How the IRS Was Gutted

In the summer of 2008, William Pfeil made a startling discovery: Hundreds of foreign companies that operated in the U.S. weren’t paying U.S. taxes, and his employer, the Internal Revenue Service, had no idea. Under U.S. law, companies that do business in the Gulf of Mexico owe the American government a piece of what they … Read more

Who’s More Likely to Be Audited: A Person Making $20,000 — or $400,000?

When Natassia Smick, 28, filed her family’s taxes in January, she already had plans for the refund she and her husband expected to receive. Mainly, she wanted to catch up on her credit card debt. And she was pregnant with their second child, so there were plenty of extra expenses ahead. Since Smick, who is … Read more

Your Chances of Getting Audited by the IRS are Increasing. Oh Joy!

Photo Credit: Punk Jr After having lived through one IRS audit in my lifetime I’m not all that enthusiastic about other having to live through a similar experience. I knew it was not going to be a pleasant experience when the auditor called me back 45 minutes late to a gray desk with a guy … Read more

I Feel So Embarrassed, Ashamed, and Without Hope Because of My Debt. – Karen

Karen “Dear Steve, I am 62, divorced, working full time and heavily in debt. I tried Consumer Credit counseling, Debt Settlement by closing what little 401K I had and finally have filed for bankruptcy. My court date is in 1 month and I just received an audit from the IRS and find I owe another … Read more