IRS Is Denying Passports for Seriously Delinquent Tax Debtors

Taxpayers preparing to travel internationally may soon have to change their plans if they are behind on their taxes.  Earlier this week, the IRS “strongly encouraged” individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts” to pay what they owe or enter into a payment agreement, or else they jeopardize their passports. The warning comes as the IRS begins implementing new tax enforcement procedures that were included in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015.  Under the new FA...

Virginia Offers Tax Amnesty Program for Delinquent Taxes Paid by November 14

During its 2017 session, the Virginia General Assembly enacted, and Governor Terry McAuliffe later signed, a series of provisions creating a Virginia Tax Amnesty Program (VTAP), the goal of which is to increase and accelerate the collection of unpaid Virginia taxes.  VTAP offers amnesty for a broad range of unpaid tax liabilities, including most 2015 and earlier individual and corporate income taxes, if certain conditions are met.  The program will run from September 13, 2017, through November 1...

Qualifying for Innocent Spouse Relief While Going Through Divorce

Divorce often causes a significant financial burden, in addition to serious tax implications. Divorce proceedings often lead to spouses becoming aware for the first time of their joint tax issues with an ex-spouse. At Rosefelt & Associates, our professional dual licensed tax attorney and CPA assists clients in addressing and resolving these types of issues. In many cases, you may be eligible for innocent spouse relief for some or all of your financial responsibility in the tax debts your for...