T-Day Information

Tax Day!!!

This is the day that everyone who owes tax hates.  Really hates.

Some will chose to ignore it completely and those are the ones that will really benefit from my book “Don’t Mess With The IRS“.

For the time being, I can only offer “Don’t Mess With The IRS An Unauthorized Customer Service Guide to Resolving Your ACS Collection Issues” by sending a postal money order or cashiers check to:

Please send $14.95 + 3.50 for shipping and handling to: Po’ Girl Publications, PO Box 2464, Dearborn Mi 48123.  Michigan residents please include 90 cents additional for sales tax.

This realistic self-help book explains how to file late returns and take care of any back tax issues to your benefit.  Do not believe all the hype those so-called tax resolution experts advertise for getting pennies on the dollar.  If it was that easy, who would ever pay their taxes when due?  There are times when an Offer in Compromise is a realistic and acceptable option but you would be able to verify this for yourself by going to the official irs.gov website to see if you even qualify.  You can write up the offer yourself with a little work.  The workbook the IRS sends you to do this is pretty self-explanatory.  Sure beats paying someone thousands of dollars that you could be using towards your tax obligation.

Please be aware of the many unscrupulous people there are out there advertising that they can help you with any tax issue or get you a bigger refund, especially since the IRS offers all kinds of free filing help for qualified individuals.  Do not pay unless you have to.  Please refer to the irs.gov site to verify if you qualify.  If not, be aware of anyone you select to help you file no matter what their title is.  I have seen all kinds of cons and scams regarding tax reporting.  Sometimes the taxpayer is in on it.  If anyone asks you to fudge something or tells you that you don’t need documentation for your deductibles don’t use them.  It will always come back to bite you and your accountants or preparers are not liable for these returns no matter how poorly or fraudulently they are prepared.  You the taxpayer are accountable.  If you sign the return, you better know what you are signing.

I worked with some individuals years ago that told me there were fraudulent tax preparers that asked them to pretend to be self-employed so they could file false returns and split the refund generated from the fake return.  Just remember yours in the only neck that will be on that chopping block when the IRS finally realizes the return was falsified and you signed it.  By that time, the preparer is long gone.  Since crooks like this usually have a number of people they do this with, it does not take long for that preparer to be linked to a number of fraudulent returns and quicker still to verify the other returns they signed as a preparer on.  Computers are great for this purpose.

Please refer to my previous posts for more filing information as needed as well as the official IRS website irs.gov.

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Last Minute Tax Filing Tips

April 15th is just around the corner with many people waiting until the last-minute to do their filing, especially when they owe tax.  Those of you that were expecting a refund have probably filed by now.  Times have changed and gone are the days of running off to H & R Block or various tax preparers and having to pay to get your taxes prepared.  The only exceptions are wage earners over a specific dollar amount as well as the self-employed or business owners.  Hopefully you are working with a regular accountant or preparer you can trust if you own your own business.  If not, then please refer to irs.gov for information on tips to help you choose a tax preparer.

There are filing software programs available, but most are no longer needed for the average employee.  There are so many free ways you can file online, at a local IRS office or with various volunteers that make their time available after proper training with VITA and TCE for those who qualify.  For more information regarding free filing please go to the official IRS website, irs.gov and select the type of filing that you will be doing.  Most are wage earners, Individual, but some of you are self-employed or own small businesses of some kind.

ALERT:  A very important tip that many are not aware of is if you elect to file an extension to file, which is an automatic 6 months for individuals and either 5 or 6 months for some business forms or information, there is NEVER an extension on the payment of any tax due.  Refer to irs.gov for more information.  Many people stall filling because they didn’t have proper withholding during the year or did not pay an accurate amount of self-employment or estimated taxes during the year and end up with a balance due.  If this is the only reason you are filing late, don’t even bother.  The reason being is you could end up with additional penalties and interest filing an extended balance due return.

The best way is to file your individual return timely and find a way to send the full amount of the tax, even if you might have to borrow or send your return manually with the form 9465 completed in full attached for the request to pay your tax in installments.  You will end up paying interest to them by doing this, but this prevents any collection action against you in the forms of liens on your property or levies on any wages or bank accounts.  If you owe more than $50,000 in tax then you must also include the form 433-F which is a financial information statement.  Please be sure to state the amount you are able to pay with the request.  If you owe more than $50,000 you will still state what you are able to pay, but your financial information will determine what the IRS thinks you are realistically able to pay at this time.  Sometimes it’s more than the requested amount, sometimes it’s less because they don’t want the taxpayer defaulting on the Agreement by overstating what they can pay.

If you happen to live in an area that is currently designated a Federal Disaster area you may have already received information regarding any extensions for paying or filing in your area.  If not, please refer again to irs.gov for to see if you qualify if you are not working with a tax professional that has this information.

Again, if you find yourself in the ACS Collection area of the IRS or know someone who is.  Please go to Amazon.com to purchase my self-help book that will walk you through the fastest and smoothest way to resolve whatever problems you are having as well as suggestions to prevent future problems and prevent collection action such as liens and levies.  It was written to help the average taxpayer from having to give thousands of dollars to a Tax Specialist that cannot do anything more that they can do with a little knowledge.  And this is not even taking into consideration the number of so-called tax specialists that are either incompetent or down-right frauds.  In the past I have worked with thousands of taxpayers that were taken to the cleaners by so-called tax experts.

For the time being, I can no longer offer “Don’t Mess With The IRS An Unauthorized Customer Service Guide to Resolving Your ACS Collection Issues.”

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I will be posting additional Federal Tax information soon because there is too much to cover for one blog post.