IRS Must Work Harder and Smarter Before We Ever Talk About Tax Reform

IRS Must Work Harder and Smarter Before We Ever Talk About Tax Reform After 37 years as an IRS employee and now a tax professional (enrolled agent), I am sick of the talk about tax reform, before it has even started. The IRS is so underfunded, understaffed and using antique equipment and it simply cannot respond to the tax administration …

Why Do I Charge $150 an Hour to Help You?

Why Do I Charge $150 an Hour to Help You My hourly charge is $150 an hour  because I have everything that you need to get the fairest possible arrangement with the IRS. I am selling you 37 years of experience in both the IRS and private tax resolution. I have information, wisdom, knowledge of the IRS tax code and …

IRS Income Tax Audits Explained

IRS Income Tax Audits Explained   IRS Income Tax Audits IRS Audit Help is what you need if you just received a letter from the IRS telling you that you are being audited. An income tax audit is an examination of a tax return. Depending on the nature and scope of the audit, an IRS examiner may look at just …

Enrolled Agents- What Do They Do?

Enrolled Agents – What Do They Do?   Enrolled Agents – What do they do? What are they exactly. This blog post gives you some idea. This is a great video- even though it promotes another enrolled agent’s business, simply because it answers so many questions about what we as  enrolled agent do and are We are licenses to work …

Fear Of The IRS Is No Way To Live

Fear of the IRS Is No Way To Live Fear of the IRS Makes Your Life Miserable.Living in fear of the IRS is no way to live. I am Richard Schickel, Enrolled Agent and I get phone calls everyday with people who have made mistakes, on purpose or for ton of other reasons. I talk to them about events in …

Will the “Tax Cut Plan,” Benefit You?

Will the “Tax Cut Plan,” Benefit You?   Tax cut in your future? The simple answer is probably not. Unless your yearly income is over $400,000 or you are already worth several million dollars. Various plans are being discussed by the House and Senate.  But the gist of it is that the wealthiest 2/10 of one percent of all taxpayers …

IRS Can Levy and Seize Your Future Life

The IRS Can Levy and Seize Your Future Life   Levy means a piece of paper that the IRS issues that legally allows it to take almost everything you have. Seizure means when they come out and actually take you house, business, car or truck. The Internal Revenue Service will institute collection proceedings when a tax debtor fails to meet …

Tax Fraud and Mail Fraud Can Land You in Jail

Mail Fraud Can Land You in Jail Mail Fraud Mail Fraud is a hot topic in federal courtrooms. As correspondence increasingly becomes more electronic throughout the years, it may seem as if traditional mail is becoming more obsolete; yet, this is hardly the case, especially in regard to the topic of mail fraud.  Mail fraud, which is similar to wire …

Greed Follows Prosperity and We Follow Greed – IRS

The Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS is very scary. They will investigate every part of your life, financial and otherwise seeking to prove that you evaded paying taxes. Their goal is to put you in jail. But they only prosecute less than 4,000 cases a year. Of those they convict 90% and most of those people go to jail. …