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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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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Frisco TX – Getting an IRS Lien Released Withdrawn or Discharged. What’s the Difference?

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

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Frisco TX – Will The IRS Subordinate their Lien Position on my Property? In some cases, absolutely!

Taxpayer’s coming into our Richardson, TX tax office with IRS Debt, often have to deal with Tax Liens. As you’ve learned over the past few weeks, the Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL) is a powerful tool of the IRS and having an NFTL filed can wreak havoc over your

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Frisco TX – Removing an IRS Tax Lien (NFTL) to Complete a Real Estate Transaction

When taxpayer’s come into our Richardson, TX tax office and have IRS Debt, IRS Liens are often the major issue they are working to resolve, either preventing a tax lien from being placed on their assets or removing an IRS Lien that exists. Over the past few weeks, we

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Plano TX – What does the IRS Consider to be a Real Estate Professional and the Impact on Taxes

In this week’s installment in our series of taxation and investing in Real Estate we will discuss who qualifies as a Real Estate Professional in the eyes of the IRS and what does it mean to be a Real Estate Professional.   Generally, if I ask any taxpayer

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