Debt and taxes (and scams)

Debt and taxes (and scams)

Chances are you or someone you know has received a phone call from someone claiming to be with the IRS. If you haven’t first received an actual letter in the mail from the IRS, these calls are fraudulent and should be reported. (Taxpayers can register a complaint at the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Go to tigta.gov and click “Contact,” or call 1-800-366-4484).

According to Amanda Horowitz, in April 2017, the IRS did begin a new private collections program of certain overdue federal taxes. These outstanding¬†debts were turned over to four collections agencies: the CBE Group, ConServe, Performant Recovery and […] Read more

First-Time Abatement: An IRS Hidden Treasure

First-Time Abatement: An IRS Hidden Treasure

Have you received a notice from the IRS, stating you owe money and/or have had penalties and interest applied? The IRS sends thousands of these letters to taxpayers every year. At Nichols & Company, we always recommend you send a copy of your notice to us and let us handle the matter on your behalf.

Occasionally, notices address issues such as failure to file, failure to pay, or failure to deposit. Any of these issues are eligible for resolution using a first-time abatement (FTA).¬† There are certain circumstances where an FTA will be honored, and we are well aware of what […] Read more