Have you filed a tax return that can be viewed as frivolous?

Yesterday we talked about people that believe the income tax system is illegal. The United States Supreme Court has consistently rejected these positions and has upheld the federal taxation system. So, what does the IRS do when somebody files a…

May 01, 2012

Do you think that the federal income tax system is illegal?

Do you think that the federal income tax system is illegal? Do you believe that you can avoid the payment of taxes based upon these beliefs? Arguments against the legality of taxes have been around as long as there have…

April 30, 2012

Don’t let fear of the IRS paralyze you!

Fear is a powerful emotion. It can motivate you to take action. However, and more likely, it can paralyze you. We were hired today by a taxpayer that was paralyzed with fear. He did not know when he last filed…

April 27, 2012

Do you have unpaid personal or business liability?

The IRS levied on a bank account belonging to a landscape company and froze over $19,000.00 in that account. Landscape businesses are seasonal and are just starting to operate as spring arrives. With no money, the business could not operate,…

April 26, 2012

Do you owe money to the IRS that you cannot pay?

What do you do if you owe money to the IRS but cannot make any payments because your income has gone down? One of our clients owes over $100,000.00 to the IRS but recently lost his high paying job. Because…

April 25, 2012

Can you claim your hobby is really a business?

Do you like to race cars or ride horses? Those are some expensive hobbies. So why not claim that your hobby is really a business in order to deduct the costs associated with that hobby? Brilliant idea, right? The IRS…

April 24, 2012

Avoid The Temptation To Not Report Cash

People who earn their income in cash are still obligated to honestly and accurately report that income on their tax returns. Although the temptation to not report cash is huge, failure to file honest tax returns reporting all sources of…

April 23, 2012

The Doctrine Of Innocent Spouse: Part 2

Yesterday we began talking about a defense called the doctrine of Innocent Spouse. Please refer to yesterday

April 20, 2012

The Doctrine Of Innocent Spouse: Part 1

Today and tomorrow we talk about something called the doctrine of Innocent Spouse. Innocent Spouse is typically claimed where one spouse is at home or working elsewhere and the other spouse is typically self employed. They file joint returns together…

April 19, 2012

Has your identity been stolen?

One of our clients neglected to file his tax returns for several years. What he did not realize is that somebody had stolen his identity and began working under his name and Social Security number. Worse yet, the thief then…

April 18, 2012

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