Little-Known Secrets About the IRS
While taxes sure can be confusing, many of the rules and guidelines appear to be written in black and white: Collect your W-2s from employers, 1099-B for proceeds from stock sales, 1099-R for payments from IRAs or retirement plans, and so on. Be as precise as possible. Account for all eligible tax breaks. Provide receipts and bank records as evidence. And of course, file by this year's tax date, April 18.
However, there's more to the Internal Revenue Service than what meets the eye. For starters, it is skeptical about many tax preparers. It is more interested in checking for errors on your return if you make over $200,000 a year. And its forte certainly isn't customer service. Read on for a list of things about the IRS that you may not be aware of.