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Fail to meet estimated 2018 tax payment? IRS may waive fees.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) meant big tax changes for 2018 tax filings. For some, the changes impacted tax withholdings. As a result, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) encouraged taxpayers to conduct a paycheck checkup to make sure they were withholding enough funds to cover their tax obligations. Those who failed to cover at least 90% of their tax bill through withholdings found themselves facing the potential for big financial penalties.

Former Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Participants and Expats Targeted in IRS Compliance Campaigns

On July 19, 2019, the IRS Large Business and International Division (LB&I) announced six newly approved compliance campaigns. In the Announcement, the IRS clarified that it identified the campaigns "through LB&I data analysis and suggestions from IRS employees." One of these campaigns, Post OVDP Compliance, targets taxpayers who previously went through the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). While another campaign, Expatriation, is aimed at U.S. citizens and long-term residents who expatriated on or after June 17, 2008.1

Does the IRS tax lawsuit awards?

Whenever a relatively large financial transaction occurs, it is very likely that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will be involved. Getting divorced? The IRS will look over the property division determination and check for errors. If so, the agency may apply applicable taxes. Win the lottery? The IRS will expect a share of the winnings? Going through a lawsuit? Yes, even during your legal woes the IRS may determine that you owe a tax bill.

Is the IRS encouraging summer fun?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released a publication that encourages taxpayers to make the most of common summertime activities. How, you may ask, can an agency that collects money encourage summer fun? The answer: by highlighting how popular forms of summer fun can translate to tax savings.

7 Takeaways from IRS Commissioner Rettig's Keynote Speech to MSBA

Frost & Associates, LLC was pleased to be among the sponsors for this year's Annual Irving Shulbank Memorial Dinner and Program. Highlights of the program included announcing the recipients of the 2019 Tax Excellence Award and The J. Ronald Shiff Memorial Pro Bono Award, as well as a presentation by keynote speaker, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig.

Expedited Passport Decertification Available to Taxpayers With Urgent Travel Needs

As we've previously reported,1 the IRS is actively targeting some taxpayers for passport denial or revocation. Currently, taxpayers who owe the IRS at least $52,000 may be unable to obtain or renew their passports. Taxpayers must be proactive to prevent delays with travel plans.

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