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The Taxpayer Bill of Rights Series: The Right to Appeal an IRS Decision in an Independent Forum

[This article is the fifth in a series of articles covering the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.] The Taxpayer Bill of Rights is a cornerstone document that highlights the fundamental rights taxpayers have when dealing with the IRS. The IRS continues to publicly highlight these rights to taxpayers and regularly reminds its employees about these rights [...]

By | 2021-04-26T12:06:48-04:00 |IRS, Taxpayer Bill of Rights|Comments Off on The Taxpayer Bill of Rights Series: The Right to Appeal an IRS Decision in an Independent Forum

Justice Department Ramps Up Tax Avoidance & Fraud Investigations

Taxpayers are being urged to pay careful attention to the upcoming reporting and filing obligations according to the Department of Justice's Tax Division. Willfully filing false tax returns or deliberate tax avoidance are serious criminal offenses.“Our criminal prosecutors are prepared for tax filing season too,” said Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of [...]

By | 2021-04-22T13:49:22-04:00 |IRS, News, Tax Collections, Tax Fraud, Tax Penalties|Comments Off on Justice Department Ramps Up Tax Avoidance & Fraud Investigations

DO I NEED A TAX ATTORNEY FOR AN IRS AUDIT?

Receiving an audit notification is a stressful event for any taxpayer. There are so many variables in most tax returns that it may not be clear what triggered the audit and what you will need to review with the IRS. Before you communicate with the IRS about an audit, consult with a tax attorney about [...]

By | 2021-05-10T13:37:05-04:00 |IRS, News|Comments Off on DO I NEED A TAX ATTORNEY FOR AN IRS AUDIT?

The Taxpayer Bill of Rights Series: The Right to Challenge the IRS’s Position and Be Heard

[This article is the fourth in a series of articles covering the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.] The Taxpayer Bill of Rights is a cornerstone document that highlights the fundamental rights taxpayers have when dealing with the IRS. The IRS continues to publicly highlight these rights to taxpayers and regularly reminds its employees about these rights as it [...]

Unpaid Taxes Might Curtail Your International Travel Plans

In 2018 the Internal Revenue Service, at the direction of Congress, began a new policy of instructing the U.S. State Department to revoke or refuse to renew passports of taxpayers who owed $54,000 or more in unpaid taxes.   Last year, due to Coronavirus concerns, the program was put on hold.  Now it is back.   What [...]

By | 2021-05-10T13:37:29-04:00 |IRS, News, Tax Collections|Comments Off on Unpaid Taxes Might Curtail Your International Travel Plans

What Is The Average Cost For A Tax Attorney?

The answer to this question, of course, will depend on the complexity of the case. The billing option for hiring an attorney can be handled two ways: Hourly rate - In some scenarios, an hourly rate makes sense when the nature of the legal issue is uncertain. Clients can potentially save money by paying hourly. [...]

By | 2021-04-13T10:56:03-04:00 |Tax Penalties, IRS, News|Comments Off on What Is The Average Cost For A Tax Attorney?

Can a Good Tax Attorney Really Help Reduce Your Taxes?

The answer is a very strong YES. Whether the case involves a failure to file tax returns, the failure to pay all of the taxes that are owed for prior years, the involvement in a bad investment, a spouse who did not pay all of the family’s tax, or a troublesome audit of your return, [...]

By | 2021-04-13T10:56:22-04:00 |Business Taxes, IRS, News, Tax Collections, Tax Penalties|Comments Off on Can a Good Tax Attorney Really Help Reduce Your Taxes?

The Taxpayer Bill of Rights Series: The Right to Pay No More than the Correct Amount of Tax

[This article is the third in a series of articles covering the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.] The Taxpayer Bill of Rights is a cornerstone document that highlights the fundamental rights taxpayers have when dealing with the IRS. The IRS continues to publicly highlight these rights to taxpayers and regularly reminds its employees about these rights as it [...]

By | 2021-04-13T10:56:55-04:00 |IRS, Tax Collections, Tax Deductions, Taxpayer Bill of Rights|Comments Off on The Taxpayer Bill of Rights Series: The Right to Pay No More than the Correct Amount of Tax

IRS Warns to Not Be a Victim to “Ghost” Tax Return Preparers

WASHINGTON — With the start of the 2020 tax filing season near, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to avoid unethical "ghost" tax return preparers. According to the IRS, a ghost preparer does not sign a tax return they prepare. Unscrupulous ghost preparers will print the return and tell the taxpayer to sign and [...]

By | 2021-04-13T10:57:10-04:00 |IRS, News, Tax Deductions, Tax Return Preparers|Comments Off on IRS Warns to Not Be a Victim to “Ghost” Tax Return Preparers

The Taxpayer Bill of Rights Series: The Right to Quality Service

[This article is the second in a series of articles covering the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.] The Taxpayer Bill of Rights is a cornerstone document that highlights the fundamental rights taxpayers have when dealing with the IRS. The IRS continues to publicly highlight these rights to taxpayers and regularly reminds its employees about these rights as it [...]

By | 2021-04-13T10:57:33-04:00 |IRS, Business Taxes, IRS Administrative Appeal, Taxpayer Bill of Rights|Comments Off on The Taxpayer Bill of Rights Series: The Right to Quality Service