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What is an FET Audit?

Overview of IRS FET Tax Audits Shortly after Tax Day 2016, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen remarked that, after five years of budget cuts and four years of hiring freezes, the agency would “do less with less.” The pronouncement ... Read More

Failure to File Penalties Explained

Overview of IRS Failure-to-file Civil Penalties Criminal tax evasion cases are difficult to establish in court, because there are so many moving parts and the burden of proof is so high. Much like the case against ... Read More

Tax Preparer Audit Red Flags

Why the IRS Investigates Preparers Profiling is illegal in criminal court, but it happens all the time in tax court cases. That’s especially true among tax preparer investigations, as T-men usually look for “red flags” to ... Read More

OIC Program Elements And Why They Matter

Why the IRS Accepts Offers in Compromise To better understand the elements of the Offer in Compromise program, one must first understand what this program is not. First, although the IRS substantially liberalized and broadened the ... Read More

Doubt as to Collectibility Offers

Requirements for Doubt as to Collectibility Offers in Compromise Before approving any Offer in Compromise (except DATL), the IRS must first calculate “Reasonable Collection Potential” (RCP), and determine if a “Doubt as to Collectibilty” exists.  If ... Read More