Tax Relief Research

What you should do if you get a letter or notice from the IRS

Every year the IRS mails letters or notices to taxpayers for many different reasons. Here are The W Tax Groups do’s and don’ts for taxpayers who receive an IRS letter: Don’t ignore it. Most IRS letters and notices are about federal tax returns or tax accounts. Each notice deals with a specific issue and includes specific...

IRS Service Employees Improperly Levy Peoples’ Social Security Benefits!

A new report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration ("TIGTA") determined that Internal Revenue Service employees improperly levied elderly taxpayer’s Social Security benefits, leading to economic hardship for elderly and low-income people with tax debts. For many elderly and low-income taxpayers, Social Security benefits are their only income. The Tax Code requires that...

IRS Unemployment Compensation is Taxable

IRS: Unemployment compensation is taxable; Have tax withheld now and avoid a tax-time surprise WASHINGTON – With millions of Americans now receiving taxable unemployment compensation, many of them for the first time, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded people receiving unemployment compensation that they can have tax withheld from their benefits now to help avoid...

Third quarter estimated tax payments due Sept 15

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded the self-employed, investors, retirees and others with income not subject to withholding that third quarter estimated tax payments for 2020 are due Sept. 15. Taxes are paid as income is received during the year through withholding from pay, pension or certain government payments such as Social Security...