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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Plano TX – Tax Deductible Expenses for Real Estate Rental Properties

Last week we covered reporting Rental Real Estate activities on tax returns. This week we’ll give an overview of Expenses. Next week, we will cover depreciation separately and we will continue to cover various topics pertaining to Rental Real Estate over the coming weeks. In general, the

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Frisco TX – Why Married Taxpayers Should Consider Filing Separately

Typically, married couples file their Income Taxes using Married Filing Joint status without any thought. For most couples, the combined tax burden of the household will be lower when using Married Filing Joint (MFJ) status vs. using Married Filing Separately (MFS) status, so it makes sense to

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Frisco TX – Requesting a CDP Hearing vs. An Equivalent Hearing to fight an IRS Levy

 If you owe the IRS, one of the most powerful enforcement tools of the IRS is the tax levy  Tax Levies include bank levies, wage garnishments, or other asset seizures. When taxpayer’s come into our Richardson, TX tax office and have received a Final Notice of Intent

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Auto Deduction for Real Estate Agents and Other Self Employed Taxpayers

Among the industries and professionals that my Dallas, TX tax firm works with include both Real Estate Investors and Real Estate agents. As independent contractors, real estate professionals often incur substantial out of pocket costs to run their business and those costs include the costs of using

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Plano TX – Have You Received an IRS Final Notice of Intent to Levy? Here’s What You Should Do!

If a Taxpayer has IRS Debt and it gets far enough through the collection process, eventually the IRS will send a Final Notice of Intent to Levy. This will be a different form depending on which section of the IRS is sending the notice, but typically, it is

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Plano Texas – How to Work With the IRS to Avoid an IRS Tax Levy

What is an IRS Tax Levy? Probably the most frequent reason that I have clients come into my Richardson, TX office related to IRS debt are when they are levied by the IRS.  An IRS levy permits the IRS to legally seize the taxpayer’s property, including garnishing wages, taking

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How Early Adopters of Cryptocurrency May Face IRS Tax Problems

The stunning rise in the value of Bitcoin, along with the myriad of cryptocurrencies, is surely one of the biggest financial stories of the 21st century, at least so far. What started out as a mere curiosity and niche project for programmers and geeks has quickly blossomed

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Our YouTube Video On What To Do If You Receive a CP2000 Notice

Our YouTube Video On What To Do If You Receive a CP2000 Notice

I wanted to share our most popular You Tube Video which is What is a CP2000 Notice and What To Do If You Receive One.  As a summary, a typical IRS audit today is a Correspondence Audit, which is typically completed primarily by mail.  Taxpayers may receive

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