The Top Ten Procedurally Taxing Posts of 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, Procedurally Taxing has been around for over eight years.  When we kicked it off in 2013 with Welcome to Procedurally Taxing, we did not know precisely how the blog would evolve. With over 3,400 subscribers and closing in on two million views, the blog has exceeded our expectations.  Stay tuned, as we will be announcing some changes and new features in the new year.

What were the most viewed posts of the year?

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Not surprisingly issues relating to economic impact payments and the receipt of refunds when there is a hardship topped the list. Those posts reflect the needs of not only practitioners but also taxpayers who at times are desperate for information concerning access to needed refunds. To that end, the top post of the year was Keith’s post, Requesting an Offset Bypass Refund and Tracing Offsets to Non-IRS Sources. That post is our all time reigning champ, having generated over 93,000 views since its 2015 posting.

Also on the list was my favorite post of the year, Biden Administration Floats Refundable Pet Tax Credit Idea to Boost Child Tax Credit. With the Build Back Better legislation currently stalled, we will have to wait until 2022 to see if Congress will enact that piece of legislation.

Here is the complete top ten list, including posts that were published in prior years:

  1. Requesting an Offset Bypass Refund and Tracing Offsets to Non-IRS Sources (Keith Fogg)
  2. Offset of Injured Spouse Stimulus Payment (Keith Fogg)
  3. How Will I Get My CARES Stimulus Payment if my Preparer Paid My Refund? (Connor Moran, guest post)
  4. Injured Spouse and Economic Impact Payments (Caleb Smith)
  5. Lost or Destroyed EIP Debit Card (Keith Fogg)
  6. Senators Question Commissioner About Company Offering Fee-Based Access to IRS Phone Lines (Leslie Book)
  7. Offsets in a Time of Coronavirus (Keith Fogg)
  8. Refunds, Offsets & Coronavirus Tax Relief (Barbara Heggie, guest post)
  9. My IRS Wishlist for 2021 – Part 1: The mail and return processing backlog (Nina Olson)
  10. Biden Administration Floats Refundable Pet Tax Credit Idea to Boost Child Tax Credit (Leslie Book)

What about for the posts that were published in 2021? Here are the top ten most viewed posts from this year.

  1. Senators Question Commissioner About Company Offering Fee-Based Access to IRS Phone Lines (Leslie Book)
  2. My IRS Wishlist for 2021 – Part 1: The mail and return processing backlog (Nina Olson)
  3. Biden Administration Floats Refundable Pet Tax Credit Idea to Boost Child Tax Credit (Leslie Book)
  4. The Current State of Taxpayer Service (or Lack Thereof) at the IRS (Nina Olson)
  5. Tax Court Announcement re Premature Assessments (Keith Fogg)
  6. Thinking Out Loud About the Advanced Child Tax Credit (Part 1) (Nina Olson)
  7. Can the IRS Ever Collect on Erroneous EIPs? (Caleb Smith)
  8. Congress to Consign IRC 6751(b) To The Graev? (Keith Fogg)
  9. Calculating the Collection Statute of Limitations (Keith Fogg)
  10. Major Change to Offer in Compromise Policy (Keith Fogg)

We wish our readers a happy and healthy new year.