Dallas TX – Why You Should File Your Taxes Timely

With the filing deadline moving from the traditional date of April 15th to July 15th because of the coronavirus pandemic, it can be tempting to put off filing your taxes for as long as possible. Most taxpayers dread the tedious task of compiling their financial records, tax documents and

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Dallas TX – How to Effectively Solve Your IRS Problems

Did you know that there are approximately 20 million taxpayers that are either in some stage of the collection process with the IRS or are believed to be non-filers. This is expected to continue to increase in the current economic environment related to COVID-19. Unfortunately, if you

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When Business Taxes Become Personal Liabilities

In the upcoming months, many small businesses will struggle to survive.  In order to survive difficult times, business owners often need to make decisions on what they should and shouldn’t pay.  Sometimes, it comes down to making decisions that have no good answers. For example, an employer

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Have IRS Debt? Learn about changes in IRS Due to the Coronavirus!

Yesterday (March 25th, 2020) the IRS announced a People First Initiative, where the IRS announced that their priority would be helping taxpayers through uncertain times versus collection actions. These would include providing various payments relief and postponing taking compliance actions. What are some of these changes? Have an Installment

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Uh Oh! The IRS Filed an NFTL on me. What Do I Do? Plano TX

The Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL) is a very powerful tool of the IRS.  When taxpayers have tax debt, one of the most common reasons they come to our Richardson, TX tax office is due to a tax lien. I will often be asked if I can

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Richardson TX – What Factors pu you at risk for an IRS Audit?

When my clients come to me and provide me their tax information, I sometimes see red flags pop out that I address with them before filing. This review helps to minimize any issues they might have with future IRS reviews/audits. However, I also have taxpayers who come

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Plano TX – Why 2020 Might Be Time To Deal with your IRS Problems

If you’ve owed the IRS over the past 10 years, while you may not have been lucky to have an IRS problem, in general, we’ve seen a much less aggressive IRS in collecting tax debt.  As an Advocate for Taxpayers with IRS problems, I have found the IRS

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Richardson TX – Tax Law Changes for 2019. What Will Impact You?

In 2017, Congress passed The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was the largest piece of tax legislation that we’ve seen in three decades. The new law had an impact on almost all taxpayers who came to our Richardson, TX tax office, as well as taxpayers throughout the country. Most

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Plano TX – How to calculate Insolvency for a Cancelled Debt on Form 982

Two weeks ago, I wrote that there are certain situations which permit the exclusion from Gross Income on a Taxpayer’s tax return, when they are the recipients of debt forgiveness that would typically be taxed. One of the options that permitted exclusion was for debt cancelled during insolvency. Today we’ll

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Richardson TX – Who Qualifies for the Home Office Deduction

In some case, entrepreneurs who work from home can write off a portion of their housing and utility expenses.  That’s often a big question for our clients in our Richardson, TX tax office, who use part of their home in their business.  If you qualify, it can have

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