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IRS unveils new People First Initiative; COVID-19 effort temporarily adjusts, suspends key compliance program

From the IRS Newsroom IR-2020-59, March 25, 2020 WASHINGTON — To help people facing the challenges of COVID-19 issues, the Internal Revenue Service announced today a sweeping series of steps to assist taxpayers by providing relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions. “The IRS is taking extraordinary...
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How Can I get an IRS Levy Released?

Taxpayers frequently ask their tax attorney what to do if they have received a notice that the IRS may levy their property. You should immediately take steps to resolve your tax liability and request a levy release. The IRS can also release a levy if it determines that the levy is causing an immediate economic...
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Tax Court Upholds IRS Settlement Officer’s Rejection of offer in compromise

If you have considered submitting an offer in compromise, consult with a tax attorney to make sure that your offer in compromise is submitted correctly. Reviewing your offer in compromise with a tax attorney will ensure that you have the greatest chances of success in settling your tax liability with the IRS. https://tax.thomsonreuters.com/news/tax-court-upholds-rejection-of-offer-in-compromise-denial-of-abatement-request/ If you...
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What did the Taxpayer First Act change?

The Taxpayer First Act made several important changes that are relevant to taxpayer disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. Many taxpayers ask their tax attorney about the various IRS audit changes. You can read more about the Taxpayer First Act. One important change is that the IRS must now provide 45 days notice before contacting...
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