Be Sure to File IRS Form 8965 to Claim Your Exemption The Affordable Care Act made it a requirement for individuals to have health care coverage, or if they don’t, make a shared responsibility payment – but some groups of people are exempt. If you live in the United States but aren’t a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawfully present immigrant, you aren’t required t...Wed Sep 23 07:07:00 PDT 2015
Every year, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. All personal details are removed to protect the privacy of the taxpayer. While a taxpayer was out of the country, his brother stole his identity and used his Social Security number to file a tax return. The IRS audited the return, filed a lien against the taxpayer’s property, and took part of...
The IRS issued a Health Care Tax Tip urging taxpayers who received the benefit of advance payments of the premium tax credit (PTC) in 2014 under the health care law to file their federal tax returns, and do it now, even if a valid filing extension was secured. Why? Because insurance Marketplaces will determine eligibility for advance credit payments and cost-sharing reductions for the 2016 cove...Tue Sep 08 11:13:00 PDT 2015
The National Taxpayer Advocate is convening the Inaugural International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in Washington, D.C., on November 18-19, 2015. This ground-breaking conference will present panelists from around the world to explore how taxpayer rights globally serve as the foundation for effective tax administration. Whether expressed though a taxpayer bill or charter of rights, or a declar...Wed Sep 02 07:25:47 PDT 2015
The webinars the IRS offered earlier this summer on the responsibilities for employers and insurance coverage providers under the Affordable Care Act are now available on-demand. The IRS designed these webinars for not only business owners, but tax managers, employee benefits managers, and health coverage providers to all understand all of the Affordable Care Act’s employer pro...Wed Aug 26 11:36:45 PDT 2015
Taxpayer Advocate Service Senior Attorney-Advisor Christopher J. Lee testified today at a field hearing of the Senate Budget Committee held by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.). The hearing was to discuss tax-related identity theft and fraudulent tax returns.Read more about the hearingRead the full text of Lee’s testimony...Tue Aug 25 07:25:00 PDT 2015
Every year, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. All personal details are removed to protect the privacy of the taxpayer. The Taxpayer Advocate Service sometimes has to get creative when helping a taxpayer, as was the case with a taxpayer whose return filing was delayed by a truck accident and IRS errors. The taxpayer timely e-filed his return, b...Tue Jul 28 07:25:00 PDT 2015
Every year, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. All personal details are removed to protect the privacy of the taxpayer. Employees of a city were receiving IRS assessment notices because the city had sent inaccurate information to the Social Security Administration. One taxpayer got a W-2 that reported the correct income earned, but after using ...Mon Jul 27 10:20:04 PDT 2015
The Affordable Care Act, or health care law, contains responsibilities for employers and insurance coverage providers. For employers, the size and structure of your workforce – small, large, or part of a group – helps determine what applies to you. Do you know what requirements apply to your business? If not or if you simply want to learn more, the IRS has announced a series of educ...Tue Jul 21 07:01:15 PDT 2015
This morning, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson joined host Tom Temin on Federal News Radio. They talked about her FY 2016 Objectives Report, and especially the review of the past filing season, which was one of the most challenging ever.Listen to the full interview at Federal News Radio....