East County News Service
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April 27, 2019 (La Mesa) -- As we all know, April 15 is a date that is embedded in the mind of almost every American—tax deadline day. This year, however, a local tax expert at Stop My IRS Bill in Mesa says his firm is seeing more taxpayers hurry to file last-minute extensions, in large part due to the sticker shock of the expected refund they will NOT be receiving.
As a result of the new tax bill, many taxpayers were under the impression that they would be seeing a larger refund. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case. The experience for many is and will remain frustrating for the foreseeable future.
According to James Harnsberger, Enrolled Agent and Sr. Case Manager for the firm, “A significant number of taxpayers have opted, at the last minute, to file the automatic extension and perhaps get a second opinion or even a third. The frustration of expecting a $1500 to $2300 refund, only to find out they actually owe, has left those taxpayers soured over the so-called tax break.”
In the weeks ahead, we will likely see more and more frustration as IRS notices go out and taxpayers begin receiving them, he predicts. Many will have an added harsh reality when they eventually file their 2018 return and have the underpayment penalty and interest added to their bill.
Stop My IRS Bill is a local firm headquartered in La Mesa, CA, specializing in the representation of taxpayers who have disputes or problems in filing or paying taxes when dealing with the IRS. James Harnsberger, CEO, is an Enrolled Agent with over 35 years’ experience in Tax Representation and Resolution, providing assistance to taxpayers in finding solutions for their tax problems.
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