The FAQs that the IRS posts on its web site are a trap. If you file a tax return that relies on what the IRS’ FAQs say, the IRS can decide after the fact that it was wrong and therefore you filed an incorrect tax return.
I’m not making this up.
The Taxpayer Advocate thinks that situation is not fair. We’ll see if the IRS, or Congress, does anything about it.
Via TaxProf Blog.
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