President Trump has signed the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (H.R. 3151), which alters the management and oversight of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with the aim of improving customer service and the appeals process. The Act also provides new confidentiality safeguards as taxpayers interact with the IRS. The Taxpayer First Act includes provisions that: […]
The IRS recently released a “draft” form of the 2018 federal Form 1040. The newly proposed “postcard” form has just 23 lines, cut down from 79 lines on the 2017 Form 1040. In conjunction with the attempt at simplification, the Forms 1040A and 1040EZ have also been eliminated. However, most of the available deductions and […]
Advanced technology has enabled the IRS to conduct more audits, and taxpayers should be ready. Read more in the Summer 2018 GYF Perspectives.
The Office of the Texas Comptroller has announced a tax amnesty program which will run from May 1, 2018 through June 29, 2018. The amnesty program will provide delinquent taxpayers with relief from penalties and interest on tax due and applies to periods due before January 1, 2018. By participating in the program, a taxpayer […]
Since the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (PA DOR) implemented a new technology system several years ago, numerous inaccurate tax notices have been mailed to taxpayers, who have been burdened with the task of resolving the issues. Read the article from the Winter 2017 GYF Perspectives. Contact Alex Palmer or Don Johnston for assistance.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Led by the National Taxpayer Advocate, Ms. Nina Olson, TAS serves as the voice of the taxpayer at the highest levels of the Internal Revenue Service. Each year in January, the National Taxpayer Advocate renders a report directly to the […]