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Don’t Mess with the IRS – Their Budget Includes Guns

The IRS not only has to deal with taxpayers that are as harmless as you can imagine (think your grandma who wouldn’t hurt a fly), but increasingly, they also have to deal with taxpayers who are involved in such things … read more

MySocialSecurity Website Ups Its Security Protocol

The Social Security Administration has added a new step this month to protect your privacy as a mySocialSecurity user. This new requirement is the result of an executive order for federal agencies to provide more secure authentication for their online … read more

IP PIN Tool Returns to IRS Website

The Internal Revenue Service has re-launched the “Get an IP PIN” tool on IRS.gov. By adding multi-factor authentication, the IRS hopes to prevent future fraudulent applications and automated attacks. An Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) is given to … read more

Scammers Impersonating IRS to get Your Money

According to the IRS, the phone scammers are back at it; targeting taxpayers with aggressive and threatening phone calls. Scammers making unsolicited calls claiming to be IRS agents are using false credentials, false badge numbers and victims’ personal information to … read more

What Beneficiaries Need to know for Form 8971

In the past, beneficiaries who sold inherited assets may have reported different (higher) values of assets than what was originally reported on the estate tax return. To stop this, the IRS issued proposed and temporary regulations that now require a … read more

What Executors Need to Know for Form 8971

An executor who is required to file a federal estate tax return (Form 706) is also required to file the new Form 8971, Information Regarding Beneficiaries Acquiring Property from a Decedent, with the IRS to report the final value of … read more

Will this Estate Planning Loophole be Closed?

On August 2, 2016 the U.S government proposed making it harder for wealthy business owners to transfer assets to heirs without paying estate and gift taxes. The Treasury Department’s plan would place new limits on a common tactic used to … read more

The Economic Cost of Tax Compliance

A recent study performed by The Tax Foundation has produced an approximate total cost, in time and dollars, of tax compliance in the United States. For those not familiar with The Tax Foundation, they are an independent and non-profit organization … read more

What’s at Stake in Battle of Intel vs. IRS?

You may or may not have read the news lately, but there has been a battle between Intel and the IRS which could lead other companies to have big tax “windfalls”. The discrepancy comes from recording and reporting stock-based compensation … read more

New Procedure to Request Return of Property Seized by IRS in Structuring Cases

Many are aware of the reporting requirement to the federal government for bank deposits of more than $10,000.00. A person who purposely tries to evade these reporting requirements is guilty of a crime known as “structuring” even if the money … read more


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