Category Archives: IRS

Owe Taxes, Revoke Passport?

I stand corrected.  Just yesterday, I was telling a candidate for State Representative in Massachusetts that the Commonwealth goes way too far in revoking drivers licenses from individuals behind in their taxes.  I pontificated on the wisdom of such a … Continue reading

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IRS Increases 1099 Expectations

That was the headline in this morning’s Accounting Today.  Story number one. Well, okay.  Michael Cohn is a fantastic writer for Accounting Today, and I frequently forward his articles to clients, as they are in plain language, and they are … Continue reading

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IRS ISSUES NEW FORM 2848, POWER OF ATTORNEY

Effective with a Revised Date of October, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service has issued a new Power of Attorney, Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative.  Although a cursory glance won’t reveal too many changes, the “What’s New” section … Continue reading

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MA DOR: So-Called Tax Resolution Companies claim False Promises!

Well, that took long enough.  FINALLY, in an Alert dated December 15, 2011, issued by the Rulings and Regulations Department of the MA DOR, the Taxpayer Advocate’s office basically unleashed their thoughts with respect to National Tax Resolution Companies. The text … Continue reading

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Paul Mancinone, Guest on “In Focus” WWLP TV-22

Well, presuming one is so bored that the proverbial cliff is starting to look attractive, may we offer our performance on “In Focus”, a weekly news program produced by our NBC affiliate, WWLP TV22. I was invited to be their guest to discuss … Continue reading

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Repetitive Examinations

Before we even jump into repetitive examinations, we want to thank those readers (and viewers, as it were) who sent us emails regarding our Western New England University School of Law program on “How to Handle an IRS Audit.”  We deeply appreciate … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Information Act

In our office, one of the more valuable tools we use when a case is going to be appealed, or docketed for United States Tax Court, is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Without exception, after every audit or after … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Department of Revenue “Total Makeover” Part II

What is it with the Commonwealth and Register Tapes? Springfield, Massachusetts, at the time of this writing, is ranked by the FBI as the 12th most dangerous city in the United States.  Sobering stuff. The economic condition of the region … Continue reading

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WANTED: Identity Thieves and Tax Returns

There is a big problem brewing with tax returns, and it’s not fear of the Internal Revenue Service! Thieves have now resorted to filing fraudulent tax returns on behalf of innocent victims, stealing huge refunds. In a nutshell, the “tip-off” … Continue reading

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How to Handle an IRS Audit

At Western New England University School of Law, together with Professor Fred Royal of the School of Law, we gave a presentation open to the public, on how to handle an IRS audit.  The lecture included some basic insight as … Continue reading

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