Posts Tagged ‘tax resolution expert’

Madoff Victims Still Waiting for Investment Fraud Relief

Friday, September 20th, 2013

It appears that some of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme victims will have to wait a little longer get their money back. CNNMoney’s article titled: “More than $2 billion for Madoff victims is still in limbo” details information provided by Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) veteran and hedge fund founder Richard Breeden. Breeden was appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice in December of 2012 as “special master” of the distribution
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Tax Policy Study Shows More Americans Paying Taxes

Monday, September 9th, 2013

About this time last year one of the biggest tax news stories centered around a 2009 Tax Policy Center (TPC) report that showed 47 percent of citizens were not paying taxes. According to a Don’t Mess with Taxes, Kay Bell in an article titled: “More Americans are paying federal income,” recent analysis by TPC (a joint venture of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution), and shows that the 47% group
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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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Cayman Island Tax Haven No Longer Secret Due to FATCA

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

First it was banks, now it is the offshore tax havens like the Cayman Islands who will no longer secretly shelter the assets of wealthy Americans. A Tax Connections article titled: “Caymans Makes it Tougher for Wealthy to Hide Money!” states that the Cayman Islands, a major financial center and home to operations for dozens of banks, funds and wealth-management entities, has made an agreement with the U.S. that it
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IRS Help for Innocent Spouse Victims

Thursday, 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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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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Satisfied Tax Resolution Services Client Saves Over $40k

Monday, June 17th, 2013

At Tax Resolution Services, Co. (TRS) we are committed to providing exceptional client care. A new video clip on The Blaze TV highlights one of Glenn Beck’s viewers who shared his TRS experience with the nationally televised show. This satisfied client said that a TRS quality assurance manager was with him every step of the way to make sure his case was on track. His original tax debt amounted to nearly $50,000.
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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 Troubles-Agency Spent $4 Million on Employee Conference

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

As if the intense scrutiny the IRS has faced over the last month wasn’t enough, a new report has emerged about wasteful IRS spending that has lawmakers demanding more answers from the new acting IRS Commissioner, Danny Werfel.
An NBC article and video clip from NBC titled: “2010 IRS conference featured ‘happiness expert,’ $17K art session” highlights a specific 2010 Internal Revenue Service conference in California where goofy, expensive video parodies were
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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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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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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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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 Co. Client Saved $80,000

Friday, January 25th, 2013

On the run up to tax day, I will continue posting client success stories and testimonials. The purpose is to remind taxpayers with IRS tax debt issues they are not alone. Often through these client’ stories, which may be similar to their own, struggling taxpayers will be inspired to take the first steps and get tax help.
It’s rewarding when we get the best IRS tax settlement for our clients that
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Tax Resolution’s New Certified Tax Resolution Professionals

Friday, December 21st, 2012

It’s one thing to say you’re a “tax resolution specialist” but it’s another to back up that designation with formal credentials. At Tax Resolution Services, Co., (TRS), we require that all of our Tax Attorneys, CPAs and Enrolled Agents meet additional educational, experience, and examination requirements prescribed by the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers ( making them Certified Tax Resolution Specialists (CTRS).
Founded in 1998, Tax Resolution Services, Co. is
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