Officials with the IRS continue to complain publicly about the reductions in the agency’s operating budget imposed by Congress. The Commissioner of the IRS told a national group of accountants that taxpayers and tax preparers who have agonizing waits to talk with tax agents on the phone, should call their members of Congress and complain. The budget cuts and lessening of services have affected taxpayers and tax preparers throughout the country, including in Nevada.
Tax debt is an issue affecting people nationwide, including some right here in Nevada. While some people try to figure out how they are going to pay their tax bills, which can be a significant sum, they may look for services that offer tax debt relief options. These so-called tax relief firms often make outstanding claims of being able to significantly reduce taxes owed, but the authorities say that consumers should be cautious before accepting or paying for any services offered.
It would probably be unwise to rely on the IRS to always do things legally and by the book when it seizes a taxpayer’s property located in Nevada or elsewhere. In a new government report, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration reported that the IRS did not always comply with tax code requirements. In the 50 property seizures reviewed out of 580 conducted from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, the report says that the IRS did not comply with tax code mandates in 19 instances.
Taxpayers in Nevada and all other states may be receiving an IRS notice regarding their personal income tax return. By this time of year, the IRS has sent out many notices to individual taxpayers regarding their returns filed in April. The process continues after April for returns recently made under standard extensions.