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Passport in IRS Collection Cases

  • 1.  Passport in IRS Collection Cases

    Posted 23 days ago
    In reading this excerpt from today's IRS Newswire, I find it troubling that the IRS is not copying those of us who have Powers of Attorney on file, because the taxpayers who have collection issues, often don't open all their IRS mail, and sometimes don't fully read and understand the notices.  Why on earth would the IRS not copy us on these notices?  And is this something that NcCPAp could influence in the future?  Here is the excerpt:  "When the IRS certifies a taxpayer to the State Department as owing a seriously delinquent tax debt, they receive a Notice CP508C from the IRS. The notice explains what steps a taxpayer needs to take to resolve the debt. Please note, the IRS doesn't send copies of the notice to powers of attorney.

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    Laura Weiner, CPA
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    954.232.5388
    LauraCPA@bellsouth.net
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  • 2.  RE: Passport in IRS Collection Cases

    Posted 22 days ago
    The topic has been a source of contention for taxpayers that travel abroad. For your reference, here's a link to an article I had written last year delineating several issues with the IRS Passport revocation process. Don't hesitate to call if you have any questions.

    http://litaxlaw.com/dl/SuffolkLawyer_March2017.pdf



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    Eric L. Morgenthal, Esq., CPA, M.S. (Taxation)
    Law Office of Eric L. Morgenthal, PLLC
    150 Broadhollow Road, Suite 207
    Melville, NY 11747
    (631) 265-8000
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  • 3.  RE: Passport in IRS Collection Cases

    Posted 22 days ago
    Hi Laura,
    NCCPAP's Tax Committee is bringing this issue to Capitol Hill at our meetings in May.
    We will keep you updated with any information we get.
    Sandy Johnson

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    Sandra Johnson CPA
    SANDRA G. JOHNSON, CPA
    Bellmore NY
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  • 4.  RE: Passport in IRS Collection Cases

    Posted 21 days ago
    I had a feeling you might already be on top of this, Sandy!

    Obviously, if the goal of this exercise is for the government to collect the tax,
    it would help them do so by notifying the people who will read and can understand
    the notice.  And many times, this is the POA, more likely than the taxpayer.

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    Laura Weiner, CPA
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    954.232.5388
    LauraCPA@bellsouth.net
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