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  1. What Does IRS Consider in Assessing the Trust Fund Penalty?

    When taxes are taken out of an employee’s paycheck, they should be immediately paid over to the IRS and state tax departments. Those paycheck withholdings are collectively referred to as the “trust fund” taxes. One of IRS’s greatest priorities is the collection of paycheck withholdings that were never paid to the government. In doing so, IRS will determine whether someone within the busine…Read More

  2. How to Eliminate Taxes in Bankruptcy (Six Basics)

    Sometimes taxes can be discharged in bankruptcy. The rules are technical. There are six basic rules that govern whether the tax can be dischargeable. We will simplify each basic rule, so that you may better help your clients. CPA’s Must Understand Bankruptcy Options For people with serious debt problems, bankruptcy helps, not hurts. So very often, bankruptcy improves a person’s credit rating, …Read More

  3. Guaranteed IRS Payment Plan for Freelance Gig Workers

    Guaranteed IRS Payment Plan for Freelance Gig Workers Gig workers’ earnings are reported on Form 1099. Because there are typically no taxes withheld, it is common among these workers to have tax debt or related problems. Sometimes their IRS tax liability can be substantial, sometime incredible! Gig workers are those individuals that consider themselves self-employed or independent contractors. T…Read More

  4. How Tax Non-Filers Apply for COVID-19 Stimulus Payment

    How Tax Non-Filers Apply for COVID-19 Stimulus Payment UPDATE: U.S. residents will receive the Economic Impact Payment, due to the financial domino effects of COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, receiving the payment requires filing a 2019 or 2018 tax return. Here is how to get COVID-19 stimulus payments for people that do not file tax returns. QUICKLY, THE BASIC RULES Just a quick refresher on the rule…Read More

  5. Tax Law Offices: What to Expect During COVID-19

    Tax Law Offices: What to Expect During COVID-19 A lot has changed over the recent weeks. At Tax Law Offices, we are still here for you, just as before. Here's the IRS business you should know right now: 1) IRS has not frozen direct debit payments during COVID-19. IRS will continue to debit payments from your bank for Direct Debit Installment Agreements (DDIAs) during the COVID-19 suspension period…Read More

  6. Coronavirus Relief – Update About $1,200 Check

      Coronavirus Relief – Update About $1,200 Check These are the details (to-date) regarding the awaited $1200 relief check, expected by many from the Senate’s latest proposed Coronavirus Stimulus Plan. The proposal is a latest effort to assist citizens and legal residents in the United States during this time of national economic disaster and hardship. The bill claims to give $1,200 payment to…Read More

  7. Is Federal Lien a Threat of Levy?

    Is Federal Lien a Threat of Levy? If you receive an IRS tax lien, do you have to worry about an IRS tax levy? Here’s a quick summary of what you should do. Why Do I Even Have a Federal Tax Lien? When the IRS has been alerted that the liability will not be fully paid within 120 days, IRS routinely files their lien against liabilities. This is in order to protect the government's ability to collec…Read More

  8. How Do Regular Gamblers Handle IRS?

    How Do Regular Gamblers Handle IRS? Regular gamblers, gamers, off-track betters and wagers all take losses. No matter whether they file a tax return, get audited, have a tax lien, or try setting up an installment agreement, they usually get a raw deal from IRS about their gambling losses. All gambling losses should be deducted to reduce tax! Let’s start there. Here is the general rule: Gambling …Read More

  9. How to Spot IRS Phone Scams

    How to Spot IRS Phone Scams If someone calls demanding money for IRS tax, is this a legitimate call? Probably not, because IRS just doesn’t make collection phone calls. One of the more popular scams now is the caller who threatens to arrest you today. Usually a male voice, he will claim to be an “IRS Revenue Officer”. The caller will provide a name (no, it’s not his real name), and maybe e…Read More

  10. I lost my house in divorce. Will I have capital gains later?

    I lost my house in divorce. Will I have capital gains later? Avoid tricky tax problems in divorce property settlement! Here’s the common situation: Let’s suppose that you are the primary spouse on marital home’s mortgage. You plan to give your spouse all rights to your home, in the divorce. Your spouse will keep the home, but cannot refinance or remove your name off the mortgage. You might e…Read More