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When dealing with the IRS, Taxpayer’s who come into our Richardson, TX tax office, often run into IRS jargon that makes no sense to them. They also run into these acronyms when reading and/or listening to our blogs and videos as well as others. Today, we’re going to cover three common acronyms us...
12/23/2019
Each year, clients either come into our Richardson, TX tax office and ask if they need to pay taxes on the sale of their residence, call concerned about taxation on the Sale of their personal residence, or make an assumption that income on the Sale of a personal residence is NEVER taxed. Today, I...
12/19/2019
When taxpayer’s come into our Richardson, TX tax office with what they believe is an erroneous tax assessment by the IRS, two options that we commonly use to challenge the underlying tax are Audit Reconsideration and a Doubt-as-to-Liability Offer-In-Compromise. There are similarities and differen...
12/16/2019
The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is and independent organization within the IRS that was set up for the purpose to act as a voice for taxpayers.   While the existence of the TAS is not known by most taxpayers, it can be effective means of helping both businesses and individuals with issues wit...
12/12/2019
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...
12/09/2019
It’s always a good idea to look for ways to minimize your tax liability. Taking advantage of opportunities before the year comes to a close is a smart move. Here are a few things to think about: Are you making the maximum contribution to your §401(k), IRA or other retirement plans? If the answer ...
12/05/2019
Taxpayer’s coming into our Richardson, TX tax office with IRS Debt, often have to deal with Tax Liens. 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 havoc over your finances and your life. While in...
12/02/2019
In December of 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) introduced a new “Qualified Business Income Deduction” (QBID) under IRS Section 199A. The QBID provided a deduction of up to 20% of qualifying income on the tax return and has enabled taxpayer's who come to our Richardson, TX tax office to enj...
11/26/2019
Big companies are known for getting all sorts of breaks, but when average people fall behind, they rarely receive help. When you owe back taxes, but can’t afford to pay them, then you may qualify for a special tax status known as currently not collectible.  If you’re approved for currently not co...
11/24/2019
In this week’s installment in our series of taxation and investing in Real Estate we will discuss allowable loss limitations on Real Estate Investments. Real Estate investing is well known as having the ability to generate non-cash losses that may be deductible against other income for the invest...
11/21/2019
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