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The California Franchise Tax Board has posted a great resource for those affected by wildfires. Filing extensions for individuals and businesses related to tax returns and estimated payments are included. There are instructions about penalty abatements and disaster loss tax deductions as well. An...
09/19/2021
United States Tax Court Donna M. Sutherland (Petitioner) v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Respondent)T.C. Memo. 2021-110 Filed September 16, 2021 In a recent case US Tax Court case, a petition by a wife for relief from joint and several liability regarding a federal income tax liability was d...
09/18/2021
Individual taxpayers that filed an extension have until next month to submit their tax return to the IRS. Anyone that has not filed should get their documentation ready and start the tax preparation process ASAP to avoid missing the deadline and incurring penalties and interest. Try not to leave ...
09/05/2021
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Tax Division announced the sentencing today of a former construction business owner to prison for payroll tax fraud. This is a textbook case of payroll tax evasion. The closing of one business with delinquent payroll tax liabilities followed by the opening of an...
09/01/2021
One of the most common problems that businesses face is payroll tax issues. There are various ways that businesses get into trouble with payroll tax.Failing to deposit payroll taxesEmployers are required to withhold payroll taxes from employee paychecks. Next, the payroll taxes have to be deposit...
08/29/2021
The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) resumed their collection activity this month related to tax refunds and other government payments. They had been suspended on March 12, 2020 as tax relief to the public during the pandemic.https://www.ftb.ca.gov/about-ftb/newsroom/tax-news/august-2021/offs...
08/28/2021
It is important for taxpayers to exercise their rights and dispute IRS penalties when they are unjustified. Currently, the IRS is way behind on processing tax returns and other documents sent by taxpayers. To a certain degree this is normal for the IRS, but it has been exacerbated by the pandemic...
08/22/2021
IRS Automated Collections Enforcement is scheduled to begin today. Tax Levies and Tax Liens may be filed against taxpayers that have received IRS balance due notices for unpaid taxes and have failed to respond to the IRS to resolve the matter. This balance due could be from the filing of a tax re...
08/15/2021
The IRS has announced that they will be reinstating their automated IRS Tax Levies and Tax Liens on August 15, 2021. Taxpayers have 10 days to follow up on IRS notices warning about unpaid tax debts. Failure to respond to IRS notices will lead to wages and commissions being garnished and bank acc...
08/05/2021
There are definite pros and cons of an Equivalency Hearing (EH) as opposed to a Collection Due Process (CDP) hearing with IRS Appeals. These appeals rights come into play after the IRS issues a tax lien. The other situations arise before or after the IRS issues a tax levy. Taxpayers will be maile...
07/29/2021
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