How Does IRS Police Its Own Lawyers?

By George W. Connelly The IRS employs many lawyers and employees of the IRS Office of Chief Counsel are its principal legal staff who number 1560, of whom about 550 work in the IRS National Office in Washington, while the balance work in offices around the country.  They provide legal advice to the Commissioner of Internal … Continue reading How Does IRS Police Its Own Lawyers?

How Does the IRS Treat Federal Agencies Who Owe Employment Taxes?

By George W. Connelly Previous Blawg articles have cautioned my readers about the problems they can face if they do not take care of their Federal employment taxes, ranging from collection action against their business, to the trust fund recovery penalty being asserted against individuals determined to be “responsible officers.”  Since Federal agencies are also required … Continue reading How Does the IRS Treat Federal Agencies Who Owe Employment Taxes?

When It Comes To Compliance With The Tax Laws, How Do IRS Employees Stack Up?

By George W. Connelly On May 5, 2011, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued a report that is not going to please anybody.  It concluded that IRS employees are provided with ample information about their tax responsibilities to enable them to comply, but some do not, and the agency needs to do more … Continue reading When It Comes To Compliance With The Tax Laws, How Do IRS Employees Stack Up?

Who Audits the Internal Revenue Service?

By George W. Connelly For most citizens of the United States, the thought of an IRS audit is probably scarier than a root canal or a colonoscopy without anesthesia.  As a result, people will be pleased to learn that the Internal Revenue Service is in fact "audited" itself, and sometimes doesn't like the results of those … Continue reading Who Audits the Internal Revenue Service?