What to Do When the IRS Questions a Deduction?

What to Do When the IRS Questions a Deduction?

You’ve received a letter from the IRS requesting supporting documentation on one of your deductions. Does this mean the agency will disallow the item and you’ll owe additional taxes, penalties, or interest? Not necessarily.  Each year, the IRS chooses returns for...
Preparing to File Next Year’s Tax Return 

Preparing to File Next Year’s Tax Return 

As year-end 2021 approaches, it’s a good time to start organizing for 2022 tax season. Steps you take now can save you headaches – and possibly avoid penalties — next spring. In addition to making sure you know the deadlines and have withheld enough tax, you’ll...
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...
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...
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...