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Plano TX – How To Get an IRS Tax Lien Withdrawn!

Many of the Taxpayer’s coming into our Richardson, TX tax office with IRS Debt have a Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL) or are under threat of an NFTL. As you’ve learned over the past few weeks, the Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL) is a powerful tool of 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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Plano TX – Are you aware that there are exceptions to Being Taxed on Cancelled Debt? Here’s a List of Them.

As I wrote a week ago, in general, if you borrow money and you are legally obligated to repay that debt at a future date, and if that debt is forgiven in full or in part, the cancelled debt becomes taxable income to you. I also discussed

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Plano TX – When Does a New Business Need an EIN

When new business owner’s come into our Richardson, TX tax office, a common question is if the business needs its own Employer Identification Number (EIN).  An EIN is a nine-digit number that the IRS assigns to identify tax accounts. It’s also referred to as a Federal Tax Identification

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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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