by Mitchell Frost
I am a minster and have not yet received my tax refund for my 2009 return.
The IRS requested to see my W-2 because my withholdings were very high compared to my income. This is because the church withholds extra from my paycheck in order to pay on my social security and medicare tax. This is so I don't have to send in estimated payments each quarter for SS and medicare tax. I did send them my W-2 as requested.
I very very much need the money from my tax return and am afraid I will not see it. I was sent a letter from the IRS that stated I filed a frivolous return. The letter stated reasons why it is illegal not to pay taxes. I have no idea why this letter was sent. I filed my taxes the same way in 2008, and received my tax refund without any delay.
I am also afraid I will be assessed penalties by the IRS for the frivolous return! Tax professionals and other ministers have viewed my return and claim it was filed correctly.
Not sure what I should do?Know the answer? Face the same situation? Please post your answer or comment by using the "comment" link below. Thank you!