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If you’ve owed the IRS over the past 10 years, while you may not have been lucky to have an IRS problem, in general, we've seen a much less aggressive IRS in collecting tax debt.  As an Advocate for Taxpayers with IRS problems, I have found the IRS to be less likely to take agressive enforcement ...
02/10/2020
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...
02/07/2020
In 2017, Congress passed The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was the largest piece of tax legislation that we’ve seen in three decades. The new law had an impact on almost all taxpayers who came to our Richardson, TX tax office, as well as taxpayers throughout the country. Most of the changes...
02/05/2020
When taxpayer’s come into my office in Richardson, TX related to IRS tax debt issues, threat of or Notice of a Federal Tax Lien is one of the major reasons. Taxpayers often don’t understand the process, how a Tax Lien impacts them, and what they can do to avoid one or remove one.  The Notice of F...
02/02/2020
Two weeks ago, I wrote that there are certain situations which permit the exclusion from Gross Income on a Taxpayer’s tax return, when they are the recipients of debt forgiveness that would typically be taxed. One of the options that permitted exclusion was for debt cancelled during insolvency. T...
01/31/2020
In some case, entrepreneurs who work from home can write off a portion of their housing and utility expenses.  That's often a big question for our clients in our Richardson, TX tax office, who use part of their home in their business.  If you qualify, it can have a big impact.  For example, a qua...
01/30/2020
As I wrote a week ago, in general, if you borrow money and you are legally obligated to repay that debt at a future date, and if that debt is forgiven in full or in part, the cancelled debt becomes taxable income to you. I also discussed Amounts that could be excluded from Gross Income. Today, we...
01/26/2020
When new business owner's come into our Richardson, TX tax office, a common question is if the business needs its own Employer Identification Number (EIN).  An EIN is a nine-digit number that the IRS assigns to identify tax accounts. It’s also referred to as a Federal Tax Identification Number. W...
01/23/2020
In general, if you borrow money and you are legally obligated to repay that debt at a future date, if that debt is forgiven in full or in part, the cancelled debt becomes income to you. However, there are situations that tax law permits you to exclude the income from your tax return. Did you know...
01/22/2020
Did you know that as a taxpayer who owes income taxes to the IRS, you may qualify for a payment plan that if all payments are made, will not completely pay your tax debt within the 10 years that the IRS has to collect income tax debt? Many taxpayers who come to our Richardson, TX tax office are n...
01/20/2020
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