On this episode IRS problem solver Dan Pilla joins Jim Paris Live to discuss how to resolve IRS problems and how to avoid tax scams. How to settle and IRS debt, what to do if you have not filed a tax return for several years, how to respond to IRS penalties, and much more. Pilla is an author of numerous books on a wide variety of tax issues. He is a tax litigation expert and is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court. Read more →


On this episode of the members only podcast, Jim and Bob discuss the shocking news that 40% of those with students loans are not making their payments. Jim shares some ideas and strategies for those with students loans in default. Also, what are the top IRS audit flags, and tips on picking a qualified tax preparer. Click Here Read more →


Things are rapidly changing in the world of tax return preparation. Take for example the notion of mailing in a paper tax return. More than 80 percent of tax returns are now sent to the IRS electronically. Consumer software for tax return preparation is providing more and more people a way of handling their tax filing without having to even set foot in a tax preparer's office. Should You Prepare Your Own Return? My answer is a qualified maybe. I get asked this question a lot, and the answer is simply not the same for everyone. If you have a... Read more →


Author and tax litigation specialist, Dan Pilla, joins Jim Paris Live to discuss how to settle IRS debts. Can you wipe out tax debts in bankruptcy? What options are available for payment plans? What about the IRS' new powers to revoke passports? What options of relief are there for 'innocent spouses?' Can the IRS pursue you for your taxes for the rest of your life? What options are there for people that have not filed a tax return in several years? Tax refund identity theft, the latest scams, and much more. Read more →


By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large Donald Trump, who has ridden to the top of the GOP polls on a wave of bombast, has increasingly found himself on the receiving end of criticisms that bombast is ALL he has, and that there is, in fact, no meat between the bread of a Trump sandwich. The Donald, in part, attempted to hit back at those who say he’s short on specifics as to just what a Trump administration would do, when he unveiled on Monday his tax plan for the country. A closer look at the Trump plan seems... Read more →


Tax Return Identity Theft

IRS problem solver Dan Pilla joins Jim to discuss the growing problem of tax refund theft and so called tax identity theft. Also discussed - innocent spouse relief, when married individuals should file separate returns, bankruptcy and taxes, foreclosure and taxes, what to do if you have not filed a tax return in recent years, and more. Dan Pilla is a tax ligitation specialist admitted to practice in U.S. Tax Court. He has authored numerous books on tax related issues focusing on resolving IRS problems. Read more →


Jim, I have just determined that I will owe money to the IRS. Can I file an extension and buy myself a few months to pay my tax bill? You can file an extension to get more time to file your return, but this is NOT an extension for more time to pay what you owe. If you owe money that you can not pay, you will need to file IRS form 9465 to request a payment plan arrangement. I was just hit with a penalty for not having in place health insurance. I was also told that this penalty... Read more →


Grassy Knoll Shooter Confesses To JFK Conspiracy

On this episode Jim discusses the claim made by convicted felon James Files that he was the grassy knoll shooter in the JFK assassination plot. Real estate heir Robert Durst arrested for murder. Is the Fed poised to raise interest rates? The U.S. is about to hit the debt limit again. Yahoo's new password system, and YouTube makes available 360 degree videos. Read more →


In this most recent edition of the members-only Christian Money Plus podcast hosted by Jim Paris and Bob Yetman: * Jim discusses his continued experiences and perspectives regarding his recent decision to dump cell phone provider AT&T in favor of a prepaid plan option - hear what he has to say; * Bob and Jim weigh in on the revelation that the IRS’s audit rate of individuals is at a ten-year low, and if that means you should be doing anything different as far as your personal tax planning is concerned; * Jim discusses why he sold all of the... Read more →


Terrorists Threaten Attack On Mall Of America

On this episode Jim discusses the possibility of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. Kate Brown becomes the first openly bi-sexual governor, is another 'movement' beginning for the rights of bi-sexuals? Tax refund theft now reaching $5 billion dollars annually, how they are stealing your refund with the help of the IRS. U.S. Government sued for taking taxpayer refunds to settle Social Security overpayments from the 1970's. Google plans to jump into the cell phone market with a $10 monthly plan. When should you start taking your Social Security benefits? and free things you can do at Disney. Read more →


Things are rapidly changing in the world of tax return preparation. Take for example the notion of mailing in a paper tax return. More than 80 percent of tax returns are now sent to the IRS electronically. Consumer software for tax return preparation is providing more and more people a way of handling their tax filing without having to even set foot in a tax preparer's office. Should you prepare your own return? My answer is a qualified maybe. I get asked this question a lot, and the answer is simply not the same for everyone. If you have a... Read more →


Is The IRS Watching You On Facebook?

IRS problem solver, Dan Pilla, joins us to discuss his new book - How To Win Your Tax Audit. Pilla shares shocking new information about how to protect yourself from a myriad of new tax related scams. How the IRS is going high tech and collecting more information on you than ever before. Are profits on Bitcoin taxable? Should you use software or one of the national tax preparation services? What about audit chances for those operating a small business? Offshore bank accounts and the IRS, and how the IRS collects information on you - including monitoring your Facebook page. Read more →


Hackers recently infiltrated the computer network of Sony Pictures and posted online the Social Security numbers of Sylester Stallone, Conan O'Brien, and tens of thousands of current and former employees. We don't know if Rocky cried out, 'Adrian, Adrian, my identity has been stolen,' but it is likely that he uttered a few choice words. While some speculated that North Korea was behind the security breach, they have denied it (but can we believe them?). The working theory on the involvment of North Korea was that the breach was in retaliation for an upcoming comedy about Kim Jon Un. An... Read more →


The hardest thing about getting things done this time of the year, is that it is THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. With Christmas and New Year's (and all of the related social events), it is the worst season to find the time to sit down and deal with your finances. The problem is, however, that this is prime time for making end of year moves that can have an enormous impact in your financial picture for next year. 5 Smart End Of Year Financial Moves 1. Make a financial contribution to your favorite charity or ministry The great thing about... Read more →


I don't know if you remember the old TV show The Equalizer. I absolutely loved this show. Edward Woodward was perfectly cast as the main character, Robert McCall. The Equalizer was a retired spy that used his background and special skills to help ordinary people get justice (when the authorities were of no help). By the way, if you missed it, the movie version starring Denzel Washington came out just a few weeks ago. The movie version was a bit more violent than the TV show (see trailer below). You have to love The Equalizer because he was ready, willing,... Read more →