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 Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014

IRS issues annual list of top twelve tax scams in time for tax season. Direct Tax Relief (DTR) assists clients with tax preparation for current and past tax years and corrected amended returns for victims of tax preparer scams. The Internal Revenue Service on February 19, 2014 issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams 
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IRS Increases Number of Audits by Over 12% Resulting in $38 Billion in Additional Tax Due From Taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service’s Statement of IRS FY 2012 Fiscal Performance Results (Last revised and updated December 31, 2013) listed that the IRS increased examinations across all categories by more than 12% in Fiscal Year 2012 (October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012). The Internal Revenue Service Data Book
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IRS Continues Trend to 2014 in Increased Bank Levy & Wage Garnishment Actions

Direct Tax Relief (DTR) assists clients that have been issued wage and bank garnishments by the IRS that has tripled in the past 10 years and is expected to grow even more for 2014. The Internal Revenue Service Data Book
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