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Jim Buttonnow
Jim Buttonow, CPA/CITP, is cofounder of Beyond415. He has more than 26 years of experience in IRS practice and procedure. Reach Jim at [email protected].

Capital One Sued Me and Lost But Issued Me a 1099 and Now I Have to Pay the IRS. – Paul

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“Dear Jim, Capital one sued me on a debt and it was dismissed without prejudice , they didn’t show up. about 7 months later they sued me again. this time i hired a lawyer and it was dismissed with prejudice. they can’t sue me again..yay. now almost a year later. i get a letter from IRS saying i owe back ... Read More »

Why Did the Credit Union Report My Forgiven Debt on a 1099C? – Anthony

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“Dear Jim, I took a personal and car loan out from a federal credit union was unable to pay. Just spoke to IRS they had me setup payment arrangement & told me that i might not owe because bank did a 1099c. Supposedly it was reported as earned income,but this is the first time I’ve heard about it. If i ... Read More »

I Owe the Government Money and They Are Taking it From My Pay. – Vince

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“Dear Jim, i need to pay the gov. back over 10,000. they are taking my money from my pay leaving me with hardly enough to live.on.i need to pay back taxes to them. plus the mva. i want to pay but its taking to much and to long. i need help of some kind please! can you help me with ... Read More »

What is My Best Course of Action to Resolve My Problem With the IRS? – Steven

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“Dear Jim, I failed to file for the years 1999 through 2006. I have now filed all of the missing returns, as of the end of 2011. The resulting tax and penalties is $300,000+. My financial situation is very bad, as the result of two periods of unemployment. I don’t have the savings or the income to pay this debt. ... Read More »

The IRS Rejected My Offer in Compromise Submitted by an Attorney, Twice. What Now? – Bradley

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“Dear Jim, Presently paying state 616 per month for 60 months paying. Paying fed 1780. Per month for 72 months After using an in effective attorney failed offer in compromise twice is there a better deal that I can make with state and fed? Bradley” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a ... Read More »

It’s Been So Long. Do We Still Owe the IRS? – Sam

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“Dear Jim, The IRS is still trying to collect $15,000 from 2000. We were in Chapter 13 in ’08-’10 and the BK was DISMISSED in Dec. ’10. In Oct. of 2011 we began making monthly payments of $50. These payments are toward the $15,000 and $640.00 assesed for 2009. Do we still owe the $15k? We entered the agreement AFTER ... Read More »

My Husband Died Recently. How Should I File My Taxes? – Theresa

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“Dear Jim, My husband dies 2 months ago. He didn’t have life insurance. His pension stop & I work so I won’t get SS. We didn’t have taxes taken out of his pension or SS. We paid it when we filed. We have 2 daughters 1 14 & the other 18 and started college. How should I file my taxes? ... Read More »

What Company Can Setup a Levy Release Payment Plan With The IRS for Me? – Yolanda

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“Dear Jim, I currently own back taxes and just had my bank account hit with Levy. What tax relief company can help get the levy off and set up payment paid that can support my budget. I just started work and have alot of bills. The levy placed my account in a negtive, can’t pay my rent and other items ... Read More »

I Had IRS Tax Debt in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy That Was Dismissed. – Sam

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“Dear Jim, The IRS is still trying to collect $15,000 from 2000. We were in Chapter 13 in ’08-’10 and the BK was DISMISSED in Dec. ’10. In Oct. of 2011 we began making monthly payments of $50. These payments are toward the $15,000 and $640.00 assesed for 2009. Do we still owe the $15k? We entered the agreement AFTER ... Read More »

How Do I Get an Educational Credit From the IRS? – Jok

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“Dear Jim, Hi I need your help. I just received a letter from the IRS claiming the information they have for me on file regarding my wage, miscellaneous income, interest income tax withheld, earned income credit etc does not match entries on my 2010 form 1040a. So I went to see my Tax lady and she told me its because ... Read More »

The IRS Payment Demands Are Crippling Us With Our Other Bills. What Can We Do?

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“Dear Jim, Our employer (my husband and i worked for the same company for the past 5 years) took deductions for state and federal taxes totaling 11% instead of the usual 25% which we, unfortunately, caught too late. We are now on a payment plan for the states we owe (there are two since we relocated from one state to ... Read More »

How Much Will We Get Back On Our Taxes Next Year? – Haley

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“Dear Jim, My husband is the only one that works and we have 4 children. He has made 51,000 and paid in 8,100 since February. Hi I am wondering if you could tell me approximately how much we will get back in 2013. Haley” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number ... Read More »

The IRS Sent My Payment Back Because of a Erroneous 1099. What Now? – William

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“Dear Jim, Filed 1040A early & got my refund. Received a 1099-DIV form later in April. The form was showing an amount that was slightly too high. In order to avoid interest charges, i went ahead and made a payment calculating the tax i would owe using the current 1099-DIV form by April 15. I did not file a 1040X ... Read More »

Offer In Compromise Rules Relaxed by IRS. Big News!

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I do not normally get motivated by IRS changes in collection rules, but yesterday’s change to the Offer in Compromise (OIC) program was fairly significant. As you know, this program allows taxpayers, who qualify, to settle their tax liability in full for an amount less the full liability owed. There are many deceptive companies who publish that they can get ... Read More »

Owe Taxes This Year? Five Actions to Take Before You File.

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For many, tax filing deadlines can be a stressful time, especially if you are faced with a tax bill that you cannot pay. Perhaps you owe taxes for the first time this year or you still owe from a prior year. Here are 5 actions you must take before filing day: File on or before the deadline – and there ... Read More »

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