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What Triggers an IRS Tax Audit 

What Triggers an IRS Tax Audit 

Do you cringe every time you receive correspondence from the IRS, in fear the letter contains news you have been chosen for an audit? If so, you are not alone. These fears, however, are largely unfounded. Only a small portion of US taxpayers are audited each year and...

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Filing Taxes as a Victim of Identity Theft 

Filing Taxes as a Victim of Identity Theft 

If you tried to electronically submit your tax return and the IRS kicked it back noting that you had already filed a return, you might be the victim of tax-related identity theft. Don’t panic but do immediately contact the IRS and plan to file a paper return as well...

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Understanding Captive Insurance Litigation Cases

Understanding Captive Insurance Litigation Cases

The IRS has been targeting micro-captive insurance companies for the past several years, and included abusive micro-captive arrangements on the agency’s Dirty Dozen list of tax scams again this year. Why is the IRS so intent on pursuing these companies and vigorously...

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IRS Cryptocurrency Tax Cases

IRS Cryptocurrency Tax Cases

While cryptocurrency transactions have yet to hit the IRS’s top list of tax scams, the agency has been watching the market for the past few years and making advances toward ensuring cryptocurrency transactions get reported and related taxes paid. From requiring...

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What You Need to Know About Federal Tax Liens

What You Need to Know About Federal Tax Liens

Have you ignored an IRS notice that you owe tax debt? If so, the agency’s next step could be placing a lien on your property. A federal tax lien is a legal claim by the government against your assets that is filed when you have failed or neglected to pay your tax...

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IRS Penalty Appeals

IRS Penalty Appeals

If you failed to file your tax return or didn’t pay your taxes on time, you will likely receive a CP501 or other IRS notice detailing the amount you owe, including penalties and interest. Most taxpayers assume the penalties are unavoidable, but you can successfully...

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Tax Resolution for Back Taxes

Tax Resolution for Back Taxes

Back taxes refer to taxes from a prior year that were either fully or partially unpaid. The failure to pay could be intentional, for example, if a taxpayer didn’t have enough money to pay their bill and filed a return without payment. Or a taxpayer sometimes has...

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Suing the IRS

Suing the IRS

Can you sue the IRS? Anyone can sue. The real consideration is which circumstances warrant such action. In many cases, the money and effort put into suing the IRS can end up being greater than the cost of paying the tax bill. If you feel strongly that the IRS has...

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Federal Income Tax Liability Discounts

Federal Income Tax Liability Discounts

Having an IRS tax debt can be overwhelming. You keep receiving what seems like a never-ending stream of letters and notices, all while penalties and interest are accruing. But there are processes to resolve that debt, and in some instances even get a discount on your...

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