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Taxpayers involved in Real Estate are the largest group of tax clients for my Richardson, TX tax firm. Did you know that Landlords who spend at least 250 hours a year managing and maintaining their rental properties may be eligible for the Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction (QBID). That av...
We sometimes have taxpayers who come into our Richardson, TX tax office who have not filed a tax return for all years or many years and who are confused when the IRS is attempting to collect tax from them in a year that they know they never filed.     How Does This Happen?Often what has happened ...
On Friday, the President signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020. In addition to preventing a government shutdown, the Act included many tax provisions that often impact clients of our Richardson, TX tax office as well as other taxpayers throughout the country. Below are...
Have you heard of the Taxpayer’s First Act, that was passed by Congress on July 1st, 2019? Most of my clients in our Richardson, TX tax office haven’t, but there were some changes made in the Act that benefit taxpayers, and might be worth learning about. What Is The Taxpayers First Act?The Taxpay...
Many of our clients in our Richardson, TX tax office are families with children in college or have children who may be attending college in the future and are planning for that cost. What’s on your tax return plays a big role in determining how much financial aid a college offers to students. To ...
When dealing with the IRS, Taxpayer’s who come into our Richardson, TX tax office, often run into IRS jargon that makes no sense to them. They also run into these acronyms when reading and/or listening to our blogs and videos as well as others. Today, we’re going to cover three common acronyms us...
Each year, clients either come into our Richardson, TX tax office and ask if they need to pay taxes on the sale of their residence, call concerned about taxation on the Sale of their personal residence, or make an assumption that income on the Sale of a personal residence is NEVER taxed. Today, I...
When taxpayer’s come into our Richardson, TX tax office with what they believe is an erroneous tax assessment by the IRS, two options that we commonly use to challenge the underlying tax are Audit Reconsideration and a Doubt-as-to-Liability Offer-In-Compromise. There are similarities and differen...
The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is and independent organization within the IRS that was set up for the purpose to act as a voice for taxpayers.   While the existence of the TAS is not known by most taxpayers, it can be effective means of helping both businesses and individuals with issues wit...
Many of the Taxpayer’s coming into our Richardson, TX tax office with IRS Debt have a Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL) or are under threat of an NFTL. As you’ve learned over the past few weeks, the Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL) is a powerful tool of the IRS and having an NFTL filed can wreak...

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