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Tyler DeWitt Featured on Fox 17 Nashville

Fox 17 News Nashville recently featured Tyler DeWitt of DeWitt Law in a story about the newly unveiled GOP tax plan and how it may save taxpayers time and money: “A lot of this is kind of just smoke and mirrors to some degree, DeWitt said. “All aimed at trying to simplify things. Not necessarily saving a significant amount of money but just simplify how you’re doing your taxes.” –…

How Does the IRS Calculate Penalties and Interest?

The Internal Revenue Service is well known for its enforcement of stiff penalties and interest for tax liabilities. In fact, some of the first questions I get from prospective clients facing federal tax debt are along the lines of “How much of this bill is penalties and interest” or “Is there any way you can remove the penalties and interest”. The most common penalties imposed by the IRS are (1)…

What You Need to Know About Tax Relief Companies

We’ve all heard, ad nauseum, the constant television and radio commercials from tax relief companies claiming they can settle your tax debt for “pennies on the dollar” while prompting you to call some 1-800 number. These companies often refer to the IRS “Fresh Start” program and mislead taxpayers by saying they qualify for an IRS hardship or settlement program, a determination that is ultimately made by the IRS. The Federal…

When the IRS Comes Knocking: Understanding an IRS Summons

The IRS has broad authority through its summons power when conducting an audit or investigation to obtain and examine information from taxpayers and third-parties. In fact, I.R.C. § 7602 allows the IRS to issue a summons to: (1) a person liable for tax, (2) an officer or employee of such person, (3) a person with possession, custody, or care of the business books of a person liable for tax, or…

The IRS Offer in Compromise: Doubt as to Collectability

One of the most powerful tools available to taxpayers facing federal tax debt is the IRS offer in compromise – doubt as to collectability. This is typically what those “1-800” tax service company commercials are referring to as “pennies on the dollar” tax settlements. Taxpayers often do not realize how this process works and the complexities that can arise through the course of submitting an offer in compromise. An offer…

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