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Old 03-05-2014, 04:39 PM
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Sigh. Looks like me and the IRS are going to get acquainted...

FIL casually dropped a bomb in a wholly unrelated conversation today.

Seems he got a letter back in December from his bank. The IRS had taken the last $0.40 from his checking account (that's right - forty cents).

Darling Wife asked for some details, and he somehow managed to find the letter.

Seems the IRS had placed a levy against his accounts. Just so happens his balance at the time the levy came through his account balance was in fact $0.40, so the bank did what they had to and sent the funds on to the IRS.

Timing and all that - he'd pulled the balance down to $0.40 the day before in his bi-weekly post-church 5 Guys visit. His SSI check hit the day after. No IRS activity since then.

Not yet anyway. Why is the IRS after him? Seems he didn't bother to file returns in 2006 or 2007 and they're interested in recouping the $18K they feel they're owed (taxes and penalties).

Oh goodie. No doubt this'll be fun.

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Old 03-05-2014, 04:43 PM
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A tax dodger eh? String him up!
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:43 PM
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dancing with the devil.....good luck.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:56 PM
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A message to ALL middle income Americans from the IRS

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Old 03-05-2014, 05:12 PM
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Assumed guilty until proven innocent. I had a go around with revenuers based on nothing more than their assumptions backed by ignorance. Took almost a year to clear up. I was 100% in the right and their entire thing was hooey. at the end, they never acknowledged anything but eventually they just stopped responding/going after me.


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Old 03-05-2014, 05:14 PM
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I'm going to guess there were more than a few mailings that went unanswered.
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:17 PM
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I'm going to guess there were more than a few mailings that went unanswered.
Fair assumption.
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:49 PM
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I thought there was a 6 year statute of limitations or some sort of jazz like that ... guess not.
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:54 PM
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It depends on the type of collection, but it's generally 10 years for the IRS collections. Six years is the civil statute for contracts.
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:56 PM
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I thought there was a 6 year statute of limitations or some sort of jazz like that ... guess not.
You need to keep seven years' records for tax purposes, but there is no such thing as a statute of limitations when tax returns haven't been filed.

Bottom line rule is to always file, even if it's wrong or incomplete or you can't pay. At least that starts the clock running, otherwise it doesn't happen. When I was still practicing law we had the IRS make an appearance in a case requiring the filing of tax returns that were 12 and 13 years old that they said my client hadn't filed. Luckily the guy had them (either the IRS or UPS had lost them) and was able to produce his copies.
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:00 PM
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That's why I don't practice in tax! Yup, the statute for collection doesn't start until you file a return.
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:21 PM
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:29 PM
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Yeah. I went a couple years without filing when I was first in business. They don't like that shyte! I ended up paying a few thousand in fines IIRC. Doesn't sound like much now but in 1975 it was a strong blow to me.

Don't F around with the IRS friends. Report your income, file the returns, pay the taxes. If you don't they can make your life miserable. Work with them and they can negotiate if the debt is big enough.

IN this case, the old gentleman can try to string it along hoping to die first and let the kids figure it out.

One of my attorney friends said a few months ago he had several clients who were elderly and thought to be well off who let their taxes go for the last ten years of their lives leaving an enormous tangle for the heirs.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:01 PM
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Is he a TEA party member, by chance?
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:34 PM
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Is he a TEA party member, by chance?
LOL, yeah that explains it

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