St. Louis Tax Law Blog

What is an IRS Revenue Officer?

What is an IRS Revenue Officer?

You were surprised to get a letter from the Internal Revenue Service. Even more surprising was that the IRS wanted to send out a revenue officer to talk to you.  It’s not common for people to deal with these officers directly, but they could if the IRS finds that they cannot collect debts from you…

When is your tax preparer responsible for problems with your tax return?

When is your tax preparer responsible for problems with your tax return?

Even people who don’t have particularly complicated tax returns often rely on professional tax preparers for all sorts of reasons. They want to ensure that they take advantage of all possible deductibles and credits, they can’t keep up with all of the changes to the tax laws, and/or they simply don’t have the time or…

Padding your deductions could lead to an audit or fraud charges

Padding your deductions could lead to an audit or fraud charges

Deductions are a critical part of the United States tax code because they allow people to reduce the amount of tax they have to pay because of other payments they have already made or donations to charitable causes.  People can write off business-related expenses both incurred as part of a job for an employer and…

How to stop IRS wage garnishment

How to stop IRS wage garnishment

If you owe the IRS money, it’s critical that you do whatever you can to make things right. One thing is for sure: The IRS won’t go away until you pay back every last cent that you owe. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may garnish your wages as a means of collecting the money…

What are the odds of an audit? (It may be lower than you think)

What are the odds of an audit? (It may be lower than you think)

Does the fear of a tax audit sometimes haunt your dreams or keep you up at night? If so, you’re not alone. Nobody really wants to deal with an audit, especially since even a simple mistake can expose you to fines, interest and other penalties. Well, this may be welcome news: The Internal Revenue Service has…

Woman going through bills, looking worried

Overpaid your taxes? It’s your right to request a refund

You were so cautious about paying your taxes on time that you made an error on the return. That simple error meant that you overpaid by a few hundred dollars, which you’d like to get back from the Internal Revenue Service. Did you know that you are able to request a refund if you overpay on your taxes? You may…