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  • How the Tax Cuts Affect You and Me

    Much has been talked about and written about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  This is not really tax reform because the tax code has not been made simpler.   This is a tax cut meaning that most people will pay less taxes than they did before. Click through to read more.

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  • Charitable Giving Under the New Tax Law

    Important new tax changes mean that the charitably minded might want to consider new giving strategies and take a look at appreciated stock and donor-advised funds. Click through for insights into charity in this new era.

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  • The Truth About Offers In Compromise

    In the real world, people and businesses settle for less all the time.  So when they come to me with a tax problem, they want to know if they can make a deal with the IRS. Click through for more details.

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  • Reap the Benefits of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

    The Work Opportunity Tax Credit gives employers tax benefits for hiring people who fall within certain qualifying categories. This can be a big boon to companies and employers! Click through to learn the ins and outs.

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  • Delinquent Taxpayers Should Take Advantage of Shutdown

    The IRS is temporarily out of business. Taxpayers who owe money, are being audited, or who have not filed their returns may be breathing a sigh of relief. Wrong strategy. They need to take advantage of the situation. Click PHOTO to read more.

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  • Oklahoma Man Sentenced to 37 Months for Tax Fraud, Failure to Pay Taxes to IRS

    An Oklahoma man was sentenced to 37 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for tax fraud and failure to pay over employment taxes. Click through to read more.

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  • Texas Man Charged with Tax Evading Taxes

    A Texas man has been indicted for allegedly attempting to evade paying approximately $900,000 in taxes. Click through to read more.

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  • CAUGHT IN STING, VENUE OWNER GETS PROBATION FOR TAX FRAUD

    He told undercover agents profits were higher than tax returns showed.

    The former owner of the Myriad Ballroom in Mendon, Mass., was sentenced to one year of probation for tax fraud.

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  • How to Manage Your 529 Plan in 2018

    The cost of college keeps going up, and you need to become more proactive in how you save for it. Click through for some insights into how to save for higher education and how these methods fit into the new tax law.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Trying to Avoid Penalties for Employee Misclassification

    If the difference between exempt and nonexempt employees causes lots of confusion, you're not alone. Both large and small companies can find the dividing line difficult to draw. Click through for tips on understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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  • Pass-Through Entities and the 20 Percent Tax Break

    Much talk has been made of the new 20 percent tax deduction for pass-through entities but, as with most tax laws, it can get very complicated very quickly. Click through to learn more, and find out if you're entitled to the break!

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  • Auto Body Shop Owner Admits to Diverting Business Checks

    A West Virginia man pleaded guilty to a tax crime, admitting that from 2010 through at least 2013, he diverted checks intended for his auto body business. Click through to read more.

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  • The Major Tax Changes: An Overview

    The recently approved tax bill contains massive changes, and financial professionals will be poring over the details for months. For now, everyone should know at least the basics. Click through for an overview of the changes.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Confused About Salary Rules in an S-Corp

    S corporations are a great solution for the right kinds of businesses. However, they come with strict salary rules for their owners. Click through for the basics on S-corps to make sure you're in compliance.

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  • Actor Jason Momoa Owes IRS More Than $100,000 In Taxes

    Momoa is best known for playing the superhero Aquaman and for HBO’s Game of Thrones. Click through to read more.

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  • How to Challenge Property Taxes

    One thing all homeowners can agree on: Complaining about property taxes is one of their favorite pastimes. However, you may be able to actually do something about high taxes. Click through to learn how to appeal your property taxes.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Stop Worrying about Your Spouse's Taxes

    One of the messiest taxation events that can occur happens when half of a couple creates tax or legal issues that spill over and impact the spouse. Fortunately, there is innocent-spouse relief. Click through to understand this complex concept.

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  • Property Taxes: How Are They Calculated?

    Understanding how property taxes are calculated is critical to making sure the appropriate rate is charged. Click through to determine whether you're paying the lowest taxes possible and maximizing your returns.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Sweating Over a Company Audit

    Getting ready for a financial statement audit is a huge task, and if it doesn't go well, the implications are serious. Click through to make sure you're ready.

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  • What to Know About Private Tax Debt Collection

    The IRS is hiring private debt collectors for the hard cases -- those who haven't responded to other attempts to collect back taxes. Click through to find out what this means for you and how to protect yourself.

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  • IRS Myth 2 - Taxpayers Have No Right To Question IRS Decisions

    Click Through to learn the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

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  • The IRS and Private Tax Debt Collection

    As we head into tax season, taxpayers should know that the IRS continues to use several private collection agencies. How may this affect you? Click through for the details on how the program works and what your rights are.

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  • ‘Family Matters’ Star Says He Owes IRS $90k

    Actor Darius McCrary, best known for his role as Edward “Eddie” Winslow on the television sitcom Family Matters, says he owes the Internal Revenue Service $90,000 in back taxes.

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  • Virginian Caused
    $3 Million Tax Loss

    A Virginia man was sentenced to 20 months in prison for a tax fraud conspiracy that caused a loss to the IRS of more than $3 million. Click through to read more.

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  • The IRS has 10 Years to Collect, But ...

    When I obtain transcripts from the IRS for my clients I always look for the day the tax was assessed because the IRS only has 10 years to collect the debt.  Click thru for some events that can occur over that period of time that stops the Statute of Limitations temporarily.

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  • Former CPA Found Guilty At Trial

    A former accountant was sentenced to 36 months in prison for obstructing the administration of the internal revenue laws. Click through to read more.

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  • Calling the IRS?  Good Luck 

    The IRS will receive more than 95 million calls this year. They expect to answer about 60% of them during the current filing season. After that, the number is estimated to decline to 40%.  Figure in the calls with questions about the new tax law and the answer rate may be even lower. Click through to read more.

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  • STAR OF ‘MARRIED TO MEDICINE’ OWES IRS $20,000 IN TAXES

    The reality TV doctor’s wife owes back taxes to Uncle Sam.

    Click the photo to read the full article.

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  • Teaching Boot Camps and Having a Blast

    Earlier this year I was asked by the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers to teach two day IRS Tax Resolution Boot Camps around the country.  The attendees are attorneys, CPAs and enrolled agents. Click thru to read where I've been and where I'm going

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  • S .C. MAN GETS THREE YEARS IN TAX CASE

    A South Carolina man was sentenced to more than three years in prison for tax evasion. Click the photo to read the full article.

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  • ARIZ. CHIROPRACTOR MADE FALSE CLAIMS

    An Arizona chiropractor was sentenced to 30 months in prison and was ordered to pay $703,478 in restitution to the federal government after being found guilty by a federal jury of five counts of filing false and fictitious claims for tax refunds. Click through to read more

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  • The Ins and Outs of Depositing and Reporting Employment Taxes

    The list of IRS forms you have to complete can be daunting, but once you get the hang of it, it's a straightforward process. Click through to get the facts about depositing and reporting employment taxes.

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  • Businessman Failed to Pay Nearly $400k in Taxes

    According to court records, from 2008 through 2012, Steve Lopez, 68, owned and operated Ready Transport Services, a transportation business that mainly provided taxi services. From 2009 through 2012, he also owned RTS Ice Cream, Coffee and Candy Shop.

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  • Business Tax and Bad Debt

    Do you have a client or customer who won't pay? Even when all attempts to collect a bad debt have failed, the IRS may give you a break at filing time. Click through to see how to take that bad debt off your taxes.

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  • Know the Ins and Outs of Joint Tenancy

    It can be a great way to own property, helping owners avoid probate and spreading both risk and reward. But there are some pitfalls and it isn't for everyone. Click through for the key points of joint tenancy.

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  • Installment Agreements Can Be The Best Solution

    When you owe the IRS money, the first letter you get requests full payment.  Every additional letter, telephone call, and the personal meeting begin with the same demand.  Sometimes taxpayers can write the check, but more times than not, there is no ability to pay the debt immediately. Click through the read more.

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  • Should You Consider Owning a Franchise?

    Maybe you're tired of working for someone else. But starting your own business can be risky. A middle ground for many is the franchise -- be your own boss, but with the backing of a big company. Click through to see if this is the right move for you.

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  • Get the Inside Scoop on Annuities

    Annuities can be a good way to ensure a steady stream of income in retirement, but you need to do a lot of investigating beforehand. Click through to find out if annuities are right for you, and how to choose one.

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  • How to Be an Executor

    It may be your duty someday to carry out the final wishes of a family member or close friend. What are you responsibilities? Click through to find what you need to know as an executor, and where you can get help.

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  • Is This Your Situation: You're Confused About Retirement Account Taxes

    How you utilize your retirement accounts can make a big difference in determining your income tax liability. Click through to get a better understanding of the tax effects of withdrawing money from retirement accounts.

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  • Budget Cuts Weaken IRS Enforcement

    A typical conversation starts with me asking, “Hey Mike, what's going on?”  The answer is, “One year, four months, eight days, Mr. Klitzner.”  That is the countdown to his retirement. Click through to read more.

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  • In Search of a Financial Advisor

    Almost everyone could use some help managing their money, from the modest to the wealthy. How do you find someone reliable? Click through for some insights into choosing and working with a financial advisor.

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  • Want to Succeed? Become a Joiner!

    Becoming a member of professional organizations can help you strengthen your network, furthering your career. Click through to see how you can enhance your professional development through business associations.

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  • What to Know About 'Power of Attorney'

    A power of attorney allows you to appoint a person or organization to manage your affairs if you become unable to do so. Click through to discover the different types of powers of attorney with different levels of control.

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  • The End of the 40-Hour Workweek?

    Ever since we were students in classrooms, our days have been structured around eight-hour blocks. But does that make sense? Click through to enter a discussion on whether we can set our own schedules.

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  • How to Choose a Credit Card

    No single credit card is better than all others in all categories for all people. Click through to learn how to choose a card that best fits your spending habits and credit situation.

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  • How to Dress for Success in Today's World

    In past generations, office wear was a simple proposition, but today, guidelines for proper clothes are all over the place. Click through for some thoughts on dressing for success in these confusing times.

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  • How to Get a Tax Break After a Disaster

    Each season brings its worries about potential natural disasters, including hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes and floods. But know that the damage is often tax-deductible. Click through to see what the IRS allows after a major loss.

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  • Know the Tax Rules for Part-time or Seasonal Help

    From resorts during the summer to department stores in December, many businesses need to hire part-time and seasonal help. Click through to learn about the special tax rules for these kinds of staffers.

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  • IRS Issues Small but Important Changes to ACA Forms

    The Affordable Care Act has certainly been front and center in the news during the past few months. And with little fanfare, the IRS has also made some changes to ACA forms. Click through to find out what these were, and how they may affect you.

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  • When It's Time to Take Money Out of Retirement Plans

    We spend much of our working life focused on how much we put into our retirement accounts. But eventually we have to focus on money coming out of the accounts. Click through for some guidance on the distribution rules.

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  • Benefit Transfers When a Spouse Dies

    A spouse dies. What happens to their benefits? This tiny question becomes quite giant when bills start piling up and you never had to pay any of them before. Click through to get some tips on how to handle this.

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  • What to Do After a Hurricane

    Did you just get through hurricane? Do you know someone who did? Now comes the time to rebuild and repair homes, businesses and communities. Click through for a helping hand to get you -- or your friends and family -- through the coming weeks.

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  • Take a Look at the New HSA Plan Limits

    The Internal Revenue Service just announced the 2018 inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts, and they're up. Click through to see by how much and what other changes might be coming.

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  • How to Communicate With Your Staff

    The quality of your senior management's internal communication says a lot about your company. Click through to see plenty of ways to continue to improve workplace communication.

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