Any tax pros here?

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by olroadbeech, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    need free or cheap tax advice for sister.

    she was unemployed 2012 qnd 2013 and took early distributions fro IRA and 401 k. of course she had to pay taxes on it as income but they destroyed her with penalties and interest.

    she already paid some of it so not sure if these returns can be AMENDED due to a hardship clause for early distributions. I already know returns can be amended for back 3 years.

    we had FMLA several years back and we did the same thing with Our IRA. at first IRS tried to hit us with penalties and interest but I was able to prove a hardship so they were removed.

    my question is mainly can she amend 2012 and 2013 ? she can easily prove a hardship but I don't know if the penalties and interest can be amended.

    she doesn't have any money to fight this as she is still trying to get back on her feet. are there ant free or low cost resources she can use?

    thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Amend the returns---the worst the IRS can do is say no.
     
  3. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    My tax guy rocks.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How does that help her sister?
     
  5. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    It will never hurt to try. All that they could say is No. It should cost her anything she can do it herself. this is another reason I use tax software as it's easier to amend a return.
     
  6. Gina Cox

    Gina Cox New Member

    Negotiating with the IRS for a reduction of interest or penalties is not quick and easy fix. Speaking to IRS agent you have been working with and show good faith efforts to resolve your debt. And the agent must be more receptive to your request.
     
  7. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    thanks. we are still working on it. it does take time.
     
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Good luck talking with any human at the IRS let alone someone who can give you a straight answer.