Sometimes I like to blog about the odd things that happen in my dealings with the IRS. Here’s the latest oddity that has me shaking my head. Setup A 501(c)(7) not-for-profit came to me awhile back to say that they’d been in existence since 2006 and had never filed any paperwork with the IRS … […]
One accountant’s opinion on how tax preparers should be regulated.
Editorial commentary outlining just a few of the ridiculous IRS situations I’ve dealt with recently.
The Special Enrollment Exam to become an EA is not a tax-preparation exam
IRS sends an e-mail to practitioners saying e-services features are available again, then quietly retracts.
My response to the IRS saying I’m not authorized to speak on my own behalf
Filed under “dumb but true things the IRS does.” A few months ago, I received a letter from the IRS, in which the IRS disputed which payroll form my company should be filing. Without going into all the details, the short version is: I think I’m supposed to file a Form 941; the IRS thinks it […]
The IRS says an online sorority of a for-profit school is not eligible for tax-exempt status.
This was recently in my e-mail inbox from PPC: National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, spoke at a recent accounting conference, addressing the IRS’s practice of increasingly providing significant guidance in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and other formats that aren’t published guidance. There are a number of ways that this can be problematic, […]
I haven’t said anything about regulation of tax preparers in a long time, even though the IRS is now proposing a new, voluntary system for regulation of tax preparers, because my opposition to new designations has always been consistent. But there’ve been some posts about this on other tax blogs lately, and the National Association […]