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IRS Auctions Off Darryl Strawberry’s NY Mets Annuity

Darryl Strawberry had a successful career and a contract extension with the New York Mets that involved a $7 million dollar post-career deal deferred with monthly payout over 30 years. However, the Internal Revenue Service is auctioning off the right to…

January 02, 2014

Can My Criminal Tax Conviction Cause the IRS to Reject My Offer in Compromise?

Do you remember the Isley brothers? Ronald Isley was convicted of tax evasion and willful failure to file tax returns in the 1990s and was sentenced to prison and probation.  The IRS subsequently attempted to collect Isley’s unpaid tax liability…

December 23, 2013


What If I Can’t Pay the IRS

What if I can’t pay my taxes? What happens when you can’t make any payments to the IRS at all? If we can demonstrate to the IRS that you have no present ability to pay, then they’ll deem you temporarily uncollectable….

December 18, 2013

Identity Theft and Fraudulent Tax Returns

Although the IRS has improved its efforts to find fraudulent tax returns and to reduce fraudulent refunds, the IRS still takes nearly a year to resolve cases where taxpayers have been stung by identity theft according to recent reports from…

December 16, 2013


Statute of Limitations

What are the IRS statutes of limitation in my tax case? You’ve heard about statutes of limitations and typically they refer to personal injury type cases. Say you slip and fall at the store. You have a certain period of…

December 11, 2013

Did Your Charity Lose Your Donation Due to Improper Use of Funds?

On October 27, 2013, an article in the Washington Post detailed its analysis of IRS Form 990 tax returns between 2007 and 2012.  A Form 990 tax return is required to be filed annually by tax exempt non-profit or charitable…

December 10, 2013

Recent Government Shutdown – Effects on IRS Operations

The recent government shutdown was the second longest government shutdown since 1980 and, according to the Office of Management and Budget, the costliest on record in terms of employee furlough days. The government shutdown also delayed IRS collections of approximately…

December 06, 2013


Installment Agreement to Pay Tax Liabilities

Let’s talk about paying your taxes with an installment agreement. An installment agreement is where you pay your liability to the IRS in monthly payments. It includes penalties and it includes interest. The amount of money that you owe is…

December 04, 2013

Were your tax returns prepared by Instant Tax Service (ITS)?

In our last several stories we have discussed the need for tax professionals to adhere to professional standards and to follow the law.  We discussed the substantial increase in tax scams and the unethical practices of some large national tax…

December 02, 2013


Notice of Deficiency – 90 Days to File a Petition

What do you do when you receive an IRS notice of deficiency in the mail? All IRS notices are very important and should never be ignored. Go to the post office to sign for the letters and bring them to…

November 27, 2013

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