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Saturday, May 13, 2017

What is an Offer in Compromise?

Being saddled with a significant tax debt is a pretty stressful situation to be in.  For some, the IRS concept of offers in compromise, which emerged in 2012 with the Fresh Start program, is a lifeline to better financial health. With an offer in compromise, the IRS is able to compromise tax debt more easily with taxpayers who struggle to pay what they owe.  There are some drawbacks though, so if you are having trouble paying your tax debt, consider talking to an Read more . . .

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Top 3 Tax Planning Tips for 2017

It’s never too early to start considering your tax implications for next year. To maximize your income, we’ve compiled a list of the best tax planning tips for 2017 that a tax-planning lawyer would be likely to recommend to you. Consider the options below, and get your tax-planning ready early for 2017.
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Monday, April 24, 2017

Your Income Taxes in California Could Go Up Under Trump

How might my taxes be affected by the new president and his administration?

President Trump entered office on promises to reduce income taxes for Americans, but many Californians have good reason to fear that their income taxes may in fact increase.  As Republicans have stalled over the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, President Trump and Congress are pushing forward with a major tax overhaul.  California, with its large percentage of high-income taxpayers, has much at stake if tax reforms pass.  Our

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Seriously Delinquent on Your Taxes? Prepare to Be Grounded.

Seriously Delinquent on Your Taxes? Prepare to Be Grounded.

As this year’s tax deadline approaches, some may be dreading the prospect of paying taxes that are coming due. Perhaps this year’s debt will only be compounding an already significant mountain of tax debt. Before you make the decision not to pay, understand that the IRS can be relentless when it comes to collecting on tax debt. Any Read more . . .

Saturday, April 15, 2017

5 Things You Need to Know About the FBAR

In recent years, the IRS has become more aggressive about pursuing U.S. citizens who fail to report foreign holdings.  If you hold money in foreign bank accounts, or hold signature authority in a foreign bank account, you must file a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) with the IRS every year or face significant penalties.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Tax Duties of US Citizens and Resident Aliens Living Abroad

Filing 2016 returns

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien (green card holder) residing outside the U.S. you are still required to file and pay taxes in the US.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Tips to Avoid an Audit

What steps can I take to avoid being audited?

The thought of an audit summons fear in any taxpayer.  The reality is that your potential for being audited is slim. With a personnel and funding shortage, the IRS audited just .70% of all individual tax returns in 2016.  Nonetheless, there are certain red flags that will greatly increase your chance of being subjected to a dreaded audit.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Anatomy of a Tax Audit

If you are a business owner, navigating United States tax law can be a formidable task. The collection of rules and regulations which make up the US tax code is almost 4 million words long. In 2011, approximately 1.11% of tax returns were audited. The IRS often recovers billions of dollars in total via audits of large corporations.
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

What California Tax Credits Might My Business Qualify For?

It can sometimes be very difficult for business to grow and prosper. Aside from all of the challenges that can come with owning and operating a business, navigating the tax system can be daunting. And, while taxes in California can generally be high, the state’s robust economy provides a lot of opportunity for businesses to tap into.

Does California Have Any Tax Credits I Can Qualify For?

There are a plethora of tax credits and incentives business might be able to take advantage of. An experienced Read more . . .

Monday, February 20, 2017

NYC’s Human Rights Law Serves as Model for the Nation

How does New York City’s Human Rights Law protect employees against discrimination?

New York City has become a leader in the movement toward protecting the rights of all citizens to equal opportunity employment, housing, and public accommodations.  NYC recently strengthened its Human Rights Law so that today it is one of the most inclusive and powerful anti-discrimination laws in the country.  This celebrated Human Rights Law will no doubt serve as a model for other cities and states in the nation.  

Large companies and small businesses alike are taking notice of NYC’s human rights law to ensure their employees are treated in a fair and equal manner. 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Can the IRS really garnish my wages?

Getting into hot water with the IRS can be a nightmare, one many people have every year about this time.  If you find yourself in a tax controversy with the IRS due to back taxes, they will stop at nothing to collect what is due. This includes garnishing your wages.

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