IRS Help-Calling The IRS May Not Be That Easy

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Many people have questions in regards to their taxes.

The Green Bay Press Gazette reported on Jan. 16 that roughly 100 million people will attempt to call the IRS this year, but only half of those people will be able to get through to the IRS over the phone. Those who get through may have to wait more than 30 minutes to talk to anyone at the IRS.

IRS help may be hard to find from the IRS, itself. Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson said to the Press Gazette that many tax payers who need help are not getting it and that tax compliance could be negatively affected long term.  The IRS stated that it has been trying to be more accessible to tax payers by having more information available on its website.

The IRS reported that some technological updates could also be delayed, the number of audits could decline.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told that it might be best to not call the IRS with questions unless it is necessary to.

Most people’s questions will likely be attributed to the fact that this will be the first year tax filers will have to report information their health insurance from the previous year, 2014. Many people who get their health care through their work, or government programs like Medicaid, they will only have to check a box. People who got their insurance through the state and federal marketplaces will have to file a new form.

The IRS says that budget cuts are the reason to blame for the reduced amount of services to help taxpayers. The agency’s budget is the lowest it has been since 2008.


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