21 11, 2017

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

2017-11-22T09:46:35+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Tax Attorney, Tax Law, Tax Resolution|

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 [...]

24 10, 2017

IRS Loosens Rules to Help Ease Hurricane Hardships

2017-10-24T10:26:27+00:00 October 24th, 2017|IRS News, Tax Attorney, Tax Law, Tax Resolution Experts|

IRS rule changes to benefit hurricane victims in affected areas If you live in States such as Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, or Tennessee, you know the meaning of “problems” as they relate to hurricanes. In order to ease the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, the IRS is allowing taxpayers to take emergency loans from their retirement plans. These hardship distributions are to be used to help hurricane victims as well as family members who were victims. This idea is not new. In fact it has been used to aid victims of earlier floods and hurricanes. We are fairly [...]

10 10, 2017

Supreme Court will NOT Review Whether IRS Must Explain Tax Notices

2017-10-10T15:02:46+00:00 October 10th, 2017|IRS News, Tax Policy News, Tax Resolution Experts|

Important Supreme Court decision on Tax Notices Yesterday the highest court in the U.S. declined to hear QinetiQ US Holdings Inc.'s challenge to a lower court ruling that held the IRS does not have to provide an explanation for issuing a notice of tax deficiency. This means that the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision stands. In the lower court's case Circuit Judge Barbara Milano Keenan said the following: "After reviewing QinetiQ's tax return, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a Notice of Deficiency concluding that QinetiQ had not shown its entitlement to the claimed deduction. QinetiQ later [...]

26 09, 2017

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

2017-09-26T10:57:24+00:00 September 26th, 2017|IRS News, IRS Tax Relief, Tax Attorney, Tax Law, Tax Resolution, Tax Resolution Experts, Tax Resolution Services|

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 [...]

18 07, 2017

Form 945 – the absolutely essential but little known trick about “backup withholding”…

2017-07-18T13:50:17+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Bankruptcy Law, Bankruptcy Petition, IRS News, IRS Tax Relief, Tax Attorney, Tax Law|

James Quezada, Simona Quezada (plaintiffs) v. Internal Revenue Service (defendant) Tax questions? Call the Tax Resolution Institute! (818) 704-1443 In this Chapter 11 case the IRS won a judgment. The court said to the plaintiffs, the Quezada's, that "You filed your taxes wrong and it's still your responsibility to file them right. In fact there's a 'do over' and you didn't do that, either." This situation requires the use of IRS Form 945, a little-known and infrequently invoked remedy that many CPAs and Tax Attorneys even with decades of experience has never seen nor heard of. Follow this [...]

12 07, 2017

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

2017-07-12T18:59:02+00:00 July 12th, 2017|IRS News, IRS Tax Relief, Tax Policy News, Tax Resolution, Tax Resolution Experts, Tax Resolution Services|

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 [...]

5 07, 2017

CA State Board of Equalization is NO MORE!

2017-07-05T09:23:17+00:00 July 5th, 2017|California Tax Resolution, Tax Policy News, Tax Resolution, Tax Resolution Experts|

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 [...]

27 06, 2017

U.S. Court of Appeals Says Payroll Tax Mistakes “Not Willful”…

2017-06-27T11:55:10+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Payroll Tax Problems, Tax Law, Tax Resolution Experts, Tax Resolution Services, Trust Fund Recovery Penalty|

Payroll tax problems? Call (818) 704-1443 for expert help. A recent case decided by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturns the findings of the lower court which held that Roger Byrne and Eric Kus of the Eagle Trim company were the responsible parties in "willfully" not paying payroll taxes. This case is significant owing to the rarity with which these cases are successfully defended. "ALICE M. BATCHELDER, Circuit Judge. The Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C.6672, permits the United States to recover unpaid trust-fund taxes from persons responsible for paying those taxes, if they willfully failed to pay [...]

22 06, 2017

If You Can’t Make Sense of Your IRS Letter, You NEED This Handy Transaction Code Pocket Guide

2017-06-27T11:56:54+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|IRS News, IRS Tax Relief, Tax Resolution Experts|

IRS Transaction Codes Pocket Guide The mail came again today and instead of containing numerous checks made out to you, and packages from Amazon.com has you hope each day, you got a letter from the Department of the Treasury aka the IRS.  Maybe this is the first time you received a notice like this, but probably not.  As is the case with most people in this situation, you sigh and contemplate whether to bother opening it.  I know this is not what you want to hear, but opening the letter is the first step to solving this problem. [...]

20 06, 2017

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

2017-06-20T12:41:36+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Income Tax Problems, IRS News, Tax Policy News, Tax Resolution, Tax Resolution Experts|

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 [...]