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The Taxpayer Bill of Rights Can Help You

Did you know that there is a Taxpayer Bill of Rights that is designed to protect you from being taken advantage of by the Internal Revenue Service? After receiving a detailed proposal from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, the IRS adopted an official Taxpayer Bill of Rights. It was a long time in coming. Moreover, do you realize that the Taxpayer Bill of Rights applies to all taxpayers in their dealings with the IRS? Grouping the existing tenets of the tax code into ten fundamental rights, the Taxpayer Bill of Rights does a good job in making an overly complex, [...]

IRS Offer In Compromise – What You Need To Know

IRS Offer in Compromise: find out if you qualify before submitting your offer! Every taxpayer in trouble seems to want to settle for pennies on the dollar which involves doing an Offer in Compromise (OIC), but very few understand what an IRS Offer in Compromise entails. In many instances, an Offer in Compromise is not the best option, even if you qualify. To make sure that you are making the right tax resolution decision, we will detail for you the benefits and challenges of an IRS Offer in Compromise. Our goal is to help you move forward with [...]

The REAL Dynamic Duo: Your CPA & Tax Attorney vs. Your Tax Problem!

A CPA and an Attorney make the ultimate team to conquer your IRS & State tax problems You may be wondering why we chose to write on this topic. The reason is it reinforces our basic operating principle. That is, as a comprehensive Tax Resolution firm we choose to ALWAYS have expert CPA’s AND tax attorneys on staff. With this setup, every client gets the benefit of having not only an expert accountant working on the numbers, but also a second set of eyes reviewing their case from a legal perspective. By far, this is the best approach [...]

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Yes It’s True…You Can Make Money by Overpaying Your Taxes?

Full Disclosure: To be fair, you may owe more if you pay too little... As part of their never ending quest to motivate everyone to file on time and full pay their taxes on time, the IRS recently announced that their prescribed interest rates will not change for the 4th Quarter of 2017. The rates will remain at: 4% for overpayments (3% for corporations) 1-½% for the portion of corporate overpayments exceeding $10,000 4% for underpayments (6% for underpayments by large corporations) Every quarter the IRS revisits their rates. This quarter they have chosen not to make a change. These [...]

Fraudulent IRS Callers Battling with IRS Assigned “Professional” Tax Collectors!

IRS warns that phone scammers are preying on people We have entered into a new and confusing landscape in which taxpayers receive fraudulent calls from robots and foreign nationals that compete with calls from recently approved tax collectors who collect on behalf of the IRS. The path forward for both taxpayers and tax professionals may be confusing, but we remain committed to providing practical advice to those in need. While fraudulent calls made by imposters may be so poorly executed that it is sometimes hard to believe that anyone falls for their tricks, the truth of the matter [...]

CA State Board of Equalization is NO MORE!

By any other name the Taxman! Well, you'll still owe taxes but it will now be to a different agency with a new name! What was formerly known as the "CA State Board of Equalization" (SBOE) will now be called the "CA Department of Tax and Fee Administration" (CADTFA). Better, huh? This restructure is a result of Assembly Bill 102, The Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017, which was recently enacted into law. The intent of this bill was the dismantling what was considered a troubled tax agency by some. Here's what the San Jose Mercury News [...]

IRS Meets Robocop – The IRS Turns to Data Mining to Find Tax Evaders

Does tax evasion warrant widespread government spying? Welcome to the 21st Century.  The United States is fighting a "tech war" against its own citizens, assuming they are tax dodgers. By using "data mining", the IRS is seeking  to track down and collect taxes from those who move their income to Swiss banks and other offshore tax havens. Granted, these are “edge” cases, which were brought to light from the disclosures found in the Panama Papers (the set of documents from the Central American law firm Mossack Fonseca that were hacked by tech activist, Anonymous).. The question is “How [...]

Did you recently change your name? It could delay your tax refund!

Recent name change? It could delay your tax return! Sometimes completely normal life changes can have an unexpected side-effect?  For instance, did you just get married?  How about a recent divorce? Adopt a child? All of these completely normal, commonplace undertakings can have serious tax implications. If you're counting on your tax return for any reason you'll want to refer to the information below that came directly from the IRS. Here are the important points addressed: How to properly notify the Social Security Administration about a name change Making a Dependent's name change Parents of an Adoptive Child [...]

Can the IRS really revoke my passport?

IRS ANNOUNCES PLANS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH PASSPORT REVOCATION PROGRAM Don't lose your passport, we can help - (818) 704-1443 Are you planning a trip outside the United States?  Are you an American ex-pat who lives and works overseas?  Does your passport need to be renewed?   If you owe back taxes then your passport renewal may be denied or even worse, your valid passport may be revoked. Additionally, U.S. citizens living abroad should be aware that they may be forced to return to the United States until they resolve their tax debts.1 Below are 5 threats to [...]

Can’t Afford to Pay your Taxes? IRS Testing Expanded Criteria for Streamlined Installment Agreements

by Matthew Cohen The IRS offers several options to taxpayers who filed their tax returns but can't afford to full-pay the amount they owe by the due date. For example, if a taxpayer is unable to pay the full amount owed over the 10-year statute of limitations on collection, they may claim hardship and end up paying a lower amount. On the other hand, if a taxpayer can full-pay their liability within the time allowed by the IRS which is currently 6 years (72 months), they may enter into a streamlined installment agreement assuming they meet certain requirements.  One such [...]