How Tax Resolution Services Helps People Find Tax Relief

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

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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False Tax Returns Filed by Kansas Man

August 15th, 2013

A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to using stolen identities to file false tax returns. In his plea, Anthony Hopkins, 40, of Wichita, Kansas, admitted to collecting income tax refunds based on false tax returns. Using stolen identities, Hopkins prepared and filed tax returns knowing the claims were false and that he had no authority to file the returns or to collect the refunds. He faces up to 10 years
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IRS Help for Innocent Spouse Victims

August 15th, 2013

I came across a Forbes article this week that should be good news for those folks claiming or who have already claimed the Innocent Spouse Defense. The article by Tax Girl Kelly Phillips Erb titled: IRS Proposes to Permanently Ease Restrictions for Innocent Spouse Relief, reports that the IRS proposes to do the following:

Extend the amount of time taxpayers can apply for equitable relief through an innocent spouse application. Under
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Tax Evasion by Kentucky Doctor Gets Him 18 Months in Prison

August 14th, 2013

A Kentucky physician was sentenced to 18 months in prison to be followed by six months of home incarceration for evading federal income taxes.
Werner Grentz, 64, of London, Kentucky, was also ordered to pay the IRS approximately $900,000 for taxes he owes for the years 1999 to 2010. According to the plea agreement, in 2009, Grentz made $356,073 in taxable income while working as an independent physician contractor for a
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Americans Living Abroad Renouncing US Citizenship

August 13th, 2013

A Wall Street Journal article titled: “U.S. Expats Balk at Tax Law” reports that the government’s quest to find tax evaders is prompting some Americans living in Asia and around the world to rethink their citizenship. Their biggest complaint: the increasing burden of paperwork required by Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA.
As per FATCA regulations foreign institutions are required to disclose the overseas assets of U.S. citizens and green-card
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Responding to Forbes Article Calling for Tax Resolution Regulation

August 12th, 2013

It’s no secret that the tax resolution industry has come under fire for egregious actions taken by some tax resolution firms. Their bad business practices have damaged the reputation of the entire tax problem representation industry and set the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), now the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) out to regulate it.  I recently read a Forbes article by Stephen J. Dunn titled: When Will Congress Act Against
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Offer in Compromise Saves Tax Client $229,000

August 12th, 2013

Every month at Tax Defense Partners we choose a very special Tax Client Of The Month.  It’s our way of acknowledging good friends and saying “thanks” to those who support our business with referrals, word of mouth and repeat business.
This month’s Tax Client Of The Month is Mr. Kevin W.
Mr. Kevin W. owed the IRS over $234,000 in back taxes when he sought our help.  After several months of negotiations,
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Tax Expert Comments on IRS Restructuring and Reform Act

August 12th, 2013

It has been 15 years since the enactment of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998. What most people don’t realize is that this was a once-in-a-generation transformation of the only federal agency most Americans will ever encounter. The purpose of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 was to help with the preservation of taxpayer’s rights and it has gone a long way to accomplish that.
Now, with the IRS
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Tax Defense Partners Weekly Tax News Round Up

August 9th, 2013

Happy Friday!
The tax relief news that sparked our interest this week was quite varied. The stories ranged from tax delinquent New Yorkers losing their driving privileges to another “Real Housewife” star in trouble with Uncle Sam, to avoiding tax relief scams and schemes to Twitter tax news about IRS agency challenges including struggles with efforts to curb identity theft and tax refund fraud.

New York State-Getting Tough on Tax Cheats
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IRS Tax Case: Precious Metals Trader Pleads Guilty

August 9th, 2013

A precicious metals trader in Texas pleaded guilty to a charge of willfully making and subscribing to a false income tax return.
According to court records, Joel Anderson, of Dallas, owned Richardson Gold & Silver Exchange and Frisco Gold & Silver Exchange.
He under reported his income from his precious metals business for the years 2008 through 2010, according to court records. During those tax years, Anderson deposited checks into his personal
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New York State Revokes Driver’s License for Tax Debt

August 7th, 2013

Due to federal budget cuts and a stagnant economy, states are more cash strapped than ever and looking for ways to generate revenue. New York State’s solution: revoke driver’s licenses of tax deadbeats. Tax Girl, Kelly Phillips Erb reports in her article titled: “You Can’t Drive 55: NY Suspends Driver’s Licenses for Tax Delinquents“, that beginning this year, drivers who owe more than $10,000 in state taxes face losing their
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Even Real Housewives Get Tax Bills

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

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 Relief-Obama Chooses Management Pro to Run Agency

August 2nd, 2013

President Barack Obama has chosen a crisis management expert to run the IRS – an agency clearly in need of a stabilizing force. According to a Washington Post article titled: “Obama nominates restructuring expert to lead IRS amid political controversy“, Obama selected retired corporate and government official, John Koskinen whose experience managing numerous organizations in crisis makes him an “natural” for taking over an agency facing its own share of
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