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Robert E. McKenzie ©2012 Custom Search The IRS recently relaxed its rules for payment of smaller tax liabilities. The revised procedures now allow taxpayers up to 72 months to pay their tax obligations. The new procedures also increase the maximum…
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Robert E. McKenzie comments for Accounting Today on IRS 2012 offshore initiative
However, some tax law experts said it is possible to reach some rough financial estimations. Robert McKenzie, a partner at Arnstein & Lehr in Chicago, estimated that the low range of income Romney reported for 2010 indicates a likely breakdown of $4.8 million taxed at the 15% rate and just over $5 million taxed at the normal, higher rate.
On January 11, 2012 National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her annual report to Congress, identifying the combination of the IRS’s expanding workload and declining resources as the most serious problem facing taxpayers. The result, the report says, is inadequate taxpayer service, erosion of taxpayer rights, and reduced tax compliance. The Advocate expressed her continuing concern that the IRS’s expanding use of automated processes to adjust tax liabilities is causing harm to taxpayers and recommended that Congress enact a comprehensive Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
On January 9, 2012 the Internal Revenue Service reopened the offshore voluntary disclosure program to help people hiding offshore accounts get current with their taxes and announced the collection of more than $4.4 billion so far from the two previous international programs.
McKenzie Quoted on Offshore Accounts by Wall Street Journal MarketWatch.
On January 6, 2012 he Internal Revenue Service released a new set of tax gap estimates for tax year 2006. The tax gap is defined as the amount of tax liability faced by taxpayers that is not paid on time.