IRS made a mistake and making me pay


S

sstillwagon

In a nut shell. the IRS is telling me that I claimed
80,000.00 in deductions. knowing this is a mistake on a data
entry someplace. I am being charged penalties and interest.
If I was to even make half as much as they claimed I claimed
in deductions in a year, I would be on easy street! I can
not get them to realise that it was thier mistake not mine
due to my paper copies were distroyed in a flood. can anyone
help i have written 4 letters and everone says they will
help and the situation gets forwarded to someone else and a
few months later I am told to write another letter?

First letter
Was to get permission to have more time to find out what
went wrong. I went to the IRS and found that the information
that the clerk pulled up was wrong on the w2's, schedule C
and mostly all the other documents were wrong. (I can give
a copy of the worksheet she gave me). I did not claim over
eight hundred thousand dollars in deductions. This was the
first clue that the system was not correct.

Second letter
Have the adjustments made on the tax return.

Third letter
Letter sent to have the penalties and interest removed,
and the tax forms adjusted. This letter was bumped moved up
the chain of the IRS.

Fourth letter
again asking for all penalties and interest be removed. This
was a mistake on the part of the IRS not mine and do not
feel that I should be charged for your mistake.

Can somone please please tell me what i am doing wrong? how
can i make the IRS realise it's their mistake not mine?

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Jonathan Kamens

Contact the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service. See:
<http://www.irs.gov/advocate/article/0,,id=97402,00.html>.

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parrisbraeside

In a nut shell. the IRS is telling me that I claimed
80,000.00 in deductions. knowing this is a mistake on a data
entry someplace. I am being charged penalties and interest.
If I was to even make half as much as they claimed I claimed
in deductions in a year, I would be on easy street! I can
not get them to realise that it was thier mistake not mine
due to my paper copies were distroyed in a flood. can anyone
help i have written 4 letters and everone says they will
help and the situation gets forwarded to someone else and a
few months later I am told to write another letter?

First letter
Was to get permission to have more time to find out what
went wrong. I went to the IRS and found that the information
that the clerk pulled up was wrong on the w2's, schedule C
and mostly all the other documents were wrong. (I can give
a copy of the worksheet she gave me). I did not claim over
eight hundred thousand dollars in deductions. This was the
first clue that the system was not correct.

Second letter
Have the adjustments made on the tax return.

Third letter
Letter sent to have the penalties and interest removed,
and the tax forms adjusted. This letter was bumped moved up
the chain of the IRS.

Fourth letter
again asking for all penalties and interest be removed. This
was a mistake on the part of the IRS not mine and do not
feel that I should be charged for your mistake.

Can somone please please tell me what i am doing wrong? how
can i make the IRS realise it's their mistake not mine?
When they assessed your tax return and you noticed their
results were different, did you warn them? That isn't
mentioned.

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B

Benjamin Yazersky CPA

In a nut shell. the IRS is telling me that I claimed
80,000.00 in deductions. knowing this is a mistake on a data
entry someplace. I am being charged penalties and interest.
If I was to even make half as much as they claimed I claimed
in deductions in a year, I would be on easy street! I can
not get them to realise that it was thier mistake not mine
due to my paper copies were distroyed in a flood. can anyone
help i have written 4 letters and everone says they will
help and the situation gets forwarded to someone else and a
few months later I am told to write another letter?

First letter
Was to get permission to have more time to find out what
went wrong. I went to the IRS and found that the information
that the clerk pulled up was wrong on the w2's, schedule C
and mostly all the other documents were wrong. (I can give
a copy of the worksheet she gave me). I did not claim over
eight hundred thousand dollars in deductions. This was the
first clue that the system was not correct.

Second letter
Have the adjustments made on the tax return.

Third letter
Letter sent to have the penalties and interest removed,
and the tax forms adjusted. This letter was bumped moved up
the chain of the IRS.

Fourth letter
again asking for all penalties and interest be removed. This
was a mistake on the part of the IRS not mine and do not
feel that I should be charged for your mistake.

Can somone please please tell me what i am doing wrong? how
can i make the IRS realise it's their mistake not mine?
You should contact your CPA/tax professional to help you.
The first step would likely be to get a transcript from the
IRS. That might help to find the error in the IRS' systems.

___________________________________
<<< Benjamin Yazersky, CPA [NJ & NY] >>>
-----> real address on hobokeni or hobokenx <-----

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R

Ron Rosenfeld

Can somone please please tell me what i am doing wrong? how
can i make the IRS realise it's their mistake not mine?
I am just an individual who has dealt with the IRS on
similar issues; I am not a CPA (nor do I play one on
television).

In any event, I think what you need is patience. It may
take months, or longer, for something like this to be
resolved.

I also found it to be much more effective to contact the IRS
via telephone, using the phone number given on the notice(s)
they sent, then to engage in letter writing.

I believe you will continue to receive notices that you owe
taxes until things are finally resolved. But if you make
the phone calls, and keep records of those calls (written
notes with the ID of the agent), you should be OK.

In my case, everything, including the abatement of penalties
(and interest on the erroneous tax assessment) was handled
over the phone, and confirmed by the IRS to me in writing
subsequently.

I always asked the agent when I should call back if the
problem had not been resolved, and I followed up.

--ron

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Harlan Lunsford

In a nut shell. the IRS is telling me that I claimed
80,000.00 in deductions. knowing this is a mistake on a data
entry someplace. I am being charged penalties and interest.
If I was to even make half as much as they claimed I claimed
in deductions in a year, I would be on easy street! I can
not get them to realise that it was thier mistake not mine
due to my paper copies were distroyed in a flood. can anyone
help i have written 4 letters and everone says they will
help and the situation gets forwarded to someone else and a
few months later I am told to write another letter?

First letter
Was to get permission to have more time to find out what
went wrong. I went to the IRS and found that the information
that the clerk pulled up was wrong on the w2's, schedule C
and mostly all the other documents were wrong. (I can give
a copy of the worksheet she gave me). I did not claim over
eight hundred thousand dollars in deductions. This was the
first clue that the system was not correct.

Second letter
Have the adjustments made on the tax return.

Third letter
Letter sent to have the penalties and interest removed,
and the tax forms adjusted. This letter was bumped moved up
the chain of the IRS.

Fourth letter
again asking for all penalties and interest be removed. This
was a mistake on the part of the IRS not mine and do not
feel that I should be charged for your mistake.

Can somone please please tell me what i am doing wrong? how
can i make the IRS realise it's their mistake not mine?
One way is to reconstruct your true tax return. Obtain
copies of W2's from where you did work, and other documents,
e.g. 1099's. Did someone else prepare your return? If so,
get a copy if available. Only then can you have some basis
for comparing it with any erroneous information IRS might
have. you might also consider hiring some local and
competent help in your area, either a CPA or EA, to
represent you before the IRS.

Now, was it 80,000 or 800,000$? (see above)

ChEAr$,
Harlan Lunsford, EA n LA

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