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Millions of Americans Are Waiting for Their Tax Refund

The pandemic and recent changes in the tax code are causing unusually long delays in distributing tax refund checks. It’s May and many are checking to see when their refund check will arrive. Stories like the following from one taxpayer, Mr. Schoenherr in Indiana are growing. According to a WSJ article, “In February, Mr. Schoenherr,

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RECENT LAW NEWS

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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

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Do I Need a Tax Attorney for an IRS Audit?

Receiving an IRS 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

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unpaid taxes

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

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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.

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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,

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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

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last will

New Coronavirus Rules For Executing Wills In Georgia

Originally published at AVVO.com Pursuant to new legal rules announced by the Georgia Governor, we can now have you sign and witness your Last Will and Testament virtually, while you stay at home. No need to come into the office. We will discuss your wishes over the phone and email, and I witness your signature at

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Collection Agencies Will Now Be Helping The IRS Collect Back Taxes

Originally published at AVVO.com Pursuant to a law passed by Congress last year, the IRS has hired four private debt collection agencies to contact taxpayers about their back taxes. This is highly unusual, and can cause fear and confusion among citizens who owe tax, but also have heard of the many tax scams currently going

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tax return preparers

Dangerous Traps for Tax Return Preparers

Originally published at AVVO.com Millions of tax returns are filed each year by return preparers, including Certified Public Accountants, Enrolled Agents, franchised tax return companies, and small companies with unregulated preparers. All of them should know that there are a lot of penalties should they violate the IRS rules. Due Diligence Penalties The Internal Revenue

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Changes in the 2018 Tax Code Could Impact Small Businesses

The IRS law 2018 Tax Code have made some significant changes regarding small business. As a small business owner, you must regularly think about IRS law and taxes. Staying current on tax changes and adjusting your business model to reflect such tax changes is important. Compliance with tax laws can make or break a small

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The Taxpayer Bill of Rights Series

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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

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The Taxpayer Bill of Rights Series: The Right to be Informed

[This article is the first 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

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