SURVIVING THE “GREAT SHRED” OF 2022

SURVIVING THE “GREAT SHRED” OF 2022

  SURVIVING THE “GREAT SHRED” OF 2022 How to Keep From Being Victimized by IRS Housecleaning The lead article in last month’s Pilla Talks Taxes reported that the IRS destroyed 30 million tax documents. That article was also published by National Review and...
IS THE IRS COLLAPSING?

IS THE IRS COLLAPSING?

  Is the IRS Collapsing? The Agency is Groaning Under its Processing Burdens There is little doubt that the IRS is groaning under the burdens of administering the tax code, which now exceeds 4 million words. The question is whether the agency will collapse under...
THE IRS IS GETTING MORE MONEY

THE IRS IS GETTING MORE MONEY

  The IRS is getting more money. On Wednesday the House and Senate passed a $1.5 trillion one-year spending bill that ensures the federal government will keep running through October 2022. The bill is heading to the president’s desk, who is expected to sign it....
THE IRS WANTS YOUR PICTURE

THE IRS WANTS YOUR PICTURE

  THE IRS WANTS YOUR PICTUREBut It Might Have to Wait a Bit Longer About two months ago I was on the phone with an IRS Revenue Officer (RO) talking about a client’s situation. We got on the topic of the IRS’s backlog of unprocessed tax returns and the difficulty...
Is the MATH That HARD?

Is the MATH That HARD?

Unfortunately, it’s not enough to know simple math. The tax code authorizes the IRS to make an automatic correction to a tax return when any of about 15 different mistakes are made. Simple arithmetic is one of them. In 2021, the IRS mailed 14.5 million “math error”...