1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Intimidation, Secret Income and Nasty Divorces

    This is an unbelievable, yet true story. We counseled a man that was desperate for help in his divorce. He was afraid that his wife had the unfair advantage in the proceeding, and that she had become hostile and unyielding during the case. So he wanted to level the playing field. This is what the man asked: “Write me a letter, to give to my wife. Tell her that unless she cooperates with me in th…Read More

  4. False Identity and Refund Check Cashing

    We handled similar cases in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Joliet, IL. This is an example of a case of tax fraud, as well as criminal conspiracy under Title 26 and 18 of the United States Code. A resident woman of Columbus, Georgia, was sentenced to 37 months in prison for her role in a stolen identity refund fraud plot. Between June of 2012 and December of 2013, Tonya Alexander worked at SunTrust Ban…Read More

  5. Am I Going to be Arrested? (Scam-Alert)

    I have an interesting story below. It’s a short 2-3 minute read, but it’s worth the time. I am a tax lawyer that provides various types of IRS Representation. I receive phone calls every week, for all types of IRS problems: collections, audits (examinations), and criminal matters. And sometimes other matters too. Actual Phone Call Today My very first call this morning, from someone in a comp…Read More