Posts Tagged ‘irs tax relief’

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 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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Swiss Adopt Plan to Cooperate with U.S. and Avoid Charges

Monday, July 15th, 2013

For anyone who still thinks that hiding money offshore in a Swiss bank account is a good idea, this next bit of news might have you reconsidering that notion. An article by USA Today titled: “Swiss seek to avert U.S. charges against banks” reports that Switzerland has finally adopted a plan that allows banks to hand over financial data to U.S. authorities seeking information about wealthy Americans suspected of offshore
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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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Fashion Moguls Dolce & Gabbana Convicted of Tax Evasion

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Long gone are the days of hiding money in offshore tax havens – the global recession has forced some European countries to clamor for tax revenue any way they can. A Reuters article titled: “Italian Designers Dolce and Gabbana Convicted of Tax Evasion” demonstrates just how vigorous the Italian government is going after fashion’s dynamic duo to collect unpaid taxes.
According to Reuters, just last week both Domenico Dolce and Stefano
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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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IRS Budget Cuts Hurt Offshore Tax Collection

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

I recently wrote a post for the Tax Matters blog about a newly released Government Accountability Office (GAO) report showing IRS budget cuts forcing the furlough of 100,000 employees therefore reducing the ability to audit taxpayers at the same rate. A Huffington Post article titled: “Offshore Tax Havens: Sequestration Damages IRS Battle with Tax Evasion“ provides additional GAO report information shining a light on how the sequester/IRS budget cuts will
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Tax Experts Give Free Webcast on IRS Collection Issues

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Tax practitioners who would like to develop skills to prevent and or resolve IRS collections are invited to join tax expert Eva Rosenberg, aka TaxMama® and yours truly for a complimentary webcast titled: “IRS Practice – Overview of Collection Issues. This course (part of the IRS Practice Series) provides an overview of the collections process and explores the numerous collection issues a practitioner may encounter including the
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How to Avoid IRS Audit Triggers

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

IRS audits process are often a random selection. However, there are some triggers that can set the audit wheels in motion and bring on further examination and the possibility of paying more to the tax man. An MSN article titled: “What triggers an IRS audit?“ shines some light on how the IRS selects returns for audit and the criteria that sets these returns apart from the rest.

Audits on the Rise
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IRS Warns Consumers of Hurricane Sandy Scams

Monday, November 12th, 2012

The IRS recently released a bulletin warning victims and consumers wanting to donate to a disaster relief charity to be on the look-out for scams that pop up as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The IRS recommends four tips to avoiding disaster scams: (read the full bulletin for more details).

Only give donations to recognized charitable organizations.
Don’t be fooled by charities with
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IRS Getting Tougher on Undisclosed Bank Accounts

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

If you have unreported foreign bank accounts and assets, you will want to rethink your current status when you see how high the IRS is raising the stakes. A recent Forbes article by Robert W. Wood titled “Forbes Undisclosed Foreign Bank Accounts? They’re Even More Explosive Now“ makes clear how the Agency is using its generous resources to go after and prosecute tax evaders who, in spite of several years
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Extended IRS Tax Relief for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Late last week, the IRS updated its filing and payment requirements for victims of Hurricane Sandy in an attempt to bring more tax relief to more people. I initially blogged about the IRS providing tax help to hurricane victims by extended filing and payment requirements for business owners and their tax preparers. Since then, the IRS has more broadly extended its tax relief efforts based on the Federal Emergency Management
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Tax Relief Weekly News Round Up

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Happy Friday! Here’s a look at the top tax relief stories of the week:
Tax Scams, Tax Schemes and Identity Theft

New tax scams are appearing all the time these days – this week was no exception. The latest IRS announcement warns consumers NOT to fall for phony IRS websites including a new one that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page and looks official. The tipoff: This email asks for personal
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Tax Relief Round Up-Top Tax Stories of the Week

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Happy Friday! Here’s a look at tax relief news headlines we reported on this week:
Tax Scams and Schemes

Tax scams, tax schemes and identity theft are plaguing the IRS and taxpayers alike. This week’s tax scam warning advises taxpayers to lookout for an e-mail that appears to come from the IRS focused on confirming the EIN#’s of S and C-Corporations. Do not click on any links instead delete it entirely! Scammers
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Tax Expert Explains Six Common Tax Relief Myths

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

The October 15 tax extension deadline is less than a week away and taxpayers facing IRS debt will want to resolve their tax issues sooner rather than later. When it comes to finding IRS tax relief against the most brutal collection agency on the planet – knowledge is power. But amongst  “helpful” information are tax relief myths that are incorrect and can make IRS tax issues worse. To avoid tax
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