The average owner of a small business typically reports a loss in their first year of operation. But when the IRS steps in, many first-timers do not even stand a chance. It is important to stay one step ahead of the game when it comes to obeying Tax Laws. Small Business owners need to make sure they avoid the common problems Small Businesses run into with the IRS.The average owner of a small business typically reports a loss in their first year of operation. But when the IRS steps in, many first-timers do not even stand a chance. It is important to stay one step ahead of the game when it comes to obeying Tax Laws. Small Business owners need to make sure they avoid the common problems Small Businesses run into with the IRS.Many times, because truck drivers are on the road it is hard to become aware of IRS and State notices and letters. With your frequency on the road and time gone from home, these IRS or State notices and bills are never received or are lost in the pile of mail you have when you get home. The last thing truckers want to deal with while they’re home for a short period of time is the IRS or State. As a trucker it is difficult enough to file tax returns annually, but 1099 or self-employed truck drivers need to make quarterly estimated payments as well to avoid a large unpaid balance at the end of the year.Many times, because truck drivers are on the road it is hard to become aware of IRS and State notices and letters. With your frequency on the road and time gone from home, these IRS or State notices and bills are never received or are lost in the pile of mail you have when you get home. The last thing truckers want to deal with while they’re home for a short period of time is the IRS or State. As a trucker it is difficult enough to file tax returns annually, but 1099 or self-employed truck drivers need to make quarterly estimated payments as well to avoid a large unpaid balance at the end of the year.Frequently that taxpayers do not file tax returns for one or more years for various reasons. Missing all or a portion of their records, personal hardship and/or neglect are one of many reasons to fall behind. Fortunately there are ways to approach the problem of unfiled returns.Frequently that taxpayers do not file tax returns for one or more years for various reasons. Missing all or a portion of their records, personal hardship and/or neglect are one of many reasons to fall behind. Fortunately there are ways to approach the problem of unfiled returns.Typically, those who owe the IRS, also end up owing state tax. State tax collection authorities have tremendous reach and are generally more aggressive in their collection efforts. Most states offer similar versions of the Offer in Compromise program , and will offer payment plans and amnesty from penalties and interest if successfully approached to provide a relief in state tax problems.Typically, those who owe the IRS, also end up owing state tax. State tax collection authorities have tremendous reach and are generally more aggressive in their collection efforts. Most states offer similar versions of the Offer in Compromise program , and will offer payment plans and amnesty from penalties and interest if successfully approached to provide a relief in state tax problems.Besides the “Offer in Compromise” the IRS offers an alternative program for reducing delinquent tax debt. Clients seeking tax relief from their IRS liability can still be helped. We can work with you and make payment arrangements that the IRS will allow. If there were circumstances beyond your control that prevented you from paying your tax debt and led to delinquency, we are able to challenge the penalties and interest ( Penalty Abatement ) that have built up.Besides the “Offer in Compromise” the IRS offers an alternative program for reducing delinquent tax debt. Clients seeking tax relief from their IRS liability can still be helped. We can work with you and make payment arrangements that the IRS will allow. If there were circumstances beyond your control that prevented you from paying your tax debt and led to delinquency, we are able to challenge the penalties and interest ( Penalty Abatement ) that have built up.An Offer in Compromise (OIC) is an agreement filed by a taxpayer which offers a payment to the IRS that is less than the full amount of tax debts owed. Once the IRS has establishes your need for tax relief under one of the following premises they may approve your OIC. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to not only deal with OIC’s but to repeal OIC’s that have been revoked.An Offer in Compromise (OIC) is an agreement filed by a taxpayer which offers a payment to the IRS that is less than the full amount of tax debts owed. Once the IRS has establishes your need for tax relief under one of the following premises they may approve your OIC. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to not only deal with OIC’s but to repeal OIC’s that have been revoked.This is one of the common ways of repaying a tax debt. The idea is that you will have to pay back your tax debt, including penalties and interest, in small amounts, usually in the form of monthly payments. This agreement is best done between your tax professional and the IRS. Religiously paying the monthly payments will ultimately lead you to being tax debt free.This is one of the common ways of repaying a tax debt. The idea is that you will have to pay back your tax debt, including penalties and interest, in small amounts, usually in the form of monthly payments. This agreement is best done between your tax professional and the IRS. Religiously paying the monthly payments will ultimately lead you to being tax debt free.The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), enacted in 1966, generally provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. Federal agencies are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request for them, except for those records that are protected from disclosure by any of the nine exemptions or three exclusions of the FOIA. This right of access is enforceable in court.The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), enacted in 1966, generally provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. Federal agencies are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request for them, except for those records that are protected from disclosure by any of the nine exemptions or three exclusions of the FOIA. This right of access is enforceable in court.You can ask the IRS to place your tax accounts into “currently not collectible” status until you are able to make monthly payments. What is Currently Not Collectible Status? If the IRS agrees that you do not have enough income to make monthly payments towards your tax debt, it will place your accounts into “currently not collectible” status. Although the IRS will continue to add penalties and interest to the amount due, the IRS will not try to collect the unpaid tax from you. Your tax accounts can remain in currently not collectible status as long as you cannot afford monthly payments.You can ask the IRS to place your tax accounts into “currently not collectible” status until you are able to make monthly payments. What is Currently Not Collectible Status? If the IRS agrees that you do not have enough income to make monthly payments towards your tax debt, it will place your accounts into “currently not collectible” status. Although the IRS will continue to add penalties and interest to the amount due, the IRS will not try to collect the unpaid tax from you. Your tax accounts can remain in currently not collectible status as long as you cannot afford monthly payments.We will provide you the experience and professionalism when dealing with your IRS or State audit. For a personal audit it is important to understand that returns are usually selected for statistical reasons. By contacting us we are able to become a buffer between you and the IRS and/or State. If you have a business audit, it is important to understand your rights. Before you allow them to take computers, records, even enter your place of business. STOP!! Understand your rights.We will provide you the experience and professionalism when dealing with your IRS or State audit. For a personal audit it is important to understand that returns are usually selected for statistical reasons. By contacting us we are able to become a buffer between you and the IRS and/or State. If you have a business audit, it is important to understand your rights. Before you allow them to take computers, records, even enter your place of business. STOP!! Understand your rights.At Anthem Tax Services we will record all your day-to-day financial transactions for your business or if you’re a self-employed individual.  We will be responsible to go through all of your bank transactions, credit card transactions, receipts and payments and categorize them to generate a profit & loss.  In doing this… we will help you forecast your financials and in doing so you will learn what needs budgeting and what to pay towards your estimated tax payments.If you got a notice from the IRS or State about an audit…don’t worry!  With 30+ years of experience in tax laws and enforcing tax codes.  Going through an audit is one of the most time consuming and mentally draining things a person or business can go through.  Our advice? Don’t do this alone…ever.  Anthem Tax Service’s is here to be with you every step of the way and until the audit is closed.  Anthem Tax Services will defend your income tax return through the highest level of appeals, schedule and attend all audit appointments on your behalf. Our priority is to minimize or possibly eliminate any financial impact the audit may have on you!Anthem Tax Services provides tax preparation services for individuals and businesses. We have experience in preparing returns for small startups to 100+ employee corporations. If you have multiple years of unfiled returns, don’t worry! We can get all your old income documents directly from the IRS to make it as easy as possible for you. This applies for business’s as well…all you need is your existing tax ID number and let us do the rest. Typically our turnaround time for tax returns are about 7-14 business days as long as you can provide us with very simple paperwork.. Whatever your tax needs are we got you covered! What are you waiting for? Call today!If you have a tax debt with the IRS or State we are here to help..  What many people and business’s don’t know is the IRS and State have created many different tax laws and tax codes that can drastically reduce and or possibly eliminate a person(s) or business(s) tax debt under many different circumstances.  At Anthem Tax Services we provide solutions to delinquent tax payers to settle their back taxes…often for pennies on the dollar.  Typically a case can take anywhere from 30-120 days (depending on the client) to submit all the necessary paperwork to the IRS or State to resolve their back taxes. Don’t let the IRS or State intimidate you when you can have a team with 30+ years of experience deal with it all!Bank levy and wage garnishment can be the most stressful and humiliating of all collection tactics.  They do this to force taxpayers into willful compliance.  Anthem Tax Services can not only prevent these from happening, but can get these lifted and stopped.  We know your rights as taxpayer and we are here to help.  If you have a current wage garnishment or bank levy we can typically get these released within 48 hours as long as all of your tax returns are filed.Bank levy and wage garnishment can be the most stressful and humiliating of all collection tactics.  They do this to force taxpayers into willful compliance.  Anthem Tax Services can not only prevent these from happening, but can get these lifted and stopped.  We know your rights as taxpayer and we are here to help.  If you have a current wage garnishment or bank levy we can typically get these released within 48 hours as long as all of your tax returns are filed.At Anthem Tax Services we will record all your day-to-day financial transactions for your business or if you’re a self-employed individual.  We will be responsible to go through all of your bank transactions, credit card transactions, receipts and payments and categorize them to generate a profit & loss.  In doing this… we will help you forecast your financials and in doing so you will learn what needs budgeting and what to pay towards your estimated tax payments.If you got a notice from the IRS or State about an audit…don’t worry!  With 30+ years of experience in tax laws and enforcing tax codes.  Going through an audit is one of the most time consuming and mentally draining things a person or business can go through.  Our advice? Don’t do this alone…ever.  Anthem Tax Service’s is here to be with you every step of the way and until the audit is closed.  Anthem Tax Services will defend your income tax return through the highest level of appeals, schedule and attend all audit appointments on your behalf. Our priority is to minimize or possibly eliminate any financial impact the audit may have on you!Anthem Tax Services provides tax preparation services for individuals and businesses. We have experience in preparing returns for small startups to 100+ employee corporations. If you have multiple years of unfiled returns, don’t worry! We can get all your old income documents directly from the IRS to make it as easy as possible for you. This applies for business’s as well…all you need is your existing tax ID number and let us do the rest. Typically our turnaround time for tax returns are about 7-14 business days as long as you can provide us with very simple paperwork.. Whatever your tax needs are we got you covered! What are you waiting for? Call today!If you have a tax debt with the IRS or State we are here to help..  What many people and business’s don’t know is the IRS and State have created many different tax laws and tax codes that can drastically reduce and or possibly eliminate a person(s) or business(s) tax debt under many different circumstances.  At Anthem Tax Services we provide solutions to delinquent tax payers to settle their back taxes…often for pennies on the dollar.  Typically a case can take anywhere from 30-120 days (depending on the client) to submit all the necessary paperwork to the IRS or State to resolve their back taxes. Don’t let the IRS or State intimidate you when you can have a team with 30+ years of experience deal with it all!

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A Total of 1 Billion Dollars In Refunds Are Still Unclaimed If You Have Not Filed Your 2013 Tax Return With The IRS

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IR-2017-50, March 1, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that unclaimed federal income tax refunds totaling more than $1 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who did not file a 2013 federal income tax return.

To collect the money, taxpayers must file a 2013 tax return with the IRS no later than this year’s tax deadline, Tuesday, April 18.

“We’re trying to connect a million people with their share of 1 billion dollars in unclaimed refunds for the 2013 tax year,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “People across the nation haven’t filed tax returns to claim these refunds, and their window of opportunity is closing soon. Students and many others may not realize they’re due a tax refund. Remember, there’s no penalty for filing a late return if you’re due a refund.”

The IRS estimates the midpoint for potential refunds for 2013 to be $763; half of the refunds are more than $763 and half are less.

In cases where a tax return was not filed, the law provides most taxpayers with a three-year window of opportunity for claiming a refund. If they do not file a return within three years, the money becomes the property of the U.S. Treasury. For 2013 tax returns, the window closes April 18, 2017. The law requires taxpayers to properly address mail and postmark the tax return by that date.

The IRS reminds taxpayers seeking a 2013 refund that their checks may be held if they have not filed tax returns for 2014 and 2015. In addition, the refund will be applied to any amounts still owed to the IRS, or a state tax agency, and may be used to offset unpaid child support or past due federal debts, such as student loans.

By failing to file a tax return, people stand to lose more than just their refund of taxes withheld or paid during 2013. Many low-and-moderate income workers may have been eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). For 2013, the credit was worth as much as $6,044. The EITC helps individuals and families whose incomes are below certain thresholds. The thresholds for 2013 were:

  • $46,227 ($51,567 if married filing jointly) for those with three or more qualifying children;
  • $43,038 ($48,378 if married filing jointly) for people with two qualifying children;
  • $37,870 ($43,210 if married filing jointly) for those with one qualifying child, and;
  • $14,340 ($19,680 if married filing jointly) for people without qualifying children.

Current and prior year tax forms (such as the Tax Year 2013 Form 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ) and instructions are available on the IRS.gov Forms and Publications page or by calling toll-free: 800- TAX-FORM (800-829-3676). Taxpayers who are missing Forms W-2, 1098, 1099 or 5498 for the years 2013, 2014 or 2015 should request copies from their employer, bank or other payer.

Taxpayers who are unable to get missing forms from their employer or other payer should go to IRS.gov and use the “Get Transcript Online” tool to obtain a Wage and Income transcript.  Taxpayers can also file Form 4506-T to request a transcript of their 2013 income. A Wage and Income transcript shows data from information returns we receive such as Forms W-2, 1099, 1098 and Form 5498, IRA Contribution Information. Taxpayers can use the information on the transcript to file their tax return.