The adventures & musings of an Enrolled Agent representing clients in Tax Controversy cases at the Neighborhood Christian legal clinic - Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Steps to Take Now to Get a Jump on Next Year’s Taxes

Steps to Take Now to Get a Jump on Next Year’s Taxes

What’s New for 2018 You may need a paycheck checkup. Following tax law changes, you should do a paycheck checkup using the IRS’s Withholding Calculator and, if necessary, complete a new  W-4 form. The calculator helps determine the right amount of withholding. You should check your withholding if you: Are a two-income family. Have two or more jobs atRead more about Steps to Take Now to Get a Jump on Next Year’s Taxes[…]

The Sharing Economy and Income Taxes: What You Need To Know

The Sharing Economy and Income Taxes: What You Need To Know

If you use one of the many online platforms available to rent a spare bedroom, provide car rides, or to connect and provide a number of other goods or services, you’re involved in what is sometimes called the sharing economy. An emerging area of activity in the past few years, the sharing economy has changedRead more about The Sharing Economy and Income Taxes: What You Need To Know[…]

What taxpayers should know about amending a tax return

What taxpayers should know about amending a tax return

Taxpayers who discover they made a mistake on their tax returns after filing can file an amended tax return to correct it. This includes things like changing the filing status, and correcting income, credits or deductions. Here are some tips for taxpayers who need to amend a tax return. Complete and mail the paper Form 1040X,Read more about What taxpayers should know about amending a tax return[…]

Can’t Pay the IRS? You May Qualify for Currently Not Collectible Status

Can’t Pay the IRS? You May Qualify for Currently Not Collectible Status

There are times where you agree you owe the IRS, but you can’t pay due to your current financial situation. If the IRS agrees you can’t both pay your taxes and your reasonable living expenses, it may place your account in Currently Not Collectible (CNC) status. While your account is in CNC status, the IRS generally won’t tryRead more about Can’t Pay the IRS? You May Qualify for Currently Not Collectible Status[…]

Taxpayers Have the Right to Retain Representation

Taxpayers Have the Right to Retain Representation

Representation Taxpayers have the right to retain an authorized representative of their choice to represent them in their dealings with the IRS. Taxpayers have the right to be told that if they cannot afford to hire a representative they may be eligible for assistance from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. What This Means for YouRead more about Taxpayers Have the Right to Retain Representation[…]

More than 2 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) are set to expire at the end of 2018

More than 2 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) are set to expire at the end of 2018

More than 2 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) are set to expire at the end of 2018. The Internal Revenue Service urges affected taxpayers to submit their renewal applications soon to beat the rush and avoid refund delays next year. In the third year of the renewal program, the IRS has increased staffing toRead more about More than 2 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) are set to expire at the end of 2018[…]