Write Off Vacation on Your Taxes

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about a much needed vacation. It might sound too good to be true when you know work will just keep piling up, but what if you knew how to use the trip as a tax write off, without facing tax problems? There are several…



Truck Crash Causes Temporary Power Outage

Tax Defense Partners will be temporary closed due to a power outage in the area. According to CBS Local News, the power outage occurred after a truck slammed into a pole in Van Nuys.  



Offer In Compromise Explained By The IRS

An offer in compromise is a settlement for taxpayers who cannot afford to pay their tax debt. Below are some things a taxpayer should know before applying for an offer in compromise: If a taxpayer can afford to pay what is owed, the IRS cannot accept a settlement offer. In order for the IRS to…



Taxpayer Bill Of Rights

When dealing with your taxes, it is important to be cautious of small mistakes that could break the rules and result in a tax audit, tax problems or some involvement by the IRS. However, the IRS is also responsible for following rules that are set for them as well. Ratified in 2014, the IRS issued…



IRS Working Hard To Detect Fraudulent Tax Returns

According to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the IRS has improved their investigation methods in detecting identity theft related fraudulent tax returns. Yet, the IRS needs to be more factual with their identity theft estimates. To determine the efficiency of the IRS when it comes to detecting and…



Is The IRS Calling, Or Is It A New Scamming Approach?

As the tax season is approaching, so are an increasing number of IRS scams. According to WBIW – a radio station broadcast, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department is reporting a significantly higher number of scams with newer techniques and advanced technology. The scammers are using threats and fake caller IDs to mislead people. Sheriff Roger Newlon…


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Major W-2 Scam Spreading Rapidly, Targeting Schools, Restaurants, Hospitals, And More

All government tax organizations such as the IRS, the state tax agencies and the tax industry sent an important notification to all employers that the W-2 Phishing scan has progressed, dispersing to other regions such as school districts, nonprofits and group organizations. The scammers are conjoining this new scheme with an old scheme of wire…



Owe The IRS? You Could Lose Your Passport.

Are you finally cashing in your vacation time to take a Euro trip? Well, if your travel plans include a passport and an airplane, then you need to be mindful about a new law that could prevent you from enjoying your time off from work, according to Forbes. The FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation)…



You May Qualify For Earned Income Tax Credit

Earning 53k or less? If you are, you may be eligible to qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). EITC is an income tax credit for rural taxpayers, who are living paycheck to paycheck. Since it’s a refundable credit, there are certain criteria you must meet before you can apply. If you do qualify and…



2017 Tax Filing Season Has Officially Opened

The IRS is successfully beginning to accept 2016 income tax returns with over 153 million returns estimated to be filed. You have until April 18,2017 to file your taxes before you have the IRS knocking on your door, unless you have already filed for an extension. The deadline to file your taxes for those who…