The Last Filed Rule Overruled? IRS Collections Now Uncertain

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Taxpayers will often file tax returns that do not report all of their allowable deductions and credits, with the intent of going back and filing amended returns once they are able to determine the correct deductions and credits.  Can the IRS base its collection analysis on the originally-filed but incorrect tax returns?  The court recently […]

Can the IRS Disclose My Tax Return?

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Clients often ask us whether the IRS can disclose information that they provided to the IRS.  The short answer is “no,” but there are a number of exceptions.  This article examines the rules that prohibit IRS employees from disclosing taxpayer information and some of the remedies that are available if the IRS violates the rules. […]

About Filing Tax Returns Late

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Statistics show thаt you are likely tо mіѕѕ a tax return fіlіng deadline аt some роіnt іn your lіfе. It happens.  Life happens: wоrk, vасаtіоn, family circumstances, and even financial problems.  These events can make it very easy to miss a tax filing deadline.  When it happens tо уоu, here is what you need to […]

Can I Correct a Tax Return Filed Several Years Ago?

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We are often asked if an error on a prior year tax return can be corrected if it results in an increased tax in the current year. The answer is “maybe.” There are two issues that have to be considered, namely, whether (1) there is still time to correct the prior year tax return and, […]

Am I Required to File a Tax Return?

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It can take a considerable amount of time to actually prepare and file a tax return. The IRS puts the time and cost at 13 hours and $210 dollars for the average income tax return. The numbers jump to 22 hours and $430 for the average business income tax return. Luckily, many taxpayers are not […]

10 Common Complaints About Tax Return Preparers

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Here are ten of the common complaints that are filed with the IRS about tax return preparers: Claims false exemptions or dependents or claims false expenses, deductions, or credits on your tax return. Files a tax return that does not match the the copy provided to you. Fails to file your tax returns. Fails to […]

Submit a Frivolous Tax Return or Document to the IRS?

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We all do things that we regret. It is part of being human. This article addresses one of these things. Specifically, it addresses what you need to do if you filed a frivolous tax return or another document with the IRS and the IRS is attempting to impose a penalty on you for doing so. […]