Category Archives: Tax Representation

THE IRS AND INVENTORY, FROM BEGINNING TO END (no pun!)

Inventory is always an interesting subject in the context of an IRS audit.  We have dealt with it on numerous occasions to the point where I think it’s worth the blogging effort. For an accrual basis taxpayer that maintains an … Continue reading

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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 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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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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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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