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Principle Residence and it’s sale

There is always a question of those who own multiple properties, and they want to sell one.  That one is surprisingly always their principal residence until I give them the requirements for exclusion.  But there are ways to determine which is really their principal...

Business Failures

Thinking of starting that side business?  I always think it is a great idea to start a side business and have multiple income streams and not being solely reliant on your employer for all income. But you will need to keep some information in mind when you do start...

IRS Power of Attorney

There are times that you need someone to work with the IRS on your behalf and they Service has made it rather easy for that to occur.  A Form 2848 has to be filled out and submitted to the service.  This form should be faxed to the IRS and not mailed.  Mailing takes...

Scope Creep

I have been warned about scope creep and the need for engagements letters to spell out ever more details. So, I should be using an engagement letter for tax returns which we do utilize for businesses and individuals. I should then have a new separate letter for any...

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

The IRS typically has three years, to audit your returns. The overarching federal tax statute of limitations runs three years after you file your tax return. If warranted, the IRS must make an additional tax assessment within the later of three years from: The return...

Abatements and the IRS

In certain circumstances, the IRS allows for abatement of penalties. Utilizing Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement, to claim a refund or abatement of penalties assessed by the IRS. The IRS instructions to Form 843 list the instances where taxpayers...

Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Taxpayers have the following rights that apply whenever they have dealings with the IRS. The right to be informed – Taxpayers have the right to know what they need to do to comply with tax laws. They are entitled to clear explanations of the law and IRS...

Fake Everything

I was reading an article in Fast Company, where they were discussing all the new ways to make food products are and will be produced worldwide. We can’t get a third of the country to vaccinate, how are you going to get them to eat a 3D printed steak? I am sure at some...

Leadership

Leadership is someone who can break tasks down into deliverable items, create teams with clear responsibilities, establish milestones and measures, and hold people accountable succeed in enacting the provisions of the plans. Are you that type of leader?  Do you work...

Software or Paid Preparer or CPA

I have to admit that tax software has made it easier for people to prepare their own taxes, but there are still situations where it’s smart to bring in a pro. Depending on your income, you may be able to prepare and file your taxes at no cost through the...

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