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

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[…]

Revocation or Denial of Passport in Case of Certain Unpaid Taxes

Revocation or Denial of Passport in Case of Certain Unpaid Taxes

If you have seriously delinquent tax debt, IRC § 7345 authorizes the IRS to certify that debt to the State Department for action. The State Department generally will not issue a passport to you after receiving certification from the IRS. Upon receiving certification, the State Department shall deny your passport application and/or may revoke yourRead more about Revocation or Denial of Passport in Case of Certain Unpaid Taxes[…]

Highlights of 2017 Tax Scams

Highlights of 2017 Tax Scams

Each year, the IRS lists various scams taxpayers get caught up in. The top 2017 scams include several that manipulate laws governing charitable groups, abuse credit counseling services or rely on refuted arguments to claim tax exemptions. The agency is warning taxpayers about the growth of identity theft schemes with some particularly bold thieves evenRead more about Highlights of 2017 Tax Scams[…]

Already Problems with Pioneer Credit Recovery – IRS Private Debt Collection Firm

Already Problems with Pioneer Credit Recovery – IRS Private Debt Collection Firm

In December 2015, Congress, via the FAST Act, directed the IRS to hire private debt collectors for some of its uncollected tax receivables. Since the passage of the FAST Act, tax professionals, and especially those at the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic – Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, have been concerned about the use of private debtRead more about Already Problems with Pioneer Credit Recovery – IRS Private Debt Collection Firm[…]