IRS INCREASES VISITS TO HIGH EARNERS

IRS increases visits to high earners. Over the last 32 years we have seen the pendulum of the IRS Collection Division swing from being aggressive to being passive, depending upon what the broader economy was doing. When times are tough the IRS usually backs off of collection, when times are good, they put the foot on the gas and go after people more aggressively. Yet, with increased need to bring the deficit down, and political pressure to bring in more revenue to fund the ever increasing needs of Congress, the IRS has been mandated to get more aggressive and especially go after those who have the ability to pay when times are good and bad. That means those with high incomes. A word to the wise, get your financial house in order, or you too may need Tax Resolution Services. IRS increases visits to high earners.

As part of a larger effort to ensure compliance and fairness, the Internal Revenue Service has announced that it will step up efforts to visit high income taxpayers who in prior years failed to file one or more of their tax returns. Following the recent and ongoing hiring of additional enforcement personnel, IRS revenue officers across the country will increase face to face visits with high income taxpayers who haven’t filed tax returns in 2018 or previous years. These visits are primarily aimed at informing these taxpayers of their tax filing and paying obligations and bringing these taxpayers into compliance. “The IRS is committed to fairness in the tax system, and we want to remind people across all income categories that they need to file their taxes”, said Paul Mamo, Director of Collection Operations, Small Business/Self Employment Division. We want to ensure taxpayers know their options to get right with their taxes and avoid bigger issues later.”

For the current tax season, the IRS reminds taxpayers that everyone should file their 2019 tax return by the April 15 filing deadline regardless of whether they can pay in full. Six month filing extensions are also available, although that does not extend the April deadline for paying any taxes owed.