1. Tax Resolution for Business: 3 Secrets About the IRS Offer in Compromise

    Offer in Compromise is an opportunity offered by the IRS to help anyone who is behind on taxes — individuals or businesses —to get caught up. While it may sound like an ideal way to handle back taxes, penalties, and interest while also getting square with the IRS, it is not as straightforward as that. Ideally, Offer in Compromise is a way to help individuals and businesses reach solvency witho…Read More

  2. Tax Resolution for Business: Planning the Offer in Compromise (OIC)

    An Offer in Compromise is a good way to potentially reduce how much you or your business owe to the IRS in taxes, interest, and fees. Of course, it is not as simple as simply shooting off a quick application and watching your tax woes disappear. The Offer in Compromise is a good option to find tax resolution if you qualify, but the process is a bit more in-depth than an online application. Here’…Read More

  3. Tax Resolution for Business: Satisfying the IRS Trust Fund Penalty

    The IRS has measures in place to get paid, just like any other business. In order to ensure that businesses appropriately withhold — and pay — their employees’ income, Social Security, and Medicare taxes, there are, of course, penalties. Any business that willfully fails to pay the required payroll taxes is going to be subject to the trust fund recovery penalty (TRFP). This is what you need …Read More

  4. IRS Just Took My Payroll Funds!

    Whoa! This problem is an emergency. It needs a real solution, right now! (Or else employees won’t get paid.) This situation is called an “IRS Bank Levy.” The IRS will use various forms of collection enforcement to collect unpaid federal tax. Initiated by either by an IRS Revenue Officer or IRS’s automated system, a “Notice of Levy” is issued to your bank. This levy is one of the IRS' c…Read More

  5. Handling IRS Audits – IRS Information Document Request (Form 4564)

    As a Certified Public Accountant, you may represent your clients in an IRS tax audit, and you need to know how to handle the IRS Information Document Request (IDR). It’s important to know that there are several different types of IDRs also known as Form 4564. More specifically, each IDR Form 4564 can be different per client due to the IRS requesting specific information per your clients’ tax s…Read More

  6. Handling IRS Audits – Unreasonable IRS Agents

    Dealing with an IRS Revenue Officer can be overwhelmingly intimidating — especially if one stops by your home or business for the first time unannounced. You may feel like your heart is racing. You’re confused. Frankly, it doesn’t make sense as to why the officer is at your door. As far as you’re concerned, you paid what you owed. Now, the anxiety you may be feeling due to this encounter i…Read More

  7. Handling IRS Audits – Mistakes On Return By Your CPA

    It’s common to assume that when you hire a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) that your taxes are going to be error free. In a large majority of cases, your taxes will be safe in the hands of a CPA. But what happens when you are notified of an error or you discover an error that costs you hundreds or thousands? In this article, Jeffrey Anton Collins, your tax consultant, will be sharing how to ha…Read More

  8. Handling IRS Audits – Employee vs Contractor Issues

    It is your responsibility as an employer to classify your workers, whether they’re an employee or independent contractor. These classifications determine how much you need to withhold as an employer. If you classify an individual as an employee, but you do not withhold and pay your proper employee taxes, the IRS will keep you on the hook for unpaid taxes. Did you know that the IRS assessed 5.9 m…Read More

  9. IRS Uses Private Debt Collection Agencies – Are My Clients Affected?

    Beginning in 2016, the IRS is allowed to assign a person’s tax debt to a private company for collection. Oddly enough, this fairly new law is both tax law and transportation legislation, namely, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (or FAST). The idea was to facilitate an expedited collection of tax, facilitate tax resolution, and to expedite American highway and infrastructure repa…Read More

  10. IRS Uses Private Debt Collection Agencies – Are My Clients Affected?

    IRS Uses Private Debt Collection Agencies – Are My Clients Affected? Beginning in 2016, IRS is allowed to assign a person’s tax debt to a private company for collection. Oddly enough, this fairly new law is both tax law and transportation legislation, namely, the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (or FAST). The idea was to facilitate an expedited collection of tax, to expedit…Read More