June 30, 2022 12:25 am

IRS Uses Voice Bots to Improve Service

The IRS has been using various technologies to improve customer service, one of which is voice bots. To date, voice bots have answered over 3 million taxpayer calls. Now taxpayers can use voice bots to verify eligibility for a payment plan and get help in setting one up (IR-2022-127). Since February, taxpayers have been able to use voice bots for answers to the advance child tax credit. Voice bots are designed to answer various taxpayer questions on its toll-free number. Expect to see expanded use of voice bots for increasingly complicated matters in the future.

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Nonrecourse financing

Debt on which a person is not personally liable. In case of nonpayment, the creditor must foreclose on property securing the debt. At-risk rules generally bar losses where there is nonrecourse financing, but an exception applies to certain nonrecourse financing for real estate.

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