Posts Tagged ‘IRS audit’

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 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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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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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 Relief Tips for How Long to Keep IRS Records

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Every year after the tax day, clients inquire as to what tax documents they need to keep and for how long. Last tax season I wrote a blog post on the subject, inspired by a Forbes article by Tax Girl, Kelly Phillips Erb titled: “How Long Should You Keep Records after Tax Day?” I thought the information would be helpful for those who may be wondering what documents to hold
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Offshore Amnesty Programs Yield $5.5 Billion

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Government investigators reported that the Internal Revenue Service has recouped more than $5.5 billion for the voluntary disclosure programs. NPR sites an Associated Press article titled: Tax Cheats Pony Up $5.5 Billion in Amnesty Program highlights a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that shows how through these programs the IRS was able to get people to come forward to report their offshore bank accounts and assets in exchange for reduced
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Tax Expert on Finding a Qualified Tax Resolution Specialist

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Just because the April 15 tax deadline passed doesn’t mean people who owe back taxes should stand idly by. It’s time to “man up” to the challenge and resolve your IRS tax issues with the help of an expert tax resolution professional. But who do you choose? On a video episode from the Midday Sunday Fox 11 with host Tony Valdez program, I explain how the tax resolution industry has
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Tax Expert Suggests Avoiding These Common Tax Mistakes

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Happy Friday! Countdown to tax day: 4 days
Last minute tax filers take note: the most common reasons for refund delays are because of preventable mistakes on the tax return. I thought information from this previous post and interview archive from the Midday Sunday Fox 11 with host Tony Valdez program could provide some help for those still scrambling to finish their tax returns. The trick to avoiding errors on your
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IRS Reports Some High Income Taxpayers Pay No Tax

Monday, April 8th, 2013

I came across an interesting Fiscal Times article titled: “High Income, No Taxes: How Big Money Beats the IRS“. The article highlights an IRS report written by economist Justin Bryan that provides comprehensive data on the number of taxpayers who make more than $200,000 and pay zero income taxes.
The report contains detailed data and summary data for the period 1977 to 2008 as well as charts and graphs of almost 4
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Tax Expert Gives Tips on Filing and Tax Payments

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

During my interview last tax season on the Midday Sunday Fox 11 with host Tony Valdez program, Mr. Valdez posed a scenario that many today may be facing: they have finished preparing their taxes, but don’t have the money to pay them. What should they do? This is a common question and the good news is that taxpayers with tax debt have options! Below the video, I offer some solutions.

If
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Tax Expert Discusses Tax Professionals and Tax Software

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Some of you may still be deciding whether to hire a tax professional or purchase tax preparation software. In this informative video, (one part of a series that came from my appearance on the Midday Sunday Fox 11 with host Tony Valdez program), I offer the following tax help tips:

When tax preparation software works
Know when it’s time to hire a tax professional
When it’s time to hire a tax resolution specialist

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Tax Resolution Services-The Story of Michael Rozbruch Part II

Monday, March 4th, 2013

This episode of my national network television show, TaxMan gives consumers further insight into my professional history beginning with my education, employment and qualifications. It’s because of these experiences and desire to help people resolve their tax problems that I took on a new business venture in a relatively small industry and named it Tax Resolution Services, Co. (TRS).  (*Below the video are the main details of my story).

Education
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Tax Changes to Know before Filing a 2012 Tax Return

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

An article by Forbes titled “11 Changes You Must Know Before Filing Your Tax Return for 2012” reminds us that the recent changes to the tax code could affect many of us and our wallets this tax season. Here are eleven important changes that the article highlights:

Payroll Tax Credit for Self-Employed Taxpayers
W-2 Forms Changed This Year Due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
2010 Roth Conversions May Be Subject to Tax
Tax
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TaxMan Episode-Client Success Story in Tax Audit Case

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Client Mike’s case is a good example of when bad things happen to good people. Before he contacted Tax Resolution Services, Co., (TRS), Mike’s financial troubles included a massive tax bill assessed at over $100 thousand dollars. In a recent episode of the national network television show, TaxMan, I interviewed Mike several years after he first came to TRS for help with his IRS issues. Mike is a nice, honest
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Taxes Turn 100-A Brief Look at the 16th Amendment

Friday, February 8th, 2013

On February 3, 2013, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution authorizing the federal income tax turned 100. The 16th Amendment has certainly had its share of controversy, especially in its early years. A Forbes article titled, “Guess Who Turned 100 This Weekend?“ highlights the history and tumultuous beginning of our tax system. Here are some of the interesting facts Forbes presents:
The Federal Income Tax is Born
On February 3, 1913, Delaware became
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