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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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IRS Waives 60-day IRA Rollover Requirement

On October 20, 2014, a taxpayer cashed in an annuity contract held in an IRA and intended to roll the proceeds over into an IRA account. However, funds from the annuity were mistakenly deposited into a non-IRA account by her…

February 27, 2018

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Trump’s 2019 Budget Further Cuts IRS Funding

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. …

February 27, 2018

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Trump Nominates Tax Attorney to Lead IRS

President Donald Trump’s administration recently announced the nomination of Charles Rettig to be the next IRS Commissioner. Rettig’s nomination is significant because he would be the first IRS Commissioner in 22 years with a background in tax practice. Rettig is…

February 21, 2018

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Question Arises Over Statute of Limitations for 2013 Tax Returns

The IRS Trouble Solvers™ recently received the following question via our website regarding one of our past blogs about the Statute of Limitations on 2013 tax returns: “I filed an extension in April 2015 for my 2014 tax return. I…

February 21, 2018

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IRS Warns About New Scam on Tax Return Preparers

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are aware of the many IRS scams out there designed to steal your money. Well, the IRS has now warned of a new scam perpetrated upon tax return preparers where…

February 21, 2018

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Is the IRS Prepared to Answer Questions About New Tax Law?

Taxpayers may encounter difficulty in getting their questions answered from the IRS this year as the new tax law passed in December 2017 is fully implemented. According to a post on the Wolters and Klewer Tax and Accounting Blog, the…

February 15, 2018

Proposed Legislation Would Allow Deduction for Property Taxes Prepaid in 2017

In a previous blog, we noted that the IRS signaled that it will likely disallow the deduction of prepaid state and local real property taxes in 2017 if the tax liability issue had not yet been assessed when it was…

February 15, 2018

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Misappropriated Money Treated as Income by U.S. Tax Court

If you improperly use money that is entrusted to you, should that money be treated as income to you?  The answer is yes, according to a recent case in the United States Tax Court.  In the case of Sun v….

February 14, 2018

Wrongful Levy Claim Against IRS on Social Security Benefits Dismissed

If you owe money to the IRS, the IRS has many collection tools available to it to collect your unpaid liability, including the seizure of assets, the filing of tax liens, levying on your bank account and levying on your…

February 14, 2018

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