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Tax Predictions for 2014

With Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) moving on to become US Ambassador to China, last year’s expectations for tax reform are out the window. The National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), the association that represents the federally licensed tax practitioners who hold the highest credential awarded by the IRS, has released some prognostications for 2014. 1) The budget cuts Congress imposed on the IRS mean bad news for taxpayers. Levels of service at IRS, which weren’t that great anyway, will continue to deteriorate for taxpayers seeking answers and for tax professionals seeking assistance in representing clients in audits [...]

March 3rd, 2014|Our Office, Personal Tax|Comments Off on Tax Predictions for 2014

The Top 25 Things Wrong With IRS

We are always interested in the goings-on in Washington DC.  From last weeks NAEA E@lert, we provide you a peek behind the curtain, as Bob Kerr summarizes Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olsen's bi-annual report to congress:   The National Taxpayer Advocate's Annual Report to Congress landed with a thud yesterday in Washington, DC. The 60+ page executive summary kept NAEA Senior Government Relations chief Bob Kerr company on yesterday's flight from DC to Sacramento and he offers the following observations:  The NTA, Nina Olson, focuses on IRS' deteriorating customer service: "If you are a tax professional trying to resolve a problem for [...]

January 13th, 2014|Business Tax, Personal Tax|Comments Off on The Top 25 Things Wrong With IRS
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