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The IRS Loves Your Business ... and That is NOT Good

November 28, 2018

The IRS continues to focus their audit activities in key small business areas. The wise business owner is well advised to be able to defend the following five areas to keep the IRS at a comfortable distance:

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Answers to commonly asked tax questions

February 26, 2018

With all of the headlines about the changes to tax law, you probably have lots of questions. Here are answers to some of the most common questions taxpayers have this year.

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The best way to avoid an audit: Preparation

December 26, 2017

Getting audited by the IRS is no fun. Some taxpayers are selected for random audits every year, but the chances of that happening to you are very small. You are much more likely to fall under the IRS’s gaze if you make one of several common mistakes.

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Keep your audit fears in check

May 22, 2017

Getting audited by the IRS is no fun. However, your chances of being audited are probably lower than you think. A look at the latest IRS statistics for 2016 reveals some interesting and reassuring facts about the risk of an IRS audit.

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IRS is now using collection agencies

April 24, 2017

The IRS is now using outside collection agencies to collect unpaid tax obligations. This new program will start slowly with only a few hundred taxpayers receiving mailings. The number will grow into the thousands later in the spring and into summer.

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Scam artists impersonate IRS agents via phone calls

By Bill Harvey, CPA   |  January 23, 2015

In the past few months, I’ve had clients call me in a panic because they had just received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service

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Budget cuts to impact IRS service levels

January 22, 2015

The IRS has revealed that its level of service to U.S. taxpayers is expected to decline due to a combination of factors – increased workloads and cuts to the agency

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Busy IRS delays 2014 tax filing season

November 8, 2013

The 16-day government shut-down in October created sizable work backlogs at the IRS.

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Missing support for donations when filing - lose tax deduction

By Roger Kramer, CPA, CITP   |  May 29, 2012

Incomplete substantiation of donations when filing resulted in a lost deduction for the contributions, per Tax Court. Regular gifts of $250 or more were disallowed.

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Answers to Questions about Dealing with the IRS

By Chris Bevington, CPA   |  May 10, 2012

Navigating the IRS bureaucracy can be challenging for many taxpayers.

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