personnel
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue Officers 5,249 5,627 5,662 5,492 5,451 6,042 5,619 5,186
Revenue Agents 12,192 12,778 12,816 12,599 12,958 13,888 13,867 13,021
Special Agents 2,771 2,780 2,709 2,631 2,650 2,780 2,698 2,661
Total [...]

Nominee Liens And Alter Ego Liens

Nominee Liens & Alter Ego Liens

By Robert E. McKenzie ©2012

 

 

Depriving Taxpayers of Administrative
Due Process of Law

Many
practitioners have observed the aggressive approach that the IRS has recently
taken to collect taxes from alleged nominees and alter egos of delinquent
taxpayers. This summary collection approach deprives the alleged nominees of
administrative due process of law. In most [...]

Swiss Bank Secrecy Succumbs To U.S. Tax Enforcers

Swiss Bank Secrecy Succumbs To U.S. Tax Enforcers

 

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IRS Collection Standards for Living Expenses

Below are links to the latest revisions of the national standards used in collection financial analysis. The charts show the itemized monthly national standards and the total money national standards as revised in March 2010. The new standards are effective for financial analysis conducted after publication.

Allowable Expenses for Food, Clothing and Other Personal Expenses

Out of [...]

Robert E. McKenzie’s 2014 Speaking Engagements

 

2014

 

January 22, 2014

Teleseminar

Winning Strategies LLC

 

January 28, 2014

Teleseminar

U. S. Tax Agent Program

 

May 1, 2014

Chicago, IL

Chicago-Kent
College of Law

 

May 13-14, 2014

Las Vegas, NV

California
Society of Enrolled Agents

 

May 22-23, 2014

Wrightsville Beach, NC

North Carolina Society of
Enrolled Agents

 

May 29-30, 2014

Reno, NV

California
Society of Enrolled Agents

 

June 5, 2014

Park City, Utah

Utah
Society of Enrolled Agents

 

June 23-24, 2014

Fridley, MN

Minnesota
Society of Enrolled Agents

 

August 3-5, 2014

Las Vegas, NV

National
Tax Practice [...]

IRS Voluntary Disclosure Rules

Tax attorney Robert E. McKenzie discuss IRS voluntary disclosure practice. [...]

Robert McKenzie Participates in IRS Program on Dissolution of Businesses and Marriages

Watch IRS Program on Dissolution of Businesses and Marriages

 

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Robert McKenzie Forbes Blog on Reducing IRS Penalties

Robert McKenzie Forbes Blog on Reducing IRS Penalties

 

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Robert E. McKenzie Quoted in Forbes on Secret Israeli Bank Accounts

9-19-13 Robert E. McKenzie Quoted in Forbes on Secret Israeli Bank Accounts

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Congress: Unfair Investigation of IRS

“Darrell Issa, This Generation’s Joe McCarthy”
In my most recent blog, I  discuss the comments made by Lois Lerner, head of the IRS Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Division. Ms. Lerner commented on the IRS and tax exemption status of social welfare groups at the May ABA Tax Section meeting. These comments sparked the attention of Darrell [...]