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How to identify an IRS law tax scam in Marietta

Every year people in Marietta fall victim to IRS law tax scams. Scammers try to bully or take advantage of you and use scare tactics posing as the IRS. Some scammers are so slick they talk you into sending money before you even know what hit you. A little education can go along way to [...]

By | 2018-04-10T19:32:12+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to identify an IRS law tax scam in Marietta

Understanding Bankruptcy and IRS Law: Can I Get Rid of my Tax Debt?

There is an age-old saying - the two things in life that are guaranteed are death and taxes. Surprisingly, when tax law intersects with bankruptcy law, some taxes may actually be dischargeable in bankruptcy. Understanding taxes and how they are handled in bankruptcy can be complex. If you are considering bankruptcy, you will want to [...]

By | 2018-04-10T19:20:00+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding Bankruptcy and IRS Law: Can I Get Rid of my Tax Debt?

How Can Natural Disasters Affect My Tax Filings?

In most years, for most people, natural disasters play no part in filing their federal income tax returns. Nonetheless, 2017 was that rare year when natural disasters likely affected millions of tax filings. In August and September 2017, three powerful hurricanes in rapid succession struck U.S. territory: Hurricane Harvey created historic flooding in Texas, Hurricane [...]

By | 2018-03-17T16:16:36+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Can Natural Disasters Affect My Tax Filings?

What Can I do if I Can’t Pay My Small Business’s IRS Debt?

If you owe income taxes from your self-employment or because of your small business -- be it a sole proprietorship, partnership, S-corp or some other small-business organization that files taxes on your individual return – you might find that your tax liability exceeds your ability to repay, or at least your ability to repay immediately. [...]

By | 2018-03-16T21:09:52+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Can I do if I Can’t Pay My Small Business’s IRS Debt?

Avoid Paying the Obamacare Penalty

You might have heard that the Republicans’ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has repealed the individual mandate created by Obamacare. Unfortunately, the mandate is still in effect for the 2017 tax year, so filers who did not buy insurance are still subject to the penalties. This “shared responsibility” payment will be 2.5% of your household [...]

By | 2018-02-08T17:13:54+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Avoid Paying the Obamacare Penalty

Keeping Proof of Your Tax Deductions

When filing your tax returns, you do not need to submit documentation that supports your business or personal deductions. However, the IRS can request this information on demand, so you definitely want to have documented proof in your files just in case. The documentation you need will depend on whether you are claiming a business [...]

By | 2018-02-08T17:09:58+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Keeping Proof of Your Tax Deductions

Properly Classifying Your Workers: Employees or Independent Contractors?

Small businesses frequently hire people to work for them. Whether these hires are classified as employees or independent contractors impacts whether an employer must withhold income taxes and pay unemployment, Social Security, and Medicare taxes. Improperly classifying employees as independent contractors is an area of concern for the IRS, so small business owners should carefully [...]

By | 2018-02-08T17:00:05+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Properly Classifying Your Workers: Employees or Independent Contractors?

These Red Flags Might Invite an IRS Audit

It’s many people’s worst nightmare: you receive a letter from the IRS informing you that information you submitted “does not agree” with information the IRS has received from other sources. What you have just been told is that you are being audited. Although the IRS audits less than 1% of all tax returns, these red [...]

By | 2018-01-19T18:58:20+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Questions to Ask a Tax Attorney

When you have an IRS law problem, you should contact a tax attorney as soon as possible. Before hiring them, however, you should ask detailed questions to find out if they are the right lawyer for you. Experienced IRS tax lawyers like Jeffrey L. Cohen are happy to answer your questions so that you feel [...]

By | 2018-01-19T18:58:20+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Pitfalls of Negotiating With the IRS Yourself

A tax attorney is a terrific asset to have when dealing with the IRS. Nevertheless, we live in a do-it-yourself culture, and some people might think that they can negotiate effectively on their own behalf without having to pay an attorney. Before going the DIY route, taxpayers should consider some of the following pitfalls people [...]

By | 2018-01-19T18:58:20+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments