Victims of IRS Identity Theft-The Dilemma of Obtaining a Loan

A fraudulent tax return was filed for a refund which created a conundrum for my client when he applied for a business loan. He owes what is considered a ‘’large dollar” amount to the IRS.  A fraudulent return was filed – IRS applied the amount to a prior year tax balance for which my client had an installment agreement.  The fraudulent refund was enough to pay off that year.  Subsequently, once the IRS realized the refund was fraudulent; the amount was reversed, and the original tax balance was restored.  Now, I understand this was the correct IRS procedure, but the IRS computer defaulted his installment agreement; although, he is paying… Read More

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Has It Been Years Since You Filed a Tax Return?

You have not filed your taxes in years and the situation worsens as time goes by-feelings of dread and fear consume you. There is a good chance that you may be due a refund; however, you must request a refund within three years of the due date of the return. Another key point for filing those tax returns; the IRS ten year statute of limitations for collections. In other words, the tax balance will disappear after ten years if there are no other legal actions to toll the statute such as bankruptcy. However, the statute does not commence until tax returns are filed. The first step is to contact an… Read More

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