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Category: IRS

The Death of a Loved One is Extremely Difficult

Posted in asset protection,IRS,tax planning,taxes on September 26, 2022

The death of a loved one is extremely difficult. This information should help so at least their final tax return will not be a nightmare. After the death of your spouse, their final tax return (Form 1040) should be filed the following April 15th after their death. The preparer will check a box on the… (Keep reading)

When You’re Self Employed

Posted in asset protection,IRS,nevada business tax,nevada commerce tax,tax planning,taxes on August 18, 2022

A self- employed individual wears two hats for tax purposes, they are both the Employer and the Employee and pay both the Employer and the Employee portions of the FICA and Medicare (Self – Employment) taxes to the IRS.  Self employed individuals fall into three categories.  The first is the Sole Proprietor or Single Member LLC owner… (Keep reading)

The IRS Is Focusing on Virtual Currencies or Cryptocurrencies, Such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin

Posted in commerce tax,IRS,nevada business tax,nevada commerce tax,tax planning,taxes on December 30, 2021

In 2014, the IRS issued Notice 2014-21, 2014-16 I.R.B. 938, explaining that virtual currency is treated as property for Federal income tax purposes and providing examples of how longstanding tax principles applicable to transactions involving property apply to virtual currency.   Since the IRS classifies cryptocurrencies like stocks and other investments, not cash or currency.  Therefore,… (Keep reading)

Opportunity for Year End Tax and Asset Planning

Posted in asset protection,commerce tax,IRS,nevada business tax,nevada commerce tax,tax planning,taxes on December 30, 2021

First thing, of course, is be prepared.  I tell everyone who will listen to do their financial and or tax planning on a monthly if not weekly basis.  This will allow you to know where you stand financially and what taxes you owe at that moment so you can plan for the future. Look at low interest… (Keep reading)

IRS Technology

Posted in Firm News,IRS,taxes on August 18, 2021

Anyone who has tried to contact the Internal Revenue Service in the last eighteen months can probably tell you about long wait times, courtesy disconnects and in general, a very frustrating experience.  The outdated systems and technology at the IRS were ill equipped to handle remote work and much of the work that did occur… (Keep reading)

IRS Scams – Part 2!

Posted in Firm News,identity theft,IRS,phishing,scams,tax planning,taxes on August 16, 2016

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service releases a list of the worst tax scams. These scams peak at tax season, but they happen all year round. Here’s a roundup of some of the fraudsters’ favorites. Identity theft, phone scams and “phishing” are listed as the top three forms of scams. Identity theft, of course, is… (Keep reading)

IRS Impersonation Scams

Posted in Firm News,IRS,scams on June 30, 2016

You’re sitting at home relaxing. The phone rings. The person on the other end claims to represent the IRS and demands immediate payment on back taxes you allegedly owe. They threaten you with being arrested, deportation, court action or many other unsavory consequences. These calls are scams! Do not be intimidated by these callers pretending… (Keep reading)

Trust Fund Criminal Penalties

Posted in Firm News,IRS,tax planning,trust funds on August 21, 2013

When it comes to employee tax withholdings, business owners can be sentenced to jail if they aren’t careful. In July, Richard Whatley of Salt Lake City was sentenced to a maximum 51 months on federal prison for willful failure to account for payroll taxes. On top of that, he must pay $540,000.00 in restitution. This… (Keep reading)