The Complexity of an OIC (Don’t Try This at Home)

OIC

Let’s face it. The IRS wants to collect its tax debt. And if you owe a large sum, they especially want to bring that money in. Sure, they aren’t paid on commission, but this is their job, and, probably like all of us, they are held to certain marks and standards. With that being said, a settlement with the IRS (also called an Offer in Compromise) isn’t impossible (it’s just not exactly easy, either).

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Iggy Azalea Owes $400,000 to the IRS. See 3 Possible Tax Debt Penalties She Could Be Facing

tax debt penalties Lately there’s been a lot of attention on Iggy Azalea and her terrifying $400,000 tax debt. And let’s face it, the IRS is probably one of the scariest entities to be indebted to. Other than a looming tax bill, what other consequences could Iggy (or someone like her) face?
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IRS Announces 131 Million Returns Already Filed This Season – 36 Million Owe Balances Due

2013 tax season on pace to match 2012 where 148 million returns were filed with almost 38 million of those owing unpaid taxes. Direct Tax Relief (DTR) assists clients who have filed and owe back taxes. The IRS reported that as of April 18, 2014, the IRS has received more than 131 million returns, of which 88 percent were e-filed (IRS News Release IR-2014-56, April 24, 2014). Of those 131 million returns 94,809,000 were due refunds (IR 2014-56).
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Senate Hearings and Department of Justice/IRS Actions Likely to Drive up Reports of Foreign Banks and Financial Accounts (FBAR)

43,000 Taxpayers have disclosed their offshore accounts to IRS as Senate wants numbers to rise. Direct Tax Relief (DTR) assists clients with FBAR requirements On February 26, 2014 the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing on “Offshore Tax Evasion: The Effort to Collect Unpaid Taxes on Billions in Hidden Offshore Accounts” (The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations-Hearings-2/26/14).
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IRS Criminal Investigation Issues Annual Report: 18% Gain in Prosecutions and Convictions Rose More Than 25% Compared to the Prior Year

Criminal Investigation recommended 4,364 cases for prosecution in 2013. Direct Tax Relief (DTR) assists clients to avoid mistakes that lead to criminal investigation and possible prosecution by giving them valid professional advice and guidance so they handle their taxes the correct legal way It was announced by the Internal Revenue Service on February 24, 2014 (IR-2014-18) that the Criminal Investigation Division (CI) has released its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013 
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