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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Plano TX – When to Exclude Debt Forgiveness From Taxable Income!

In general, if you borrow money and you are legally obligated to repay that debt at a future date, if that debt is forgiven in full or in part, the cancelled debt becomes income to you. However, there are situations that tax law permits you to exclude

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Frisco TX – Did You Know That The IRS May Accept a Payment Plan That Won’t Full Pay Your Tax Debt? The Partial Pay Installment Agreement (PPIA)

Did you know that as a taxpayer who owes income taxes to the IRS, you may qualify for a payment plan that if all payments are made, will not completely pay your tax debt within the 10 years that the IRS has to collect income tax debt? 

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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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