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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – Important things that most estate planning attorneys do not tell you.  If you have had estate planning documents prepared for you, you may have noticed that your estate plan includes a Financial Power of Attorney (“FPOA”).  Based on my conversations with prospective clients...
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – I previously wrote about the IRS’s announcement on September 14, 2023 of the processing moratorium the IRS was placing on the Employee Retention Credit (“ERC”) claims. The IRS announced that it will not be processing any newly filed ERC claims until it works through its bac...
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – When it comes to the Employee Retention Credit (the “ERC”), it seems like every time I start a multi-part analysis of the ERC something changes.  Yesterday, the IRS published a notice informing taxpayers that the IRS has imposed a moratorium on processing new claims for the...
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – If you are a business owner applying for the ERC, you may have been guaranteed $26,000 per employee by a third-party ERC preparer.  The IRS recently cautioned taxpayers applying for the ERC to do so with their eyes-wide-open as to those to-good-to-be-true promises.  It is i...
EMPLOYEE RETENTION TAX CREDIT (“ERC”) RISKS:SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – I have blogged a lot about the ERC and potential risks and problems associated with the ERC and unscrupulous third-party tax credit preparers.  The IRS sent out a notice informing taxpayers that the IRS is entering into a new phas...
Great article published by the Wall Street Journal about the IRS, the IRS's current problems in processing the ERC and ERC audit issues.  Enjoy.
Salt Lake City, Utah – Over the last few months I have blogged about the ERC and ERC mills that have been aggressively targeting taxpaying business owners.  I have also blogged about tax audits and what does that mean if a taxpaying business owner has received the ERC.  Today, I want to talk abou...
Salt Lake City, Utah – It has been a few weeks since I have posted about the ERC or any tax topic for that matter.  Any free time that I have had over the last few weeks has been spent with my youngest son, Andrew.  Last Wednesday, Salli and I dropped off our son, Andrew, at the Mission Training ...
Salt Lake City, Utah - In my last Blog I discussed the steps that most taxpayers are taking to make an ERC Claim.  The purpose of this post/blog is to finish up that outline.  Currently if a taxpayer is making an ERC Claim, the taxpayer is amending its past payroll tax returns to claim the ERC.  ...
Salt Lake City, Utah - In my last Blog I provided an outline of what we are seeing when it comes to problematic ERC Claims.  I had planned to finish up the outline I had prepared this evening, but I then viewed a post on LinkedIn by the IRS and thought that I should pass it along instead.  In its...

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