IRS Tax Problems with The Law Offices of Nick Nemeth
  • April 25, 2019
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Though the use of social media to catch tax evaders has recently become a hot subject, your so-called “private life” may have been a subject of interest for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for several years. As far back as 2013, observers of the U.S. tax scene have urged individuals to make sure activity on social media “backs up what you’ve submitted to the IRS.” These same sources add that you may need IRS tax problems help if you boast about your mini-vacations you are taking in combination with business trips, and you write it all off as business expense. Until recently, the agency has denied using social-media information as part of the audit process. But that is gradually changing.

What We Know So Far

Media reports from 2013 indicate that the IRS was only using information on tax returns for audits. At the same time, the agency stated that its auditors were monitoring publicly available information to “assist” with existing work. Skip forward four years and another veteran IRS watcher noted, “The IRS is using all these social media sites to look for suspicious patterns and taxpayer information.”

The key to avoiding these issues involves working closely with experienced professionals who understand the process thoroughly and can resolve IRS tax problems. In the past few months, an office under the IRS banner confirmed what many only suspected in the past. The IRS letter stated, “the IRS currently has no formal tool to access this public information, compile social media feeds, or search multiple social media sites.”

The Formal Tool

Now, the IRS is actively looking for a “social media search tool.” The goal is to have the ability to access publicly available social media information (provided or advertised by businesses), such as new products, current sales, and new locations. With this tool, the agency would be able to track chat room activity, forums, and blog threads. In addition, the IRS wants to be able to access photos, current address, and marital-status changes.

In sending out this notice of intent to have an effective social-media tracking tool, the agency added the new technique will help auditors on “previously identified cases.” It will “not be used to search the Internet or social media sites” to start new audits.3

The motivation behind this significant change comes from several sources, including growth of the federal budget deficit, billions of dollars less in corporate tax receipts, and a declining number of auditors working for the IRS.

Need Help with a Tax Problem? Speak with a Professional

Do not be misled into thinking the social media subject is harmless and simple. The process can involve a lot of intricacies that call for professional expertise. If you have any kind of IRS tax debt, speak with an IRS tax attorney at the Law Offices of Nick Nemeth. A team of experienced IRS tax lawyers, with years of experience in helping individuals and businesses, can help you navigate IRS tax debt problems. For a confidential, no-obligation consultation with one of our lawyers, fill out our contact form or simply call (972) 426-2553.

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What Our Clients Have to Say

Susan WilsonSusan Wilson
03:27 25 Jan 23
I have been very pleased with the solid counsel and guidance that Nick Nemeth has provided me regarding my tax issue. I found him to be honest and straightforward which I appreciated. I was impressed with his relevant experience and knowledge . He has definitely brought me peace of mind during a difficult and stressful time.
Sarah HowardSarah Howard
03:44 14 Nov 22
I would like to thank Mr. Nick and his staff for the superb help that I received from them. My IRS problem was resolved quickly and efficiently. It took 2 visits to convince me that I was over my head. I thought that I could call the IRS, appeal my tax notices and settle on a payment plan on my own. After many phone calls to the IRS, waiting sometimes more than 4 hours with no resolution to speak of, it proved to be extremely difficult and stressful. Revisiting Mr. Nick was a huge wake up call. My account was reviewed, and a payment plan was established with the IRS within a week. I will be forever grateful to the staff who worked on my case and especially to Lorna who listened to me vent while going through this painful process.
00:33 07 Aug 22
I cannot say enough good things about Nick and his team. When I first met with Nick he was up front, honest, friendly and efficient. When I worked with one of his attorneys, Eric B, I was just as pleased. All of the staff there are nice and very helpful. I wish I hadn't waited so long to get help with my issue. Over 6yrs I tried getting through and getting anywhere with the IRS and hardly made any progress. I know this may not be the case for all, and even I thought it would take longer than it did, but 3mos and they had my situation straightened out. I still can't believe it. Thank you thank you THANK YOU for all that you did for me. This is a huge burden gone out of my life now thanks to you. If anyone needs help out there, I know you may not want to shell out more money to get their help but it may just save you in the long run.
Spoilly GirlSpoilly Girl
23:49 03 Aug 22
The Nemeth Law team is exceptional. They treat their clients like a family member who is in crisis. They want you to get the best possible outcome. I really appreciate everything that they did for me. Jake and Ashley had the greatest role in my case and it all turned out for the best for me. Thank you Nick and team for easing my fears and getting me through the long process. I'm truly grateful.
Eddie WaltEddie Walt
19:44 12 Jul 22
During a time in which competent, professional service at a fair price seems to have disappeared, Mr. Nemeth and his team are a refreshing breath of fresh air.From my first phone call to the final settlement of our case with a non-responsive IRS, they under-promised, over-delivered and were in constant courteous contact to make sure we knew exactly what was happening and where we stood.I hope to never need their services again, but, should I receive another friendly letter from the IRS...I know who to call!
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