Last week, we wrote about the use of outside debt agencies to start collecting tax debts (you can check out the blog here). In conjunction with this, the IRS recently announced the end to their hiring freeze. That’s right, America’s best-loved agency is beefing up its staff.
We’ve already discussed the controversial IRS passport law that was sneaked into last winter’s highway bill, but that wasn’t the only thing pushed through. The bill also included authorization for the use of outside collection agencies to target IRS tax debt.
If you are panicking about filing your taxes, then this is your lucky year. Because of Emancipation Day, an April 16 holiday celebrated in Washington, D.C., that marks the abolition of slavery in the region, you will find yourself with a little bit of a tax extension.
Have a tax debt near $50,000? You may find yourself unable to travel. In December, President Barack Obama signed a 5-year infrastructure spending bill. Sandwiched within this bill aimed to improve our nation’s highway and transit systems, was an IRS passport law.
The 2013 tax season is 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…