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 [...]

8 06, 2017

“No Soup for You!”…The Company that Inspired Seinfeld Character has Big-Time Payroll Tax Problems!

2017-06-08T10:25:29+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Payroll Tax Problems|

Payroll tax problems can add up quickly In case you were worried, we should clarify that the original owner and Seinfeld “Soup Nazi” character inspiration Al Yeganeh has NOT been charged in this case. Rather, the company’s (Soupman, Inc.) CFO Robert Bertrand has. Apparently Mr. Bertrand has been "cooking the books" by paying employees in cash and stock in order to avoid the company’s tax obligations. The IRS estimates that based upon the amount paid “under the table”, the lack of Social Security, Medicare and Federal income tax deposits have led to a shortfall of about $600,000 in [...]

30 05, 2017

IRS News: Nationwide Tax Professionals Forum and IRS Video Channels on Youtube

2017-05-31T14:45:39+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Business Tax Problems, IRS News, Tax Professionals Training, Tax Resolution Experts|

It's like Prom for tax nerds! The IRS has entered the 21st century.  With their embrace of popular new media tools to help both taxpayers and tax professionals navigate the ever changing sea of tax regulations, collections and compliance, the IRS continues to impress.  That's right, we said the IRS. Below you will find links highlighted in a recent tax circular that not only announce the video press release regarding the nationwide Tax Forum but also provide useful links to three alternate languages. Here is the blurb from the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums project: "If you are an enrolled agent, [...]