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Legitimate IRS Communications or IRS scams? How to Protect Yourself

By Michael Murray, North Carolina Tax Controversy Attorney Now that the filing deadline has passed, the IRS is busy contacting taxpayers who filed reports with errors and audit inquiries. There are also a lot of scammers out there contacting individuals and businesses posing as the IRS. Common IRS scams this tax season may include text-message scams, e-mail schemes,...

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Common Tax Problems and Solutions

By Justin Moyer, North Carolina Tax Controversy Attorney While inability to pay your taxes leads the list for common tax problems, there are many other issues involving tax controversy. There are over 20 million Americans who owe the IRS or other taxing authorities more money than they can afford to pay. Over 80% of these tax liabilities are owed by individuals, not...

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What to Do When You Are Missing Tax Documents

By Justin Moyer, North Carolina Tax Controversy Attorney With a looming filing deadline, many taxpayers worry about how to complete their returns on time when some necessary tax documents are missing. Missing tax documents are your responsibility, but you can usually file your taxes on time even if you do not have all your tax documents ready. It is important to...

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Divorce and Taxes

By Michael Murray, Tax Controversy Attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made sweeping changes to law as they relate to divorce and taxes primarily to eliminate a lot of underreporting of income by alimony recipients. As a result, many new laws became effective that impact tax treatment due to divorce. Alimony For divorce or...

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Summary of the New IRS Policies for an Offer in Compromise (OIC)

Summary of the New IRS Policies for an Offer in Compromise (OIC) By Roy Hill, Tax Representative For those burdened by tax debt, an offer in compromise (OIC) may present some welcome relief. An OIC allows taxpayers to settle their tax debt for less than the full amount owed. The IRS conducts a financial analysis to determine if the taxpayer is offering a...

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2021 Roundup of the Murray Moyer Tax Law Blog

As another year comes to a close, several articles from our Tax Blog may be helpful for individual taxpayers and small business owners. Failure to Pay Taxes – What Happens Next With the current economic conditions and hardships many taxpayers continue to face in light of the pandemic, it is not uncommon to find yourself unable to pay all the taxes owed. This article...

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