New Berlin & Rhinelander CPA Frequently Asked Questions

Tax Problem Resolution
  Can a garnishment be stopped once the IRS has started to garnish my wages?
  Can a tax levy be released?
  Can a Tax Levy be stopped?
  Can a tax lien be released?
  Can the IRS go after me personally if I owe payroll taxes?
  Can the IRS levy my property if I am in an Installment Agreement?
  Can the IRS put a tax lien on my property if I am in an Installment Agreement?
  How Does the IRS Compute Penalties?
  How much of my wages can the IRS take?
  How will a tax lien affect me?
  How will you know if a tax lien has been placed on your property?
  I Want to Pay My Taxes, But Just Need More Time.
  If I can't pay my taxes, should I still file my return?
  Is It Ever Too Late To File? How Long Can It Be and Still Receive A Refund?
  Is the IRS going to levy my assets for having unpaid taxes?
  What are the consequences of not filing a tax return in Wisconsin?
  What are the methods for requesting penalty relief?
  What are the qualifications for an Offer in Compromise?
  What assets are not allowed to be taken by the IRS take through a tax levy?
  What assets can the IRS take through a levy?
  What forms do I need to use in order to file for an Offer in Compromise?
  What if my tax return is due, but I donít have the money to pay the tax?
  What is a Federal Tax Lien?
  What is a Wage Levy?
  What is an Installment Agreement?
  What is an Offer in Compromise?
  What is Currently Not Collectible Mean?
  What is the difference between a tax levy and a tax lien?
  What is the most common reason for the large tax liabilities that force taxpayers to file an Offer in Compromise?
  What kind of wages can the IRS take?
  Who can file an Offer in Compromise?
  Who do I contact with questions regarding Federal Tax Matters?
  Why would the IRS terminate my existing Installment Agreement?
Elder Care Planning
  How do I get a Closing Certificate for Fiduciaries?
  I received an inheritance. Do I have to report it as income on my Federal or Wisconsin income tax return?
  What are the deadlines for filing an estateís tax returns?
  What are the Personal Representativeís responsibilities and are they compensated for doing this job?
  What is informal probate?
  What is Probate?
  What Wisconsin tax returns are required for a deceased taxpayer?
Retirement Planning
  Can a garnishment be stopped once the IRS has started to garnish my wages?  TOP
 

Yes, a garnishment can be stopped once the IRS has started the levy. Some options can be to pay the IRS in full, enter into an Installment Agreement, file for an Offer In Compromise, get declared uncollectible, file for bankruptcy, change employers, or quit your job. If you would like to stop a wage garnishment, talk to James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander today. 

 
  Can a tax levy be released?  TOP
 

Yes, you can release a tax levy. The IRS requires you to get back into compliance with your taxes before they stop the levy. You can release the levy by paying in full, settling through an Offer In Compromise, setting up a payment plan with the IRS, having the statute of limitations expire on the taxes that are due, or by getting declared uncollectible.

 
  Can a Tax Levy be stopped?  TOP
 

A tax levy can be stopped. When the IRS sends their final Notice of Intent to Levy, they are giving 30 days to the taxpayer to resolve their problem before they begin the levy. The IRS does not want to levy any taxpayer’s assets; it is a last resort effort to collect taxes from uncooperative taxpayers. Some ways to stop the levy are to appeal the levy, pay the IRS in full, enter into an Installment Agreement, or to file for an Offer in Compromise. For a resolution to your tax problem or to stop a tax levy, talk to our New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA today.

 
  Can a tax lien be released?  TOP
 

Yes. The IRS requires you to get back into compliance with your taxes for the lien to be released. You can release a tax lien by paying in full, settling through an Offer In Compromise, letting the statute of limitations expire on the tax debt, or if the IRS accepts a bond that guarantees payment of the tax debt. If you paid your tax debts, be sure to ask for your tax lien to be withdrawn. James L. Hintzke has a strong background providing successful tax problem resolutions. If you need assistance or advice on withdrawing your tax lien, talk to our New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA today. 

 
  Can the IRS go after me personally if I owe payroll taxes?  TOP
 

YES! To encourage the prompt payment of withheld income and employment taxes, Congress passed a law which provides for the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty. The IRS may assess this penalty against anyone in a business who is responsible for collecting or paying withheld income and employment taxes, or for paying collected excise taxes, and who willfully fails to collect or pay them. For willfulness to exist, the responsible person must have known about the unpaid taxes and have used the funds to keep the business going or allowed available funds to be paid to other creditors. This penalty may be applied whether or not the business is out of business. Once this penalty is assessed against the individual responsible person(s), the IRS will proceed with collection efforts against the individual.

James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander offers tax services to reduce or fix tax problems common in business. If you are looking for business tax or financial advice which will keep your business on track, talk to James L. Hintzke today.

 
  Can the IRS levy my property if I am in an Installment Agreement?  TOP
 

The IRS usually will not levy your bank or property if you have an Installment Agreement set up with them. For assistance setting up an IRS installment agreement or other tax problem resolutions, talk to James L. Hintzke, New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA today. 

 
  Can the IRS put a tax lien on my property if I am in an Installment Agreement?  TOP
 

Yes, the IRS may put a tax lien on your property during an Installment Agreement, just to secure themselves against other creditors with interest in your property. If you are facing a tax lien on your property or need assistance with your unique tax problem, talk to our New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA today. James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander has the experience and skill to find the solution to your tax problem. 

 
  How do I get a Closing Certificate for Fiduciaries?  TOP
 

You can request a Closing Certificate for Fiduciaries from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue at or after the time that Form 2, fiduciary income tax return, is filed for the year prior to the final year. Complete Schedule CC and attached copies of the inventory and will, include any codicils with the request. The receipt of the Closing Certificate for Fiduciaries will not relieve the fiduciary from the responsibility of filing the final fiduciary income tax return. James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander has years of experience in elder care planning services and tax preparation. Trust our professional and experienced tax preparer with all of your individual or elder care tax filing needs. 

 
  How Does the IRS Compute Penalties?  TOP
 

There are numerous tax penalties which the IRS can charge the taxpayer. The most common penalties are the Failure to File Penalty, Late Payment Penalty, Penalty for Underpaying Estimated Taxes, the Substantial Understatement Penalty, and the Penalty for Negligence or Intentional Disregard. Perhaps the most common tax penalties assessed are for the failure to comply with the timely filing of tax returns and the failure to pay tax obligations as they come due. Generally, there are no tax penalties assessed for income tax returns when there are no taxes due. The most common failure-to-file penalty is 5% for each month the tax return is late, up to a maximum of 25%. The failure-to-pay penalty is calculated at 0.5% for each month the tax is not paid in full. If you are facing IRS penalties or need help finding a suitable solution to your tax problem, James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander can help. 

 
  How much of my wages can the IRS take?  TOP
 

The IRS does have some guidelines as to how much they can take from you. They try to leave you with enough to pay your required living expenses. Their guidelines go by the national average of required amounts to live, and if your rent is higher than the average, you will be left with an amount not high enough to pay your required expenses. The IRS can garnish upwards of 80% of your wages until they have collected the entire amount of your tax liability. With the possibility of being left with insufficient living expenses and the anxiety of wage garnishments, tax liens or levies, it is advisable you speak to a New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA to find a suitable solution to your tax problem. James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander has a strong background in providing a range of solutions to the most complex tax problems. Talk to our New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA today for the tax problem resolution services you can rely on. 

 
  How will a tax lien affect me?  TOP
 

A tax lien will have a major impact on a taxpayer’s credit report. Once the lien is filed, all of your creditors will be notified and the IRS will have claim to your property before any other creditor. Since the IRS has claim before any other creditor, this makes it nearly impossible to borrow future money. The tax lien will show up on your credit report and is available for all lenders to see. Recently, the IRS stated those who pay off their tax debt or paid it off can request to have the tax lien withdrawn from their credit altogether. Furthermore, those who owe less than $25,000 but set up a direct debit installment agreement can have the tax lien withdrawn (removed from public records) after demonstrating a successful payment history. If you are facing a tax lien and wish to reduce the impact on your credit, talk to our New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA. James L. Hintzke is experienced with all aspects of tax problem resolution, including the consequences of a tax lien. Talk to our professional New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA today for a tax problem resolution you will be happy with. 

 
  How will you know if a tax lien has been placed on your property?  TOP
 

Before the IRS can place a tax lien, they will first assess a taxpayer with a liability and demand payment. If no payment is made within 10 days of the demand, the IRS may send out a notice of federal tax lien. The IRS will then send you a notice of federal tax lien in the mail after the lien has been filed. They may also try to contact you by telephone. If you are contacted by the IRS in regard to the placement of a tax lien, talk to James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander. With an extensive background in individual tax preparation, our New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA will be able to assist you through your unique tax problem to find a suitable resolution.  

 
  I received an inheritance. Do I have to report it as income on my Federal or Wisconsin income tax return?  TOP
 

An inheritance is generally not subject to Federal or Wisconsin income tax, since the deceased has already paid income tax on the money. Any income earned after the taxpayer’s death would be taxable to the estate. If the inheritance or part of the inheritance is subject to income tax, you will receive a form Schedule K-1 from the estate reporting to you how much income to report. Examples of inherited property not subject to income tax include stock, bank accounts, life insurance proceeds and real estate.

Examples of inherited property which may be subject to income tax include individual retirement accounts (IRAs), dividends paid on stock, interest paid on bank accounts or installment payments on a land contract received after death. If you need assistance with individual tax preparation in cases of major life changes, it is advisable to enlist the assistance of a New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA. James L. Hintzke has the experience and expertise to assist with a wide range of tax preparation services, making filing your taxes efficient.

 
  I Want to Pay My Taxes, But Just Need More Time.  TOP
 

Often, you can request a short-term payment extension from the IRS for the payment of taxes. Short-term extensions generally range between 10 and 120 days, during which time you are expected to fulfill your payment obligations. When taxpayers can pay their taxes in a period to exceed the short-term extension, Installment Agreements are the most common alternative. If you think you can benefit from a short-term extension or installment agreement with the IRS but are unsure of your next step James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander can help. With years of experience in tax negotiation our New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA can help you take the necessary steps to prevent unnecessary consequences. 

 
  If I can't pay my taxes, should I still file my return?  TOP
 

YES!! Failing to file a tax return has much harsher consequences than not paying your taxes. The penalty on unpaid taxes owed when no tax return is filed is 5% a month, but the penalty for not paying taxes when a return is filed is only 0.5%. You can see the penalties will add up much faster if you did not file a return. If you are unsure or concerned about your individual tax preparation for any reason, it is recommended you seek the assistance of a competent and professional Wisconsin tax preparer. James L. Hintzke provides the tax problem resolution or tax preparation services you can rely on. 

 
  Is It Ever Too Late To File? How Long Can It Be and Still Receive A Refund?  TOP
 

It is never too late to file; however, you will have up to 3 years from the due date of a tax return to request a refund. Once three years have expired, you cannot request your refund. If filing your taxes has you stressed and worried, talk to James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander to simplify the process. Our qualified tax preparation services include individual tax filing, business filing or estate tax planning.

 
  Is the IRS going to levy my assets for having unpaid taxes?  TOP
 

The IRS can levy your assets for having unpaid taxes. It may take several months for the IRS to get to that point. The IRS typically sends a series of letters demanding payment. If all of those letters are ignored, the last letter the IRS will send before they levy is called the Notice of Intent to Levy. This notice will give you 30 days notice prior to beginning to levy. If taxes are not paid or are settled in some other way during this time, then the IRS will levy. If you are worried the IRS will levy your assets or if you have received a Notice of Intent to Levy, talk to James L. Hintzke for tax advice tailored to your unique needs. 

 
  What are the consequences of not filing a tax return in Wisconsin?  TOP
 

There are several consequences if you do not file a Wisconsin tax return. These consequences could potentially cost you a lot of money, as well as increase your stress and anxiety. The consequences of failing to file a Wisconsin tax return include:

  • Failure to file penalty of 5% per month on any unpaid balance (no more than 25%)
  • Cannot receive a refund
  • Cannot carry losses over to next year
  • Cannot start the statute of limitations on when the IRS can audit
  • Possible additional penalties and interest

In addition to these consequences the IRS will eventually file a Substitute Tax Return (STR) for you. The drawback of the STR is the IRS will often short change you on deduction and credits, which may cause you to owe taxes. Our Wisconsin tax preparation services ensure your taxes are filed quickly and efficiently. To avoid unnecessary consequences talk to James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander to prepare your taxes.

 
  What are the deadlines for filing an estateís tax returns?  TOP
 

A fiduciary income tax return, Form 2, for an estate for 2013 is due on or before April 15, 2014, for a calendar year filer or three and one-half months after the close of the taxable year for a fiscal year filer. If you are concerned about the deadlines for filing an estate’s tax returns, you can rely on an experienced and competent Wisconsin CPA for professional tax advice and other elder care planning services.

 
  What are the methods for requesting penalty relief?  TOP
 

Taxpayers can request relief from failure-to-file, failure-to-pay and failure-to-deposit penalties in three ways, depending on their situation:

  • Before the IRS can assess a penalty, the taxpayer can file a penalty no assertion request with a paper return to request that the IRS not automatically assess a penalty.
  • After the IRS has assessed a penalty, the taxpayer can request penalty abatement, typically by writing a penalty abatement letter or calling the IRS. Tax Professionals can also request abatement using IRS e-services.
  • After the taxpayer has paid the penalty, the taxpayer can request a refund using Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. The taxpayer must file the claim within three years of the return due date or filing date, or within two years of the date the penalty was paid.

If you would like to request penalty relief or you want to find a solution to your tax problem, talk to an experienced New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA. James L. Hintzke has the skill and background to assist with a wide range of complex tax problems and provide you with a suitable tax problem resolution.

 
  What are the Personal Representativeís responsibilities and are they compensated for doing this job?  TOP
 

Serving as a personal representative carries responsibilities. You will be required to take an oath you will uphold the law and you may be required to post a bond to protect the assets in the estate. You must keep all interested parties informed of the status of the Wisconsin estate proceedings and complete the estate within statutory time limits.  

A personal representative is acting in place of the decedent. You are expected to handle the assets of the decedent just as any prudent person would handle their own assets. Responsibilities include:

  • Taking possession of all the decedent’s assets and filing an inventory including the date of death values of all assets you have in your control 
  • Opening a checking account so accurate records of income and expenses can be kept 
  • Giving notice to creditors and may give notice to interested persons by the publication in the newspaper
  • Converting assets to cash, selling real estate, running a business, insuring and keeping the property in good repair
  • Collecting income due to the decedent like interest, dividends, rent
  • Paying bills, settle proper claims or object to claims that are not appropriate
  • Completion of any fiduciary income tax returns as required
  • Distributing assets according to the Will and/or statutes and secure receipts from those receiving assets
  • Filing a Personal Representative’s statement to close the estate

If you must act as the personal representative in a Wisconsin estate settlement, James L. Hintzke CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander has the experience and skill necessary to provide advice through the tax administration process. Whether performing as a personal representative or moving through any process of estate settlement, our elder care planning services can help you.

 
  What are the qualifications for an Offer in Compromise?  TOP
 

There are three different ways a taxpayer can qualify for an Offer in Compromise:

  • Doubt as to Collectability
  • Doubt as to Liability
  • Effective Tax Administration

If you believe you qualify for an Offer in Compromise but are unsure how to proceed, talk to James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander for assistance. With years of experience in tax problem resolution, our Wisconsin CPA can help you find the solution to your tax problem.

 
  What assets are not allowed to be taken by the IRS take through a tax levy?  TOP
 

A few things the IRS cannot take are the following: welfare, SSI, and/or disability payments, court ordered child support, school books, clothing, livestock (if you are a farmer), tools used for a job, undelivered mail, workers compensation benefits and other exemptions which are related to the annual cost of living. Efficient and determined tax problem resolution often provides solutions to even the most complex tax problems. If you are facing the possibility of an IRS tax levy talk to James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander today for a tax problem resolution suitable to your unique tax problem. 

 
  What assets can the IRS take through a levy?  TOP
 

The IRS can take almost anything of value from you which can be used to satisfy tax debt. There is a small list of things they cannot take, but most things they can legally take. The most common assets they seize are wages, vendor payments due to you, and money from bank accounts, commissions, employee travel advances, SSA benefits, property, rights to property, and anything else of value that can satisfy the tax liability. If you are facing a tax levy in Wisconsin and are looking for an effective resolution talk to James L. Hintzke, an experienced CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander. Whether you are dealing with individual tax problems or need assistance managing your business's financial and accounting processes, our Wisconsin CPA can help. 

 
  What forms do I need to use in order to file for an Offer in Compromise?  TOP
 

Filing for an Offer in Compromise is complicated and requires a lot of documentation. Some documentation depends upon if you are filing as an individual or a business, so choose the documents which are appropriate for you:

  • IRS Form 656 - Offer in Compromise Booklet and Form
  • IRS Form 656-A - Income Certification for Offer in Compromise. Application Fee and Payment
  • Form 433-A - Collection Information Statement for Wage Earners & Self-Employed Individuals
  • Form 433-B - Collection Information Statement for Businesses
  • Various Others: You will need three months of documentation on just about every expense and income you have. This includes pay stubs, credit card statements, housing, investments, transportation, tax returns, etc.

When filing for an Offer in Compromise it is advisable to enlist the assistance of an experienced and competent Wisconsin CPA. James L. Hintzke has a strong background providing tax problem resolution in even the most complex situations. Talk to our New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA for help filing for your Offer in Compromise.

 
  What if my tax return is due, but I donít have the money to pay the tax?  TOP
 

Submit your tax return by the date due or extension date, even if you can’t pay the tax. You will be charged interest and penalty on your late payment, but avoid a hefty late-filing penalty. Whether or not you expect to eventually pay the tax, do file on time.

It is also important to file on time because the IRS has only 10 years from the date of assessment to collect your delinquent taxes, and taxes are not assessed until after you file or after the IRS files for you. If you have not filed a tax return, you have not started the statute of limitations for that particular tax year. This means there is no limit to the amount of time the IRS can pursue you. In addition, if you have any delinquent tax returns, the IRS will not negotiate with you. You must be current with your filing for the IRS to consider an Offer in Compromise or an Installment Agreement.

If you are concerned about your individual tax preparation or tax filing deadline, talking to an experienced and professional Wisconsin CPA will help ease your anxiety and find an alternative which works for your individual needs. Talk to James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander for assistance with your unique tax preparation needs.

 
  What is a Federal Tax Lien?  TOP
 

A federal tax lien is where the IRS attaches a claim to proceeds that may be derived in the sale or liquidation of certain assets you may hold necessary to secure its position in the collection of taxes you may owe. If you are concerned the IRS will enforce a Federal Tax Lien it is advisable to enlist the professional assistance of an experienced Wisconsin CPA. There are resolutions to your tax problem, and James L. Hintzke has the skill necessary to navigate even the most complex situations.

 
  What is a Wage Levy?  TOP
 

A wage levy or wage garnishment is a legal way the IRS can collect your tax liability without having you pay them directly. The IRS will contact your current employer and tell them your wages are to be garnished. Your employer will then take a portion of your pay and send it to the IRS, and then pay you what is left. For possible tax problem resolution options which will help you face a wage levy, talk to James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander today. 

 
  What is an Installment Agreement?  TOP
 

An Installment Agreement is a payment agreement for the payment of taxes with the IRS. Installment Agreements are generally structured to allow the IRS to collect the maximum reasonable amount in the shortest period of time necessary to pay your tax obligations. For more information on how to receive an IRS installment agreement or for assistance with other tax problems, talk to James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander today for a tax problem resolution you can count on. 

 
  What is an Offer in Compromise?  TOP
 

An Offer in Compromise is a tax settlement method offered by the IRS to allow taxpayers to settle their taxes for less than they owe. An Offer in Compromise will only be accepted if the IRS believes the tax liability cannot be paid in full or through a payment plan. They also must believe the offer being made is equal to or greater than the amount they would ever expect to collect from the taxpayer. For more information on Offer in Compromise or other resolutions to your tax problems, talk to James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander today. 

 
  What is Currently Not Collectible Mean?  TOP
 

When you are unable to pay your taxes and collection activity would create an economic hardship, the IRS will consider placing your account in a currently-not-collectible status. To the extent your income does not exceed reasonably allowable expenses for food, clothing, housing, medical, insurance and certain other expenses, the IRS may stop its collection activity on your account and reevaluate the collection potential at some future date. For help with the possible payment of a currently-not-collectible status on your account, you must rely on a competent and professional Wisconsin CPA. Talk to James L. Hintzke today for assistance with you tax problem resolution. 

 
  What is informal probate?  TOP
 

Informal probate is the administration of the decedent’s estate, intestate (without a will) or testate (with a will), without the exercise of continued supervision by the Court. Informal administration proceedings are Circuit Court proceedings under probate jurisdiction and administered by the Probate Registrar.

Informal Probate may be used if there is $50,000 or more of assets, and the Will does not prohibit its use. An attorney is not required but may be used. All parties must agree to use this procedure, and any party at any time may petition the court for Formal Administration (an attorney must be hired and all hearings are held in front of the Circuit Court Judge).

An Inventory must be completed and a notice is published in the newspaper. There may be fiduciary income tax returns to complete. You will be required to file a Closing Certificate for Fiduciaries, which is received from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Utilizing the services of a competent tax preparer, accountant or attorney to help you with this aspect of the estate is suggested. 

Enlisting the help of New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA with extensive experience providing elder care services ensures the informal probate process goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible. James L. Hintzke, CPA of Muskego, Waukesha, Brookfield and surrounding areas will help you through the informal probate process and the ever changing world of tax law.

 
  What is Probate?  TOP
 

Probate is the process which transfers a decedent’s property to persons entitled to receive it, pays creditor’s claims, and pays any Federal or Wisconsin State taxes of the estate and outstanding tax obligations of the decedent prior to death. This process can often be complex and overwhelming for family members. James L. Hintzke, CPA of Muskego has over 30 years of experience providing elder care service in New Berlin, Rhinelander, and the surrounding areas to assist families with the probate process and estate taxation. 

 
  What is the difference between a tax levy and a tax lien?  TOP
 

A tax lien is the government’s "invisible" claim on the property that is owned by the taxpayer, but a tax levy is the actual seizure of the assets owned by a taxpayer. With a levy, the IRS can take money from bank accounts, garnish wages, or even seize physical property owned by the taxpayer. If you are facing a Wisconsin tax lien or levy, it is advisable to enlist the help of a dependable and professional New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA. James L. Hintzke provides individual tax problem resolution services to find an equitable solution for your unique tax problem. 

 
  What is the most common reason for the large tax liabilities that force taxpayers to file an Offer in Compromise?  TOP
 

Large tax liabilities are generally caused by unpaid withholding taxes. Owners and other responsible parties within a business are personally assessed the unpaid trust portion, or taxes actually deducted from the employees. This is called the 100 percent penalty assessment. 

If business owners cannot pay the full withholding tax, they should at least pay the trust account portion, i.e. the amount of money which is withheld from employees, and designate the payment be applied only to the trust portion liability. The business will owe its share of the payroll taxes due, but its officers and other responsible parties will have no personal liability. Other common reasons for filing an Offer in Compromise include extensive audits, not filing for a number of years or tax shelter investments that are disallowed. For business tax problem resolution or financial advice, talk to James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander today. With years of experience managing business finance and account processes, our New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA can help you resolve your business’ unique tax problems. 

 
  What kind of wages can the IRS take?  TOP
 

The IRS can seize salaries, commissions, bonuses, wages, retirement money and pension earnings. If you do not have any of these earnings, they will likely try to seize any other property you have. When you are facing complex or stressful tax problems which can or have resulted in wage seizures from the IRS, talk to James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander. Our professional New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA has the experience and skill sets to assist you with you unique tax problems. Contact James L. Hintzke, New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA today for exceptional tax problem resolution. 

 
  What Wisconsin tax returns are required for a deceased taxpayer?  TOP
 

More than one type of return may be required for a deceased taxpayer. If you need assistance determining what Wisconsin tax returns are required for a deceased taxpayer, read below for help or contact our New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA for professional tax services. 

Wisconsin Individual Income Tax Return

A personal representative must file an individual tax return, Form 1, 1A, 1NPR or WI-EZ, for a decedent from the beginning of the year to date of death, if the decedent had a filing requirement. The due date of the individual return is April 15, 2014 for a 2013 income tax return. A personal representative is also responsible for filing returns for any years prior for which the decedent had a filing requirement and did not file a return.  

Wisconsin Fiduciary Income Tax Return

A personal representative of an estate of a Wisconsin decedent must file a Wisconsin fiduciary tax return, Form 2, if the gross income of the estate is $600 or more. Nonresident estates must file Wisconsin fiduciary returns if they have gross income of $600 or more from Wisconsin sources. Gross income means all income, before deducting expenses, reportable to Wisconsin which is received in the form of money, property or services.

The first fiduciary income tax return filed by a personal representative or petitioner of an estate covers the period from date of death of the decedent to the end of the first year selected by the fiduciary. The taxable year cannot be longer than 12 months, must end on the last day of the month, and must coincide with the year selected for filing the federal return. The return is due on the fifteenth day of the fourth month after the close of the taxable year of the estate.

 
  Who can file an Offer in Compromise?  TOP
 

Any “taxpayer” may file: individuals, married couples, trusts corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, foundations, associations and other non-profit organizations and estates. In each instance, an authorized individual must sign the Offer In Compromise. Whether you are an individual, married couple, business owner or other qualified tax payer, James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander can provide assistance filing for an Offer in Compromise. Trust our experienced and dedicated New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA to help with your tax problem resolution. 

 
  Who do I contact with questions regarding Federal Tax Matters?  TOP
 

For answers to questions pertaining to federal tax matters, visit the IRS web site at http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/ or call the Milwaukee Office at 1-414-231-2100, or contact James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander for competent and experienced tax preparation. 

 
  Why would the IRS terminate my existing Installment Agreement?  TOP
 

There are four different reasons the IRS would terminate an existing Installment Agreement:

  • You failed to file subsequent tax returns
  • Your Collection Information Statement was inaccurate (Form 433)
  • Your total tax liability since you began your Installment Agreement has increased
  • You missed a payment

If your IRS installment agreement has been cancelled or if you would like to find a solution to your tax preparation and payment problems, talk to James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander today. With years of experience providing solutions to a wide range of tax problems, our New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA will help you get back on track.