April 9, 2015

Your Tax Questions Answered

By Erica R. Hendry

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson and CPA Merritt Wingate answer questions April 9 in a live Facebook Q&A.

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson and CPA Merritt Wingate answer questions April 9 in a live Facebook Q&A.

If you’ve felt like you’ve had a hard time with the IRS this year, you aren’t alone.

The agency has 5,000 fewer agents than four years ago, which not only means billions in tax payments are going uncollected, but also that thousands of taxpayers are struggling to speak with someone if they have an issue.

After our April 9 show on the IRS, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson and CPA Merritt Wingate answered listener questions about taxes and offered some additional resources.

You can listen to the full show, or read our full Facebook Q&A, but here are some highlights:

On IRS budget shortfalls:

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On withholding refunds:

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On changing the tax day:

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On selling a home:

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On college costs:

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On local advocates:

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I can’t pay my taxes. What should I do?

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Other resources:

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