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

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[…]

Let’s Talk Taxes: Solace for the Non-Filer

Let’s Talk Taxes: Solace for the Non-Filer

Has it been awhile since you filed a tax return? Feeling guilty? Scared? Don’t know what to do? Do you even need to file? Many people become non-filers each year for a number of reasons. They lose the paperwork, they couldn’t pay, or they forgot about it. Sometimes illness, family crisis or depression plays aRead more about Let’s Talk Taxes: Solace for the Non-Filer[…]

IRS Private Debt Collection Program

IRS Private Debt Collection Program

The Internal Revenue Service began a new private collection program of certain overdue federal tax debts selecting four contractors to implement it. The new program, authorized under a federal law enacted by Congress, enables these designated contractors to collect, on the government’s behalf, outstanding inactive tax receivables. Authorized under a federal law enacted by CongressRead more about IRS Private Debt Collection Program[…]