The annual “More Tax Than You Want To Know” is now available via the IRS website. Publication 17 explains everything you need to know about your taxes, returns and filing. See Publication 17
From IRS News:
“The IRS has placed its comprehensive tax guide for individuals on IRS.gov, updating it for tax year 2008. The updated on-line version of IRS Publication 17, “Your Federal Income Tax,” contains more than 900 interactive links.
Publication 17 has been updated with important changes for 2008, including information on the new recovery rebate credit, new first-time-homebuyer credit, and an additional standard deduction for real estate taxes. It has been published annually by the IRS for more than 65 years and has been available on the IRS Web site since 1996.
As in prior years, the publication provides information on how to file an individual tax return, what to include as income, how to calculate capital gains and losses, how IRAs and other expenses can affect how much income to report, whether to take the standard deduction or itemize, and how to figure taxes and credits.”
Printed copies of Publicaiton 17 will be available in January 2009.
All the good year to you.
Lowrance Law LLC
Selling your property is almost impossible if the IRS has filed a tax lien. If you are trying to sell or refinance your home and there is a tax lien, you can file certificate of subordination of federal tax lien. There is no special form, but you or your representative can send in a letter requesting subordination of the lien. You must include certain information in the letter. Follow the instructions in IRS Publication 784.
The Internal Revenue Service today announced an expedited process that will make it easier for financially distressed homeowners to avoid having a federal tax lien block refinancing of mortgages or the sale of a home.
If taxpayers are looking to refinance or sell a home and there is a federal tax lien filed, there are options. Taxpayers or their representatives, such as their lenders, may request that the IRS make a tax lien secondary to the lien by the lending institution that is refinancing or restructuring a loan. Taxpayers or their representatives may request that the IRS discharge its claim if the home is being sold for less than the amount of the mortgage lien under certain circumstances. The process to request a discharge is in Publication 783. See Today’s IRS Announcement Here
As always if you need help, call me.
Lowrance Law LLC