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IRS Audit Defense

The Administrative Summons

The Administrative Summons

A person represented by counsel may be required to attend an interview if summoned to do so. An Administrative Summons is issued under authority of IRC section 7602. Thus, even a taxpayer who is represented by a Power of Attorney, may nevertheless, be summoned to appear to give...

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Your Rights To Appeal Findings in an Audit

Your Rights To Appeal Findings in an Audit

At the conclusion of an audit, a Revenue Agent or Tax Compliance Officer will write up their report with a Notice of Deficiency Waiver. Once you sign this form, you are allowing the IRS to assess and collect the tax. A Taxpayer should never sign this form if they disagrees with...

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What if the IRS requests a meeting with you?

If the IRS requests a meeting with a Taxpayer, should the taxpayer and a representative attend? Should only the representative attend? Should neither attend? Under no circumstances should a taxpayer attend on his or own. Rarely should a taxpayer attend with a Representative –...

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First Time Penalty Abatement (FTA)

First Time Penalty Abatement (FTA)

The IRS will liberally abate first time penalties;  this includes both failure to pay, IRC 6651(a)(2) & IRC 6651(a)(3).  and failure to file penalties, (IRC 6651(a)(1) , IRC 6698 & IRC 6699 on both income and payroll tax debts and returns.  Failure to Deposit Penalties...

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Strangest Tax Deductions Ever Attempted

Strangest Tax Deductions Ever Attempted

Taxes are pretty complicated, and as we have already seen through our other blogs they can get pretty crazy.  And, although we have spent a little time on the weird side of taxes, now we thought we’d give you a look into some of the strangest tax deductions ever attempted....

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Protecting Independent Contractors

Protecting Independent Contractors

The IRS and state taxing agencies want everyone on W-2s to allow Big Brother can better control it citizenry.  Independent contractors (ICs) have a measurable benefit to business owners include workforce flexibility, limits of liability, reduced federal and state taxes, and...

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