Plano TX – Owe the IRS? You May Have Passports Problems!

When taxpayer’s have IRS Debt, the IRS has a number of tools to use to collect the debt.  Those include levies, liens, and can also include revoking the taxpayer’s passport.  For some taxpayers, this is not a major threat.  For others, there can be a substantial impact

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Richardson TX – Starting a New Business? Tips Every New Business Should Follow.

Starting a business is exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time. Our Tax firm is in Richardson, TX, and every day, there are hundreds of new businesses being formed in the DFW area. The process of starting a new business can be intimidating and the “to

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Plano TX – Safe Harbor For QBI Deductions for Rental Real Estate

Taxpayers involved in Real Estate are the largest group of tax clients for my Richardson, TX tax firm. Did you know that Landlords who spend at least 250 hours a year managing and maintaining their rental properties may be eligible for the Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction (QBID). That averages

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Frisco TX – When a Taxpayer does not file income Taxes – The IRS SFR (Substitute for Return)

We sometimes have taxpayers who come into our Richardson, TX tax office who have not filed a tax return for all years or many years and who are confused when the IRS is attempting to collect tax from them in a year that they know they never filed.    

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Frisco TX – Do the Changes Enacted in the Taxpayer’s First Act of 2019 Help You?

Have you heard of the Taxpayer’s First Act, that was passed by Congress on July 1st, 2019? Most of my clients in our Richardson, TX tax office haven’t, but there were some changes made in the Act that benefit taxpayers, and might be worth learning about.   What Is

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Dallas TX – The Impact of IRS Tax Reform on Deductions for Homeowner’s

The majority of the clients of my Richardson, TX tax firm itemized their deductions prior to the Tax Reform and Jobs Act of 2017 or the TCJA (which primarily took effect in 2018). However, since the TCJA, that number has dropped substantially. As a quick overview, taxpayers

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Frisco TX – IRS Acronyms – RSED, CSED and ASED. What do they actually mean?

When dealing with the IRS, Taxpayer’s who come into our Richardson, TX tax office, often run into IRS jargon that makes no sense to them. They also run into these acronyms when reading and/or listening to our blogs and videos as well as others. Today, we’re going to

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Plano TX – Now is the Time To Finish Tax Planning for 2019

It’s always a good idea to look for ways to minimize your tax liability. Taking advantage of opportunities before the year comes to a close is a smart move. Here are a few things to think about: Are you making the maximum contribution to your §401(k), IRA

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Frisco TX – Audit Reconsideration vs a Doubt as to Liability OIC – Which is best when the IRS incorrectly assesses Income Tax

When taxpayer’s come into our Richardson, TX tax office with what they believe is an erroneous tax assessment by the IRS, two options that we commonly use to challenge the underlying tax are Audit Reconsideration and a Doubt-as-to-Liability Offer-In-Compromise.  There are similarities and differences between these two

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Frisco TX – When to Contact the IRS Taxpayers Advocates Service

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is and independent organization within the IRS that was set up for the purpose to act as a voice for taxpayers.   While the existence of the TAS is not known by most taxpayers, it can be effective means of helping both businesses

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