Tagged: IRS Audits

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IRS Eliminates the Appeals Arbitration Program

The IRS today announced via Revenue Procedure 2015-44 that the Appeals arbitration program established under Revenue Procedure 2006-44 and originally piloted under Announcement 2000-4 will be eliminated. In the Revenue Procedure announcement, the IRS indicated that “during the fourteen-year period in which arbitration was available, only two cases were settled using arbitration.” Thus, because the purpose of the program “has...

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House Holds Lerner in Contempt Returning Focus to the IRS Scandal

On Wednesday the House voted to hold Lois Lerner in contempt for invoking her individual fifth amendment right and refusing to answer questions posed during House investigations of the IRS targeting scandal last year.  Additional facts continue to trickle out about the IRS targeting scandal and this step by the House of Representatives will ensure that the scandal remains in...

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Fuller Professional Education Releases Online Tax Procedure Course

Washington D.C. – Fuller Tax Preparer Training is proud to announce the release of its latest online continuing education course titled “Tax Procedure: IRS Audits, Tax Litigation, Tax Collections and Defenses.” This three hour CE course covers the tax procedures and processes involved in tax controversy matters from the initial IRS examination and administrative appeals through the various tax litigation options, IRS...

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De-Mystifying IRS Audit Probabilities

During tax season many people wonder what the likelihood of an IRS audit may be for their tax return.  The IRS actually only audits a very small percentage tax returns.  For instance, in 2012 there were over 143 Million individual tax returns filed and the IRS audited only 1.4M returns or 1.03%. [1]  While the total number of audits is...