2020 has been quite the year. While it may have felt like the year of the coronavirus would never end, it’s December, which means it’s time to reexamine your tax situation and decide if some changes are in order. This blog post will examine a few tips when you start planning for the 2021 tax season.Continue reading “2021 Tax Plan: End of Year Tax Planning for 2020”
The tax laws and regulations in the U.S. can be confusing and frustrating at times. On occasion, this will result in taxpayers getting into trouble with the IRS. But not all disputes or tax questions require the help of a tax attorney. This blog post will examine situations when hiring a tax lawyer might be useful and the reasons for using a tax lawyer’s services.Continue reading “When and Why You Need to Hire a Tax Attorney”
The IRS is making a few changes as of late. Some of the most prominent ones involve increased efforts in collecting unpaid taxes. While the IRS is always working to find ways to increase its tax collection efforts, two recent trends focus on asking taxpayers to report income from cryptocurrencies and increasing audits.Continue reading “IRS Trends: Audits and Cryptocurrencies”
To help individuals and businesses figure out their tax issues, there are two common types of professionals available. The first is the tax attorney and the second is the CPA, or certified public accountant.Continue reading “The Difference Between a Tax Attorney Versus a CPA”
For the most part, we can’t get away with not paying our taxes. So what happens when you don’t pay your taxes when they are due? Does an IRS agent come to your bank and take money from your bank account? Or do you get a letter in the mail a month later saying the IRS has a lien on your property?
Both situations are possible, at least to some degree. However, a lot can happen from the moment a tax obligation comes into existence and the IRS takes action against you.Continue reading “What Happens When You Owe the IRS and Don’t Pay?”
One of the most talked-about provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) have to do with the economic relief checks for many individuals and families. But despite the CARES Act becoming law in March 2020, not all eligible payment recipients have received their money.Continue reading “Common Questions About the CARES Act Economic Impact Payments”
At roughly $2 trillion, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is the largest economic emergency relief package this country has ever seen. And there are currently talks about a CARES II relief package in the works in Washington, D.C.
Regardless of whether or not we get another economic relief bill signed into law, the CARES Act still has tremendous implications on the individual and business taxpayer. This blog post will go over a few of those tax-related provisions.Continue reading “How the CARES Act Impacts Your Taxes”
The chances of getting audited by the IRS, in a pure mathematical sense, are small. So this might tempt you to try and cheat on your taxes. But these basic audit numbers are deceiving because the IRS doesn’t randomly decide who to audit.Continue reading “What Are My Chances of an IRS Audit?”
As you already know, Congress recently passed the largest emergency financial stimulus package in the history of the United States. Officially called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), this law provides, among other things, cash payments to Americans. The IRS will administer this process, which creates the potential for various tax scams.Continue reading “Coronavirus Tax Scams”
With your tax refund check excepted, no news is good news when it comes to the IRS. This means that for the most part, any communication received from the IRS is probably not a good sign. In fact, anytime you hear from the IRS, your heart will probably sink. That’s because you probably fear it’s the start of an audit, a request for back taxes or some sort of notice of an action against you.Continue reading “How Do You Know if the IRS Is Calling?”