Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The Big, Ugly IRS Disconnect

Every month, I share a tip, strategy, or information that is helpful for those in the tax resolution industry. But this month, I had to share my opinion of how I see it with regard to what’s going on at the IRS and dealing with them. It amazes me how large the disconnect is between what the top IRS…


IRS Warns Taxpayers and Tax Pros to Watch Out for Emerging Scams

The Internal Revenue Service regularly reminds taxpayers to stay alert against scams during the tax filing season and throughout the year. Identity thieves use news events, including tragedies, to try to trick taxpayers. But it’s not only taxpayers who need to stay on alert; tax professionals also…


Did You Know The IRS Is Using Chatbots

The IRS recently announced they are going to expand their use of chatbot technology to help quickly answer basic questions for people receiving notices about possibly underreporting their taxes. The new chatbot feature will assist taxpayers who receive notices CP2000, CP2501, and CP3219A. These…


The 80 Billion Dollar 2022 Inflation Reduction Act Fact vs. Fiction

As you probably know by now, Congress has authorized $80 billion for the IRS as part of the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act. $45.6 billion of the $80 billion is earmarked strictly for enforcement. The IRS is using most of this money to hire 87,000 new personnel, and to modernize their 1960’s era…


Can You Believe What the IRS Commissioner Said?

The IRS released their 2022 list of the “Dirty Dozen” a few weeks ago, and there’s one thing that IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said that upset me. He said, “No one can get a better deal for taxpayers than they can usually get for themselves by working directly with the IRS to resolve their tax…


Recession? What Recession?

In the tax resolution world bad is good and good is bad. What I mean by that is, the worse off your client’s financial situation is, the better deal they’ll get with the IRS.  If he/she has a lot of money left over at the end of the month, and/or significant equity in assets, the worse deal they’ll…


How to Successfully Negotiate with the IRS

If you want to be successful in the tax resolution business, you need to be a successful negotiator.  I personally represented 2,000 individuals and small businesses spanning a 16-year period and I was a vigorous advocate for my clients. What skills does a successful negotiator need? This is common…


Cryptocurrency and the IRS

Do you know what the IRS buried in the 1.2trillion-dollar infrastructure bill that was passed into law on November 15, 2021?  There’s a paragraph that states cryptocurrency exchanges are going require you to give your clients a 1099 beginning in 2023, just like brokerage houses do.  If the…


"State of the Union" Predictions Tax Resolution Marketing for 2020

I don’t think there is a better time than in the past eight years, to get into the tax resolution business than now.  I say this because of the convergence of some key industry metrics and observations. It’s almost like a “perfect storm” given the IRS’s 2020 focus on increased enforcement.…


How To Turn Your Website Into A Client Generating Machine By Adding This ONE Thing

Your website is your digital salesperson. If you use it properly, it can help you generate many clients. Most folks are missing one key element on their website that is keeping them from getting clients to contact and retain them. We’ve invited, expert marketer and educator, Dave Dee to speak at…


How to DOUBLE referrals in 12 months or less

Referrals are one of the least expensive forms of marketing. The clients you get from referrals are already pre-qualified, pre-sold and much less resistant to fees. That’s why we’ve invited Shaun Buck to come teach how to DOUBLE your referrals in 12 months or less at The 4th Annual Tax Resolution…


Every IRS Collection Case Has 3 Work Phases

Every IRS Collection Case Has 3 Work Phases: First Phase: Transcript Investigation & Analysis Second Phase: Compliance Third Phase: Resolution Phase I teach that you charge separately for each phase based on the complexity of the case, the amount of tax debt involved and the value you bring to…


Wesley Snipes’ Lowball Offer in Compromise Rejected in Tax Court

Wesley Snipes was once best known for his work as an actor, particularly for his role as the vampire-hunting Marvel superhero, Blade. Unfortunately, when Snipes makes headlines these days, it’s usually due to his ongoing tax battle with the IRS.


IRS Terror Tale of the Month: Paul Manafort

Political Powerhouse Tries to Leave IRS in the Dark Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Paul Manafort and the millions he failed to pay the IRS in taxes. Due to the brief time Manafort spent as President Donald Trump’s campaign manager during the 2016 election,…


Paul Manafort and Tax Resolution

What does Paul Manafort and tax resolution have in common? A lot actually… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZFpD1JtqSI As we all know, if you’ve been reading the news stories online or watching the evening news, Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, was found guilty on five counts…