Don’t Mess With The IRS

Shortly after leaving the Internal Revenue Service I sat down and wrote a book to help all taxpayers based on what I experienced in their collection area.  After actually being in the belly of the beast, the very heart of what the IRS exists for, I saw that they were really not as bad as people tried to make out.

In the past I had a couple of issues with them myself because I did not claim some early retirement withdrawal in which tax was withheld before I received it and I genuinely thought I didn’t have to declare it because they had to have already known about it.  Oh how innocent I was!  Another time I didn’t realize there was something called EIC that I qualified for because of a drop in my income.  I’m sure many people don’t know any better when they are about to file.  In fact most IRS issues are genuine failure to follow through because you think you are not liable to do something from filing to reporting things.  The IRS will give you the benefit of the doubt if this is your first time making the mistake.  One time I owed tax the other instance, they gave me a refund because of a credit I didn’t know I had coming.

Most of the time I handled the incoming calls from those that had levies and liens issued against them.  That is the area that also issues these collection actions.  The taxpayers are sent several notices before their cases are transferred to the Automated Collection System for further collection action.  They will try to call you and send you additional notices depending how many were previously sent.  If you don’t call within the time frame given, they will issue liens on any property you may have and levy bank accounts or your wages.  You have to respond even if you cannot pay or don’t plan to file.  It will go much better for you and the representatives will go over many options to resolve any issues you have that you probably are not even aware of.  They will actually be able to stop or prevent collection against you regardless of what you owe if you are currently in a hardship status.

My book was to let people know the easiest and best ways to resolve their individual tax problems without the added expense of a third-party.  It is very easy to deal with the IRS.  There are not ways they will trick you or any other such nonsense.  Make no mistake they will want you to “full pay today” as they are required to ask you, but as long as you tell them what you are able to do, they will work with you.  Many so-called tax resolution experts are not who they say they are and most are either fraudulent, deceiving or incompetent at best.  In the years I was there, we literally talked to thousands of people that were defrauded by just such people by thousands of dollars they could have used to pay towards their tax liabilities or used towards an Offer-in-Compromise if qualified.  Many POA’s simply never bothered to even contact the IRS on behalf of the client that they just filled out the 2848 form with.  This form states for the taxpayer not to call themselves and for this fact, they know you won’t know that they haven’t called yet until you end up with collection action on you.  Then good luck finding some of them that actually disconnect their phones and skip town.

Notice how the tax resolution commercials all seem to say to contact them if you owe over $10,000.  That’s ridiculous!  Any legitimate expert will take your case regardless if you owe anything and work out a reasonable fee with you.  These companies hope that the more you owe, the more you won’t mind paying the $2,000 or more in fees in the hopes they will be able to offer pennies on the dollar, which almost never happens.  Yes there may be legitimate tax accountants and attorneys, there has to be, but don’t just go with anyone.  Make sure who you are dealing with before you make any business deals or sign anything.  Be sure they are referred by someone you trust and respect.  There were many that were taken advantage of by relatives or relatives of friends of theirs so just because you know them does not guarantee anything.

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I promise to post more information regarding tax information and resolution in short increments in the future.

See duplicate post under pogirlshines.me Tax Problems?

 

 

 

The Ability to See Beyond the End of One’s Nose

Should be a major job requirement before you are allowed to serve the public in any way.

Especially if you are the head of a major country.

Most of us are already aware of the gross incompetence and injustice that goes on every day in this country.  I am finally becoming very concerned about the future of the United States of America.

Well, the future of the citizens anyway.  The wealthy and the ones in charge of everything always make sure they get theirs no matter what.  Even when they run the country into the ground.

It’s not just that I have a higher than average IQ.  Not genius mind you, but I was told by my high school counselor that if I didn’t get into at least a four-year college, what a waste of my brains.  This being said, I have really tried to bury my head in the proverbial sands by becoming a workaholic and staying busy most of the time.

It’s pretty hard to ignore complete ignorance and stupidity.  Especially when this ignorance is causing complete havoc with most of the country.  I’m not saying that President Obama is deliberately trying to destroy the country and I’m not one of those “birthers.” I actually voted for him both times.  Look who was running against him and I certainly won’t vote for that sneaky Hillary and allow the Clintons to serve more than the two terms that Bill already served.

I am very concerned with what ObamaCare will end up doing to our economy, which is already in the toilet.  I am speaking about those that are losing their current coverage, having their premiums jacked up unreasonably, some like myself that lost their primary care physician or will lose them and those that will be fined for not being bullied into buying yet another product that they don’t need.   It’s bad enough that we all feel the need to own a vehicle because this government refuses to offer decent mass transit in all major cities.

Before this was the major mortgage meltdown that none of us have recovered from even though the banks were all bailed out.  I think my home is still only worth about half of what I paid for it nine years ago and since I can no longer afford the payments, instead of just being able to sell my home for what I paid for it I will be forced into a bankruptcy, foreclosure or downright abandonment of the property.  More about this on a later post.

Now I have been receiving emails from the White House harping on this current “raising the minimum wage” to $10.10.  They say ignorance is bliss so I have never been able to achieve what some call happiness.  I am too caring, conscientious and intelligent not to understand what is happening at this time.  I am also painfully able to forecast the end results of most this bad decision-making.  It is terrifying that the heads of this country are not able to critically think to figure out the possible worst case scenarios to all these bad decisions.

So many people are being placed on permanent part-time, under 30 hours a week so that their employers don’t have to provide health insurance, other small business owners are simply being put out of business.  Can you imagine how many employees are going to be jobless when even more employers will have to either lay some off or permanently close up shop?

Now this is either very bad decision-making on behalf of the White House or it’s being done on purpose.  If it’s being done on purpose then you have to ask why.  Is our government deliberately trying to cause civil unrest, which will come about with so many losing jobs, homes, etc. so they can finally declare martial law and completely take us over?  We can see they’ve been training all of our military and police forces accordingly for some reason.  I was going to say the only other reason is to make us worse off than the slaves were.  If we step out of line, we won’t be beaten but shot to death.  But this other scenario leads again to civil unrest.

This country was started for and by the people but instead America has been sold out from under the real Americans, the citizens.  The commie pinkos’ in charge have made deals with other countries that have caused so many job losses and a lower standard of living for so many of us.  Then they think they can pretend to put a band-aid on the mortal wound they inflicted by making impossible demands on the small business owners.  They allow the large corporations and big banks to employ people in other countries to work their customer service phone areas and most can’t even speak or understand English to be of much help.  It is frustrating and unfair to do this to the American public.  They out-source as many of our jobs to foreigners as they can get away with just short of making it obvious they are committing treason.

It’s not the info leakers that are against this country, it’s the American political leaders that are against the very idea of America and what it was supposed to be based on.  Freedom.  Most of us don’t even know what that is anymore.  Most are brain-washed from strictly controlled network programming and wouldn’t recognize an independent thought if they had one.  This is why they are so quick to push their very liberal and wrong idea of “one world” trade and commerce.  Only a very few at the top will ever benefit from their agreements.  The rest of us will live and die in servitude and poverty.

Make no mistake.  America has truly been overthrown from within and no one had to fire a shot.

New World Slavery Coming to a Big Business Near You

Man was not meant to live like slaves that pay for their own bondage. Pigeon holed in a life style that will take years off their lives, doing things that are bad for their body, mind and spirit just to make money for the stinking rich conglomerates that put the small guy out of business so we are stuck working for them.  This just has to stop and this fake “poor economy” is blowing the lid off their sins. They are about the only ones making good money, but somehow not paying their fair share of taxes. This is why our country and government has no money. They made it like this, managed through the years to put tons of small businesses out of business and now our tax income is suffering. The Whitehouse knows what to do, congress knows what to do, but is afraid to piss off the lobbyist and who they work for.

There is going to be a price to pay for this because they no longer can hide their sins and we can’t foot the bill any longer.  If they don’t take it upon themselves to help this economy out, there will be hell to pay in many ways from boycotts to outright really angry people not being able to control themselves. 

Hopefully I am wrong about the idea that America might be doing this on purpose so they can cause civil unrest and then declare martial law, take away our guns and try to enslave us even more.  Most people refuse to learn from history that man simply cannot take this and will not take it for long. 

They don’t want bullies, yet the ones in charge are complete heartless bullies and prove it everyday.  They pay others big bucks to prevent paying it to the government, yet the government not only lets them get away with this, but makes a way for them to continue to do this.  Funny that the little guy would never get away with getting congress to change rules for them, as poor as they are and need the help more.

We need to start setting our priorities in this country about what is fair.  The ones sitting in their castles while others work themselves to death to give them that castle need to understand that peons are people too.