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Commissioner Arrives Just in Time!
At our invitation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Revenue Commissioner Mark Nunnelly came out to Western New England University and gave a fantastic presentation to those who attended. I cannot refrain of commenting on what I believe to be a … Continue reading
Welcome Commissioner Nunnelly!
I think changes are coming at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and I will tell you why. At a recent seminar in Boston, a former head of DOR audit was discussing what appears to be pending changes at the DOR. … Continue reading
Taxpayer Advocate. Seriously?
In today’s Accounting Today, there is an article that illuminates the current problems with the Taxpayer Advocate’s Office. Apparently due to budget issues (continued thanks to Lois Lerner, the gift that keeps on giving, or vice versa, as the case … Continue reading
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114 FinCEN. What’s in a Name?
“What’s in a name?” I believe Shakespeare first coined that phrase in “Romeo and Juliet.” Well I am phrasing it again now, this time, in disbelief that the United States Treasury would actually use the term “FinCEN” in the name … Continue reading
Posted in Audits, IRS, News, Tax Collection, Tax Preparation, Tax Representation Tagged audit, FBAR, foreign, foreign bank, foreign bank account, IRS Leave a comment
Another Year of Tax Return Identity Theft
Tax Return Identity Theft is a by-product of the IRS’s incessant desire to go electronic. By not requiring a physicial signature, they are accepting returns on the honor system that someone, somewhere, has an authentic signature in their file. Thieves … Continue reading
Personal Plea to the IRS!!!
Whenever we get a new client that has multiple years of unfiled federal and state tax returns, we always, 1) get a power of attorney (Form 2848 – the new one!), and 2) contact the tax practitioner’s hotline and obtain … Continue reading
Posted in Audits, IRS, MA DOR, News, Tax Preparation, Tax Representation Tagged IRS, nonfiler, tax preparation, tax return, transcripts, wage and income Leave a comment
Follow Up to MA Earned Income Tax Credit Audits
We blogged back in February how the IRS is using MA Department of Revenue resources to conduct audits of tax returns that have taken the earned income credit (EIC). In that post, we shared some of our experience and advice … Continue reading
Posted in Audits, IRS, MA DOR, Tax Preparation, Tax Representation Tagged audit, earned income credit, EIC, examination, MA DOR, Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Massachusetts DOR, Schedule C 1 Comment
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
Posted in Audits, IRS, News, Tax Collection, Tax Preparation Tagged 1099, 1099 MISC, Accounting Today, Informational Reporting, IRS, Michael Cohn, Paul Mancinone, tax, tax compliance, voluntary tax system Leave a comment
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
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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