We hope you are getting off to an exciting, happy new start this January. Every year seems to show great promise and 2019 feels like it could be a good one.
Every year, however, also has its challenges and changes. As most of you probably know, the federal government has been partly shut down for over three weeks. This shutdown has affected the IRS, which has not been able to fully function.
Although it may be a nice break not hearing from the IRS, our politicians cannot shut down the government forever. Recently, the IRS has promised that it will begin sending refunds to tax filers soon. The bureau also announced that tax season would start on January 28.
But many accountants and taxpayers worry that the shutdown could spell trouble later in the year. Not only has the IRS fallen behind in answering questions, ithasn’t provided final regulations about new tax law changes. If the shutdown continues, taxpayers may be forced to file amended returns to correct mistakes.
If you have fallen behind in tax payments or have received notifications from the IRS in 2018, you may also experience additional hardships. According to the Taxpayer Advocate Service, nearly 40% of all taxpayers in 2017 claimed that phone calls to the IRS did not resolve their problems. The IRS also received a bad grade when it comes to helping taxpayers prepare their filings. This problem may get worse if the IRS falls even further behind in assisting all taxpayers with questions.
If you owe money to the IRS, do not wait for them to act. Now is the time to seek help from tax professionals so that you can get 2019 off to a good start! Anderson Bradshaw Tax Consultants offer the professional experience and legal knowledge to help you reduce your debt with the IRS so that you can return to a more productive lifestyle. We are here to help you solve your tax problems.
Let’s make 2019 a great year!