I am sure you know that part of our services is to prepare payroll and tax submissions on behalf of clients. (Our fees are better than ADP and Paychex- and we go beyond simply providing you paychecks.). But, we also refuse to pay the taxes on behalf of our clients. A few of them are pretty annoyed- at first.
Boy, was I surprised. Here I am advising all of you (but especially my clients) of all the changes that happened to affect tax filings this year. And, I missed one. A big one.
Come on! You’ve made it this far. There’s only one more after today’s blog!
Today, we’ll discuss the changes that the IRS has made in collecting overdue taxes, how we’ll be able (or not) to request (and be granted) extended payment plans, and the changes in the filing dates for some taxes.
A new day may be dawning. Or not.
Most of you know that I work with a slew of folks and companies to help them pay the lowest amount of taxes required by law. No cheating, no subterfuge- just availing themselves of all the laws that afford folks to pay their taxes- but only the amount they owe, not some number that is afforded by plugging in numbers to TurboTax, H&R Block, TaxAct, etc.
I’ve mentioned (even as recently as yesterday) that the IRS has sophisticated processes to determine who needs to be audited. The algorithms are called DIF and UI DIF. While the IRS explains how and why it does what it does (Publication 556) , the actual formulae are never shared with anyone. Because they would be invitations to cheat- knowing how to tweak the numbers to avoid an audit.