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Category Archives: Tax Representation
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
Are IRS Collection Procedures Running Amuck?
“An estimated 24,237 taxpayers may have been adversely affected because the Internal Revenue Service did not follow requirements to notify the taxpayers’ representatives of the taxpayers’ rights related to notices of federal tax liens, according to a new report.” This … Continue reading
Posted in IRS, MA DOR, News, Tax Collection, Tax Representation Tagged 12153, Accounting Today, cdp, collection, collection due process, internal revenue manual, IRM, mancinone, POA, power of attorney Leave a comment
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
Docketed Cases. Hard Work (and a little luck!).
Our office has truly been blessed with good fortune over the past two weeks, both docketed cases before the United States Tax Court. The first came to us as a referral from a very talented estate planning attorney – a … Continue reading
Posted in Audits, IRS, MA DOR, News, Tax Representation, Uncategorized Tagged Appeals, audits, Betsy Rollins, Cincinnati, Cindy Morris, IRS, Lois Lerner, penalties, representation, tax court Leave a comment
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
IRS Woes. Is this just the beginning?
We believe the problems with the IRS, stemming from the tax-exempt organizations division, are just beginning. This reminds us of the Congressional Hearings of the late 1990’s, when hapless victims of aggressive IRS collection procedures were paraded up Capitol Hill to testify. Albeit, … Continue reading
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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
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