Did You Get A Letter Or Notice From The IRS?

First of all, DON’T panic until you read the letter or notice. Every year, the IRS sends millions of notices and letters to taxpayers, and some of them, believe it or not, are benign. Next, you should IMMEDIATELY forward the letter/notice to your tax preparer.  They are much more accustomed to these notices/letters and can […]

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Beneficiary Designations

Do you know who your beneficiaries are on your life insurance policies and retirement accounts?  Are you sure?  When was the last time you confirmed the beneficiaries of record on these assets? When you set up these assets, you designate primary and a contingent beneficiaries. Do you remember the beneficiaries you designated? Changes occur in […]

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Let’s Not Go Phishing

Sadly, the internet has brought new found problems as well as the tremendous benefits proven over the years.  With regard to the IRS, there are everyday challenges to protect taxpayers and their sensitive data.  You’ve heard it before, but the information in this blog bears repeating. In their attempt to avoid theft of taxpayer information […]

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Do You Need To Amend Your Income Tax Return?

So tax season is over and you have filed your returns.  You are finished with taxes for yet another year.  Yippee! That is until you go to your mailbox and find a corrected income tax statement.  A financial institution discovered an error in what was previously reported and the numbers have changed.  So now what […]

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Conclusion – Taxpayer Bill of Rights

We have addressed the first seven Rights that taxpayers have according to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.  As we conclude this mini-series, we will look at the final three Rights. THE RIGHT TO CONFIDENTIALITY.  Taxpayers have the right to expect that any information they provide to the IRS will not be disclosed unless authorized by […]

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Taxpayer Bill of Rights – Part 3

Our last two blogs have addressed four of the ten Rights that taxpayers have according to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.  Let’s look at the next three Rights. THE RIGHT TO APPEAL AN IRS DECISION IN AN INDEPENDENT FORUM.  Taxpayers are entitled to a fair and impartial administrative appeal of most IRS decisions, including many […]

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Taxpayer Bill of Rights – Part 2

Our last blog was the first in our series highlighting the ten Rights that taxpayers have according to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.  This blog will highlight the next three Rights. THE RIGHT TO QUALITY SERVICE.  Taxpayers have the right to receive prompt, courteous, and professional assistance in their dealings with the IRS, to be […]

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Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Did you know that as a taxpayer, you have a Bill of Rights?  Most taxpayers mumble and grumble about the IRS but they don’t realize that there is a published Bill of Taxpayer Rights which can be used to the advantage of the taxpayers. For the next few blogs, we will share these Rights.  The […]

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Is That The IRS Knocking At Your Door?

There’s a knock on your door and the person tells you they are from the IRS.  Are they? People can avoid taking the bait and falling victim to a scam by knowing how and when the IRS does contact a taxpayer in person. This can help someone determine whether an individual is truly an IRS employee. Here […]

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Steps To Take If You Are Victim of A Data Breach

THE DARK WEB.  Is your information out there?  You try to protect your information, you take the suggested steps by changing passwords, not opening suspicious emails, but that just isn’t enough.  Our information exists in so many locations on the web.  So, you find out that you have been compromised, what should you do? Here […]

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