Entries by Jeff

IRS using Artificial Intelligence to crack down on millionaires to collect millions in back taxes

The IRS announced on September 8, 2023 that under the Inflation Reduction Act where the IRS is receiving $80 billion in new funding, the IRS is shifting more attention onto high-income earners, partnerships, large corporations and promoters abusing the nation’s tax laws while using Artificial Intelligence and improved technology to identify sophisticated schemes to avoid […]

Hawaii Wildfire Victims Qualify For Tax Relief

On August 18, 2023 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced expansive tax relief for Hawaii wildfire victims in Maui and Hawaii counties. These taxpayers now have until February 15, 2024, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. The February 15, 2024, deadline will now apply to: Individuals who had a valid […]

IRS Ending Unannounced Revenue Officer Visits To Taxpayers

As part of a larger transformation effort, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on August 3, 2023 a major policy change that will end most unannounced visits to taxpayers by IRS Revenue Officers to reduce public confusion and enhance overall safety measures for taxpayers and employees. The change reverses a decades-long practice by IRS Revenue […]

Storm victims in 4 states facing expiration of IRS tax relief: File and pay by July 31; parts of Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Individuals and businesses in parts of four states where Federal Disaster Relief was announced are facing a deadline of July 31, 2023 to file their 2022 federal income tax returns and make tax payments.  You can file an extension to get additional time to October 16, 2023 to file your tax returns but it does […]

IRS Looking For Taxpayers To Report Gig Economy Income, Virtual Currency Transactions, And Foreign Source Income And Assets

Chances are you are involved in one of these areas – Income from the Gig Economy, Dealing with Virtual Currency, or Having Foreign Source Income And Assets. If so, pay particular attention to what the IRS will be looking for on your 2022 income tax return. Gig economy earnings are taxable Generally, income earned from […]

How To Know When You May Be A Target In An IRS Criminal Investigation

A simple mistake, oversight, or your accountant’s malpractice may trigger an IRS criminal investigation. Specifically, unreported income, mismatch of information on a tax return versus third-party reporting information, a false statement, the use of an impermissible accounting or banking service, or declaring too many deductions are things that could initiate an audit, which could then […]

IRS providing tax relief for victims of severe Florida storms

The IRS announced on May 2, 2023 that April 12 to 14 Storm victims in parts of Florida now have until August 15, 2023 to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. Other Areas Having Extended Deadlines: The IRS announced on April 3, 2023 that March 31 Storm victims in parts […]