IRS Collection

IRS Collection Activity Statistics

IRS Collection Activity Statistics

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11-20-11 Forbes: IRS Collection Procedures

The IRS Collection Division attempts to collect delinquent taxes as inexpensively and rapidly as possible. To accomplish this task the IRS makes extensive use of computers. Only when automated methods have failed to collect a tax is the matter assigned to an individual for collection.

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Forbes - IRS Easing Up on Liens

Over the past several years as taxpayers have endured the Great Recession the IRS has escalated the number of federal tax liens filed against delinquent taxpayers. The IRS aggressive use of liens has been criticized by the National Taxpayer Advocate in her annual report to congress and the IRS Advisory Council in its annual report to the Commissioner. IRS recently announced a new, more flexible attitude in policies and programs to help taxpayers pay back taxes and avoid tax liens.

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IRS Collection Procedures-2011

The IRS Collection Division attempts to collect delinquent taxes as inexpensively and rapidly as possible. To accomplish this task the IRS makes extensive use of computers. Only when automated methods have failed to collect a tax is the matter assigned to an individual for collection

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IRS Collection-2011

By: Robert E. McKenzie ©2011 Custom Search   1.  COLLECTION IRS PROCESSING OF NOTICES OF…

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Forbes: IRS Collection Standards Should Be Revised

When a taxpayer requests an installment agreement for larger tax liabilities or proposes an offer in compromise, the IRS applies allowable expense standards. Total allowable expenses include those expenses that meet the necessary expense test. The necessary expense test is defined as expenses that are necessary to provide for a taxpayer’s and his or her family’s health and welfare and/or production of income. The expenses must be reasonable. The total necessary expenses establish the minimum a taxpayer and family needs to live and serve as the basis for granting installment agreements and offers in compromise.

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PURCHASE REPRESENTATION BEFORE THE COLLECTION DIVISION FROM THOMSON WEST

  PURCHASE REPRESENTATION BEFORE THE COLLECTION DIVISION FROM THOMSON WEST REPRESENTATION BEFORE THE COLLECTION DIVISION.…

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Offers in Compromise

In 2011 the IRS issued a new offer in compromise form. Taxpayers proposing compromises based upon doubt as to collectibility of effective tax administration must submit revised Form 656. Taxpayers proposing an offer based upon doubt as to liability must now submit Form 656-L and a narrative setting forth defenses to the liability. To comply with the new downpayment requirements taxpayers must submit Form 656-PPV with the required downpayment.

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Trust Fund Recovery Penalty

In this article tax attorney Robert E. McKenzie discusses the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty.  …

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Robert McKenzie Testimony Before IRS Oversight Board in 2003

This is tax attorney Robert E. McKenzie's testimony before the IRS Oversight Board hearing on…

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