Do not let IRS make you Wait for the Wrong answer.
It's widely known that, if you hit a snag while doing your taxes you can call IRS for answers and you if you wait long enough you will get an answer, but is it the right answer?
Quote: "Two years ago it was impossible to get through on the phone to the IRS. Now it's just hard to get through. That's progress." -Charles Rossotti, former IRS Commissioner
50 million people do find their way through the maze of IRS numbers every year. IRS numbers are:
To ask personal tax questions call 800-829-1040. Don't call on Monday morning or you will wait forever. Write out your questions beforehand and have all relevant documentation in front of you, as well as a favorite book. Treat the IRS employee like a human being and do not use profanity or he/she will hang up on you.
To order forms & pubs: 800-829-3676 for a paper copy via snail-mail
To ask business tax questions: 800-829-4933
Need help with long-standing problems: 877-777-4778
Prerecorded messages on 140 tax topics: 800-829-4477
Each year, IRS has to recruit and train literally hundreds of new seasonal personnel to answer the phones. These new seasonally trained phone personnel sometimes give inaccurate answers. But do you know that if one of the new seasonal personnel gives you the wrong answer over the phone and you act on it. You are liable for the mistake, not IRS!!!!
Would it be comforting to know there was a source of tax information that is free, accurate, and can be accessed rapidly? Now, there is! There is an Internet web site where numerous lip synced animated characters, called Talking Tax Moms, give fast, accurate, timely tax advice and answers. Behind every Talking Tax Mom there is a real Tax Mom. There are also Talking Mr. Tax Moms. Just choose a tax subject in which you have an interest, click on a question, sit back and let a Talking Tax Mom give you the answer.
"There are over 15,000 pages in the tax code and over 100,000 pages of regulations of interpretation. It is nearly impossible for a ANY new seasonal trainee to learn all that information in one tax season. says Coralee LaFresnaye, Vice President of Tax Net Inc. "But it is possible for a Tax Mom to become a specialist in a given tax subject. Coralee continues, "each Tax Mom is a specialist and stands behind her advice and answers. All of the Talking Tax Moms have a minimum of 7 years experience of tax preparation and some as many as 25 years. If the Talking Tax Mom does not completely answer your question, just submit your question by e-mail. The responsible Tax Mom will personally respond with an answer and give you her direct 800 number for follow up contact. There is no charge for any of this service."
Although the company started in 1987 and has a large number of tax professionals, the volume from this new free service has already increased to a point that the existing organization will have to be expanded before the 2006 tax season. Coralee continues, "We are presently looking for A FEW, THE PROUD, THE GOOD, to join THE TAX MOMS."
Tax Moms is a national network of experienced CPA's, IRS approved Enrolled Agents and State Certified/Public Tax Preparers working from their homes. Coralee LaFresnaye has been the Vice President of the daily operations of Tax Net Inc since 1999. She has been a Entrepreneur and Tax Professional for 34 years specializing in small businesses.
Tax Moms is one of the divisions of Tax Net Inc, a proud member of the Better Business Bureau. Another division of Tax Net Inc. is Next Day Tax Cash. http://www.asktaxmoms.com http://nextdaytaxcash.com