Archive for the ‘IRS tax audit’ Category

After Shutdown, Tax Collections Still Are a Priority

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

For 16 days, the government shut down effectively halted tax enforcement and collections. Now that the IRS is running at full steam again, should you be concerned?
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The government shutdown from October 1 to October 16 closed not only the most critical U.S. government offices; it also furloughed the most essential federal employees. For 16 days, the business of tax collections: analyzing returns, auditing taxpayers, and filing tax liens, effectively
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Tax Relief Tips-More Top Tax Audit Triggers to Avoid

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

A tax audit either by the IRS or state taxing authority is no picnic. The process is intimidating, time-consuming, and can be costly especially if you are assessed additional taxes. It’s important that you know how an audit is triggered so that you can prevent one from happening to you. The latest Tax Audit Defense Top Five Audit Triggers to Avoid infographic highlights five top triggers so you can avoid
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Tax Problems-Michael Jackson Estate Gets Assessed by IRS

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

There are ways to value the worth of tangible items like real estate or cars for estate tax purposes. However, placing a dollar amount on the image of a celebrity is a more complicated and disparaging process as the estate of the late Michael Jackson is finding out. An NBC News Business article titled: “What’s Michael Jackson’s image worth? A $434 million question for the IRS“ reports on the giant
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Tax Defense Partners Ranked Highest in Top Ten Reviews

Monday, August 26th, 2013

It was great to receive the news that Tax Defense Partners (TDP) was ranked the highest of all Tax Debt Relief Service providers on Top Ten Reviews. This first place review sighted the following reasons why TDP is the best option for representing taxpayers before the IRS:

The age of the company
The number of clients it has served
The fact that Tax Defense Partners can help with and negotiate any tax situation

It’s rewarding
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Tax Relief Tips-Turning Financial Failures into Tax Success

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Did you know August 15th was National Failures Day? Well, I didn’t either and it was only after reading an informative article from Don’t Mess with Taxes, Kay Bell titled: “Turning financial failures into tax-saving successes” that I thought there should be any reason to celebrate.
In the article, Kay Bell highlights the following financial “failures” that if deducted on your tax return may actually provide some benefit and possibly take
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How Tax Resolution Services Helps People Find Tax Relief

Monday, August 19th, 2013

If you want to know how the tax resolution process can help people get tax relief, I recommend watching this video interview I had this last February by KTLA Channel 5 Alan Mendelson host of “Best Buys with Alan Mendelson“ a television show that features the best deals and money saving ideas.
The video gives consumers a true understanding of the tax resolution process and that reputable firms like Tax Defense Partners
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Five Tax Help Tips to Keep IRS Audits at Bay

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Tax Defense Partners helps people resolve their tax problems and counsels clients on ways they can stay compliant and prevent future IRS tax issues. An article by Forbes titled “5 Steps to Keep the IRS Out of Your Hair” gives sound advice to taxpayers, reminding them to be proactive about preventing tax issues especially ones that have the potential to trigger an IRS audit.
Here are the top five tips Forbes
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Even Real Housewives Get Tax Bills

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

The IRS files 1 million tax liens every year. Is yours on its way?
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Unless you’re a fan of bad TV, you’ve likely never heard of her.
She’s Lynne Curtin, a Capistrano Beach, California, woman who’s best known for having spent two seasons on the cast of the reality show Real Housewives of Orange County.
She’s not a huge celebrity. In fact, with so many people on reality TV shows these days, you
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Tax Help Tips-How to Avoid Tax Relief Scams

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

For fifteen years, I have been helping people resolve their tax problems. During that time, I have seen my share of tax scams and schemes. Some of the worst ones have been from so called “tax resolution experts” who, with no previous experience in tax problem resolution, prey on struggling and vulnerable taxpayers seeking IRS tax relief. But not all tax resolution firms or experts are created equal.
After reading a
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IRS Tax Tips: Home Office Deduction-Simplified

Monday, July 29th, 2013

The IRS has released its summertime tax tip bulletin “Simplified Option for Home Office Deduction” that will be welcome news for those who work from home. According to the IRS, starting this year, they have made the option to figure the business use of your home much simpler to use and a time-saver because it requires less paperwork and record keeping. Important Note: the IRS clearly states that the simplified option
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Tax Problems-Pohlad Estate Challenged by IRS

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

More proof that the IRS is focusing its collection efforts on wealthy taxpayers comes from the Minnesota Star Tribune. The paper reported that the estate of billionaire Carl Pohlad is being challenged by IRS -specifically for the low valuation of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. The article titled: “Pohlads Go One-on-One with the IRS” said the agency claims that Pohlad’s heirs owe the IRS more than $207 million for the
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James Gandolfini’s Estate to Pay Tax Man 40 Percent

Monday, July 8th, 2013

In spite of making millions playing tough guy Tony Soprano, it appears actor James Gandolfini was not as “tough” in keeping Uncle Sam’s hands off his estate. A New York Daily News article titled: “James Gandolfini will a tax ‘disaster,’ says top estate lawyer,” reports that giving 80 percent of his $70 million estate to his sisters and daughter as the will states is “disastrous” according to veteran estate tax
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Davidson Estate Battles IRS over Massive $1.9 Billion Tax Debt

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

If you aren’t convinced the IRS is going after wealthy taxpayers – the story of Bill Davidson’s estate may convince you otherwise. An article in the Detroit Free Press titled: Estate of Bill Davidson Battles IRS over Massive $1.9 Billion Tax Debt reports that attorneys for the estate of the late William Davidson are taking the IRS to court claiming the agency is wrongly trying collect about $2 billion in
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Tax Resolution Success Story-Client Saves $27k

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Facing the IRS alone is like going up against an army. A new video clip on Glenn Beck’s, The Blaze TV tells the story of a viewer who learned first-hand just how tough the IRS can be. Not only did the viewer have several years of unfiled returns, he knew he needed to pay back the $33,000 in back taxes he owed. (*Below the video clip is information on how to
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Internet Tax Law Challenged by Team of Attorneys General

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Well, it looks like some states are not taking the new internet sales tax regulations lying down. According to the Washington Post article titled: “Attorneys general from 3 states without sales taxes urge House to vote down Internet tax bill“, the attorneys general from Montana, Alaska and Oregon all sent letters to U.S. House representatives Wednesday urging them to oppose an Internet tax bill. They allege that the measure is
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