Posts Tagged ‘IRS tax problems’

IRS Tax Problems-Agency Delays Start of Filing Season

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The government shutdown earlier this month did more than fray the nerves of citizens. It also delayed the start of the tax filing season. An article by MSN Money titled: “Shutdown causes IRS to delay tax filing season” cites an IRS press release sent out on October 22 announcing an up to two week delay to the start of the 2014 filing season due to the 16-day federal closure. The
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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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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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Tax Expert Comments on IRS Restructuring and Reform Act

Monday, 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

Friday, 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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Tax Relief News Round-Up Top Stories

Friday, July 12th, 2013

The top tax relief news this week ranged from tax evasion, to prison time for a false tax claim, troubles at the IRS, to a giant tax bill for the estate of actor James Gandolfini. Here is a recap of the tax stories we found interesting:
Tax Evasion by Guilty Texas Pharmacist– This post highlighted the story of Grapevine, Texas pharmacist Joseph Moss who was sentenced to one year and a
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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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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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Musician Jack White Pays 142k Tax Bill for Detroit Landmark

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

If there were tax angels, musician Jack White would be one of them. According to the Detroit Free Press, it appears that the anonymous benefactor who recently paid $142,000 of the Detroit’s Masonic Temple’s back taxes was none other than musician Jack White. White played at the Masonic twice as a solo artist and seven times with his former band, the White Stripes.
The article mentions that White was born in
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IRS Tax Tips for Small Business Recordkeeping

Monday, June 10th, 2013

As a business owner, you are responsible for everything including recordkeeping – a task that small businesses sometimes don’t do very well. The IRS has released a very helpful recordkeeping FAQ webpage for small business and the self-employees that emphasizes the benefits of and reasons for good recordkeeping. Here are six practical FAQ’s the webpage highlights:
· Why should I keep records?
· What type of records should I keep?
· How long
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Actor Chris Tucker Pays Nearly $1 Million toward Tax Debt

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

It appears actor and comedian, Chris Tucker is taking a bite out of his huge $12 million dollar tax debt. According to a TMZ.com article titled: “Chris Tucker’s Tax Debt – $1,000,000 Down, 12 More to Go!“, it seems that the actor recently wrote checks totaling $985.028.98 to pay off two Georgia state tax liens: one for $592,594.82 for tax year 2007 and $392,332.16 for tax year 2006.
We reported in
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Tax Relief Tips for Military Personnel

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Memorial Day gives us a chance to honor military personnel for their service and sacrifice. It also allows tax professionals the opportunity to remind service members of the tax benefits they are entitled to. A recent article from Don’t Mess with Taxes titled,”Memorial Day 2013: Remembering those who gave all, offering some tax help for those still giving“ provides tax tips using the IRS Publication 3, Armed Forces Tax Guide. Here are
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Avoid IRS Tax Problems-Think Like a Tax Lawyer

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Tax evasion is not just a problem for the wealthy. It’s a widespread issue that costs the government and honest Americans much needed revenues. Small businesses and sole proprietors are the largest contributors to the $450 billion tax gap (the difference between taxes reported and taxes paid) by skimming and under reporting their taxes. For their efforts, tax cheats are the focus of IRS scrutiny.
With IRS audits and aggressive IRS
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IRS Prepared Tax Returns: Are They a Good Idea?

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Recently, I have been asked for my thoughts on the IRS’ proposal to pre-filled tax returns. Under a proposed system, the IRS would pre-fill taxpayers’ returns with the data employers and financial institutions have already reported. I came across a Forbes article titled: “Are IRS Prepared Tax Returns the Solution to our Tax Woes?“ that presented a decent overview of what such a system would mean for taxpayers, tax preparers and
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Singer Lauryn Hill Gets Three Months In Jail for Tax Evasion

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Apparently, Lauryn Hill’s “Miseducation” may relate to how badly she handled her IRS tax problems. According to Accounting Today’s article titled: Fugees Singer Lauryn Hill Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion, Hill was sentenced Monday to three months in prison plus three months home confinement for failing to file tax returns for five years and not reporting more than $2.3 million in income. The article explains the terms of her
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