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IRS Trouble Solvers™ Reminds All Taxpayers to Only Hire Honest, Ethical and Reputable Tax Professionals

If you are following the criminal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, you have learned that his accountant, Cindy Laporta, the preparer of Manafort’s tax returns, knew that the tax returns contained false information when she prepared them. …

August 09, 2018


A Tale of Unopened IRS Letters

The United States tax system is a voluntary tax compliance system – this means that you need to independently prepare and file and pay your taxes. You are not compelled to file anything. Because of the voluntary nature of this…

July 12, 2018


The Number of Tax Liens Filed by the IRS Plummets

The Number of Tax Liens Filed by the IRS Plummets What exactly is a tax lien? It typically takes the form of a Notice of Federal Tax Lien – essentially, it’s a notice to the world that you have an…

June 18, 2018


IRS Scammers Up Their Online Game

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’re well aware of the many ways unscrupulous people can scam innocent taxpayers by pretending to be the IRS. Scams can take many forms. A common variation is when scammers randomly call…

May 22, 2018


Tax Liens to Be Removed from Credit Reports

According to the Wall Street Journal, America’s three main credit-reporting firms plan to delete tax liens from American credit reports. Additionally, no new tax lien information will be added to existing reports starting this month. (The credit firms in question…

May 18, 2018


IRS Blows Assessment Statute of Limitation, IRS Prohibited from Assessing Tax

The Tax Court has made a ruling that brings some clarity to the statute of limitation in certain filing situations. In the recent case Hulett vs.Commissioner of Internal Revenue, the court held that the IRS did not act within the…

April 02, 2018


Trump’s 2019 Budget Further Cuts IRS Funding Despite Being Tasked with Implementing New Tax Reform Law

President Donald Trump recently released his fiscal year 2019 IRS budget request to Congress for a total of $15 billion in funding. As you are aware, the tax code was recently overhauled with the enactment of the new tax law….

March 05, 2018


Taxpayer Wins on the Failure to Pay Tax Penalty, Loses on the Failure to File a Tax Return Penalty

In a recent case in the United States Tax Court, the taxpayer lost his argument that the IRS should not assess a failure to timely file a federal tax return penalty against him failed. However, due to a technicality, he…

March 03, 2018


Failure to Timely Make a Claim for Refund Will Bar that Refund

In order to timely make a claim for refund from the IRS, one must make the claim for refund within three years from the due date of the tax return or two years from the date that the tax was…

March 01, 2018


Illinois Taxing Separately for Party Food and Drinks

At one time or another, we have all been dragged to a Chuck-E-Cheese or a skating rink for a child’s birthday party. In addition to the bad pizza, the birthday party also includes something else that is packaged with it,…

February 27, 2018

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