April 16, 2020 - Douglas Myser

IRS increases audits to high incomes.  As part of a larger effort to ensure compliance and fairness, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it will step up efforts to visit high income taxpayers who in prior years have failed to timely 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 wit 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 Employed Division. "These visits focusing on high income taxpayers will be taking place across the country. We want to ensure taxpayers know their options to get right with their taxes and avoid bigger issues later." IRS increases audits to high incomes.

For the current tax season, the IRS reminds taxpayers that everyone should file their 2019 tax returns by the April 15 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. "Taxpayers having delinquent filing or payment obligations should consult a competent tax advisor before waiting to be contacted by an IRS revenue officer, Mamo said. For the new visits taking place, high income non filers taxpayers are those who generally received income in excess of $100,000 during a tax year and did not file a tax returns with the IRS. Taxpayers who exercise their best efforts in filing their tax returns and paying or entering into agreements to pay their taxes deserve to know that the IRS is aggressively pursuing many taxpayers. These individuals need Tax Resolution Companies help.

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