IRS communication failure can prevent taxpayers from taking timely action to resolve tax deficiencies that lead to passport revocation. When a taxpayer has seriously delinquent tax debt, the IRS may provide certification of the debt to the U.S. State Dept. so that the taxpayer’s passport may be revoked. The National Taxpayer Advocate noted recently that the IRS doesn’t send notifications of these certifications to taxpayer representatives, even if the taxpayer has already provided a valid power of attorney for all tax years in question. https://bit.ly/2omu4by
Do you know when to amend a tax return? Maybe you’ve never had to take that step but doing so might result in a refund. Taxpayers who discover they’ve made a mistake on their tax returns after filing can file amended returns to correct them. This might include changing the filing status, correcting income and claiming missed tax credits or deductions. The IRS just released nine “tax tips” about amending tax returns. See them at https://bit.ly/2OBChox and contact us if you’re interested in amending a tax return you already filed.