Monthly Archives: April 2012

IRS Updates Standard Expense Amounts

If you incur a tax debt and are unable to pay back what you owe in one lump sum, you may need to disclose your financial information to the IRS to prove how much you can afford to pay on … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Taxpayer on Assessment Statute Question

How many years should we be concerned about the possibility of an IRS audit?  Most people realize they are in the clear for taxes they filed in the 1990s.  The IRS can’t come back and audit you a decade later … Continue reading

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The “Common Cause” Whistleblower Case

You may have heard about the complaint filed by Common Cause against American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) asking the IRS to drop the organization’s tax-exempt status for engaging in lobbying activities.  What you may not know is this complaint was … Continue reading

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IRS Summons

If you have IRS tax debt, you probably receive more IRS mail than you care to admit.  Some of our clients receive so many IRS notices and letters that it becomes difficult to keep up with them.  Obviously, it is … Continue reading

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Tax Crimes in the Sunshine State

For whatever reason, sunny Florida is a hotbed of criminal tax activities.  Refund fraud is particularly rampant in Tampa, as described in a very interesting article appearing in the Tampa Bay Times over the weekend.  According to the author, Patty … Continue reading

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Renunciation of Citizenship on the Rise

California is a beautiful place to visit.  The variety of landscapes and weather patterns and people attract visitors from all over the world.  Many love it so much that they decide to stay in California and call it home.  However, … Continue reading

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IRS Blunders

I knew it would be a mistake to call the IRS a couple of days before Tax Day, but I was already on the phone with the IRS and I really wanted to get some other things done.  One of … Continue reading

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Some Refunds Delayed This Tax Season

According to the latest TIGTA audit report, there were some serious delays with the issuing of refunds this tax season, but things have already improved.  TIGTA cites “programming problems” as the source of the delays. Our report found that the … Continue reading

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IRS Secrets

In-N-Out has its secret sauce and its secret menu.  Google has its secret search algorithms.  Well, guess what?  The IRS has its secrets too. For example, everybody dreads the IRS audit, but nobody can tell for sure how to avoid … Continue reading

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Bullet Point Friday

I definitely don’t want to be responsible for pulling anyone away from their taxes this weekend with a riveting and lengthy blog post.  So this one will be short and non-riveting.  The long-winded tax attorney is just gonna use bullet points … Continue reading

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