The IRS shared something this week that might be (and probably SHOULD be) causing some angst in certain corners.

But before I get to that, would you do me a favor?

If you have used our services before (whether dealing with an IRS debt issue or even other, more basic tax services), would you:

A) Write about how our team has helped you? You can find us on Google, and we’d love to have your feedback …

If you haven’t used our services before…

Find us on that platform to read about other client experiences in the past. The proof is in the internet-review-pudding. We’d love for you to be next in line.

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But back to that IRS announcement…

The In-Person IRS Debt Threat For Southern California Taxpayers

“You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.”  – Harry Firestone

Just last week, the IRS announced some beefed-up enforcement efforts against those who haven’t filed tax returns of late.

Yes, they are coming to your house.

And while this particular initiative is aimed at higher-income Southern California taxpayers, don’t think that this isn’t a signal that they are making BIG efforts to go after revenue they think they should already have.

After all, it’s smart business (though I’m not implying anything about the IRS when I say that).

And lest you think “higher income” puts you off their radar, we’re not even talking about the very rich — these particular in-person tax inquiries, according to the IRS, will be on those whose income is $100,000 or more.

Many places … that’s “rich”. But certainly not everywhere.

Even more, the agency did say that its stepped-up efforts to visit noncompliant higher income taxpayers is “part of a larger effort to ensure compliance and fairness.”

“The IRS is committed to fairness in the tax system, and we want to remind people across all income categories that they need to file their taxes,” said Paul Mamo, Director of Collection Operations, Small Business/Self Employed Division, in the statement. “These visits focusing on high-income taxpayers will be taking place across the country. We want to ensure taxpayers know their options to get right with their taxes and avoid bigger issues later.”

And all of this is true because they have increased their “compliance” budget.

Now, they seem to be taking every effort to make sure that these visits aren’t too scary (you can check the statement again to see how), but this should be a concern for you if:

1) You have received letters from the IRS that you haven’t yet handled


2) You “think” something has been handled, but haven’t received confirmation.

So … is this a good time to get a professional in your corner?

Yes, or yes?

And that’s what we’re here for: (714) 541-4338



David Barnes

(714) 541-4338

Barnes Accountancy Corporation