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For individual and business taxpayers facing hardship, back taxes, payment plans, installment agreements, offer in compromise, tax filings, tax levies, garnishments, liens, compliance and other IRS tax matters.

IR-2020-59 on 03.25.2020

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If you or your company is being audited by the Internal Revenue Service, this is when proper IRS tax audit representation can help. Unfortunately, too many people believe that such representation is either unnecessary or having their CPA is good enough. And while having a trained tax preparer, an accountant, or even a CPA is beneficial, that all changes when the IRS decides to conduct an audit. There is an inherited conflict of interest between you the taxpayer and your CPA, the auditor – IRS Agent, can ask questions like who took this particular position on the tax return, will the CPA protect themselves or put you in a disadvantaged, awkward position. Hiring a representation firm is the way to go about IRS audit representation help.

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Of course, before you choose to get the proper audit representation from a tax firm, it is helpful to know why your tax returns were selected for an audit. Keep in mind that the IRS is required to randomly select from all tax returns a certain percentage that will be audited, even if there is nothing wrong with the return itself. Forms 1040, 1041, 1065, 1120, 1120S, Schedules A, B, C, D, E, F and other worksheets.

However, most IRS audits are conducted because there is something that does not add up, something that stands out which requires further investigation. This is when having the right IRS tax audit representation can really help.

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If you are facing payroll tax problems, then you have a serious issue on your hands. This is especially true for small business owners and entrepreneurs who may not have the knowledge, experience, or skill set to understand how tax issues with their 940/941payroll and employment got out of hand. Now that the IRS may be involved, you will need to get the right tax firm to represent your interests during this trying time.

Avoid IRS enforcement actions such as tax liens, and bank levies.

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A good starting point is understanding how payroll tax problems can begin. If you have yet to face issues with employment tax, trust fund 6672, then you can avoid them if you follow the right steps.

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In a Private Letter Ruling, IRS has determined that an organization does not qualify for Code Sec. 501(c)(3) exempt status because, among other things, the organization’s articles of incorporation don’t limit its purposes to one or more exempt purposes and expressly empower it to engage in business activities under state law.

IRC Code Sec. 501(c)(3) provides an exemption from federal income tax to organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable or educational purposes, provided no part of the net earnings inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

IRS Reg. §1.501(c)(3)-1(a)(1) provides that in order to be exempt as an organization, the organization must be both organized and operated exclusively for one or more purposes specified in such section. If an organization fails to meet either the organizational test or the operational test, it is not exempt.

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The following is a summary of important tax developments that have occurred in April, May, and June of 2019 that may affect you, your family, your investments, and your livelihood. Please call us for more information about any of these developments and what steps you should implement to take advantage of favorable developments and to minimize the impact of those that are unfavorable. Learn more about our IRS tax help.

Final regulations shoot down states’ SALT limitation workaround. For 2018 through 2025, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) limits an individual taxpayer’s annual SALT (state and local tax) deductions to a maximum of $10,000, with no carryover for taxes paid in excess of that amount. (The SALT deduction limit doesn’t apply to property taxes paid by a trade or business or in connection with the production of income.) As a result, many taxpayers won’t get a full federal income tax deduction for their payments of state and local taxes. Following the TCJA’s passage, some high-tax states implemented workarounds to mitigate the effect of the SALT deduction limit for their residents. One method used was to set up charitable funds to which taxpayers can contribute and receive a tax credit in exchange. The IRS has issued final regulations, which generally apply to contributions after Aug. 27, 2018, that effectively kill this workaround. The regulations provide that a taxpayer who makes payments to, or transfers property to, an entity eligible to receive tax deductible contributions must reduce his or her charitable deduction by the amount of any state or local tax credit the taxpayer receives or expects to receive.

The IRS also issued a safe harbor that allows an individual who itemizes deductions to treat, in certain circumstances, payments that are or will be disallowed as charitable contribution deductions under the final regulations, as state or local taxes for federal income tax purposes. Eligible taxpayers can use this safe harbor to determine their SALT deduction on their tax-year 2018 return. Those who have already filed may be able to claim a greater SALT deduction by filing an amended return, Form 1040-X, if they have not already claimed the $10,000 maximum amount.

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While Americаn taxpayers аre troubled with IRS tаx debt in the middle of аn economic downturn, the IRS mаy seem like the bаd guy; since the IRS is knocking door to door to collect bаck tаxes.  The IRS isn’t in the wrong to аsk taxpayers to pаy their bаck tаxes.  So there аre two viewpoints.  One side is clаiming the other side аnd the other is prompted to collect whаt they аre owed. Unpaid back taxes versus offer in compromise resolution is a dilemma.

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Some things in life are easier than others. Gaining weight for example, is much easier than losing it. When it comes to levels of difficulty however, most taxpayers out there would agree that getting your taxes, bookkeeping in order and filing your tax return is one of the toughest things you will do all year. Today we’re focusing on Whittier, CA tax help. California is renowned for its many professional tax & accounting services and experts operating in the state, and if you’re located in Whittier and are wondering whether you should consider hiring an expert, this article could prove particularly interesting. Here’s a look at 3 reasons why you might need tax help.

Tax, accounting, bookkeeping services Whittier, Hacienda Heights, La Mirada, Buena Park, La Habra, Pico Rivera, Norwalk, Downey, Lakewood, Rosemead, Montebello, Baldwin Park, La Puente, El Monte, Santa Fe Springs, City of Industry, Bellflower, Commerce, Brea, Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange County.

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If you want an easy life, it’s best to always stay on the right side of the IRS. Owing money to anybody can be stressful enough, but when it comes to IRS tax debts, the IRS is truly relentless in their pursuit of what they deem to be rightfully theirs. This is why it’s now a better time than ever to hire an IRS power of attorney, enrolled agent, CPA, tax lawyer as your tax professional. Professional tax services are in high demand, and while they certainly aren’t free, these services more than pay for themselves very quickly, both financially and emotionally. One thing no taxpayer wants to hear is that they’ve received an IRS summons, form 6637. If you’re not familiar with IRS summons, once you’ve finished reading this article, all will become clear.

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Let’s tаlk аbоut when a tаxрауеr has tаx dеbt аnd саnnоt рау the IRS in full.

Whеn you owe back taxes to thе IRS but cannot рау thеm in full, уоu hаvе to lооk іntо оthеr options, mоrе likely a tаx рауmеnt plan, known as IA installment аgrееmеnt. Thеrе аrе mаnу tуреѕ of IRS рауmеnt plans, so уоu dо nоt wаnt tо gеt hung up on one before уоu соnѕіdеr the оthеrѕ. It іѕ іmроrtаnt tо сhооѕе thе payment рlаn wіth the IRS thаt wіll bе bеѕt fоr уоu and hоw much mоnеу уоu can afford to ѕреnd аt present. Pауіng the IRS іѕ vеrу іmроrtаnt, but уоu do nоt wаnt tо dо ѕо аt thе expense оf thе rеѕt оf уоur bills (you ѕhоuld trу to meet and cover your minimum living еxреnѕеѕ).

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IRS ALERT

In order to help taxpayers avoid scams in which criminals impersonate IRS employees, IRS has issued a Fact Sheet in which it sets out the ways that it does and does not contact taxpayers.

For several years now, IRS has been publishing, in various formats, information and warnings about scams that involve taxpayers and IRS and about how taxpayers can protect themselves from such scams.

Here are various ways that legitimate IRS employees contact taxpayers.

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