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Use These Tips to Avoid Hurricane Charity Scams

Americans are known for charitable giving.  In 2016 alone, Americans donated nearly $390 billion to charitable causes — an amazing 4.2 percent increase over 2015.  We are especially giving in times of national tragedy, like the devastating recent hurricanes that…

September 18, 2017

Floyd Mayweather Seeking Installment Agreement on 2015 Taxes

As Floyd “Money” Mayweather prepares for his epic battle against UFC superstar Conor McGregor in August 2017, he’s also got something else on his mind — namely some unpaid tax liabilities. According to a petition filed with the US Tax…

July 20, 2017

Discrimination Lawsuits to take Taxes on Back Pay Awards into Account

If you are successful in a discrimination suit, back pay may be awarded to you.  Like virtually any source of income, back pay is subject to income taxes. However, when someone receives a back pay award, it usually comes in…

June 20, 2017

Louisiana Attorney Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Tax Evasion

Criminal defense attorney Michael Thiel of Baton Rouge, Louisiana was recently sentenced to 30 months in prison for tax evasion. From 2003 through 2013, Thiel evaded paying approximately $1 million in income and employment taxes, plus penalties and interest, by concealing…

June 12, 2017

IRS Announces New Help Center for Vacation Rental Property Tax Requirement

If you are like millions of travelers worldwide who have used home sharing sites like Airbnb or VRBO, you know that these services are an affordable way to travel to some very expensive parts of the world. If you are…

May 12, 2017

What to do if You Missed the 2016 Tax Filing Deadline

In 2017 we were lucky enough to have three extra days to file our tax returns for 2016. This year’s deadline of April 18 gave procrastinators a full 72 additional hours to file their tax returns with the IRS. Despite…

April 20, 2017

IRS’ Response to Government Report Both Good News and Bad News for Employment Tax Delinquents

According to a recent report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the IRS should allocate more resources to combat the increase in egregious employment tax noncompliance. When a business has employees it is required to file employment…

April 04, 2017

Tax Attorney Patrick T. Sheehan Warns of Loss of Tax Refunds

Local tax attorney Patrick T. Sheehan warns that if you have not yet filed your federal Form 1040 tax return for 2013 with the IRS, any refund listed on that tax return will soon be barred by the refund statute…

March 30, 2017

Number of IRS Audits Continues to Decline

Do you worry that you will be audited by the IRS? Well, according to recent IRS audit statistics, you may be able to breathe a little easier. It was recently reported that annual IRS audit figures are down again for the…

March 23, 2017

Proposed Law to Bar Bonuses for Tax Delinquent IRS Employees

Most people do not realize that bonuses can be paid to certain IRS employees. IRS managers can recommend that employees be given bonuses if they perform at a certain level. According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, more…

March 22, 2017

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